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Attracting national and international artists to our campus, this is the University’s primary exhibition space. 

The Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery is the main gallery of the University of the Arts, located six blocks south of City Hall, across from the Kimmel Center. The gallery is free and open to the public. Noted projects of the Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery include "Yvonne Rainer: Radical Juxtapositions 1961 – 2002" and "Seductive Subversion: Women and Pop Art 1958 – 1968,"—both supported by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage—which have won AICA Awards and been reviewed in major publications such as The New York TimesBoston GlobeThe Philadelphia InquirerArtforumArt in AmericaArtnewsArt History and Burlington Magazine, among others.

Anderson Hall
333 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
tel: 215-717-6480
fax: 215-717-6468

Gallery Hours
Monday - Friday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday: 12 - 5 p.m.

Photo: Matt Mullican (exhibited January 19–February 26, 2016); Courtesy of the artist, Mai 36 Galerie 
Photo credit: Studio LHOOQ

The Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery of the University of the Arts is pleased to present a major installation of work by Julian Hoeber.

Julian Hoeber
Untitled (after Kertész A), 2014
Gouache and graphite on paper
10 x 6 7/8 inches (25.4 x 17.5 centimeters)
Courtesy of the artist and Blum & Poe

Born in Philadelphia, Hoeber studied art history at Tufts and studio practice at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston and the Art Center College of Design, Pasadena. He lives and works in Los Angeles, California.

Hoeber's intelligent and eclectic work reflects his education and concerns. His is a paradoxical practice that literally encompasses perception; both that of the viewer and the artist. Hoeber's objects mimic and are real things in the world such as tables, cabinets and architecture. His canvases reveal both their recto and verso, become concrete objects set into and deconstructing the gallery's white cube walls. Conceptualization, design, making and art history merge.
As such, Hoeber has no signature style; he is adept at and utilizes trompe l'oeil representation as much as more synthetic concrete practices to develop space. Objects and studies are often phenomenologically off-kilter, shifted, elevated, transitional. Paintings show evidence of facture and process, chromatic gradations and entropic sequences. Along the way, Hoeber synthesizes ideas from sources as diverse as Frederich Fröbel, Felix Klein, Nikolaus Pevsner, Frank Stella, Bruce Nauman, and André Kertész.

Hoeber has had seventeen one-person group exhibits since 2002 and participated in over sixty group exhibits worldwide. His works are included in the collections of the Dallas Museum of Art, and Nasher Museum and Sculpture Garden, Dallas, TX; Hammer Museum and the Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles, CA; The Rubell Family Collection/Contemporary Arts Foundation, Miami, Florida; The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore, Saratoga Springs, New York; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; Western Bridge, Seattle, Washington; the Deste Foundation Centre for Contemporary Art, Athens Greece; and the Rosenbaum Collection & Friends, Paris, France. Hoeber is represented by Jessica Silverman Gallery and Blum & Poe.

Concept and co-organized by Isabel Lederman

Our exhibitions are free and open to the public.

Dream Dance: The Art of Ed Emshwiller
Dream Dance: The Art of Ed Emshwiller is the first major monographic exhibition of the artist’s groundbreaking work in film, video, and visual art. With an immensely diverse body of creative work, Ed Emshwiller (1925-90) is perhaps one of the most significant yet under-recognized artists of the latter half of the 20th century. An extensive exhibition featuring paintings, illustrations, videos, and archival material is on view at the Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery.