Artists in residence

Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?

Taking up residence from May 12 through June 5 in the ICEBOX Project Space—a new visual arts gallery in Fishtown—is a collection that includes hand-cut paper mandalas, a light-based installation and, at right, the delicate charcoal work, “Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?” by Phillip Adams. Intrigued? You should be, since this is the work of recent Penn MFA recipients. Work by 19 emerging artists—selected by Institute of Contemporary Art Senior Curator Ingrid Schaffner—is feaured in the show, including painting, video and performance, photographs and sculptures.
Check out the work at the opening reception on May 12, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the ICEBOX, Crane Arts Building, 1400 North American St.

To view work by all of these Penn grads, go to

Originally published on May 11, 2006