Frank Sherlock, 2013 Pew Fellow. Photo by Colin Lenton.
Pablo Batista. Photo by Bruce Turner.
Installation view of Temple Contemporary's reFORM, in collaboration with Pew Fellow Pepón Osorio. Photo by Constance Mensh. Courtesy of Temple Contemporary.
In this month's Pew Fellows news highlights, The New York Times features exhibitions from Alex da Corte and Pepón Osorio in its "New Season" picks, while Fellows such as Anthony Campuzano and Gabriel Martinez open new installations. Actor and playwright James Ijames receives the Philadelphia Theatre Company McNally Play Award, and Frank Sherlock offers a new poem commemorating the papal visit to Philadelphia.
Pew Fellows' Work on View
Gabriel Martinez's (2001) exhibition, Bayside Revisited, is on view at The Print Center in honor of its centennial, featuring a number of new commissions and a site-specific film installation. (Through December 19) Read more >
Profiled and Honored
The Times also recognized Alex da Corte's (2012) spring 2016 exhibition, Free Roses, at MASS MoCA, describing the project as an "extravaganza of consumer-inspired psychedelic art." Da Corte was also interviewed in W Magazine about his Instagram etiquette. Read more >
Theater artist, director, and playwright James Ijames (2015) received the Philadelphia Theatre Company McNally Play Award for White, a work "about an artist whose ambition leads him to an experiment in duplicity," The Philadelphia Inquirer writes. Read more >
Philadelphia Poet Laureate Frank Sherlock (2013) published a poem, What All the Dark Cannot Extinguish, in honor of the papal visit to Philadelphia. Along with Pope Francis, Sherlock was recently immortalized on an iconic mural at Dirty Franks restaurant. Read more >
Performances and Appearances
Musician Pablo Batista (2000) and Kùlú Mèlé African Dance and Drum Ensemble led by Dorothy Wilkie (2007) will perform as part of Pope Francis' remarks on immigration at Independence Mall on September 26. Read more >
Poets Laynie Browne (2014) and Afaa Michael Weaver (1998) will read at Woodland Pattern Book Center in Milwaukee, WI on October 23. Browne's most recent collections of poems include PRACTICE (SplitLevel, 2015) and Scorpyn Odes (Kore Press, 2015). Weaver's most recent publications include The City of Eternal Spring (Pitt Poetry Series, 2014) and The Plum Flower Dance: Poems 1985-2005 (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2007). Read more >