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Lindsay Chandler (l) and A. J. Rombach at Fjord on Frankford Ave.

From the vault: Two founders of Fjord

[We’re big fans of Fjord! This spunky little gallery, founded by Lindsay Chandler, A. J. Rombach, Sean FitzGerald, and Liam Holding, showcases emerging and established artists side-by-side–but the founders never show their own work. We’ve covered lots of shows at Fjord, so it was time for a refresher! Chandler and Rombach tell us how Fjord came to be. — the artblog editors] “It’s possible here in Philly” Lindsay Chandler and A.J. Rombach moved to Philadelphia after graduating from art school (Lindsay, from RISD, and A.J. from Boston University).  They didn’t know each other before moving here but became friends through their network of ... More » »

Walker Arts Center Teen Arts Council (WACTAC) TASK party, 2011, Minneapolis, photo Oliver Herring

From the vault: Oliver Herring’s TASK party

[Just in time for Oliver Herring’s upcoming TASK party tomorrow night, April 24–take a peek at the hustle and bustle of a 2008 party. If you make it to the party tomorrow evening, leave us a comment and tell us what you make! — the artblog editors] Oliver Herring TASK Party, 2008 2 min.


From the vault: Greg Labold’s spores and more

[Wondering who’s behind this month’s Bald Spot Comics on artblog? Meet Gregory Labold, a Tyler graduate and local artist. Dre profiled Greg last winter, highlighting his “seedy” printmaking work. — the artblog editors] Walls covered with rainbow-colored spheres inspired by the seeding of mushroom spores, and a complementary array of costumed mannequins made in the artist’s likeness– this is what you can expect when visiting an installation by Philadelphia-based artist Greg Labold. Rolling with an idea Labold’s current body of work is based on a design inspired by the artist’s finding a mushroom, in which he uncovered deeper meaning and ... More » »

Erica Prince, in her studio, posing with a digital portrait that merges her features with those of her boyfriend.

From the vault: Erica Prince on “architectural utopias”

[Erica Prince is a graduate of Maryland Institute College of Art. She spoke with us two years ago about originally planning to be a research-based artist, and about her love for “architectural utopias”–which makes sense given her brand-new, dollhouse-based exhibit at Vox Populi! — the artblog editors] Erica Prince talks here of her love of mid-century modern objects, many of which become raw material for her sculptural installations. The Canadian-born artist also talks about growing up with a Xerox machine in her house when she was a kid and using it for art projects. Her interest in the cosmos also comes ... More » »


From the vault: Matt Kalasky on artblog radio

[Curious about who’s editing artblog this month? Meet Matt Kalasky, one of the minds behind The Nicola Midnight St. Claire. Matt is a Tyler graduate who’s influenced by sci-fi and fantasy. We interviewed him in 2012. Listen to his chat with Libby and Roberta below! — the artblog editors] Matt Kalasky spoke with us Oct. 17, 2012 about his role as one of the founding editors of the new online arts journal, the The Nicola Midnight St. Claire (now temporarily called “The New, New Masses”–you can hear about that on their website). We also wanted to hear about his art, ... More » »

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The artblog Reader Advisor

[This week on the artblog Reader Advisor: Stunning examples of design via the London Design Museum; Audi commissions the first “chairless chair”; and LACMA gets a new look for its new look. — the artblog editors] Here’s What $50 Million in Art Looks Like, via the Huffington Post Due What? Google Builds Email Bill-Pay System, via CNET 99 Bloblems: New LACMA Museum Design Gets More Structure, via LA Times It’s Only March, But London’s Design Museum Has Picked Its Designs of the Year, via the Telegraph Bureaucrats Vs. Drones: Amazon Complains Its FAA-Approved Drone Is Already Obsolete, via The Verge ... More » »

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The artblog Reader Advisor

[This week on the artblog Reader Advisor: Hyperallergic takes a Village Voice writer to task; Facebook offers a new payment system; and Iraq shows off its considerable cultural contributions even as ISIS attempts to destroy them. — the artblog editors] Take That, ISIS: Iraq Plans Venice Biennale Contribution and Ai Wei Wei Collaboration, via ArtNews Slow Dance (Literally): How Slow-Mo Video Is Changing Dancers’ Craft, via Wired Village Voice Vitriol: In Defense of Kehinde Wiley, via Hyperallergic Nintendo Games Go Mobile—No, It’s Not a New Gameboy, via TechCrunch Is the Art World a Boys’ Club? Four Juggernauts Debate, via ArtNews ... More » »

Frank Bramblett, at the opening of the Center City Tyler School of Art.  They ran out of "Hello my name is" stickers so Frank made his own out of blue tape.

From the vault: Frank Bramblett on artblog radio

[Revered Philly artist and teacher Frank Bramblett has a new retrospective at the Woodmere Art Museum, exploring his rejection of traditional art-making methods. We chatted with Frank a few years ago about how his solitary childhood influenced his creation process, and more. — the artblog editors] Frank Bramblett grew up in a small town in rural Alabama where he played in the Alabama mud as a child. He also had an imaginary friend, Graham, who talked to him constantly. Frank’s large abstract paintings spring from his love of materials and from his need to experiment like an alchemist. You can ... More » »

Amy Sadao, ICA Director, in her office, on April 7, 2014.

From the vault: Amy Sadao on artblog radio

[We’re excited to be presenting a panel on Activism, Evangelism, and Art on March 23 with Slought, Ken Lum, and Amy Sadao! Get to know Amy’s background here. — the artblog editors] Amy Sadao, Director of the Philadelphia Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA)  has won many awards for her work as a curator, organizer and leader in the arts. There are not a lot of women directors of art museums, and Sadao says that’s a problem. She herself had strong woman mentors and credits them for her success. We asked Amy about ICA’s plethora of programs and the museum’s free admissions, and ... More » »

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The artblog Reader Advisor

[This week on the artblog Reader Advisor: Art Basel wants you to know it has nothing to do with Artsy; Wikimedia sues the NSA; and a famous children’s book author introduces kids to Surrealism. — the artblog editors] She-Span Public Art Project Celebrates Women in Congress, via Huffington Post Here’s a Ceramic Brick That Cools Your House, via Wired Total Artrage: Art Basel Repudiates Artsy, via Artnet There’s Only One Bad Thing About the New MacBook, via Gizmodo Discord at the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, via Baltimore Sun Wikimedia Is Suing the NSA—This Should Be Interesting, via Engadget Kleeful Endeavor: The ... More » »

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