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Recent work by Clint Jukkala. Photo courtesy of the artist.

News post – Clint Jukkala at Brian Morris, taking a “Pulse” at Dilworth, Vox Populi’s intense month of performances, opportunities and more!

News   Dilworth Park opened this month to no small fanfare, and rightfully so. But there’s still more to come for the revamped space. Janet Echelman’s sculpture piece Pulse is coming in 2015. Designed to be embedded in the new plaza’s 11,600-square-foot fountain, Pulse traces the three subway routes underneath in real time, sending up four-foot-tall trails of mist, which glow at night when illuminated by multiple layers of colored light. Farewell to the dreary and foreboding Dilworth of old! Whitney Kimball, one of the ArtFCity writers who has covered the Philly art scene several times for ArtFCity including one ... More » »

Jeremy Holmes, Convergence. Photo courtesy of Leonard Pearlstein Gallery.

News post – Dave Kyu vs. Nature, Gallery Joe in Amsterdam, 2nd Friday brings out West Philly beauties, opportunities and more!

News   A special shout out from us to Blaise Tobia for reminding us about what’s coming to this Second Friday (Sept 12). In the span of a few blocks in West Philly near Powelton Village, there is an amazing sculptural installation at Drexel’s Pearlstein Gallery (3401 Filbert Street) called “Convergence,” the work of artist Jeremy Holmes; a show of urban landscape photography by John Dowell (Prof. Emeritus at Tyler) at the Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral from 5-7 PM (and likely a bit later); and, at Art on the Avenue Gallery (3808 Lancaster Avenue – near 38th Street) is”Living in the Transit Lounge,” by Romanian artist Raluca ... More » »

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Posts in the Pipeline, or what’s coming up on artblog!

[artblog guides you through the great and ever-growing Philly art scene.  Our Picks, available by newsletter (subscribe here) curates a trustworthy list of shows and events each month.  But there’s so much more! Posts in the Pipeline tells you what we’ve selected to feature this month. — the artblog editor] Reviews and features this week Noreen Kress interviews Erin Bernard about her Public History Truck project Kelly Steinlage encounters Anne Minich’s intimate drawings at Howloon Fringe coverage begins! Donald Hunt on Pig Iron’s “99 Breakups” and New Paradise Laboratories’ “The Adults” Alaina Mabaso on “White Rabbit, Red Rabbit,” “Experiment #39″ and “Til Birnam Wood” Coming soon Katie ... More » »

Alex Losett, "Cobble Creek," 2013. Photo courtesy of the artist.

News post – Opera under the Liberty Bell, a new PAFA Curator, Alex Losett at St. Joe’s, new Bodega-in-NYC show, opportunities and more!

News For the fourth year running, Opera Philadelphia is treating the city to a free HD broadcast, this time of the comedic classic The Barber of Seville. Last year was a smash hit, drawing almost 4,000 to a presentation of Verdi’s Nabucco. With free tickets available to the public starting tomorrow, September 3 beginning at 10 a.m at operaonthemall.org, everyone who registers is automatically entered to win an Opera Philadelphia subscription for two to the entire 2014-2015 Season. The broadcast is on Saturday, Sept. 27, at 7:00 p.m at Independence National Historical Park.   After a lengthy search, Jodi Throckmorton ... More » »

David Lynch's self-explanatory  Burn Pinecone and Throw in Your House. Photo: Galerie Karl Pfefferle, Munich, Germany.

News post – Lynch’s PAFA conquest nears, Charles Clary at Pierogi, Reflecting Design artists announced, opportunities and more!

News It’s not open until September 13, but David Lynch: The Unified Field at Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts is on the lips of many major institutions in the art world. From a Twin Peaks screening featuring actress Catherine E. Coulson to a short-film competition judged by Lynch and his studio, the exhibition has just about covered every way to engage with Lynch’s enigmatic and influential body of work. You can find a full program of both public and members-only events associated with the show at PAFA online. When you’re the ICA, the revelry never ends. Fresh off their 50th anniversary celebration, the Institute ... More » »

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News post – Polly Apfelbaum in Hudson NY, Ultra Violet archive unveiled, Gallery Joe’s good reads, opportunities and more!

