solo show: Hannah Wilke, 'Sculpture in the Landscape', Temple Contemporary, Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia

26 April - 12 July 2019


Alison Jacques Gallery is pleased to announce that The Tyler School of Art at Temple University will open a solo exhibition of work by alumna Hannah Wilke, who studied at Tyler from 1957 to 1962 and graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Art and a Bachelor of Science in Education.


Hannah Wilke: Sculpture in the Landscape was organised in collaboration with the Hannah Wilke Collection & Archive, Los Angeles. Directed by Wilke’s sister, Marsie Scharlatt, the archive contains Wilke’s correspondence, papers, photographs and hundreds of works by Wilke, some of which have been exhibited by the family since Wilke’s death in 1993. For the exhibition Hannah Wilke: Sculpture in the Landscape, the Hannah Wilke Collection & Archive, Los Angeles, has agreed to present photographs Wilke titled the Gum in Landscape Series and photographs of ceramic and bronze sculpture in the landscape that were never printed or shown during her lifetime. This exhibition and publication provide a rare opportunity to experience a previously unknown body of Hannah Wilke’s work and gain a new perspective on this artist.


Hannah Wilke: Sculpture in the Landscape is an outcome of the ongoing Temple Contemporary initiative “Tyler Mentors.” This unique program supports working relationships between the Tyler School of Art’s distinguished alumni and recent graduates. Lauren Rosenblum, who received her master’s degree in art history from Tyler in 2012 and is now a PhD student in art history at The Graduate Center, City University of New York, was selected by the Hannah Wilke Collection & Archive, Los Angeles, as an emerging scholar whose research interests in the history of feminist art practice and the landscape were an ideal match for this project. Rosenblum’s research for her catalog essay, “Before her Landscape, a Backdrop for Hannah Wilke’s California Series,” included a trip to the Hannah Wilke Collection & Archive, Los Angeles.


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