Sunday, August 1, 2010

Putting-Out! exhibition @ Drexel University!

The Leonard Pearlstein Gallery Presents:

Putting-Out!  Practices in Cottage Industry and Urban Guilding
    An installation featuring artist Candy Depew


Event Facts:
What:
 Putting-Out! Practices in Cottage Industry and Urban Guilding
Where: Leonard Pearlstein Gallery, Nesbitt Hall, 3215 Market Street
When: August 2nd – September 10th
Hours: Monday  Friday 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Open Late: Second Fridays till 8 p.m. 
Opening reception: August 4th from 5-8 p.m. Artist talk and demonstration at 6:30 p.m.
Cost: FREE and open to the public
More information: 215-895-2548 or Gallery@drexel.edu 

Philadelphia — Putting-Out! Practices in Cottage Industry and Urban Guilding, a mixed media installation by Philadelphia-based artist Candy Depew, will be featured at the Leonard Pearlstein Gallery from August 2nd to September 10th, 2010. This one of a kind exhibition focuses on the home studio as one of the earliest entrepreneurial acts of empowering women and youth dating back to the 17th century. Silk-screen textiles, prints and decorative home-goodies created by this cottage-styled studio will be exhibited.
 
Putting-Out! Practices in Cottage Industry and Urban Guilding will open to the public Monday, August 2nd, 2010 at the Leonard Pearlstein Gallery, Nesbitt Hall (3215 Market St.).  An opening reception will be held at the gallery, Wednesday, August 4th, 5-8 p.m. featuring an artist talk and demonstration at 6:30 p.m. Guests will be invited to create and print their own designs following the demonstration. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. with extended hours every second Friday each month until 8 p.m. This functional installation features a painted wall mural of a "cottage-like" architectural form, layered prints, delicate framed paper collages and paintings outfitted with a functional silk-screen printing set-up, easily duplicated in any home.
 
Putting- Out! was inspired by Depew’s 12 years as a teaching artist working with hundreds of high school students in Philadelphia and her intimate on-going educational project, "the Studio School of Decorative Art & Design." (www.candycoated.org) Her work as an Artist-in-Residence at industrial factories in the Midwest as well as at specialized art/design production studios in the Netherlands and London provided her with sustained appreciation for the aesthetics of handmade art, the environments created by and around production and the important role makers hold in contemporary society. As a doctoral candidate of The London Consortium at the Tate Modern, Depew was the recipient of numerous awards, including the Pew Fellowship in the Arts (2002) + GAP Grant (2004 & 2008), International Studio and Curatorial Program Residency sponsored by the National Endowment of the Arts, Cheim-Read, Joan Mitchell Foundation, and Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation (2007) and others.
 

Contact: Filiz O’Brien
The Leonard Pearlstein Gallery
Antoinette Westphal College of Design
Gallery@drexel.edu