SYZYGY is a curatorial and study platform focused on unique abstract contemporary works on paper held in the JoAnn Gonzalez Hickey collection.

The information on this site provides an overview of a significant and unique archive of art works available to graduate students for research and project development to include studies in specific art genre, creative writing, curatorial practice and neuroscience. The collector’s history, individual philosophy and practice, as put forth, provide the framework within which the collection was conceived, developed and maintained.

The SYZYGY Study Platform presented here offers students direct studio access and hands on engagement with a private collection in an environment designed to maximize the potential for research. The images exhibited exemplify the range of works housed in the collection. Contact information is provided for those individuals interested in applying to the program.

For more information about the application process please visit the CONTACTS page.

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New Review and Interview with JoAnn Gonzalez Hickey

New Review and Interview with JoAnn Gonzalez Hickey

Drawing Us In, by Billy Singleton Paper has always been a staple throughout JoAnn Gonzalez Hickey’s life. She grew up receiving handwritten letters from her grandfather, and she sold stationary as a teenager. But it wasn’t until much later, after she spent years collecting drawings, that she grasped the connection between these early experiences

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PAFA MFA Students Visit Syzygy Collection

PAFA MFA Student Elizabeth Ayerle blogs about her visit to the Syzygy collection. "For my first post I thought I would share some images from my group trip to New York with PAFA. I traveled with my MFA class to visit Syzygy also known as the JoAnn Gonzalez-Hickey Collection of works on paper. They are currently showing the ten-year retrospective show."   Read more here:

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JoAnn Gonzalez-Hickey Collection 10th Anniversary Exhibition

2005-2015 Yearlong Celebration PLACE Installation conceived by Agata Jastrzabek    Place When I think of a place, I think of an atmospheric density versus an atmospheric void of space. Grandmother’s kitchen filled with scents of a plum cake, home, a meeting point of two lovers are a place. An airport, newly bought house, an

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Rock, Paper, Scissors: Drawn from the JoAnn Gonzalez Hickey Collection

      Rock, Paper, Scissors: Drawn from the JoAnn Gonzalez Hickey Collection May 15 - November 1, 2015 Location: Richard C. von Hess Foundation Works on Paper Gallery, Historic Landmark Building Pennsylvania Academy of The Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA What is drawing? While seemingly straightforward, the potential answers to this question are

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syzygy Supports Bolivian Artist Workshop Residency

Syzygy was a supporter of the artist workshop residency Abubuya in the Beni region of Bolivia in November 2014. Elizabeth Tenenbaum, Director of syzygy, participated as a visiting critic. A tumblr was created to document the residency: http://abubuya.tumblr.com/ More information available here:

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