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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

October 5 – November 16, 2018

Image: RED ROOF 2016, Pigment and rabbit skin glue on canvas 78 3/4" x 94 1/2", Courtesy of the artist and Cheim & Read, NY


Opening Reception on Friday, October 5, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

The Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery of the University of the Arts is pleased to present a major exhibition of paintings and drawings by Tal R.

Born Tal Rosenzweig in 1967 in Tel Aviv, Tal R was raised in Denmark where he continues to live in Copenhagen. Exhibiting internationally since 1992, his works are in an eclectic style which he refers to as kolbojnik – a Yiddish word for leftovers. You can see Tal R combining and recombining motifs from European masters such as Munch and styles like Expressionism, Fauvism, Symbolism, and even Surrealism. These sources all contribute to Tal R's rich hybrid works which are blended into unique narratives. Ironically, for all their subjectivity, he often starts from photographs. Recycled through his mind's eye, these images become dreamlike, imaginative, and innovative. There are precedents to this "innocent" style – the Cobra artists for example – but also sophistication in his line and color sensibilities which rival Matisse and Kitaj.  

Tal R has had over twenty one-person and participated in over sixty group exhibits worldwide. His most recent solo exhibitions include Cheim and Read, New York; Louisiana Museum for Moderne Kunst, Humlebæk, Denmark; ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum, Århus, Denmark; Magasin III Museum & Foundation for Contemporary Art, Stockholm, Sweden; Kusthalle Mannheim; Städtische Galerie Wolfsburg, Germany; Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Germany; Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin, Germany; Institut für Modern Künst, Nürnberg,Germany; Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich, Germany; Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam and Bonnefanten Museum, Maastricht, Netherlands; Camden Arts Centre, London, England; Museu Brasileiro da Escultura, São Paolo, Brazil;  Galerie im Taxispalais, Innsbruck, Austria; and Sommer Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv, Israel among others. Tal R's works were recently shown this past summer at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Detroit.

Tal R previously taught at the Kunstakadmie Dusseldorf.  

This is his first exhibit in Philadelphia.