Woodmere Art Museum

Philadelphia, PA



Emerging Artists Series: Brian McCutcheon


Woodmere Art Museum opens three exhibitions on Sept. 26, 1999: MossRehab Art Collection (through Nov. 7, 1999), Emerging Artists Series: Brian McCutcheon (through Nov. 7, 1999), and Selections from the Permanent Collection (through Feb. 6, 2000).

In cooperation with Creative Artists Network (CAN) a Philadelphia-based organization dedicated to the professional development of talented, emerging visual artists, Woodmere highlights the sculptor, Brian McCutcheon (b. 1963), whose work is often described as surreal, humorous or whimsical with dark overtones. McCutcheon's exhibition will feature work related to the idea of flight and optimism. (left: Brian McCutcheon (b. 1963), Descent (detail), 1999, Silicon rubber, plastic, steel, 6 1/4 x 10 5/8 x 5 1/8 inches)

McCutcheon received his M.F.A. from Cranbrook Academy of Art, Michigan and his B.F.A. from Colorado State University. He also studied for four years at the School of Architecture, University of Mlchlgan. He currently teaches in the sculpture department and supervises the foundry, metal, moldmaking, stone carving, and wood shops at University of the Arts.

The MossRehab Art Collection represents an ongoing 20 year project ofThe Friends of MossRehab, a division of Albert Einstein Hospital. Each year, this advocacy project of The Friends showcases art work by artists with physical disabilities. This exhibition celebrates the 20th anniversary of the project. Over the years, the Hospital has acquired, by direct purchase, or gift, an outstanding permanent collection. Included in the exhibit are particular artists' works from the permanent collection, as well as examples of their more recent art selected by Michael W. Schantz, Ph.D., Woodmere's Patricia Van Burgh Allison, Director and CEO.

Selections from the Permanent Collection provides the opportunity to view some of Woodmere's long-time favorites as well as recent acquisitions, according to Schantz.

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