Blur: Six Artists/Six Designers in Contemporary Practice, group show

The University of the Arts August 22 – September 30

Hamilton/Arronson Galleries, 320 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102, 215-717-6000,

Reception: Thursday, September 22, 5:00 – 7:00 pm

Gallery Hours: Mon. – Fri. 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, Sat. by appointment, 215-717-6210

Shoulder Path Sequence by Eve Bailey, 2011, c-print, 30 x 20 inches

The University of the Arts is very pleased to present an exhibition BLUR: Six Artists / Six Designers in Contemporary Practice, curated by Mark Campbell and Mary Anne Friel. The twelve artist/designers in this project include Eve Bailey, Laura Frazure, Todd Gilens, Andrea Landau, Virgil Marti, Will McHale, Don Miller, Jenny E. Sabin, Anne Schaefer, Alexandra Schmidt-Ullrich, Silvano Sole and Mika Tajima.

This exhibition focuses on art/design dialogue in contemporary practice, drawing from a number of established disciplines, including painting, architecture, sculpture, industrial design, landscape architecture and performance. These artists/designers offer works in which the evolving principles of cross-disciplinary thinking are manifest, freely extending the range of creative activities outside traditional boundaries. Variations include “parallel activities,” with designers maintaining a concurrent studio art practice, both as exploration for client based work and as an end in itself, as well as artists drawing on the traditions of design for forms, contexts and contents, erasing the lines between the respective super-categories in the process.


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