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Jeremy Deller's print for "Love is Enough." Photo courtesy of the artist.

News post – Heather Ramsdale at @DCCA, @ICA Benefit ’15 advancing, @jeremydeller curates Warhol + Morris, opportunities and more!

News The concept of a “memory palace,” a type of visual mnemonic, goes back to the days of the Greeks and the Romans. Cedar Crest College’s new show Memory Palace, an exhibition of sculpture, painting, and video, showcases work by Jarrod Beck, Tiffany Calvert, and Barb Smith. As one might surmise from the show’s name, these three artists have been selected to address the failure of memory and its relationship with the physical world. Their examinations are supplemented by an artist reception on Thursday, February 19 from 6:15 – 7:45 p.m (refreshments served), and a discussion of the artists’ practices. All events are free and ... More » »

Yael Bartana, "A Declaration", 2006, video still, Courtesy of Annet
Gelink Gallery, Amsterdam and Sommer Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv.

News post – Leslie Grossman @GR_Art_Museum, Yael @Bartana @UNCG, the influence of Pennsylvania Dutch art today, opportunities and more!

News Framing Fraktur, an exhibition opening March 2 at the Free Library of Philadelphia features seven contemporary artists (dubbed Word & Image) whose works are infused with the influence of traditional Pennsylvania German fraktur (called Quill & Brush). Including drawings, paintings, woodblock prints, and embroideries by Marian Bantjes (Canada), Anthony Campuzano (United States), Imran Qureshi (Pakistan), Elaine Reichek (United States), Bob and Roberta Smith (England), and Gert and Uwe Tobias (Romania/Germany), the Judith Tannenbaum-curated show Quill & Brush provides current research and interpretation of major examples of historic fraktur and related objects. Word & Image launches with an artist panel,  free and open to the public, as well as a ... More » »

William D. Johnston and Eiko Otake, Eiko in Fukushima, 17 January 2014, Komagamine No. 146, 2014. Digital color print, 13.3 x 20 inches. Photo: William D. Johnston. © William D. Johnston and Eiko Otake, 2014.

News post – Victory for Tyler 2015, A Body in Fukushima at Wesleyan, new Barnes and Curtis collab, opportunities and more!

News via Evan Laudenslager - Evan, our writer and a Tyler alum, recently reminded us to be psyched for the upcoming Victory for Tyler exhibition at the Crane Icebox from April 2-26.  They have had tons of  entries this year and the show is being juried by Anthony Elms (who previously curated White Petals Surround Your Yellow Heart in 2013), so keep it on your radar! A new Barnes partnership is happening! The other day, the Barnes Foundation and Curtis Institute launched a new collaborative program of commissions, performances, and educational exchanges. Beginning with a three-concert series of performances by the Aizuri Quartet—named ... More » »

Larissa Bates, "Agricola and the Maternal Male." Photo courtesy of the artist and the West Collection.

News post – Josette Urso in Italy, celebrating 15 years of Schuylkill Center, huge PAFA gift, opportunities and more!

News 2015 marks an even 15 years since the Schuylkill Center began its one-of-a-kind environmental art program. Their upcoming show, with artist Mary Mattingly presenting the Richard L. James Lecture on environmental art, takes a look at Mattingly’s WetLand installation (a boat-based ecosystem!), which was a huge success at the 2014 Fringe Festival. Following the lecture and panel (which includes Mary Salvante, Maya van Rossum, and Bethany Wiggin), a reception allows visitors to check out the newest show at the Center, as well as celebrate their 15th anniversary. The event is January 28, from 7:00 pm- 8:30 pm. via Artnews - After years ... More » »

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News post – Drew Leshko at DCCA, Dr. Judith Rodin at Moore, NoseGo returns to Old City, opportunities and more!

News It’s been long enough! NoseGo (Yis Goodwin) returns to Arch Enemy Arts for his first solo hometown show in two years. Invisible Village opens Friday, January 23 and runs through March 1. Moore College of Art and Design is honoring the very deserving Dr. Judith Rodin, president of the Rockefeller Foundation and author of The Resilience Dividend: Being Strong in a World Where Things Go Wrong, with the 2015 Edmund M. Bacon Prize on February 18. School of Visual Arts is presenting a phenomenal roster for its spring 2015 Art in the First Person lecture series, all of which are free and open to the public. If you’re ... More » »

Sarah Sze. Courtesy of the artist and Victoria Miro.

News post – Leeway winners, Sarah Sze at Victoria Miro, Doug Witmer at PAFA, opportunities and more!

News Douglas Witmer, in addition to a raft of new studio happenings, has a show of Recent Paintings at Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts‘s Alumni Gallery. Opening on Wednesday, January 28, the exhibition runs through Sunday, April 12. Given the architectural challenges of the building, Doug writes, his collection is being prepared with the space in mind “and I’m looking forward to see how the interaction plays out when my 21st Century paintings meet a Victorian backdrop.” Us, too!   The Leeway Foundation gave out its 2014 Transformation Award recently, granting $135,000 to nine women and trans* artists from the Philadelphia region. They are: ... More » »

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News post – Freer & Sackler digitizing Asian art collection, Schandra Singh goes solo, Tino Sehgal at Stedelijk, opportunities and more!

News via art net - Now that we’ve recovered somewhat from the one-two punch of the holidays, let’s take a stiff chaser in the form of a JJ Charlesworth essay decrying the rampant egotism in art we were subjected to last year. Autocomplete/Manual Delete, with an opening reception January 9, 7-10pm, is on view at FJORD from January 9 – February 1. This new show features work by Nick Van Zanten, Magali Hebert-Huot and Justin Hoekstra. The Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery is releasing their entire collections online Jan. 1, 2015, meaning viewers are getting total access to one of the world’s ... More » »

New work by Jaime Alvarez.

News post – Here’s to 2015!

News Jaime Alvarez has given us nearly a full year’s worth of the Artist’s I’ve Shot, but, like most things, it must come to an end. He’s coming off this by returning to the studio for some still lives, one of which is above, and continuing to post more work on his tumblr, jaimephoto.tumblr.com. Thanks for all the great work, Jaime – we loved every bit of the exposure you gave to some of your favorite artists! Coming up in the New Year for Vox Populi is Aux’s 4th Curatorial Fellow, Anthony Romero, who’s bringing a suite of programming to the ... More » »

The Print Center in days past.

News post – Happy Holidays and New Year!

News Since everyone is getting to wherever they’re going for this year’s festivities, this week’s news roundup will be short and sweet. To all our friends and readers: enjoy your holidays!    The Print Center is hitting the big one in 2015, turning 100 with pride. Their Centennial year is bringing in  a new website dedicated to their rich history, featuring a multi-media timeline, events, images and personal stories drawn from the archives and submissions. There’s going to be a full-blown celebration with exhibitions, projects with partners across the city and a gala, so keep tabs on upcoming Print Center ... More » »

Santa makes an appearance with a famed Rembrandt.

News post – Santa Classics returns, AJW directs a Dan Deacon mind-melter, Dupree Studio stays, opportunities and more!

News   Andrew Jeffrey Wright has been absent from Bananazz a few times, but for good reason: he conceived and directed the bizarre-o video for Dan Deacon’s “Feel the Lightning.” Deacon’s new album, Gliss Riffer, is out on February 24-25, 2015. Reports of Dupree Studio’s demise, it turns out, have been exaggerated: there’s been a reversal and James Dupree gets to keep his studio! The Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority has decided to not move to condemn his property, setting a precedent for future resistance to eminent domain cases like this. Motorcycle buffs who also love Ewan McGregor are getting their money’s worth ... More » »

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