Stories in Self-Portraits
April 2 – July 27, 2018
Rincliffe Gallery, Main Building, 3rd Floor
Nowadays, selfies are everywhere. As a global digital genre, the selfie “expresses, develops, expands and intensifies the long history of the self-portrait,” according to visual theorist Nicholas Mirzoeff. The self-portrait has been called the defining artistic genre of modernity, growing in popularity and importance since the 15th century. It has been at the forefront of cultural development, influencing society’s and individuals’ sense of identity and selfhood. But the nature of the self-portrait remains elusive.
The dictionary defines self-portrait as “a self-made portrait of oneself.” And yet the depictions in self-portraits do not necessarily look like the artists or represent things that actually happened. The idea “of oneself,” then, must be understood more broadly than mere appearances. This exhibition, curated by Tim Gorichanaz, PhD candidate, College of Computing and Informatics, invites you to explore local artists’ experiences making self-portraits to discover the depth of what “of oneself” can mean.
Continue the experience at selfportraiture.info.
The Gallery is free and open to the public.
Jason Varney, Recent Work
May 4 – July 20, 2018
Peck Alumni Center Gallery, 3142 Market Street
Explore a collection of recent photographs by the Philadelphia based photographer, Jason Varney '01, who has been shooting food, travel and lifestyle photos for over a decade. His photographs have appeared in numerous publications including Bon Appetit, Food & Wine, GQ and The New York Times. The exhibition was made possible with the generous support of Hazem D. Maragah, PhD and Drexel Alumni.
The exhibition will be on view in the Paul Peck Alumni Center Gallery, 3201 Market Street, from May 4 to July 20, 2018, with an opening reception on May 4 from 6-8 PM.
The Paul Peck Alumni Center Gallery is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. The entrance is located off the Perelman Plaza at the back of the building. Please ring the bell to enter. The Gallery is free and open to the public.
Paintings by Tokujiro Nishi
August 9, 2018 - December 14, 2018
An exhibition of oil paintings by Japanese artist, Tokujiro Nishi, and the connection between Japan and Philadelphia.
August 16 - November 21, 2018
Curated by a student in the Art & Art History Department, this exhibition focuses on the photographs of William Henry Jackson working for the United States Geological Survey.
December 14, 2018 - March 15, 2019
An exhibition of photographs in collaboration with the A.J. Drexel Nanomaterials Institute and the international NanoArtography Competition.