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Tim Portlock, Landscape_w_frozen_development.tif, inkjet print

Obscure Innovations – Micah Danges, Tim Portlock and Bill Gerhard at Fleisher’s Wind Challenge 2

While the works on show in the 2012 Fleisher Art Memorial Wind Challenge 2 exhibition are both complex and stimulating, you’ll need to work a bit with them to get there. The three Philadelphia artists with work in this show, Tim Portlock, Bill Gerhard, and Micah Danges, all create visual works that place the artist in a non-traditional relationship with hiwork and use experimental means to create these pieces. Though rousing on an intellectual level, this exhibition will not necessarily  attract any newcomers to the art world. It does, however, show the level of artistic experimentation that is alive and ... More » »

Dancer Carolyn Brown in "Walkaround Time," 1968. Choreography by Merce Cunningham.  Stage set and costumes by Jasper Johns. Photograph © 1972 by James Klosty.

News post – Recovering from Sandy, Duchamp exhibit opens, Mulhern’s Sea Dice, opportunities and more!

News In the days since Hurricane Sandy’s devastation of the East Coast, thousands of people have been confronted with unimaginable losses. Many of our friends have suffered damage to their homes, their property, and their artwork, as pictures and articles can attest. But as we’ve also seen, people have stepped up to help one another in a variety of ways. Hyperallergic has posted an instructive list of resources for artists, art organizations, museums and collectors affected by the storm, while 20×200 has issued a print benefiting the American Red Cross’s Hurricane Sandy recovery efforts. Our thoughts are with all those impacted by the storm. ... More » »

Ryan Kelly performing his piece at Fleisher

Ryan Kelly’s Mazeppa – a simple, poignant piece

Ryan Kelly‘s performance, Mazeppa, part of his Wind Challenge show, is a short piece with a rather profound sad meaning.  I saw it on Oct. 6 at Fleisher Art Memorial.  From a simple childhood trope, a rocking horse, Kelly has ridden into being the idea of the Everyman, who is beset by fears and hobgoblins. As he rocks back and forth going nowhere, passive and lulled by the comfort of the rocking horse, life is a dream that passes him by.  This somber piece is heartfelt by the artist, who acknowledges in his statement the despair and pathos in the ... 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 » »

Outside Imperfect Gallery in Germantown.

News post – Pentimenti turns 20, Imperfect’s circle of friends, new art directors in town, Paula Winokur in NY, opportunities and more!

News It’s time to light 20 candles for Pentimenti! Happy anniversary to one of Philly’s best galleries – it’s great to see them running strong! To celebrate, they’re presenting 20 in 2012 vision, an exhibition featuring the work of sixteen of their artists, all of whom have created new work specifically for the show. The only guideline they had to follow was the use of emerald and/or white (apparently traditional 20th anniversary colors) as their basic palette. The particpating artists are: Steven Baris, Kim Beck, Laura Bell, Cecilia Biagini, Matthew Cox, Anthony DeMelas, Kevin Finklea, Kiki Gaffney, Judy Gelles, Matt Haffner, Joseph Hu, Mark Khaisman, Jacob Lunderby, Margaret Murphy, Hadieh Shafie and Jackie Tileston. The exhibition opens on September ... More » »

Renewal Urban Studio Tent.

News post – UArts tents and bikes, Olympics street art, Anabelle Rodriguez at Crane, opportunities and more!

News Two from University of the Arts – 1. Andy Heisey and Andy Walker have teamed up with UArts to build a very cool, sustainable and interactive project: the Renewed Urban Studio Tent (RUST) at the vacant lot at 313 S. Broad Street across from the Kimmel Center. They’re asking people to help build it with recyclable objects on August 1-3. The opening is Friday, August 3 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm, complete with food and music. Once that show’s over, the structure moves to the Mt. Airy Art Garage in November, supplemented with a curated show of work, a film on the building process, the ... More » »


News post – Fleisher news, Diplomat moves on, Chuck Close controversy, Kanevsky at Woodmere, opportunities and more!

News Muralist David McShane writes that his Phillies mural at 24th and Walnut – originally scheduled to be hung August 10 – has been postponed. The mural, which was finished indoors, painted on parachute cloth (143 5′ x5′ sheets), can’t be hung yet because of the need to deal with lead paint removal on the wall, approvals from the railroad company who owns the land below the wall, and structural engineering reports. Let’s hope this season improves for the mural, as well as the team.  Look for the mural to go up next fall or Spring of 2013, McShane says. ... 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 » »

Terry Adkins, detail from "Ulukuk."

News post – Summer concerts, Art in the State, Terry Adkins, opportunities and more!

News  Prepare for more outdoor concerts and events than you even know what to do with! The lineup for the 2012 Free Outdoor 40th Street Summer Series has been announced, with a lineup featuring Philly mainstays such as Slavic Soul Party and Sun Ra Arkestra. All concerts are to be held on the green space just behind the Walnut Street Free Library at 40th and Walnut Streets beginning at 6pm. And City Hall Presents, a new series of events incorporating all of Philly’s performing arts, began in the City Hall Courtyard on Wednesday, June 6th, with three different local percussion ensembles. You can RSVP for ... More » »

The work of Robert Glebe, Guild member.

News post – MFA shows, Possible Projects packs up, craft on the radio, horror at PhilaMOCA, and more!

News The Delaware Art Museum’s Centennial juried show is not until October, but the Museum has released the entire list of artists who have been selected, including many from Pennsylvania. Congratulations to all!  The museum used to host biennial regional exhibitions that were much admired.  We hope this juried exhibition revitalizes the regional biennial, which is missed. Juror John Ravenal says, of the selection: “The 1,300 artworks submitted online by nearly 450 applicants covered a wide range of media, styles, and abilities. There were accomplished senior artists, emerging talents, and probably some Sunday hobbyists. There was painting, sculpture, installation art, video, ... More » »

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