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Sculpture

[Noreen reflects on the nature and purpose of monuments, spurred by the below tongue-in-cheek take on history. — the artblog editors] Living in a city with a history as rich as Philadelphia’s, it is not uncommon to pass monuments and markers on a daily basis. Emerging from the Broad Street subway line, I find myself in the shadow of City Hall’s Second Empire architecture. When I stop at Blick for art supplies, I step foot in what was once the studio of Thomas Eakins. Though historical sites like these appear throughout the city, they are passive, almost invisible moments in ... More » »

Shanna Waddell - "Bob (Satan)," 2013, oil, spray paint and gift wrap on canvas. David Meyers - "Two Headed Cow Girl," 2014, oil and acrylic on canvas.

Eight young figurative artists in Philly at Fjord

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[Irena sees promise in a show that approaches the tradition of figurative painting in new ways. — the artblog editors] Eight Young Figurative Artists Who Live in Philadelphia at Fjord, a Kensington gallery and artist collective, brings together some of the brightest young talents within the Philadelphia art community working in a ... More » »

From Mark Tribe and Chelsea Knight's "Posse Comitatus." Photo courtesy of the artists.

News post – Rhizome founder’s film series wraps, Thomas Devaney on Winkfield, Dona Nelson acquired by MoFAB, opportunities and more!

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News Mark Tribe, founder of Rhizome, has devoted large portions of the last three years to an astonishing series of work. Now, “Posse Comitatus,” which Tribe has been creating with Chelsea Knight,  has made its final entry, and is currently screening at DiverseWorks in Houston. “Posse Comitatus” examines the sociocultural dynamics of paramilitary ... More » »

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The artblog Reader Advisor

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[This week on the artblog Reader Advisor: We’ve got new competition on the art blog front; the new Whitney opens May 1; and artblog co-founder Libby Rosof retires, but remains active on our board of directors. — the artblog editors] This Week in Street Art: Exploring Egypt and Oakland, via BBC and ... More » »

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TheArtblog needs you! Take a two-minute survey to help us with our site redesign

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(Dear Readers, Today we ask you to help us make TheArtblog better! — TheArtblog team) The answers are beginning to come in to our reader survey.  Don’t be left out! Tell us what you like about our publication and what you’d like to see more of. In 2015 we will be redesigning the website and ... More » »

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The New Yorker’s Passport 2014

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[Evan offers a crisp review of a wide-ranging art crawl, highlighting favorites and weak spots, and commenting on the crawl’s effectively loose organization. — the artblog editors] One week after hardy and well-trained participants braved the pavement to complete the famous New York City Marathon, I completed a hefty trek of my ... More » »

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Live Comments by Douglas Witmer at Green Line Cafe

[Roberta sees a new kind of display at a cafe in West Philadelphia and grabs a live comment from cafe owner and ... 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 » »