News Epochal architect Lebbeus Woods died on Tuesday, October 30 at age 72. He showed at Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery in 1999; we’ll remember his fantastic, eye-opening experimental work, much of which only exists on paper, and his staunch opposition to celebrity architects. This year’s Whitney Biennial, which raised eyebrows for its hodgepodge nature, is continuing in the untraditional vein begun by Elisabeth Sussman and Jay Sanders. For the 2014 Biennial, they’re going with three curators and three showcases, all of which are to be the province of non-New York curators. Among them is Philadelphia ICA associate curator Anthony Elms. Can’t wait to ... More » »
News Some good deals Two new art deals online–we like the entrepreneurship of both! DealYo – James Dupree is currently offering a limited edition print of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway for half price on DealYo on Philly.com. The Deal — Nicola Midnight St. Claire’s new feature “The Deal” reports on and sells work by artists that they are enthralled with. The inaugural St. Claire deal is work by artist Celeste Dupuy-Spencer. Contact email@example.com with any questions — and to buy the art! Print Center finalists The Print Center announced the finalists and semi-finalist for their 86th annual photography competition. The exhibit will ... More » »
News Warren Angle died Friday We are sad to bring you the news that Warren Angle passed away on Friday, September 9 after a long battle with cancer. Angle, an artist, was the exhibitions director of the Fleisher Art Memorial for many years. He will certainly be missed by many. There’s a Facebook page set up as a memorial for Warren.
Here’s my review of the show at the Weekly. Below is my copy with some pictures. “Vox V,” the national juried emerging art show, demonstrates that childhood memories, loss and sadness – themes at play in the art world for at least fifteen years — are still major obsessions.
If you’re on the road this summer, or hanging out far and wide, we have some tips here of Philadelphia artists who are all over the place. Italy to Cyprus by way of L.A.
This week’s Weekly has my review of two emerging artist shows — Street Button and Isskustvo Transmagica Provinces Animamina. Below is the copy with some pictures. More photos at flicker (street button, isskustvo ). And here are Libby’s street button post and Libby’s Isskustvo post. Happy Happy Joy ToyNew sculpture emphasizes friendliness. Jesse Greenberg’s installation at Pageant sprawls across the gallery. That’s Kate Norton’s piece to the right of the doorway. Two great sculptural installations push the emerging artist shows at Pageant and Fleisher-Ollman into the desirable (but often unachievable) zone of art as serious fun. It’s too soon to ... More » »
Jesse Greenberg unloaded a bunch of these all over every horizontal surface in the gallery Isskustvo Transmagica Provinces Animanina may be a bewildering title for an art exhibit, but the objects in the show at Pageant Soloveev Gallery are equally bewildering–and wonderful. I felt like I was walking into a space filled with gifts. Pageant once again proves to be a gallery you can’t pin down, putting together a juried show of four emerging young artists that sparkles with alternative universes and alternative life forms that are the opposite of the plodding online parallel universe of Second Life. Instead these ... More » »
Jesse Greenberg, in a photo he sent me, demonstrating how to interact with one of his MegaBinxes. Jesse Greenberg invited me to his studio a while back and when I finally made it over there last month I found him busy preparing for his show at Bobo’s on 9th (til Oct. 19). Greenberg, a young artist (RISD BFA 2004) who’s been in Philadelphia for about a year, is part of the recent RISD influx that also includes Ryan Trecartin and Lizzie Fitch and company and the Bobo’s trio, Phil Cote, Drew Gillespie and Nick Payne. (Greenberg like Trecartin and Fitch ... More » »
Jesse Greenberg, Megabinxes, posing at his studio at Philadelphia Society for Advanced Studies in Kensington. I’ve been meaning to tell you about my studio visit with Jesse Greenberg, a RISD grad and friend of Ryan Trecartin and company and of the Bobo’s on 9th crowd. They’re all here now here in Philadelphia–a little RISD tributary that’s run right into our Schuylkill. Greenberg, whose work you may have seen at FUEL last year, is making wonderful interactive sculptures that look like R2D2 with the logic board missing. I will tell you about the studio visit soon. But first, you must go ... More » »