March 2 – April 14, 2019
MORPH, the 15th Annual Betsy Meyer Memorial Exhibition features the 2019 Meyer Family Award for Contemporary Art recipients, Bill Gerhard (Sculpture | Philadelphia, PA), Colleen McCubbin Stepanic (Painting, Sculpture, and Installation | Philadelphia, PA), and Hanna Vogel (Sculpture and Installation | Philadelphia, PA). Through their willingness to relinquish control, the artists in MORPH share a common understanding of the inevitable influence of time on the environments we inhabit, from the personal to the cosmic. Viewers are called to consider the impact of elemental forces, how they affect creation and destruction to form something altogether new. These artists examine familiar and unfamiliar habitats that have overgrown, unraveled, eroded and morphed.
As an artist, Betsy exemplified what is most exciting about engaging with the artwork of living artists: watching them experiment with their media and tackling complicated and tough subjects. As a teacher, she encouraged her students to follow her example and expand their practice into new frontiers. And finally, as a member of the board and exhibition committee, she assured that the Art Center was there for the artistic community of Philadelphia.
The Meyer Family Award for Contemporary Art, presented by Main Line Art Center in conjunction with the Betsy Meyer Memorial Exhibition (March 2 – April 14, 2019), consists of an award of $1000 and a solo exhibition to each selected artist. This award and associated exhibition program is an effort to support the talented contemporary artists in the region, to honor deserving artists in the field, and to encourage excellence and experimentation in artistic practice, presentation, and community involvement.
Saturday, March 2, 5:30 – 8:00 pm
Donald E. Camp
Artist & Guggenheim Fellowship Recipient
President of Moore College of Art & Design
Artist, Lecturer, and Teacher
Artist and Previous ED of Main Line Art Center
Director of the Art in City Hall Program of the City of Philadelphia
Executive Director of Philadelphia Sculptors
Artist and Publisher of The Photo Review
Owner of Pentimenti Gallery in Philadelphia
Director of Rowan University Art Gallery
Executive Director of The Print Center
Collector and Arts Advocate
Independent Curator, Collaborator, and Innovator
Owner of WP Gallery (Works on Paper)
Curatorial Researcher, Philadelphia Museum of Art
Artist and Executive Director of Inliquid Art & Design