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Matthew Osborn, drawing from his show at Pageant.  The artist plays with the duality of personality and with the difficulties in personal relationships.

Weekly Update – Matthew Osborn’s world and Candida Hofer’s Philadelphia

 This week’s Weekly has my review of Matthew Osborn at Pageant and Candida Hofer at Arcadia.  Below is the copy with some pictures. Matthew Osborn’s “My Bones – Your Skin” at Pageant and “Candida Hofer – Philadelphia” at Arcadia University are two shows that take you to the limits of 2-D art being shown locally.  Osborn’s drawings and Hofer’s color photographs represent some of the best of what’s being done here — from hip musings in ink on paper by a young local talent to majestic architectural photographs by an internationally-acclaimed artist at the top of her game.

Weekly Update — Another Look at A Closer Look 7

This week’s Weekly has my review of A Closer Look at Arcadia. Below’s my original copy restoring more than 200 words that were cut by the paper….and some pictures. And here’s Libby’s post on the show. Linda Yun’s Incident. Here’s the little video I made and put at flickr as an experiment in video hosting alternatives to YouTube. Beautiful conceptual art is a rarity.  But in Arcadia’s group show “A Closer Look 7″ Linda Yun‘s “Incident,” made of simple materials – a fan, a light, some mylar strips — is like the pot of gold — and the rainbow, too. “A ... More » »

A Closer Look 7 at Arcadia

Linda Yun, Incident, 2008, mylar, fan, sound, reflected light and color, dimensions variable, as installed in A Closer Look 7 at Arcadia. Usually sensory experiences are things I think of as juicy. And I can sense there’s something sensory going on in the work of all the artists in A Closer Look 7 at Arcadia. But juicy is not the operative word here. There’s a coolness, a conceptual reflection on the nature of things. The five artists were selected by Sheryl Conkelton, Tyler’s director of exhibitions and special programs. The A Closer Look series of exhibits was created to allow ... More » »

Daniel Eatock, Contrarian Designer

Cover of Imprint with Eatock’s Holley Portrait, made by a verbal self-description laid out to follow the lines of his thumbprint. Each copy of the book is marked with Eatock’s autograph thumbprint on the spine. He invites others to make Holley Portraits and posts them on his website.Daniel Eatock; Extra Medium at Arcadia University Art Gallery (through Oct. 26, 2008)Daniel Eatock Imprint (Princeton Architectural Press, ISBN 978-1-56898-788-0) I remember Charles Eames’ description of how designs were generated in Eero Saarinen’s workshop: in response to the brief, they came up with ten solutions; then ten variations on each solution; then ten ... More » »

Weekly Update 2 – Fall Guide

This week’s Weekly has my fall guide piece about what’s hot this fall in the art scene. Below’s the copy with some pictures. More at flickr And for pictures of the ICA show, here and for the Perelman building here. PAIRED DOWNExhibits on music, food and lace come in twos.Two is the operative number this fall, with several well-paired shows offering a double-dip of art. Two music-filled exhibits will be hot stuff for the ears; two photography shows on food (and eaters) contemplate hunger and excess; and two shows on lace raise thoughts about the fabric of life. Also gamely ... More » »

Olafur Eliasson at SF MoMA and at MoMA in 2008

Great article on Olafur Eliasson by Dorothy Spears in today’s NY Times. Eliasson, who created a “melting moments” color environment here at Arcadia University art gallery in 2004 is having a major retrospective at SF Moma that opens next Saturday. The show — with 20 installations including new work — will travel to New York and be installed at at MoMA and PS 1 in the April, 2008. This is an artist we admire greatly here at artblog both for his playful interventions with colors and lights and for his creation of both spiritual space and social space for human ... More » »

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Weekly Update (1) – Et in Arcadia, excellence

This week’s Weekly has my review of Arcadia’s Works on Paper exhibit. Here’s the art page and below is the copy with more pictures. As usual, there’s more pix at flickr and here’s Libby’s post on the show. Arcadia FireThe tiny out-of-the-way gallery hosts the “it” show of the season. Installation shot. As usual the pairings are great, as here, with Judith Schaechter’s print “Child Bride” who is vomiting flowers, echoed with the pile of black bird confetti on the floor by Gabriel Martinez. Nils Orth’s untitled magical alien photo portraits stare like visitors from another dimension. Arcadia University‘s Biennial ... More » »

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Anti-matter and fresh air at Arcadia

three untitled faces invented in cyberspace by Nils Orth This year’s Arcadia Works on Paper biennial is one great show, and you need to commit a date for it on your calendar or it may blow right by you. It’s only up through April 25. For starters it’s the anti-matter version of Wyeth. To put it another way, the show is a breath of fresh air in the claustrophobic parochialism that sometimes infects Philadelphia. It’s lively. It’s right up to date on what’s happening now in the art world–and by world, I mean the real world, the whole wide world, ... More » »

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Art for sale!

Image is a Stephan Balkenhol carving and a Candida Hofer photograph from Pier 90 at the Armory Show. The small figure seeming to look at the big picture is kind of how I felt when I walked around the huge international show. We went to the Armory Show Thursday afternoon. And for four hours we marched up and down Pier 92 and Pier 90 on the Hudson River looking at work in 154 booths by exhibitors from around the world. What struck me most (apart from the weariness factor of being bombarded visually by all that stuff) was the sheer ... More » »

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The excellence of Olafur

Libby told you about Olafur Eliasson’s “Your Colour Memory” in her post. I’d like to add a few thoughts and pictures from the opening at Arcadia the other night. First off, there was a huge crowd and you had to stand in line to access the piece. Crowd control assistants (guy in cowboy hat) kept people from crowding in to what was a rather small, and warm, space. People look funny in some colors and not quite as funny in others. The more intense the color, the funnier everyone looks. Speaking of color intensity, at one intense red point I ... More » »

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