Caroline Lathan-Stiefel, Wider Than The Sky, 2014, fabric, plastic, pipe cleaners, wire, string, fishing weights, dimensions variable. This installation was exhibited at The Museum of Contemporary Art, Jacksonville, Florida as a part of its Project Atrium series. Photo by Thomas Hager.
James Ijames, 2015 Pew Fellow. Photo by Ryan Collerd.
Daniel Heyman, 2009 Pew Fellow. Still from Heyman's Pew Fellow short film, directed by Glenn Holsten.
Jenny Sabin, 2010 Pew Fellow. Photo by Colin Lenton.
Raphael Xavier, 2013 Pew Fellow. Photo by Colin Lenton.
Ryan Trecartin, 2009 Pew Fellow. Still from Trecartin's Pew Fellow short film, directed by Glenn Holsten.
Orrin Evans, 2010 Pew Fellow. Photo by Colin Lenton.
In this month's Pew Fellows news highlights, author Justin Cronin's book trilogy is in development for a Fox television series, W Magazine commissions visual artist Ryan Trecartin to create cover art for its 10th anniversary art issue, and visual artist Caroline Lathan-Stiefel opens a new solo exhibition at the Leonard Pearlstein Gallery.
Visual artist Annabeth Rosen (1992) and choreographer Raphael Xavier (2013) were awarded 2016 United States Artists Fellowships. The Fellowship "celebrates the breadth of American artistic practices by providing $50,000 unrestricted awards directly to artists," according to United States Artists. Read more>>
Author Judith E. Stein (1994) was interviewed in The Brooklyn Rail about her book Eye of the Sixties: Richard Bellamy and the Transformation of Modern Art, a biography of the celebrated art dealer Richard Bellamy. Read more>>
Hyperallergic reviewed visual artist Daniel Heyman's (2009) exhibition at Dartmouth College, writing: "Heyman's layered paintings, prints, and portraits possess an almost decorative lightness that often belies darker imagery, a more crucial and devastating truth." Read more>>
New Releases and Commissions
W Magazine commissioned visual artist Ryan Trecartin (2009) and collaborator Lizzie Fitch to create the cover art and feature spread for its 10th anniversary art issue. The surrealist artworks, titled "placebo pets," feature models Gigi Hadid and Kendall Jenner reimagined as domesticated pets. Read more>>
Pianist and composer Orrin Evans (2010) released a new album, #knowingishalfthebattle, on Smoke Sessions Records, featuring Philadelphia-based guitarists Kevin Eubanks and Kurt Rosenwinkel and saxophonist Caleb Wheeler Curtis. Read more>>
On View and On Stage
Visual artist Caroline Lathan-Stiefel's (2015) Warp +Weft, a solo exhibition of mixed media sculptures, installations, and drawings that explore the rhizomatic networks of the brain, is on view at the Leonard Pearlstein Gallery through December 4. Read more>>
Playwright James Ijames (2015) directed Villanova Theatre's production of Marisol by José Rivera. For Broad Street Review, critic Mark Cofta writes that the "nuanced" and "muscular" production offers "material often abstract and unrealistic with a grounded-ness that draws us in." Read more>>
Architect and visual artist Jenny Sabin (2010) and longtime collaborator Peter Lloyd presented their experimental design installation THE BEACON at the 2016 DesignPhiladelphia festival. The interactive installation was a hub for 10 days of public programs that included panel discussions, pick-up volleyball games, and mindfulness movement classes. Read more>>