The West Collection will feature eight Philadelphia artists in their mobile gallery project at the Texas Contemporary Art Fair, Oct 10-13 in Houston. Drew Leshko Mark Stockton Erin Riley Jacque Liu Dan Petraitis Chris Sembrot Alex Lukas Tim Portlock
Jacque Liu’s show Milk Drunk, currently up at Pentimenti gallery, is titled after a comment about the artist’s newborn son made by a nurse. True to this theme, the works on display evoke an amorphous, rich, pre-lingual state of consciousness. Liu’s works in this show include folded drawings somewhat reminiscent of the work of Agnes Martin, mylar constructions, and object installations. The use of translucent mylar in drawings and constructions adds to the ephemeral nature of Liu’s work, giving pieces a soft aura and altering and cloaking of more traditional colors. Likewise, folds and buttons on the mylar works imply specific ... More » »
Grizzly Grizzly installed their first juried exhibit, “Other Possible Titles” in November in their small artist-run space in the old industrial building at 319 N. 11th St. When we met Mike Ellyson and Jacque Liu at the gallery for this podcast interview, the small space was filled to bursting with 35 works from almost 250 submissions from all over the US and as far away as Ireland and Australia. The artist run space has Grizzlies 8-members and Mike and Jacque said they were very happy with the show. Viewers were encouraged to vote on their favorite piece and many have. ... More » »
This month, Grizzly Grizzly installed their first juried open call exhibit, “Other Possible Titles” in their small artist-run space in the old industrial building at 319 N. 11th St. The gallery is filled to bursting with 35 works from almost 250 submissions from all over the US and as far away as Ireland and Australia. We spoke with Mike Ellyson and Jacque Liu, two of the Grizzlies (the group is 8-members strong), who confessed to being thrilled with the response, and with the show. Viewers are encouraged to vote on their favorite piece and many have. The Grizzlies will award ... More » »
Much of the work in Think Global 2 at Pentimenti reflects a shared mindset of lowered expectations, with artists channeling environmental concerns or worries about the world economy. In the exhibition open until July 9, the art is a reflection of a larger, collective mood of doubt.
The chicken was a thing of beauty with a long speckled neck and banded body. She settled next to a small cement mountain. A blue neon light served as a negative sun. A photographer, Mike Kopena, there to document the installation, walked away from his tripod to the other end of the room to alert the two artists: The chicken had dropped a load on the floor–and was sitting in it. Aargh.
A house is not necessarily a home, nor is it necessarily an art gallery. But of three shows up right now in spaces originally meant for living, two of take advantage of the space in which they are showing, playing off the domestic and architectural spaces.