A Half Century of Progress in Abstract Painting – Justin O. Walker
Jack Whitten’s paintings have challenged the potential of material and space for decades. His exhibition at Hauser & Wirth in New York City picks from recent work and his vast catalogue of mind-bending work. With titles like “The Third Entity,” “The Fifth Portal,” and “Quantum Wall,” who can go wrong?
Andrea Hornick’s Unbounded Histories – Flora Ward
The Barnes shakes things up with this unconventional collaboration between the Philly-based performance artist Andrea Hornick and, well, the paintings and sculptures themselves. Using headphones and your smartphone, Hornick takes us on a surreal tour, acting as a sort of shamanic guide to the collection.
Betty Leacraft, master of material – Roberta Fallon
Roberta, champion of Artblog’s podcasts, soldiers on with microphone in hand. This month, she’ll sit down with Philadelphia mixed media artist and educator Betty Leacraft to explore the intricacies of her vibrant and energetic visuals as well as her role in the West Philadelphia community. Be sure to tune in!
Chris Potter’s prodigal jazz – Donald Hunt
Chris Potter began his career playing saxophone as an 18 year old prodigy in the cut-throat New York City scene. Now a seasoned veteran with appearances on over 100 albums, he brings his potent style to Philly jazz staple Chris’s Jazz Café. Look out for the highlights from Artblog resident music writer Donald Hunt.