News The Fishtown studios of Charles Burwell and Antonio Puri are opening their doors this month. Take advantage of the freshly-arrived autumn weather and pay a visit to 2102 East Norris Street (2nd floor) on Saturday, September 28, between 12 PM-6 PM. For further information, call either Antonio at 484-844-5244, or Charles at 267-973-8823 2 from PAFA – 1. Artist and administrator Clint Jukkala has been selected as the new Chair of PAFA’s Graduate Programs, hailing from the Yale University School of Art, where he served as Director of Undergraduate Studies and Graduate Coordinator. Welcome and congratulations, Clint! 2. PAFA’s brand new space for works on paper, the Richard C. von ... More » »
Antonio Puri created a barter marketplace for artists called Art4Barter. He has organized at least 12 editions of the market/exhibition all over the world. Puri, who lives in Philadelphia, and shows his work many places around the world, believes that an artist should have affiliations with around 15 galleries in order to “make it” financially. Hear more of what the Indian-born, American-trained artist and lawyer has to say about his art and the art world — and lots more — in this episode of artblog radio. Here’s a link to Antonio’s website, and for pictures from our interview see this ... More » »
Born in Chandigarh, India and educated in the Unites States, Antonio Puri came to art in a round-about way. He first received a law degree from the University of Iowa and later studied art in Iowa and San Francisco. His art is abstract and his thinking is philosophical, and yes, legal. An artist with a global perspective and a social consciousness, he started an artist barter project, Art4Barter, that involves artists from around the world, who trade their works for services. In this excerpt from our interview, he talks about the reason he started the project. See his website for ... More » »
Post by Chip Schwartz and Alyssa Greenberg News Bombs Away! Art in City Hall got yarnbombed — officially — as part of FiberPhiladelphia2012. Philadelphia Yarnbombing 101, Jessie Hemmons’ and team’s piece of the action is in the 1st floor gallery in City Hall. Meta-Fiber, a juried exhibition, is in the glass cases on first and second floors of the building. Yarnbombing brings to the white-walled gallery space the global street art phenomenon of “cosying” public fixtures with colorful knitted yarn. Meta-Fiber was juried by PAA’s Sarah Archer. And speaking of the Art Alliance, yarnbomber Hemmons will speak at the PAA on ... More » »
There is a smorgasbord of styles at the Center for Emerging Visual Artists right now. The show, entitled Beyond Abstraction, was assembled by visiting curator Katrin Elia and consists of eight artists with mediums as wide-ranging as video and encaustic to fabric and wood. With such disparity even within the realm of abstractions, it is necessary to focus on a few aspects of the show.