Tag Archive "art-sanctuary"

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Oh Snap — Barkley L. Hendricks’ photographs

[Kitty reviews a hit-or-miss show of native Philly artist Barkley Hendricks’ photos. Hendricks had a major career retrospective in 2009 at the Studio Museum of Harlem, PAFA (his alma mater), and elsewhere, which was much acclaimed. — the artblog editors] For years, a life-size oil portrait, “Miss T” by Barkley L. Hendricks, hung at the bottom of the steps in the Historic Landmark Museum of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. The painting represented a new era, when a then-young black artist–and PAFA grad–could embrace painting skills passed through the ages to portray the dignity and strength of a ... More » »

Roxy Paine. Photo courtesy of the artist.

News post – Dread Scott wins A Blade of Grass Fellowship, Gallery Joe shutters, Pepon Osorio reForms at Temple, opportunities and more!

News   In equal measures of happiness and sadness, we’ve learned that Gallery Joe is presenting its final exhibition in its Old City location. After 22 years, Gallery Joe is departing 302 Arch Street. They’ve apparently got big plans for the future, but for now are working by appointment from a nearby space in Washington Square. Bye Bye Old City: The Last Picture Show opens on Saturday, May 2 and runs for two weeks, through May 16, with a reception on May 2 from 5-7 PM.   A great permanent addition to the landscape! The Association for Public Art has ... More » »

Theaster Gates doing a Jack Palance

Theaster Gates talks at the Fabric Workshop and Museum

The Martin Luther King Day of Service at the Fabric Workshop and Museum featured a talk by uber-international hot-ticket-artist Theaster Gates (pronounced with “aster” at the end). Gates, whose work includes making utopian spaces in cities, where people can meet and work, also does performance, clay and so much more. He is a guy who is hoping his art can rebuild how the world works, one brick at a time. He is installing a workspace at the FWM that goes by the stop-you-in-your-tracks moniker Soul Manufacturing Corporation–To Make the Thing that Makes the Things. By time he was done speaking, ... More » »