Centrifugal force has spun First Friday out to the far ends of the city these days. In addition to what Roberta mentioned in her Weekly Update on First Friday, today, here are a few more must-see events, and they take you from Chinatown to Fishtown, from Center City to Northern Liberties.
Having just read that buses are the greenest way to travel, artblog declares the need for a jitney service from gallery zone to gallery zone. Is anyone listening? We’d start it ourselves if we had the means and the time and the ability.
So get on your bikes or the el or whatever you travel in, and have some fun. We certainly plan to.
Christine Jones at Proximity Gallery
Plucked from obscurity by Manya Scheps and the faux collective Poached Pack for her recent BFA show at Penn, artist Christine Jones brings her manic drawings to Proximity. Can’t wait.
Opening Reception June 5 6pm-9pm
Show Runs June 5 – June 30
2434 East Dauphin St.
Hours: Fri. and Sat. 1pm-4pm
Always by appointment
N4TUR3 at Tiger Strikes Asteroid
This newish gallery in the Vox Building is making us sit up and pay attention, this time with a show featuring Beth Brandon, David Guinn, Jackie Hoving, Regin Iloria, Misako Inaoka and Thomas Vance. (While you’re in the building, check out the excellent Bill McRight at another newish gallery, AHN/VHS, which operates out of its flat files. And of course there’s new stuff at Vox.)
Tiger Strikes Asteroid
319 A North 11th St., 4th Floor
opening reception, Friday, June 5, 6-10 pm
show runs to June 26
hours: Friday and Saturday 12pm-6pm and by appointment
Summer in the City at Projects Gallery
Here’s another one we thought might pique your interest, because it piqued ours. The artists in Projects Gallery‘s summer show are–Jennifer Baker, Henry Berkowitz, Aubrie Costello, Linda Dubin Garfield, Conor Fields, Ashley Flynn, Adam Lovitz, Daniel Petraitis, Bobby Rosenstock, Martha Savery, Allen Spencer and Deborah Imler, Fay Stanford, Jayne Surrena, Mat Tomezsko, Andrew Wapinski, Tamsen Wojtanowski and others–you mean there’s more???
opening reception June 5, 6 – 9 p.m
show runs to August 1, 2009
629 N 2nd St
Gallery hours are Wednesday & Thursday 4 -7 p.m. and Friday & Saturday noon to 7 p.m
Unbalanced Forces at Bambi
The news here is, besides the intriguing show of exquisite-corpse sculptures and jewelry by nine emerging artists, is the new location for Bambi at the Piazza in Northern Liberties, the new complex that looks like it may turn into a terrific gallery hub. This is a big leap for Bambi owner Candace Karch from her old Frankford Avenue digs, and a big leap for art-kind!
opening June 5, 6-10 pm
show runs to June 15
Now at The Piazza
1001-1013 N. 2nd St.
215 423 2668
Wed. through Sun., noon to 7 pm.
and and and….
With all this going on, we couldn’t help but add one more place to the list. Once again, Gallery 339 is hosting a show from the new Yale MFA photographers. So head back to Center City for this:
Yale MFA Photography 2009 at Gallery 339
June 5-Aug. 29.
Artist talk at 5:30 and reception at 6:00, June 5.
339 South 21st Street