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[Jennifer explores the craft and care put into a profoundly personal show, and explains some of the traditions that influence the works. -- the artblog editors] In a video now on view at the Fabric Workshop and Museum, we can see how the artist Kazumi Tanaka crushes the green leaves from an indigo plant in her hand. Within seconds, the leaves oxidize and dye her palm, fingers, and fingernails dark blue. It’s like a magic trick. This video, a 39-minute loop titled “Mother and Child Reunion,” is just one piece in the larger exhibition Kazumi Tanaka: Mother and Child Reunion, ... More » »

Laurie Anderson interview

Laurie Anderson in conversation and performance at The New Yorker Festival

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[Evan gets the chance to see Laurie Anderson perform, talk about her work, and explain her creative process. -- the artblog editors] Ever vibrant and always defying definition, artist and musician Laurie Anderson has graced our eyes and ears with challenging and still incredibly enjoyable creations since the 1960s. In person at ... More » »

"Tape Noir" series by Mark Khaisman.

Low-Fi Portraiture — Face Value at Main Line Art Center

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[Michael visits a show that takes on the age-old artistic challenge of portraiture in inexpensive and unusual media. -- the artblog editors] Main Line Art Center’s Face Value focuses on portraits composed with alternative materials, such as masking tape, mirrors, and latex. The show resembles a contemporary take on Arte Povera–a 1960s-era Italian art ... More » »

Martin Peeves at CRUXspace. Photo courtesy of the artist.

News post – CRUXspace’s 2nd showdown, acorn-planting with Street Road, free Schneeman talk at Bryn Mawr, opportunities and more!

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News Art F City bestowed some affections on us this week – twice! We first got a mention for Andrew Jeffrey Wright’s “Bubble Butts” Bananazz, then a retrospective on the century-long career of a female Jewish Ashcan School painter Theresa Bernstein. Thank you kindly, friends.   Just installed this week, drivers on their way ... More » »

Alex Chinneck, Melting House, in London.  Katie McCallum will explain all.

Posts in the Pipeline – Stories you won’t want to miss on artblog

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[artblog guides you through the great Philly art scene.  Our Picks, available by newsletter (subscribe here) curates a trustworthy list of shows and events each month.  But there's so much more! Posts in the Pipeline tells you what we've selected to feature this month. -- the artblog editor] Reviews and features this week Evan Laudenslager tells us ... More » »

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Live Comments – October Grand opening of CruxSpace

[First Friday, Oct. 3, 2014, saw the grand opening of CruxSpace, a new media gallery, near Girard and 7th St. I stopped by ... More » »

wall display in cafe

Live comments! Kay Healy’s Lost and Found at the Free Library

[I was out at the Free Library last night for Kay Healy's talk about her work and to see her new installation ... More » »