Reframing the Ordinary

March 4, 6:30-8:00PM

Join the students of Reframing the Ordinary for this lecture and introduction to Shils’ intensive seminar centered around looking, feeling, and drawing as a part of our everyday lives. This lecture is the introduction to the class and will consider questions like: how do I see what I don’t know is there?

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Stuart Shils is a visual artist living and working in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Shils studied at numerous art institutions, including the Philadelphia College of Art, and The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. His work has been featured in dozens of solo exhibitions both nationally and internationally, such as Tiboe de Nagy in NYC, Rothschild Gallery in Tel Aviv, Israel, Hackett-Freedman in San Francisco, CA, Fenton Gallery in Cork, Ireland, and Steven Harvey Fine Arts Projects in New York, NY. Shils has been teaching for 20 years and is currently an critic for advanced students at PAFA in Philadelphia.


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Maquette for a Distant Memory
wood, acrylic paint

1972, how we felt on the beach the next day in the sun after hearing dizzy gillespie play outdoors at the nice jazz festival the night before 
acrylic paint, collage, graphite