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Paintings

[Lauren enthuses over a colorful multimedia show by Lisa Conn, who’s long parlayed her inventive ideas into children’s books and other illustrations. — the artblog editors] Space 1026 has a knack for narrative artwork, and the gallery most definitely taps into Philadelphia’s craze for narrative, street-inspired illustration with Lisa Conn’s new show, …the better to hold you with, my dear… Conn, who joins ArtStar Boutique, Paradigm Gallery, and J.O.G. (where she’s shown previously) in a celebration of stylized, friendly illustration, now presents wonderfully romantic notions of Einstein’s Spooky Theory–which is, in short, when particles are joined, then separated by a specific ... More » »

Sculpture

Between one reality and the next — Interface at Fjord Gallery

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[Noreen shares a couple of evocative pieces at this current show, which explores the realm of user interface and how humans interact with digital processes and technology. — the artblog editors] In(between)ternet The Internet exists somewhere between the real and the theoretical: a new digital plane of existence. User interface (UI) allows ... More » »

Image via CNN.

The artblog Reader Advisor

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[This week on the artblog Reader Advisor: Banksy’s depressing theme park; a 3D printer for your latte foam; art you can smell and touch; and art that got a hole punched through it. — the artblog editors] Poor Porpora: Taiwanese Teenager Punctures Precious Painting, via The Guardian Insane All-in-One Keyboard Can Do ... More » »

woman

Marion (Kippy) Stroud, Frances P. Aulston pass, Sarah Martinez-Helfman leads Fels, Opportunities – Reading Viaduct, Vox Pop, the Plastic Club, David Romberg’s award, Frank Hyder’s inflatables, Hunter Stabler’s news

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NEWS We report sad news today of the passing of two important women in Philadelphia’s art world, Marion (Kippy) Boulton Stroud and Frances P. Aulston.  Our thoughts go out to the family, friends and community of these amazing women. Marion Boulton “Kippy” Stroud, 76, the seemingly indefatigable founder and director of the Fabric ... More » »

Fiber work

Open Field at Tiger Strikes Asteroid

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[Marvin visits an exhibit addressing an age-old conflict, commenting on the show’s stronger pieces and expressing disappointment with the theme. — the artblog editors] The unity and divide between man and nature is and has long been a prevailing theme of many artists and curators. Open Field at Tiger Strikes Asteroid (TSA) ... More » »

podcasts

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From the vault: Jess Perlitz’s interactive work

[Canadian sculpture artist Jess Perlitz recently opened Chorus, a moving work comprised of recordings of incarcerated men and women throughout the U.S. She ... More » »

Michelle Post, speaking with us Jan. 31 at DaVinci Art Alliance.

From the vault: Michelle Post on artblog radio

[Sculpture artist Michelle Post’s “tronies” become a permanent exhibition this month at Grounds for Sculpture. The Oligarchs features Post’s metal busts of America’s 19th-century wealthy ... More » »