News As we ring in the holidays, we can ring in a five-year celebration for some of our recent artist arrivals. Until December 15, the Painted Bride is hosting “Locale,” an exhibition of the works of a group of artists that have all moved to Philadelphia within the past five years of their lives and have created pieces that reflect on their time. This show is a partnership between InLiquid Art + Design and Paradigm Gallery + Studio as part of CITYWIDE: A Collective Exhibition, curated by Sara McCorriston of Paradigm Gallery + Studio. Featuring work by Rachel Black, Robert Darabos, Gaby Heit, Drew Leshko, Kathryn Lien, Ekaterina Popova, ... More » »
The main hallway at the Crane Arts building is a hallway with a lot of presence–so much so that it’s often a place where good art goes to die. Not so Jay Walker’s Istoria installation, presented by InLiquid. The stalking figures–made mostly of tape and laser-cut vinyl applied directly to the wall–can be anything from Medieval knights to Middle Eastern potentates of the desert to the Virgin Mary. Whatever reference you bring to their towering menace and decorative emanations, they are up to the challenge of holding the space and delivering an emotional frisson and visual thrill. Walker also has ... More » »
News Controversy regarding NYTimes critic Ken Johnson’s recent reviews of “Now Dig This! Art & Black Los Angeles 1960-1980” at MoMA PS1 and ”The Female Gaze” at PAFA, in which he questioned the value of art by women and people of color, has culminated in a petition, signed by over 1,600 people, including artists Kara Walker, Glenn Ligon, Coco Fusco, Paul Ramirez Jonas, Janine Antoni, Louise Lawler, Julie Mehretu, Emily Roysdon, Clifford Owens, Lucy Raven, Lorraine O’Grady and Martha Rosler, art historians Rosalyn Deutsche, Miwon Kwon, and Robert Storr, as well as curators Chon Noriega, Brooke Davis Anderson and Dan Cameron. ... More » »
News Here’s a conundrum: if the world ends, you won’t get to see any of the apocalyptic-themed art around town, but if it doesn’t end, the apocalyptic-themed art will be robbed of context, at least unless we can put it all in a time capsule for the next time someone puts forth another end date for the universe as we know it. How to reconcile this? I can’t give you an answer, but I can tell you that the shows at Arch Enemy and PhilaMOCA deliver the eschatological goods. Arch Enemy’s show, “The Day and the Hour Unknown” features the ... More » »
My husband and I enjoyed what we discovered at Inliquid’s Art for the Cash Poor 13 at the Crane Arts Building, held Saturday and Sunday, June 9-10. The crowd was very mixed—from patrons young and old to families, friends, and neighbors. Booths were set up indoors and outdoors, featuring work from artists established and up-and-coming, in a range of mediums all priced at or below $199. As a recent college graduate, the event was right up my alley. North Lawrence Midnight Singers’ alternative-folk rock tunes coursed through balmy air as we browsed the outdoor booths. Their laid-back melodies perfectly suited the ... More » »
News Perhaps woodworking and American leadership have more in common than we knew? Former Philadelphia mayor and Pennsylvania governor Ed Rendell is having a book signing at the Center for Art in Wood today from 5:30 to 8. A Nation of Wusses: How America’s Leaders Lost the Guts to Make Us Great hits stands on June 4, 2012. More information at the Center for Art in Wood site. Ever want to meet the face behind philly artblog? Laura Adams, our intrepid sponsorship coordinator and able right hand, is having her first solo show of small oil paintings at Artists House, beginning with an opening ... More » »
News A very Krampus Christmas We heard about Krampuslauf from Amber Dorko Stopper and also on WHYY. Who is Krampus? Why is he having a Christmas parade? Well, Krampus represents the opposite of Jolly Old St. Nick. He’s a Christmas devil that punishes naughty children during the holidays. It’s an alternative to the ‘everything is so sweet and lovely’ Christmas attitude; ‘a little salt to go with the sugar’ says Krampuslauf celebrator Janet Finegar. There will be Krampuslauf parade and festivities in Northern Liberties tomorrow, Sat. December 10, 4pm at Libery Lands Park, 913-961 north 3rd Street.
News Fleisher Art Memorial @ the White House Student Zulmarie Nazario, 16, attended a ceremony on November 2 at the White House where she received the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award from First Lady Michelle Obama on behalf of the Fleisher Art Memorial. The prestigious award is for Fleisher’s work to develop learning and life skills in young people through the arts and creative experience. Nazario is one of many students who participate in Fleisher’s after school program in which a number of activities help young people explore their artistic and creative abilities.
News (Inaccurate information has been removed from this post). ICA appoints new curator The Institute of Contemporary Art has appointed Anthony Elms as a new Associate Curator. Elms has worked as an independent curator and writer, and he was Assistant Director of Gallery 400 at the University of Illinois at Chicago for six years. He replaces Jenelle Porter who has taken a position at ICA Boston.
News Attack on Matisse at National Gallery highlights art security After a recent attack on a Matisse painting at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, art security is on the minds of writers at the Washington Post. That publication ran two stories recently about art security issues.Next Page »