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[Jaime Alvarez’s photo post is part of an occasional series of images taken in artists’ studios when Jaime is shooting professional images of artworks. (Jaime is also a fine art photographer and member of Tiger Strikes Asteroid gallery.) The candy-colored object is a calibration tool to help the photographer calibrate the color for the photo shoot. Jaime asks the artist to hold the calibration tool. Sometimes the artist puts him- or herself into the photo, and sometimes all you see is the artist’s hand reaching into the frame and holding the calibrator. The result is a working image made in support ... More » »

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Jeffrey Stockbridge at Painted Bride

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[Kitty finds truth and poignancy in a show revealing the lives of Philly residents past and present. — the artblog editors] Jeffrey Stockbridge thinks he’s a photographer. He very well may be, judging from his accolades here and in Europe since his B.S. in photography from Drexel University in 2005. But his ... More » »

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Dear Nemesis — Nicole Eisenman at the Institute of Contemporary Art

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[Michael enjoys a retrospective of Nicole Eisenman’s incisive, poignant, and often-hilarious work. — the artblog editors] I visited Dear Nemesis knowing nothing about Brooklyn-based artist Nicole Eisenman, and seeing her work for the first time. The 20-year survey of her paintings, prints, sculpture, and drawings is physically and emotionally challenging to appreciate because ... More » »

Santa makes an appearance with a famed Rembrandt.

News post – Santa Classics returns, AJW directs a Dan Deacon mind-melter, Dupree Studio stays, opportunities and more!

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News   Andrew Jeffrey Wright has been absent from Bananazz a few times, but for good reason: he conceived and directed the bizarre-o video for Dan Deacon’s “Feel the Lightning.” Deacon’s new album, Gliss Riffer, is out on February 24-25, 2015. Reports of Dupree Studio’s demise, it turns out, have been exaggerated: ... More » »

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Egon Schiele, "Self-Portrait with Arm Twisted above Head," 1910.

Egon Schiele at Neue Galerie

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[Diana analyzes two self-portraits in a new show by the short-lived, yet prolific painter Egon Schiele. — the artblog editors] While Egon Schiele is notorious for his depictions of erotica, subjects performing acrobatic sexual acts upon themselves and each other, his motives for creating them were as commercial as they were prurient (they ... 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 » »