Emerging Talent

Group Exhibition featuring Danielle Cartier, Zachary Chomyszak, Yaochi Jin, Holly Mathews, James Allister Sprang, Autumn Thomas

June 30 - August 13, 2017

Opening Reception: Friday, June 30, 2017  6 PM - 8 PM

Seraphin Gallery is proud to present the 4th Annual Emerging Talent exhibition featuring artists who have recently completed their Masters of Fine Arts degrees from esteemed universities in the local Philadelphia area, including the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, the University of Pennsylvania, and the University of the Arts. The exhibition will open on June 30th and run through August 13th. The public opening will be held on June 30th from 6pm to 8pm.

Seraphin Gallery has carefully selected six young artists in curating this group exhibition. These individuals show inventive ideas in formal technique and imaginative ways to of developing their concept.  The works in this collection range from painting and digital photography to mixed-media installation. Large scale intimate prints (Autumn Thomas) and subdued variations of power (Yaochi Jin) contrast with the high impact paintings of multimedia influences (Danielle Cartier) and hyper-realized environments (Zachary Chomyszak). This fourth iteration of Emerging Talent introduces these recent graduates in the earliest stage of their promising careers.

Seraphin Gallery has invited Danielle Cartier (University of Pennsylvania, MFA), Zachary Chomyszak (Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, MFA), Yaochi Jin (University of Pennsylvania, MFA), Holly Mathews (Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, MFA), James Allistar Sprang (continuing studies at University of Pennsylvania, MFA) and Autumn Thomas (University of the Arts, MFA).

Michael Morrill: DéJà VU BLUE


May 12 - June 26, 2017

Seraphin Gallery presents a solo exhibition, titled Déjà Vu Blue, featuring paintings, prints, and sculpture by Michael Morrill.  The opening reception for the show will be held at the gallery on Friday, May 12, from 6 - 8 PM.  This event is free and open to the public.  Déjà Vu Blue will be on view until June 26. 

Michael Morrill's most recent body of work explores the essence of déjà vu and repetition through a minimalist geometric lens, where reflection and lushness play an integral part.  In exploring the holy and luxurious artistic traditions of pairing blue and gold, Morrill's works become a platform to contemplate the connection from antiquity to present day-- citing specific ideologies and correlations through the spheres of religious dogmas, biblical anecdotes, and deep space scientific inquiry.  What is it about the qualities of gold and blue that bring us closer to, or feel on the verge of, a liminal space? 


Michael Morrill graduated with a MFA from the School of Art at Yale University and a BFA from the School of Art and Design at Alfred University.  Since the mid-1980’s, Morrill has been devoted to painting, and producing contemporary abstraction in drawing, painting, and interdisciplinary media. Based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, his works have been shown in numerous solo exhibitions at locations such as Carnegie Museum of Art, University of Pittsburgh, Mattress Factory: Museum of Contemporary Art, and Carnegie Mellon University.  Morrill is also a part of the permanent collections of the Carnegie, UPitt, and the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art, along with multiple corporate and private collections across the nation. Déjà Vu Blue is Morrill’s second solo show at Seraphin Gallery.

To find out more about Michael Morrill and his past works please visit our artist page for him here.



Seraphin Gallery is thrilled to present Madeline Peckenpaugh’s second solo show, entitled INHABIT.   The exhibition will open on March 24th and run through May 7th. The public opening will be held on Friday, March 24th from 6pm to 8pm.

The feeling of solely ‘being’  is harnessed within the intuitive drive that flares spirited strokes across these large format canvases.  These works not only allude to memory,  the remembrance of inhabited space,  rooms laid in, shifting perspectives, but also resound to the actuality of having presence-- existing within space.   These paintings make us aware of our own bodily engagement, breath,  and spatial dimension,  while slowing time to a halt; the works envelope the viewer in a single moment of time in constructed planes of sculptural paint.  This exhibition comes at the heels of her return from a residency in Nepal, and a renewed investigation of her core concepts.

Madeline Peckenpaugh earned her BFA from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. She has been featured in numerous group exhibitions throughout the Philadelphia area and in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She is the recipient of many honors and awards including The Philadelphia Mayor’s Award. Her works are also part of the permanent collections of the Woodmere Art Museum and 1900 Arch Street.