News Today is a banner day for Warholians everywhere: candid conversations with Andy Warhol and original songs by Ultra Violet are being released as a 2-disc collection, bringing the crazed sentiment of the 60’s to life in a sprawling archive. Ultra Violet’s constant recordings of Warhol’s contemporaries were lost to time until November 2013, when Refinersfire began the process of digitizing the 67 reel to reel tapes. Forget beaches and bonfires, Penn senior Kimberly Schreiber’s summer is all about academe: reconciling identity formation, individualism, and virtual and ephemeral art in China. This is no easy task, given the frequent difficulty ... More » »

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Posts in the Pipeline, or what’s coming up on artblog this month!

[Are you overwhelmed at the sheer number of shows and events in Philadelphia each month? Want some advice from artblog on what to see?  Our Picks gives you a curated list of excellent shows and events — a trustworthy and useful guide to your monthly art viewing.  But there are many more worthy art shows and activities out there!  So here’s our brand new useful feature — Posts in the Pipeline — A list of what we’ve selected to review and feature this month. — the artblog editor] Reviews in early August Andrea Kirsh looks at a newly-renoved David Novros fresco-style mural at Donald Judd’s Historic ... More » »

Anchorage Art Museum, where Diedra Krieger is now. Photo courtesy of the AAR.

News post – ICA counts down to 50, Mia Rosenthal in Little Rock, “Rescue or Destroy” saves/scourges, opportunities and more!

News ICA@50 is wrapping up its anniversary celebration on August 17 with a reverse countdown, a reflection, and a musical celebration. A film by Korean artist Jeamin Cha, the Group ZERO exhibition, and a serenade by Bardo Pond and DJ LIGHTHEAT all come together for the closing celebration on ICA’s terrace. Lil’ Pop Shop popsicles, a variety of snacks, and beer are amongst the edible offerings. The Pew Foundation’s Friday web feature is a weekly spotlight on what’s going on in the lives of their Fellows. On deck this week is 2012 Pew Fellow Dan Murphy, who runs Megawords with Anthony Smyrski. If you want ... More » »

Some collected work by Alex Lukas, now on view at Guerrero Gallery. Photo courtesy of the gallery.

News post – Lukas+Powers+Riley at Guerrero Gallery, the ICA’s “Miranda” calls it a day, FJORD’s summer show opens, opportunities and more!

News FJORD is soon to be a source of collaborative goodness, thanks to Ted Gahl and Gregory Kalliche. Joining together once again for this summer’s “Lines Like Legs,” the two artists present installations of their works, all of which were conceived and assembled separately as part of Gahl and Kalliche’s ongoing PAT project. The show opens August 1 from 6-9 PM. Rachel Pastan, writer of the Institute of Contemporary Art’s Miranda blog is departing for greener pastures. Since masterminding Miranda in 2010 as ICA’s Staff Writer, Rachel’s served as Editor-at-Large since 2012 and authored three novels, most recently Alena. Now, she’s taking ... More » »

Patti Smith's eerie installation for MoMA's "Rockaway!" series. Photo: Cait Munro.

News post – Betty Leacraft’s South Africa voyage, urban braille at Slought, MoMA’s Rockaways tribute, opportunities and more!

News   This weekend brings a new Slought presentation on land vacancy, with “turf tagging” by David Stephens as one of its remedies. His creations, using urban braille gardens to call attention to land vacancy in Philadelphia, form a large floor mantra (“act knowledge”). The exhibition features prototypes, templates and a mold for forming outdoor braille gardens; each template is in the shape of braille bumps and approximately six feet in width. They are accompanied by “Peel turf” (2013-2014), a series of wall constructions, which also use the same technique. The exhibition opens on Friday, July 25 from 6:30-8:30pm, with brief ... More » »