reviews, features & interviews

Installation view

[Jennifer admires the thoughtful, measured effort that went into the creation and curation of Traction Company’s new exhibit. The show occupies itself with ideas of construction, space, and community. — the artblog editors] Traction Company’s “Truss” (2015), on view at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA), is an unexpected but heroic art object. “Truss” is a full-scale replica of a timber roof support from the Traction building, a former trolley manufacturing warehouse now serving as studio space for Traction’s collective of 12 artists, all PAFA alumni. It is 65 feet long and constructed of immense wood beams, which ... More » »


The artblog Reader Advisor


[This week on the artblog Reader Advisor: Goodbye too soon to a young artist; hello to the South’s first fashion museum; and WTF to a color-changing toilet nightlight. Oh, and Grumpy Cat is being turned into an animatron at Madame Tussauds. This is the world we live in. — the artblog editors] ... More » »

colorful painting by Andrew Jeffrey Wright

Barnes Foundation-Community College Partner, Fairmount Park Conservancy, Temple Contemporary get money, Ann-Marie Lequesne, Daniel Heyman, Brandywine Workshop, Leslie Rogers, Andrew Jeffrey Wright, Opportunities and More!


[Roberta gets hyperlocal with today’s News Post. – Artblog editors] TODAY – HYPERLOCAL NEWS! FAIRMOUNT PARK – Via the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance – Art Place announces $18M in grants to 6 organizations including $3M to Fairmount Park Conservancy for creative placemaking, i.e., art in places, about places, and with people in those ... More » »

color comic by Andrew Jeffrey Wright



Book cover

Photo book reviews — Araki and The Last Cosmology


[Evan contrasts two photo books by Japanese photographers who are just seven years apart in age, but whose approaches are markedly different. Want to buy one or both of the books on Amazon? You can support the artblog by shopping from our Amazon Smile link. And thanks! — the artblog editors] New ... More » »



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 » »