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Some of Mosher's images are distorted by movement and low quality capture devices.

Ted Mosher’s spontaneous photo journeys at Highwire

(Chip visits Highwire Gallery and sees photos and paintings by Ted Mosher that seem like they are trying to capture the future.–the artblog editors) Highwire Gallery on Frankford Avenue is currently showing new work by Ted Mosher, specifically a series of photographs and watercolors that he has assembled through a dual-process of capture and creation. On the walls of the long, narrow interior of the gallery hang alternating sections of watercolor paintings and small, square photographs arranged into rectangular groups of thirty images. Mosher utilizes a deceptively simple cell phone camera as the basis for his photographic excursions, as opposed ... More » »

Highwire Gallery, as most will remember it. Photo courtesy of Frankford Ave Arts.

News post – Highwire closing, Pentimenti at CONTEXT, PAFA President goes to Russia, car crash at the Kimmel, opportunities and more!

News Dr. David Brigham, PAFA President and CEO, has been invited as an honorable guest and presenter at the Second International Cultural Forum in St. Petersburg, Russia! December 2-5, 2013. One of 14 invited administrators and rectors of art academies from Europe, America and Asia, Brigham is the sole representative of US fine art schools at the conference, a major honor. The event, hosted by the St. Petersburg Academy of Fine Arts and focusing on the evolution and future of fine art academies, is expected to attract prominent international journalists, scholars, artists, and musicians, as well as representatives of the Presidential Administration and the ... More » »

"Catagenesis," last year's site-specific installation series by Philadelphia Sculptors, one of this year's Knight Challenge nominees.

News post – Philly’s Knight Arts noms, A&BC Awards approach, Dona Nelson at Callicoon, opportunities and more!

News We’re not at the finish line yet, but this is turning out to be a banner year for visual arts in the Knight Arts Challenge: of the 69 finalists, you’ll find included InLiquid, Philadelphia Sculptors, David Guinn, BAJ Design, Theresa Rose, Vox Populi and Grizzly Grizzly. The full list includes many more of our fav. Good on all of you! The full list of finalists, selected from over 1,200 applicants and their project ideas, is available online at the Knight Foundation.  The Arts & Business Council wants to enlist you in determining the award recipients for the A&BC Awards Celebration ... More » »

Sung-Ock Shin by Roman Blazic

International paper — Harmony and Contrast at Highwire Gallery

”Harmony and Contrast” at Highwire Gallery  introduces a variety of works on paper with both Eastern and Western cultural flavors. The exhibit presents complex techniques and a simple and sophisticated blend of craft to art and art to craft. The idea of this exhibit came to Piety Choi, who curated the show and participates, when she visited Korea in June, 2012, and in October, 2011, to participate in the Ansan International Art Fair and the Incheon Women Art Biennale. Choi met a few talented Korean artists and realized that they were all using paper as the main material to create dimensional works. ... More » »


News post – $1M for Philly from ArtPlace, spandex outfits for buildings

News Three Philadelphia organizations engaged in creative placemaking projects have received ArtPlace Grants: The Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy has won $200,000 for a project on the Delaware Waterfront; the University City District has won $375,000 for design upgrades and art installations at the Porch; and the Asian Arts Initiative has been awarded $450,000 to commission work in the Chinatown area. More information about the ArtPlace Grants can be found here. The new executive director of the Main Line Art Center is photographer Amie Potsic, long time Director of Career Development Program at the Center for Emerging Visual Artists. ... More » »


artblog Art Safari double episodes–Episode 13 at Fjord, plus Extra at Highwire

We made a number of stops on Frankford Avenue on our June First Friday safari. For Safari Episode 13, we stopped at Fjord for Spectator Sport, an all-video exhibit. The gallery is only two shows old, but already impressive. We saw wrestlers arrayed like June Taylor dancers and moving words embedded in colorful abstractions. They were just two of the video works from 10 (or more, depending on who’s counting) artists living across America and Canada. We also included a short Extra episode in this post (look below #13), in which we talk to Rochelle Dinkin at  Highwire Gallery. Episode 13: Extra: Here’s ... More » »


May First Friday, Frankford Ave

The super hip 2100 block of Frankford Avenue was hopping on First Friday.  With people spilling out onto the sidewalk, the biggest crowd was at Rocket Cat Café, on the corner of Frankford and East Norris.  They were hosting ‘Give Pizza Chance:’ a pizza party at the opening of their pizza-themed art show.  As someone who is allergic to pizza, I didn’t exactly go into this show with much hope of liking it, but its whimsy won me over.

Casey McDonough's syaptic plasticity goes futuristic cartoon world

Fired up about clay–we take a tour

We talk too much. So when we go out looking at art, we end up talking to everyone we see, which means we see less than we ought to. Imagine therefore how we jumped at the chance to take a bus ride and see lots of the NCECA clay shows on an enforced schedule. Otherwise we would never get around to them, given our propensity to stop and chat and the shows’ short duration. The Northern Liberties/Fishtown tour Wednesday was just the ticket. Our tour leader, Casey Porter, is part of the Claymobile posse. He was amazing–energetic, resourceful, and gracious. ... More » »

Brad Troemel, Pre-career Retrospective at Extra Extra Gallery. Installation view

Art and technology in Kensington

Much of the work around the Kensington area this month questions the divide between technology and artist. First up is the Brad Troemel Pre-career Retrospective at Extra Extra Gallery. The gallery directors curated the show entirely from Troemel’s website selecting images of work, installations, and videos and installing the show without consulting the artist in the process. On the Extra Extra website they explain: “This gesture of presenting work without the consent of the creator is emblematic of immaterial art’s free movement into any receptive home.”

Blazic Ulmer

Report from Fishtown

[Editor’s note: Longtime Fishtown resident Roman Blazic want to make sure everyone knows all the stuff that’s cooking in Fishtown on First Friday. Here’s what he had to say.] Piety Choi at Highwire First Friday in Fishtown continues to grow along Frankford Avenue and the surrounding streets. The more recent art attractions include The Angler Movement Arts Center, 1550 Montgomery Ave. and Perpetua, 2041 Frankford Ave., 215-634-4447. Add these to the other established exhibition galleries such as Bambi, Germ Book Store, Rocket Cat Café, Highwire and Little Berlin and you’ll find a unique environment of art’s variety. Nathan Perpetua presented ... More » »

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