NEWS Via Plan Philly Facebook: The Pope Fence and the Security perimeter may be in flux but here’s what floated around Facebook yesterday. It’s a dark map for what should be a happy event, no? Via Plan Philly and Bradley Wrenn, a funnier map later in the day, enhanced with appropriate Pleistocene and Medieval era iconography. Update: Mayor Nutter says maps not right and smacks down the mappers: “I understand given the nature of the world today that at times little people who have little pieces of information will try to put out they have or what they think they have in an effort to ... More » »
News The mind of a child of the eighties, as read by a grown man in 2014: Ellie Brown has a comedy Dear Diary, Bye coming to the Skinner Studio on the 3rd floor of Plays and Players Theater, from April 4-13. Originally workshopped for the SoLow Festival in 2013, Dear Diary, Bye is based on the diary of nine-year old Ellie Brown, but – and it’s a hilarious but – performed by an adult male actor. This is Ellie’s first play, so it’s got an extra new feel despite its 1984 vintage. Student tickets are $15 and adult tickets are $20. Show times are: Preview 4/4 8pm, Opening ... More » »
News Gallery news – Dalet Gallery is partnering with Headlong Dance Theater for a special body performance installation, “Situations for Unlikely Bodies,” a work-in-progress by Sheila Zagar, Jaamil Kosoko and Caroline Stinger of Headlong. The performance is Sunday April 15 — drop in between 7:30pm and 9pm. Fjord Gallery, 2419 Frankford is a new-to-us Kensington contemporary gallery and studio space started by Lindsay Chandler and three other local artists. opens on the First Friday of May. We think this is a terrific tool for artists who lack access to live models! The Croquis Cafe, an online collection of artist’s models, provides one-, two- and ... More » »
News Latest issue of Nicola Midnight St. Claire On September 11, the newest issue of the Nicola Midnight St. Claire came out. In this installment, there are some articles on Katie Murken’s installation Continua as well as Bodega’s show Mobile Device. There is also a video “centerfold” and a curious take on a relic from 9/11 on display in the Penn Museum’s show Excavating Ground Zero: Fragments from 9/11. And in breaking news ...this just in from Matt Kalasky, editor of the Nicola: “Tonight at 7 PM in Temple Gallery the editors of the Nicola Midnight St.Claire will be presenting ... More » »
Here’s a few pictures from last night’s Re-task up at FLUXspace. The event was packed and there were a lot of really creative things being made and a lot of very good energy. I have more photos at flickr.
This week’s Weekly has my review of Growing Up Girl at the Open Lens Gallery. Here’s the link to the art page and below is the copy with some additional pictures. I have more photos at flickr. Dream Girls Three photographers document the introverted world of the girl child. People have been taking pictures of children since the dawn of photography. Lewis Carroll captured Alice Liddell in dress-up garb in the 1860s. In the 1980s Sally Mann photographed her children as they roamed the woods, often nude, like a trio of feral preteens. The idea of children as wild yet ... More » »
“Cut&Paste” is an exhibit about collage and reinvention. Images, both still and video, are taken out of their context and manipulated into something new: a reflection of the artists’ own imagination. Five artists, Anita Allyn, Ellie Brown, Kent Latimer, Eric Lendl, and Caroline Shields participated in the exhibit at Falling Cow Gallery. Ellie Brown’s Found Book Collages Ellie Brown’s found book collages tell a story about her sexuality. All but one of the pages inside are glued together; the inside cover features a collage of mixed media, which represents the story within. Apparently, each book represents a past relationship, and ... More » »