No Synthetic Colors

Exhibition Info
Samuel M.V. Hamilton Building
Curated by
Hallie Ringle, the Daniel and Brett Sundheim Chief Curator at the Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania.
The works in this year's PAFA Alumni exhibition resist easy categorization. In "No Synthetic Colors" the themes are as varied as the objects, from ecological concerns to technology.

Instead, the pieces are united by a commitment to rigor and innovative thinking, the same qualities that define PAFA's program. From a pea, to a sock puppet, to a scroll, the works are sharp. Some works are witty, some touch upon poignant narratives, while others deliberately embrace ambiguity. Collectively, these objects form a clear picture of the critical work that happens here at PAFA, which, in turn, helps to shape the state of contemporary art. 

Featured Artists: Jennifer Baker, Alana Bograd, Gary Bolton, Cynthia Goodman Brantley, Kate Brockman, Rosemarie Chiarlone, Abel Dolby, Emily Elliott, Emily E. Erb, Donna Festa, Richard Gabriele, Bill Garrity, Júlia Godoy, Madeline Good, Yikui (Coy) Gu, Marguerita Hagan, Colleen Hammond, A.D. Herzel, Morgan Hobbs, Abby H. King, Sarah Lesnikoski, Nate Levine, MaryKate Maher, Lolo Katz Nosanchuk, Joshua Schaefer, Ilene Spiewak, Barbara Straussberg, Brian Van Camerik, Sophie Cooper White, Summer Yates

Join us for the Opening Reception on Saturday, September 23rd from 12pm - 3pm.