News Kelsey Halliday Johnson, formerly of Vox Populi, is the new Assistant Curator at Locks Gallery. Johnson is thrilled to be at the helm for Locks’ new fall exhibitions, Sarah McEneaney’s Trestletown and Ena Swansea’s Fugitive Scenes, opening today and continuing hough November 23. There’s a reception November 1 from 5:30-7:30pm, where, if you haven’t already seen Johnson at her new digs you can meet and wish her well! Tom Devaney, excellent poet and artblog contributor, has a reading with Charles Bernstein tonight as part of the 215 Festival tonight at 8:30pm at Steap & Grind on 1619 Frankford Ave. 2 from us - 1. Don’t forget, our ... More » »
Science and art are two of humanity’s most empowering pursuits. Scientific inquiry and artistic expression have a sizable crossover, which lies somewhere within the territories of the imagination and the unending pursuit of the new. Pterodactyl‘s “Intersection” curated by Keith Hartwig resides in that wily middle territory. Whether seekers are after further understanding of physics or new forms and methods, the process of continued exploration bridges the gap between both creative pursuits. The analysis and rationality of science can occasionally seem at odds with the fantastical or surreal representations of contemporary art, but when the two disciplines overlap the result is all the more ... More » »
News Gallery news – Dalet Gallery is partnering with Headlong Dance Theater for a special body performance installation, “Situations for Unlikely Bodies,” a work-in-progress by Sheila Zagar, Jaamil Kosoko and Caroline Stinger of Headlong. The performance is Sunday April 15 – drop in between 7:30pm and 9pm. Fjord Gallery, 2419 Frankford is a new-to-us Kensington contemporary gallery and studio space started by Lindsay Chandler and three other local artists. opens on the First Friday of May. We think this is a terrific tool for artists who lack access to live models! The Croquis Cafe, an online collection of artist’s models, provides one-, two- and ... More » »
Ebullient drawings of heaving landscapes and meditative mark-making by Kelsey Halliday Johnson, now up at the Green Line Cafe, caught my eye on my way in for a cup of joe. I was drawn in by the mix of gorgeous colors and powerful geographical forms.