This audio essay by Anne Cross was recorded on July 19 2016, at Grizzly Grizzly Gallery, inside of Phillip Scarpone’s installation, University City Station: Glassboro, at the time of his exhibition. Cross’s essay draws from both discussions between the artist and the writer, and the artist’s own statements about his work, and thus the essay should be viewed as a collaborative effort.
Anne Cross is a second year PhD student in Art History at the University of Delaware, where her research focuses primarily on photography and print culture of the long nineteenth century. Anne received her Master’s degree in 2013 from the Institute of Fine Arts at New York University. Prior to attending the University of Delaware, she spent two years as the Luce Fellow in American Prints at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Phillip Scarpone received his MFA with distinction from The University of Georgia, Lamar Dodd School of Art and BFA from the University of Delaware. He has exhibited nationally and internationally including Washington, DC; New York, NY; Austin, TX; Philadelphia, PA; Atlanta, GA; Richmond, VA; St.Louis, MO and Baltimore, MD. He is a recipient of an NEA Established Professional Fellowship in Sculpture through the Delaware Division of the Arts, in 2013 was selected for the Miami University Young Sculptors Competition juried by John Hatfield, Director of Socrates Sculpture Park and in 2014 was a finalist for the Dave Bown Projects 9th International Competition. Phillip is currently represented by the Seraphin Gallery in Philadelphia, PA.