September Open Critique

Sunday September 21st 2014
730pm to 9pm

The Loom Building in Port Richmond.
3245 Amber st 4th Fl
Philadelphia PA 19134

The third of our monthly group critiques series in collaboration with The St.Claire. This session will feature the work of David Dempewolf; Chris Wood, and a walk on guest.
Hard refreshments, easy conversation, critical looking will be provided.

David Dempewolf is a Philadelphia based artist and co-founder of Marginal Utility Gallery with his wife Yuka Yokoyama. A graduate from PAFA, The University of Pennsylvania, and Columbia University, Dempewolf completed residencies at the Whitney Independent Studio Program and Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. Dempewolf recently collaborated with the pianist/composer Jason Moran (2010 MacArthur Fellow) on the nationally-touring multi-media project In My Mind. Additionally he worked with saxophonist/composer Miguel Zénon (2008 MacArther Fellow) on the project Identities:Tales from the Diaspora. His work has been exhibited at venues including Greene Naftali, (New York City) Vox Populi (Philadelphia), Locks gallery (Philadelphia) Contemporary Arts Center, (Cincinnati), Whitechapel Gallery (London) the Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen, Germany; and the BFI London Film Festival, UK.

He will be presenting a new project at this critique.

Christopher T Wood, a native of Pittsburgh, is a newcomer to Philadelphia.
He recently moved to the east coast after spending nine years living, working and teaching in Chicago and vicinity. He currently lives in West Philly, has a studio in Port Richmond, and utilizes a diverse range of materials, from graphite, charcoal, and acrylic to photography, digital, earth, and food. He has a BFA in Illustration from the University of Dayton and an MFA in Painting from Northern Illinois University.
His work has appeared in solo and group exhibitions internationally.

“What happens when the forces of human will collide with the universe’s tendency toward disorder and decay? In my studio practice I collaborate with forces of nature, embrace chance events, and take in narratives of human oversight to look at the space of human existence. Interests that flavor my current activities include ‘Pataphysics, Zen Buddhism, and art conservation. Recent media includes charcoal, graphite, photography, installation, and found elements on paper.”


How can you participate?
If you are interested in being a presenter for a future critique, please send us an email with your contact information, a short statement about the piece you’d like to talk about, and perhaps an “Artists Statement” we can use in to introduce you.

If you have any questions feel free to email us at info@artassembly.net or call us at 267 277 26666.

The work can be presented either with originals, sketches, reading or other artifacts to illustrate your direction; or with a digital presentation of materials/ideas.

We would love to see work in time based projects, maker art projects or projects integrating sound and video (limited to 10min samples), but this is truly an interdisciplinary critique and it would be great to have a variety of projects.

Hope to see you soon,