Hannah Wilke: Sculpture in the Landscape
The Tyler School of Art at Temple University is honored to present the work of alumna and feminist icon Hannah Wilke, who studied at Tyler from 1957 to 1962 and graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Art and a Bachelor of Science in Education. Throughout her life, Wilke was a bold and brazen artist whose unabashed approach to representing the body led her to create uniquely compelling works of art.
Hannah Wilke: Sculpture in the Landscape was organized in collaboration with the Hannah Wilke Collection & Archive, Los Angeles. Directed by Wilke’s sister, Marsie Scharlatt, the archive contains Wilke’s correspondence, papers, photographs and hundreds of works by Wilke, some of which have been exhibited by the family since Wilke’s death in 1993. Tyler is thrilled that the Hannah Wilke Collection & Archive, Los Angeles, has agreed to present a series of photographs that Wilke created but never printed or exhibited during her lifetime. Centered on photographs that Wilke titled the Gum in Landscape Series, this exhibition and publication provide a rare opportunity to experience a previously unknown body of Hannah Wilke’s work and gain a new perspective on this legendary artist.
Hannah Wilke: Sculpture in the Landscape is an outcome of the ongoing Temple Contemporary initiative “Tyler Mentors.” This unique program supports working relationships between the Tyler School of Art’s distinguished alumni and our recent graduates. Lauren Rosenblum, who received her master’s degree in art history from Tyler in 2012 and is now a PhD student in art history at The Graduate Center, City University of New York, was selected by the Hannah Wilke Collection & Archive as an emerging scholar whose research interests in the history of feminist art practice and the landscape were an ideal match for this project. Rosenblum’s research for her catalog essay, “Before her Landscape, a Backdrop for Hannah Wilke’s California Series,” included a trip to the Hannah Wilke Collection & Archive in Los Angeles.
Funding for Hannah Wilke: Sculpture in the Landscape has been generously provided by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, the Tyler School of Art’s Office of the Dean and the Department of Exhibitions & Public Programs, and Temple University’s General Activities Fund.
Hannah Wilke: Sculpture in the Landscape will remain on view at Temple Contemporary within the Tyler School of Art through July 12, 2019.
Opening Reception Thursday, April 25, from 5 to 7 p.m.
Temple Contemporary is is open Wednesday – Saturday 11 am – 5 pm.
STELLA ELKINS TYLER GALLERY
- Art of Student Teaching
Reception Sunday, April 28, 2 – 4 pm
Stella Elkins Tyler Gallery is open Wednesday – Saturday 11 am – 6 pm.
Student Lounge Gallery + Photography Gallery
- Photo Students Senior Thesis Shows
Reception Friday, April 26, 6-8 pm
- Camera Obscura
- Dylan Ball: The Summer of 1969 (BFA Thesis)
- Julie Alexander (MEd Thesis)
- Natalie Harris: Virtual Panopticon (BFA Thesis)
- Mary Rose Zuppo: INTUIT (BFA Thesis–Small Nook)
SECOND FLOOR HALLWAY
- Photo Students Senior Thesis Shows
- Science and Art of Teaching Student Show: “What Do You See?“
Reception Thursday April 25 from 4:45pm-5:45pm
The Underground Gallery is in the hallway leading to rooms B81-B91
Kitchen Table Gallery, 1853 N. Howard St. Philadelphia PA 19122
- Abegael Uffelman: To Be Like White
Opening reception Friday, April 26 from 6pm-9pm
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- Philadelphia Artist Emily Erb: Us is Everyone
Emily Erb’s art is an exploration of American identity. The process involves collecting imagery that references American history and culture, collaging it into iconic symbols, tracing the collage onto silk, and painting the silk with dyes. She recently had digital prints made of five of her silk paintings. Collage is a relatively modern technique compared to silk painting which dates back thousands of years. The digital prints are the most technologically advanced version of these images, which deal with current issues in this country, including gun violence, healthcare, and women’s rights.
A Richmond, Virginia native, silk painter Emily Erb (b. 1982), has lived and worked in Philadelphia since 2001. In 2005, Erb completed her BFA in painting at the Tyler School of Art and later earned her MFA from the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art in 2012. Although she was first introduced to silk painting while an undergraduate, Erb honed her skills while traveling to Madagascar for three months from 2005-2006; she then switched to painting exclusively on silk. Erb has won numerous awards, including the Mabel Wilson Woodrow Award from the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art.
CHAT Gallery is on the 10th Floor of Gladfelter Hall, open M-F 10 am – 4 pm