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New work by Jim Houser from his Milan solo show. Photo courtesy of

News post – Moore’s Galleries get Mohawks, Jim Houser in Italy, Slought and n+1 take on “World Lite,” opportunities and more!

News   Updates from the busy studio of Erin Murray: she’s got new work up! Her latest is a suitably austere composition for these dark days of winter.  Somewhere between the Starbucks stranglehold and the glut of fashion brands thinly disguised as yoga studios, “world literature” has picked up its own reputation for being, of all things, commoditized, homogenized and overly feel-good. How did we come to this? The Slought Foundation is hosting “What’s Wrong With World Literature?”, a talk on January 30 with the editors of n+1 magazine, who put out “World Lite” last August and generated a staggering amount of criticism ... More » »

Alsbrooks - Marianne Beckett

Strange beauty — West Collection artists debut in New Orleans at Jonathan Ferrara Gallery

—>Our New Orleans correspondent tells us of a show of gritty works by Philadelphia artists on view now in her home town. We should note that another group of Philly artists showed work in NOLA recently at The Front, in an exchange show with Vox Populi (The Front artists show is installed in Philly this June).–the artblog editors——————>Philadelphia, a multimedia show at  Jonathan Ferrara Gallery in New Orleans, offers diverse interpretations of the City of Brotherly Love. The five featured artists — all part of the West Collection — seem tied together by their connection to environment — gritty and post-industrial. ... More » »

Sean Robert FitzGerald, Mass, 2012
Graphite on board, 18 x 24 1/4 inches.

News post – Claes Oldenburg at the ABC Awards, Erin Murray’s solo NYC show, Judy Pfaff honored, Hidden City updates, opportunities and more!

News A special reception with Claes Oldenburg has been added to the schedule of events at the Arts and Business Council’s May 8 Awards Celebration. Join a small group of guests at Route 6 (next-door to Vie) for a meet-and-greet with Mr. Oldenburg from 4:30-5:30, before the celebration proper. The cost to attend includes admission to the VIP event as well as the Awards Celebration. Additionally, Oldenburg is having a show of his early street and store sculptures at MoMA — must see viewing.   Judy Pfaff, who among many other marvelous works has a major public art piece at ... More » »

undergraduate fine arts senior thesis projects in Addams Hall at the University of Pennsylvania - Zachary Christman and Jacques-Jean Tiziou - lightbox. Photo credit: Jacques-Jean Tiziou / www.jjtiziou.net.

News post – JJ Tiziou’s 1st lightbox relit, Gravy moves to Cecil B. Moore Ave, Tristin Lowe’s West Collects whale, opportunities and more!

News It’s no secret that Philly is a coworking and shared space boomtown. The Cedar Works is West Philly’s latest entrant into this scene. Featuring 15,000 sq. feet of reclaimed warehouse space, the Cedar Park neighborhood is now home to 23 studios that range from 250 to 600 square feet and combines artist workspaces and professional offices. One of the property owners and project managers, Andy Peifer, is a long-time Cedar Park resident who lives just around the corner from the building. Now that they’re up and running, it’s a good time to make the trek out and see the space. Perhaps even join? Jacques-Jean Tiziou’s first ... More » »

Joe Girandola, "I Drop Bombs...help is on the way," 2012. Duct tape on canvas.

West Collects at City Hall – a storied initiative comes to the heart of Philly

It’s a different kind of silence than the refined quiet of an art gallery. Here at City Hall, the gentle ‘tap-tap’ of keyboards and the quiet shuffle of feet hurrying across carpeted floors reminds you, even as you take in Mark Stockton’s ludicrous charcoal portrait of Arnold Schwarzenegger and Tim Portlock’s hellish depiction of Philadelphia’s badlands, that you’re in the Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy. Though I felt at first inhibited, I then reminded myself that the display of work by the Philadelphia artists chosen for the West Collection exemplifies the OACCE’s mission of furthering the arts ... More » »

