Jacob Lunderby organized three exhibitions in his artist’s studio at 915 Spring Garden St. We were surprised by the groupings of artists in each show, and we were surprised that he gave up his studio for three months to turn it into an ad hoc (and very successful) white box gallery. We met with Jacob at his studio April 26. The third of the three exhibitions he organized is up right now. To see the show, contact Jacob at firstname.lastname@example.org to make an appointment. More about Jacob at his website. In this clip from our interview, Jacob — who teaches at ... More » »
Congratulations to all the new Knight Arts Challenge winners in this the third year of awards from the Miami-based Knight Foundation. The awards to 43 groups and individuals were announced tonight at a ceremony at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Winners are in all the arts categories — theater, music, dance and visual art. There are many exciting things coming down the pike for Philadelphia! See the entire list here. We’re excited about these four in particular: David Guinn: Temporary Outdoor Wall Installations Spark Dialogue Award: $9,000 Freewall is a new, artist-run venue that brings temporary outdoor wall-painting installations to Center ... More » »
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 from her childhood, as you will hear in this podcast interview. Right click to download 13+-minute Erica Prince episode For more images of Erica Prince’s art, visit her website. And for images of Erica at our interview, check out Libby and Roberta’s flickr sets: http://www.flickr.com/photos/sokref1/sets/72157633019120798/show/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/libbyrosof/sets/72157633046854460/show/ ... More » »
Like many artists Erica Prince wears a number of hats — she teaches at Tyler School of art, she works as a designer and she is a new Vox Populi member. Prince, who is Canadian, graduated from Tyler with an MFA in 2012. We met her at her studio in Fishtown on March 11, 2013. In this promo to our podcast she tells us about her cosmic musings. Next week catch the full podcast. Prince_promo1 Right click to download Erica Prince 34-second clip.
Beth Heinly grew up in the Philadelphia area. She draws comic strips (under the title the 3:00 o’clock book) that tell humorous and dark stories from her life and she sometimes creates graphic novels, like a new one “Server Serial Killer” she is working on. (Beth’s day job is being a server at the Irish pub, Fado, so we are guessing she’s got lots of material to work with for her new book.) But Beth’s also a performance artist and a self-taught curator responsible for some great programming at Little Berlin, where she was a member, and now, at Vox ... More » »
Beth Heinly is an artist, performer, cartoonist, collector and curator. She is a community-spirited person who was part of the Little Berlin collective and is now a member of the Vox Populi space. Beth’s art captures her wicked sense of irony in works that are often ambiguous and humorous. As a curator, Beth has been responsible for organizing some great exhibits exhibits, including the current show at Vox Populi, Collection. We must say that we love Beth, who worked for artblog during some of our formative years, in which she managed our banner sponsorships and was fearless in conquering technology including ... More » »
We attended the Armory Show and Volta, something we’ve been doing for a number of years. We may change it up next year because we were a tad bit underwhelmed this year. The free-for-all commercial atmosphere was not so thrilling — maybe we’re getting jaded, who knows. Below are some pictures of favorite moments at The 2013 Armory Show and Volta. Loads more pictures at Libby’s Flickr (Armory & Volta) and Roberta’s Flickr (Armory & Volta). The 2013 Armory Show. We went to both Piers (92-Modern and 94-Contemporary) Volta 2013 New York — making its debut in Soho (a move ... More » »
We sallied forth with around a dozen Safari-ites from John Gatti’s Art Now! class at the Barnes Foundation, and saw the art in the Vox Populi building and in Space 1026, with a stop for refreshments at Trestle Inn, where the go go dancers inspired everyone to sing along and wriggle/dance in their seats. Below are some pictures – with more at Libby’s flickr and Roberta’s flickr. Come on Safari with us! Email email@example.com.
Fjord space on Frankford Ave. began less than a year ago and yet they are high on our radar for their innovative curated shows and programming. We spoke with two of the member gallery’s founders, Lindsay Chandler and A. J. Rombach on Feb 20, and heard about their current exhibit, Wandering Planar, curated by Rombach, and about the gallery’s aspirations. In this clip from our interview Rombach talks about the idea for her show and about the strangeness and wonder of being a painter in a studio. Rombach and Chandler are both artists. Listen to the full podcast episode next ... More » »
[Ed. note: We spoke with Jill and Sheldon Bonovitz in 2011. The show of their collection of outsider art, Great and Might things: Outsider Art from the Jill and Sheldon Bonovitz Collection opens today at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The collection is a bequeath to the museum. In our podcast they talk about how they started collecting outsider art and why they are giving it to the museum. This podcast originally ran on May 7, 2011.] Jill and Sheldon Bonovitz have amassed an extraordinary art collection of work by self-taught artists like James Castle, Martin Ramirez, William Edmondson and ... More » »Next Page »