News It’s not every year you get to celebrate the same milestone birthday as your favorite neighborhood institution, but this year the privilege falls to the artblog and the Green Line Cafe . Both of us turn ten this year! We’re teaming up with Green Line for a show-up-and-show event, Unfiltered, opening Oct. 19, and, as you’d expect, we need visual artists to celebrate with us. That day, bring your work to The Green Line on Locust, and see it on the wall! Overflow pieces go into a flatfile on site that visitors can access. Check back here about what to bring and ... More » »
There’s a wonderful double feature of Winifred Lutz’s work at the Abington Art Center through November 25, 2012. Titled Between Perception and Definition, one part fills three galleries indoors, the other is sited in the area of the grounds that was formerly the pool and cabana. Both confirm a deep study of nature, although none of the work attempts a realistic portrayal of actual natural forms. The first, high-ceilinged gallery is hung as an installation, although each element is also an individual work, with a title, and some of the pieces are dispersed among various collections.Lutz has re-done the gallery’s ... More » »
News PennDesign has just released the schedule for the School’s Fall 2012 Lecture Series. All lectures (except ones noted otherwise) are held at 6PM at the University of Pennsylvania School of Design, Meyerson Hall, 210 South 34th Street, Philadelphia, PA. Check the schedule to see what exciting speakers they have on deck. A bit of performance art brought to Philly: Butch Cordora’s been chosen to “live” in the window of Bo Concept at 17th & Chestnut for almost a week, in a repeat of a publicity stunt they tried in Chelsea that generated sales. He’s “moving in” on Sat, Sept 29, and ... More » »
News At least now there’s no ambiguity as to what they’re after – Temple Gallery is now Temple Contemporary! In keeping up with the times, they’ve re-focused on reacting to local, national and global issues in real time. A calendar of their free events, chosen by scholars, local high school students, and community leaders from across Philadelphia, can be seen here. Indy Hall’s recent renovations have brought not only improved quarters for its loyal coworkers, but a series of new works by Sean Martorana, one of Indy Hall’s resident artists. “The Essence of Life and Line,” curated by Martorana and fellow Indy Hall-ers Kara ... More » »
News Carolee Schneeman, wonder woman of first wave feminism, is coming to Philadelphia on April 24 for a week of events hosted by the Slought Foundation and the College of Physicians, many of which are open to the public. “Utterly Precarious: Carolee Schneemann in 5 Parts” includes screenings of her film work, a public conversation with Christine Poggi of the University of Pennsylvania and Aaron Levy of Slought, a master class with students, a museum tour, and – to the joy of cat people - a party for cats on April 26th in honor of Schneemann’s feline companions Kitch, Cluny, Vesper and Minos. We ... More » »
News Norway in NYC Following our last news post about Milwaukee in New York, now you can catch a piece of Norway too! NORWAY NOW in NYC opens at .NO Gallery at 253 E. Houston on Sept. 7. The multimedia exhibit mirrors Oslo’s annual juried art exhibition Høstutstillingen. The New York show had almost 600 submissions, but the jurors Koan Jeff Baysa and Omar Lopez-Chahoud narrowed it down to six artists. Opening reception is September 7 from 6 – 10 PM and the show runs until October 2.
We’d been overdue a trip to Abington Art Center to see the solo series shows and check out what’s new in the woods. We picked a cool enough day before the heat wave and ventured out. Abington — like many small arts organizations — is suffering the effects of the recession. They had to let go staff including their curator, the great Sue Spaid. The solo shows — we don’t know who curated them — include works by Judy Engle, Alison Stigora, Atsuko Tajima and Jay Walker. With one exception, we know all the artists.
This summer heat’s hard to endure so we’re going to tell you about a trip we took to nice shady cool Abington Art Center. Abington has this really great sculpture garden and generally we make that trip at least once a year. There’s a new show in the garden and woods that just opened and will be up through Nov. 30, Endurance: Visualizing Time.
Thomas Wrede, Settlement with a Road, 2005, Digital C-print, 19 x 39 inches, West Collection Recently appointed Abington Art Center Curator Sue Spaid has thrown the gauntlet down with her first exhibit there, Global Suburbia: Meditations of the World of the ‘Burbs.” It’s a show a little unpredictable and chock-a-block with yummy art worth a chew. Lee Stoetzel, McMansion #5, 2005 Lambda print, 36 x 57.5 inches I say unpredictable because the same exhibit has photographic, old-masterish paintings by Sarah McCoubrey of inflatable swimming pools on lawns as well as Lee Stoetzel’s McMansions, photos of model he made from fast-food ... More » »
Meetinghouse Road was closed thanks to fallen trees after this week’s violent storm. I almost turned around and went home. After all, I’ve been lost before around the Abington Art Center.But feeling like I hated to have wasted my time getting there, I went to the next corner and voila! I knew where I was and I knew I could get there after all. The Art Center had suffered the loss of a number of trees. I took a bunch of pictures of the broken trunks and branches. As usual, when I tried to follow the map I was flummoxed. ... More » »Next Page »