Tim McFarlane, "Imposition(indeterminate passage)", 2012, acrylic on panel, 36 x 36 inches

Behind the scenes of art making – This is the last weekend for 2012 Philadelphia Open Studio Tours

THIS MONTH, Philadelphia Open Studio Tours has opened the doors to 300 studios and art venues in neighborhoods across the city, allowing visitors to go behind the scenes and see where the work gets made and how the tools get used. In 1999, POST began with a network of 13 artists. It’s grown so large it now spans two October weekends (Oct. 6-7 and Saturday, Oct. 20 and Sunday, Oct. 21). Last year’s event attracted 37,000 people. The tours introduce artists to the community and may result in sales, but that’s not the main goal of the event, said Ann ... More » »

Ryan Wilson Kelly performs the role of “Mazeppa” in his exhibition at the Fleisher gallery. Photo courtesy of Ryan Wilson Kelly.

Fleisher Wind Challenge will blow you away – with Erin Murray, Bohyun Yoon and Ryan Wilson Kelly

Fleisher’s Wind Challenge 1 packs a wallop, as it’s not too often that such heavyweights are gathered together in South Philly. The works of Bohyun Yoon, Ryan Wilson Kelly, and Erin Murray, up through October 20, each bring an entirely unique artistic style to the gallery. (Also, readers: Kelly’s performance piece Mazeppa needs to be seen live to be fully experienced. It was performed at the opening, and will performed again, with an introduction by the artist, on Saturday, October 6, at 4 p.m.) Erin Murray’s graphite drawings of boring Philly buildings are exceptional exercises in intense observation. Her drawings ... More » »

Mural Arts' Escaped Infrastructure.

News post – Farewell to artnet, new ICA director, Shaft at UArts, Fleisher Challenge winners, opportunities and more!

News In the media  – 1.  After sixteen years in the art world, pioneering internet art publication Artnet Magazine is ceasing its publishing operations due to financial problems; all three of the sites, and its editorial staffers (Walter Robinson, Rachel Corbett and Emily Nathan) are leaving. Roberta wrote the Philadelphia Story column for artnet from 2000-2005 and then occasionally after that. Find the full report here. 2.  Locally, Annette Monnier of One Review a Month is writing for City Paper–a terrific reason to read it! Annette was our sponsorship coordinator for a while and contributed some wonderful criticism to the site. Find ... More » »

Erin Murray, painting from her solo exhibit at DCCA

Buildings and Contraptions R Us – DCCA’s 2012 Gretchen Hupfel symposium

We went to DCCA March 24 for the 2012 Gretchen Hupfel Symposium’s Saturday panels. The topics covered building, cities, and objects, recycling, making versus appropriating — all topics that are hot in the art world these days. Sadly, we missed Marshall Brown‘s apparently memorable keynote talk Friday night. But the architect made some sparky comments during the panel sessions that gave us a glimpse of his broad understanding of the topics at hand. Art historian and freelance curator Susan Isaacs chaired the panel on construction, with four artists–Leah Bailis and Anthony Cervino, featured in the show “Under Construction,” which the ... More » »

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News: Dave Kim nominated by Philebrity, Diplomat Gallery, and Vincent Romaniello

News Dave Kim’s BFFF fabulousness The third annual Philebrity.com reader’s poll nominees include Dave Kim, whose project My BFFF (Best Facebook Friends Forever) is picked for the fabulousness category! Kim’s project made him a slave to the social media site’s suggestions and dictates between April 1 – 30, 2011. He did anything Facebook would tell him to do. Printeresting gets Warhol/Creative Capital writers’ grant! Congratulations, Jason Urban, Amze Emmons and R.L. Tillman of Printeresting on winning this coveted grant for excellence in art writing! Printeresting is a blog founded by Urban (former Philly guy now in Texas), Emmons (Philly) and Tillman ... More » »

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