Art Auction: November 21
The work above is a mixed media
sculpture by Siyoung Rhie, an MFA candidate 2004. It is part
of the MFA 2nd Year Exhibit which has been rescheduled to begin
November 17 and runs through November 28 at Meyerson Gallery.
The MFA Benefit Auction will start at 7 p.m., not 5 p.m. as stated
in the November AT PENN.
There will be
a Benefit Auction highlighting artwork of the School of Design&'s
21 MFA candidates on November 21 from 7 until 10 p.m. in Meyerson Gallery.
These works will be featured in an exhibit there November
17--28 in Meyerson
will be for sale and the proceeds go toward the MFA Class of
2004 Thesis Fund. Over 50 works of
art will be available for purchase some
at an estimated value of $50. In addition to artwork, tickets will be auctioned
for Walnut Theatre, facials and hair care from Philadelphia salons, and dinner
at the city&'s finest restaurants and hotel packages.
Among the 50
or more works up for auction, Helen Chuang&'s drawings
reveal landscapes composed of organic floral and fauna anomalies,
referencing her research
in the Australian outback. The works from Pauline Halper and Jeremy Vaughn
contrast near-human forms with both eccentric fantasylands
and ornate nightmares.
Text coexists with images in the works of Demetrius
Oliver, Jacqui Lantigua, and Ernel Martinez, exploring the effects
of popular culture on social
histories and vice versa. The compositions of Sean Riley, Lysa Janssen
and David Southwick
evoke a pixilated navigation of 21st Century consciousness.
There will be a free preview from 3-5 p.m. for
Penn faculty and staff, where absentee bids will be accepted.
The auction is from 7-8 p.m., followed
the reception/cocktail party from 8-10 p.m. featuring live music. The
exhibition and benefit auction are open to the public. Admission is
$5 and includes
to the auction and cocktail party.
information see the School of Design&'s web site at www.design.upenn.edu or call (215) 898-8374.