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The Year of No — Bonnie Brenda Scott at James Oliver Gallery

[Michael reviews work in a combination of interesting media by a young artist whose approach seems at once personal and political. — the artblog editors] BUT HERE GOD PUTS THE FLOOD BUT HERE GOD PUTS THE FLOOD This text, which appears in two of the installations in Bonnie Brenda Scott’s exhibition at James Oliver Gallery, comes from a poem written by the artist about natural disasters and the origins of devastation. The complete phrase from the poem reads: “The tide comes in from all sides, but here god puts the flood.” I asked Scott about this, and she explained: “God puts ... More » »

Interface Studio's 100K Houses. Courtesy of designwire.interiordesign.net.

News post – Social change at Drexel, Philly at PULSE, Second State scholarship, opportunities and more!

News Renowned graphic designer and UArts alum Craig Holden Feinberg is partnering with the Pearlstein Gallery for an exhibition on the social impact of design and imagery. The programming begins with Holden Feinberg’s two-day residency at Drexel University as a Rankin Scholar of the Graphic Design program.  On May 14, the Leonard Pearlstein Gallery begins an exhibition of Holden Feinberg’s work, displayed until Friday, June 8.  The opening reception on Friday, May 18 at 5 p.m. features a panel discussion on raising awareness of local and global social issues, as well as displays of Holden Feinberg’s shocking, funny and forceful design work. ... More » »

Detail from Yarnbombing 101 at City Hall Gallery

News – Yarnbombing City Hall, skee-ball at Haverford College, and much 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 » »


News – Jason Lazarus, Knapp Gallery closing, Richard Torchia at CENTERpieces, and curators, curators, curators

News Jason Lazarus will take your unwanted photos Do you have photos that are too painful to keep around? If so, Chicago-based artist Jason Lazarus will take them.  He’s collecting unwanted photos for an art installation. There’s no need to provide the background for the photos, and if you feel they are too private to be shown, the artist will display them face down. Lazarus can pick them up on Sunday February 5 from 10 AM – 7 PM. E-mail him at jasonlazarus.photo@gmail.com or call 312-953-2885. Knapp Gallery closing Old City’s Knapp Gallery is closing up shop at the end of ... More » »


Bambi’s Lovely Things pop up at Projects Gallery

Bambi Gallery closed its doors last spring, but its four person show, Lovely Things, popped up this month at Projects Gallery (through January 28). The show’s artists, Matthew Osborn, Stacy Lee Webber, Bonnie Brenda Scott, and Jim Garvey, have disparate practices, from drawing to installation to finely-crafted objects.

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News and Ops: Norway->NYC, Red Scare lecture, Philly Photo day, and 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.

'Muralmorphosis' by Eve Biddle and Scott Frankel, September, 2009

Artists at Work: ‘Muralmorphosis’ and ‘Inside the Painter’s Studio’

Last month I attended the first screening of Muralmorphosis, the short animated film documenting the mural project of the same name curated by Sean Stoops (and organized by the Philadelphia Mural Arts Program) at 2nd and Race Streets during the 2009 Fringe Festival last September.

Bonnie Brenda Scott, painting on target practice sheet at Seraphin Gallery's show, My Dog Speaks.

Weekly Update-My Dog Speaks at Seraphin Gallery

 This week’s Weekly has my review of My Dog Speaks.  Below is my copy with some pictures. Through the years artists have devoted gallons of paint and tons of plaster, clay and metal to the depiction of animals — beloved cats and dogs and heroic wild beasts.  If an animal-loving artist makes a self-portrait, chances are a beloved pet will appear in the work.  “My Dog Speaks” at Seraphin Gallery is a 13-artist group hug of the beasts of the earth. 

Kevin Finklea's juicy sculptures on the card for Victory for Tyler

The wonderfulness of this week’s too much stuff

Another crazy week, art campers.  We’ll start with First Friday and work our way forwards and backwards all at once.  It seemed logical to us. FRIDAY, April 3 Man’s best art opening

Bonnie Brenda Scott, (left to right) Berlin, Transformer, and Street Hassle, ink on half-tone print

Nexus: Bonnie Scott saves wilderness, hackers save stuff

The Wilderness Society installation by Bonnie Brenda Scott goes from paintball splatters to exuberant printmaking–61 pieces of art in all, but who’s counting? After all, the pieces flow into one another all over Nexus; they climb up the windows, roil across the walls and tumble across the floor.

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