[Roman investigates a new art space that emphasizes interaction between audience and artwork, and encourages confrontation. — the artblog editors] Yell Gallery opened its doors in November 2013 in East Kensington, Philadelphia, at the corner of Susquehanna Avenue and Martha Street. Rob Goodman, owner of the newly constructed building, was inspired as an artist/art instructor, and by a practical sense of space usage and his partner and founding director Mukethe Kawinzi, to be a patron of the arts. Yell Gallery is quickly becoming known as an arts and performance space where confrontation of change and challenge is beautiful. A successful ... More » »
–>Chip tells us about 3rd Ward’s inaugural show, which is a massive affair by three local artists who are very prolific.–the artblog editors—————> Philadelphia’s long-anticipated manifestation of the Brooklyn-based 3rd Ward is officially open. To celebrate the inaugural show of North Philly’s newest art center, the admittedly huge space is showcasing three artists in the exhibit, “Woman Inherits the Earth.” Obviously all three are female, and the title of the show is lifted from Laura Dern’s notable quip near the beginning of the film, Jurassic Park. In fact, the vinyl decal at 3rd Ward is even done-up in the same ... More » »
Post by Becky Hunter I still feel a bit like the new girl in town: keen to explore the city and its surroundings, discover interesting art and meet new people. It was lovely, therefore, to find myself in West Philly artist Nakima Ollin’s car last Saturday, driving to see the two-person show Earthly Delights in the Norristown Arts Building. Pagus Gallery’s large, bright space and winding corridors were filled with two artists’ works: Ollin’s intricate paintings and drawings and Emily Erb’s large-scale, dyed silk works.