At ICA, Chief Preparator Paul Swenbeck makes sure our shows get installed well and on time. This fall, he has three of his own exhibitions to take care of too!
Swenbeck is a 2013 PEW fellow represented by Fleisher/Ollman. See his work now at the Charles Addams Gallery, University of Pennsylvania and— in collaboration with artist Joy Feasley (his wife)—at the Fabric Workshop and Museum. In November, look for his curatorial project, TITLE-TK, at Space 1026.
Clay@Penn 2014: Pervasive Clay
Through October 28, 2014
“Clay is not just a material for art,“ says Ken Lum, Professor and Director of Penn’s Undergraduate Fine Arts Program, “but fundamental to creativity in art.” This group exhibition at PennDesign’s Charles Addams Gallery invites visitors to re-envision clay as an art practice in a rapidly evolving world of contemporary art and culture.
A Hatchet to Kill Old Ugly
Through January 4, 2015
Open now at the Fabric Workshop and Museum, this collaborative installation by Swenbeck and Joy Feasley, is inspired by Shaker spirit drawings and magic. The artists propose how science, asceticism, and magic are all possible methods of exploring our world. (Read Annette Monnier’s Citypaper preview.)
Starsprout: Paul Swenbeck, Chief Preparator