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Sunday, April 12, 2015
Erica Prince, Jon Malis, Sharon Koelblinger, and Gabriel Boyce //
Moderated by Judith Tannenbaum
Judith Tannenbaum

Please join Vox for a gallery talk with this month’s exhibiting artists- Erica Prince, Jon Malis, Sharon Koelblinger, and Gabriel Boyce. The gallery talk will be held on Sunday, April 12th from 3-5pm, and will be moderated by Judith Tannenbaum.

Judith Tannenbaum was named The RISD Museum’s first curator of contemporary art in 2000. In 2002, she became the Richard Brown Baker Curator of Contemporary Art, the Museum’s first endowed position, which she held until 2013. After relocating to Philadelphia in 2013, she continued her connection to RISD as Adjunct Curator through 2014. She is currently working as Consulting Curator for the Free Library of Philadelphia on the exhibition Framing Fraktur, which is on view there from March to June 2015. Tannenbaum has organized numerous exhibitions focusing on painting, sculpture, video, and interdisciplinary work–with a particular interest in connections between visual art and performance and relationships among fine art, craft, and design. Exhibitions and publications for RISD include What Nerve! Alternative Figures in American Art, 1960 to the Present (2014); Arlene Shechet: Meissen Recast (2014), Painting Air: Spencer Finch (2012); Lynda Benglis (2010); Styrofoam (2008); Beth Lipman: After You’re Gone (2008); Wunderground: Providence, 1995 to the present (2006); Betty Woodman: Il Giardino dipinto (2005); Island Nations: New Art from Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, and the Diaspora (2004); On the Wall: Wallpaper by Contemporary Artists (2003); and Jim Isermann: Logic Rules (2000). From 1986 to 2000, Tannenbaum served variously as curator, associate director, and interim director at the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA), University of Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia. As interim director of ICA in 1989-90, she became the spokesperson for the defense of public funding for the arts and artistic freedom in relation to the Robert Mapplethorpe exhibition originated by ICA. Among the shows she curated for ICA are: Glenn Ligon:Unbecoming (1998), PerForms (1995) featuring the work of Janine Antoni, Charles Ray, and Jana Sterbak; Vija Celmins (1992), a retrospective exhibition that toured nationally; and Interactions (1991), a large group shows about collaborations between the visual and performing arts. In May 2014, Tannenbaum was awarded an honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts from Moore College of Art & Design.

Erica Prince is a Canadian artist living and working in Philadelphia. Prince has a multidisciplinary practice rooted in drawing, sculpture and performance. She holds an MFA from Tyler School of Art, and a BFA from Maryland Institute College of Art. Prince has exhibited her work internationally, and is an artist member of Vox Populi gallery in Philadelphia. She is the Director of The Tyler School of Art Summer Painting and Sculpture Intensive, and is an Adjunct Professor at The University of the Arts and Tyler School of Art.

Jon Malis is an artist based in Washington, DC, and Baltimore, MD. He received his Master of Fine Arts in Film & Electronic Media from American University, and a BA from The George Washington University.
Malis has received numerous awards and recognitions, including the 2012 National Photography Award from the von Lebig Art Center (Naples, FL), a Janet & Walter Sondheim prize semi-final nomination (2014), and a Panavision New Filmmaker’s Grant (2010). He has shown nationally, including CONNERSMITH, Hamiltonian, and Honfleur Galleries in Washington, DC; Maryland Art Place, PULSE Miami and the Center for Fine Art Photography. As a cinematographer and producer, he has screened works internationally, from DC Shorts to Taos (NM) Shortz, the Rochester International Film Festival to the PFF Berlin. ?
He is an Assistant Professor of Photography at Loyola University (Maryland). Formerly, he was a staff photojournalist for ThisWeek News and the Piqua Daily Call newspaper.

Sharon Koelblinger holds an MFA in Photography from the Tyler School of Art and a BFA in Sculpture from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. Koelblinger has participated in exhibitions in New York City, Atlanta, Minneapolis, and Chicago; and has most recently exhibited her work the Phillips Museum in Lancaster, PA and Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia. She teaches photography at Tyler School of Art and Delaware College of Art and Design. She has attended residencies at The Bakery Photographic Collective in Portland, ME, The Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, VT and is currently an artist member at Vox Populi Gallery in Philadelphia, PA.

Gabriel Boyce holds an MFA from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, and a BFA from Louisiana State University. He is the senior member at Vox Populi.

April Gallery Talk
April 12, 2015 @ 3:00 pm
April 12, 2015 @ 5:00 pm