Join The Sachs Program for Arts Innovation as we celebrate the closing of the exhibition Mark Stockton: 100 People. The show has been a great success with Mark sketching weekly in the galleries and engaging visitors over the show’s four-month run. After multiple events, great press coverage, and lots of positive feedback, we are getting ready to close the exhibition, but not before a final celebration.
From 5:00 to 7:00pm on Friday, May 27, in the Arts Lounge at the Annenberg Center, a disk jockey crew coordinated by Mark Stockton and Eugene Lew (Department of Music) will spin records selected from 100 tracks inspired by the 100 portraits in the exhibition. A playlist will be shared.
Stop by for the sounds, refreshments, and snacks. Celebrate Mark’s show and the closing of the semester, as well as the beginnings of summer!
- Friday, May 27, 5:00pm
- The Arts Lounge at the Annenberg Center
3680 Walnut Street
University of Pennsylvania
Please register to attend at the online form link provided below. Registration is not required but is encouraged.
Health and Safety
All guests will need to complete a PennOpen Campus screening prior to or upon arrival. A green PennOpen Campus pass, proof of vaccination, a valid photo ID, and a mask are required for entry. Please note that COVID-19 health and safety requirements are subject to change. Complete and updated information is available on the registration page.
Share music + sound recommendations
Would you like to recommend a particular recording to be played at 100 People | 100 Records? Do you have a special record you’d like to bring? Let us know by sharing your thoughts and recommendations via the online form link provided below. Everything will be played on vinyl at 100 People | 100 Records (e.g. no CDs or digital files).
About the exhibition
Mark Stockton: 100 People is a group of 100 hand-drawn portraits, photo-referenced, made with graphite on paper, and intended to be received as a single work in form and experience. Each subject connects via eye contact to the viewer, addressing the objectifying nature of portraiture head-on. Portraits have a complex history – they have the potential to venerate, to emotionally connect, to resonate into lived experience – they are also tools of commodification, objectification, and colonialization.
Eugene Lew is the Director of Sound and Music Technology in the Department of Music. He is also a stalwart of the Philadelphia experimental performance community, involved in multiple projects across the city including the recent Summoning the Future Forest with Sun Ra at Awbury Mansion and the pre-pandemic Moon Viewing Platform. In addition to his work directing the Sound and Music Technology program, he also curates MUSICA PRACTICA / ELETTRONICA VIVA, an ongoing performance series that recently received a Sachs Program grant to produce a music series focused on subaquatic deconstructed techno soul.
Mark Stockton is a Philadelphia-based artist. His drawings have been shown both nationally and internationally with exhibitions in Philadelphia, Los Angeles, New York, London, and Beijing. Originally from the West Coast, he received his MFA in Painting and Drawing from Syracuse University in 2000. Since 2009, Mark has worked with the independent arts organization Vox Populi as both a contributing artist and as a board member. His work is in many private and public collections, including the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and the West Collection. Mark currently teaches design and drawing at Drexel University.
For more information about the artist and Mark Stockton: 100 People, please visit the exhibition microsite.
Mark Stockton:100 People was made possible with support from The Sachs Program for Arts Innovation and was produced by Penn Live Arts and The Sachs Program for Arts Innovation.