The Spaces They Inhabit
Selections from PAFA’s collection to showcase
the idea of space- literal and figurative-
that artists inhabit and represent in their work.
Curated by the students of the course “Museums: History and Practice”
Opening Reception Thursday, April 24 5:30- 7:30 PM
Richard C. von Hess Foundation Works on Paper Gallery.
Historic Landmark Building, PAFA We’ve Already Changed the Name of the Street, Tezh Modarressi
The students of “Museums: History and Practice,” are pleased to inform you of the opening of the first student curated show in the Richard C. von Hess Foundation Works on Paper Gallery, “The Spaces They Inhabit,” April 18, 2014- June 22, 2014. Twenty-seven students under the guidance of art history faculty Jennifer Zwilling were able to select works from the institution’s vast collection of works on paper to showcase the idea of space – literal and figurative, that artists inhabit and represent in their work.
Featured in “The Spaces They Inhabit” are a wide range of artists from current and former PAFA faculty and students to Andy Warhol and Mark Rothko. With such a diverse group of young artists at the helm of this project the visitor is given a unique view of the intimate idea of the artist’s space.
The student curators were excited to include the work of contemporary artists whom they admire, such as, Thelma Grobes, Vija Celmins, Nona Hershey, Jeanne Jaffe, Evan Summer, John Dowell, Kevin Llewellen and Tezh Modarressi. They were especially enthusiastic about including two of their current professors, Bruce Samuelson and Dan Miller.
We apologize for the late notice, but please join us for the opening reception of “The Spaces They Inhabit” on Thursday, April 24 5:30- 7:30 PM at The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, in the Richard C. von Hess Foundation Works on Paper Gallery.