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News post – Pageant:Soloveev back in play, Alex Podesta in Arlington’s CSA retrospective, new look for Leeway, opportunities and more!

News Maria Teicher’s skill for lending images of suffocation a terrifying grandeur was rightly noticed by New American Paintings during the magazine’s Armory Week highlights. “When looking at the plastic veiled portraits of Maria Teicher, you can’t help but find yourself a bit short of breath,” reviewer Elizabeth Devlin, Boston Contributor acknowledges. “We all have our struggles and it’s hard not to view the works through a personal lens, imposing our own narratives upon the obscured figures.” Teicher’s work is part of the showing by Arch Enemy Arts. Queen Village is always a little more incandescent when Pageant: Soloveev is in ... More » »

At the start of the show a series of objects confront viewers before proceeding to the films and trailers

Be Alarmed: The Black Americana Epic by Tiona McClodden

[Rachel moves through a series of video “visions” and accompanying art objects created by Tiona McClodden — the artblog editors] A sleeping bag and bright blue shield mark the interior entrance of the Science Center at 35th and Market Streets. The pairing immediately transmits feelings of protection, fear, veneration, and shelter. An eerie familiarity is communicated as you begin to move through the space, gazing into portraits with fireworks transposed onto photographic surfaces. The exhibition is Tiona McClodden’s Be Alarmed: The Black Americana Epic, Movement I – The Visions, on view at the Esther Klein Gallery through March 15. Co-presented ... More » »

New work by Jim Houser from his Milan solo show. Photo courtesy of

News post – Moore’s Galleries get Mohawks, Jim Houser in Italy, Slought and n+1 take on “World Lite,” opportunities and more!

News   Updates from the busy studio of Erin Murray: she’s got new work up! Her latest is a suitably austere composition for these dark days of winter.  Somewhere between the Starbucks stranglehold and the glut of fashion brands thinly disguised as yoga studios, “world literature” has picked up its own reputation for being, of all things, commoditized, homogenized and overly feel-good. How did we come to this? The Slought Foundation is hosting “What’s Wrong With World Literature?”, a talk on January 30 with the editors of n+1 magazine, who put out “World Lite” last August and generated a staggering amount of criticism ... More » »

Sarah Sze's daunting setup at the Fabric Workshop. Courtesy of the artist and the FWM.

News post – Sarah Sze bends minds at FWM, InLiquid lets Dancing Critters into Shipley, Skout Media does up Old City, opportunities and more!

News Lots of buzz this week surrounding new, tremendous site-specific sculptural work by Sarah Sze at The Fabric Workshop and Museum (FWM): Sze’s first solo show as the FWM’s Artist-in-Residence (not to mention the US representative at the 2013 Venice Biennale) is kicking off tonight with an artist lecture at 5:30 pm, then a reception until 8pm. This show, on view through April 6, 2014, culminates with a publication. If you’re anything like us, videos that capture the spirit of our favorite neighborhoods are the equivalent of the Rocky theme music. Skout Media won us over this week with a beautiful presentation called “Old City ... 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 » »

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News post – CSA hits the NYT, Ivette Spradlin on the walls in Pittsburgh, happy 20th to Leeway, opportunities and more!

News As always, our commie pinko hippie tastes are catching on elsewhere: modeling themselves after community-supported agriculture (C.S.A.) programs, reports the New York Times, more and more people are now venturing into art co-ops. The NYTimes article notes that one $350 share in Pittsburgh included “a Surrealistic aluminum sculpture (of a pig’s jawbone, by William Kofmehl III), a print (a deadpan image appropriated from a lawn-care book, by Kim Beck) and a ceramic piece (partly about slavery, by Alexi Morrissey).” For the intrepid and community-oriented! The Leeway Foundation turns 20 on October 5, so to celebrate, they’re hosting Revolve, a ... More » »

Photos: Suikang Zhao, selected images from Taokonick, 2012

News post – Preservation push, Aqua Dice’s NYTimes nod, NextFab’s grand opening, opportunities and more!

News Above: the magic that happens when Photoshop wizardry and Philadelphia’s most iconic statue find one another. For their New Year’s greeting, the PMA’s Department of Indian and Himalayan Art created this gem, featuring Rocky in his typical composure, but joined by a surprising companion: the Hindu deity Krishna, who in this iteration is “Krishna Dances and Holds Aloft Two Stolen Balls of Butter,” The copper alloy sculpture was made in Orissa, India in the 17th century, 1994-148-262. This comes to us from the Stella Kramrisch Collection at the Department of Indian and Himalayan Art. 2 in preservation news – 1. Created by Philadelphia’s own Conservation ... More » »

Fellows at a previous year's Engine pop-up newsroom editorial meeting.

News post – Review Panel Philly, USC Annenberg Getty fellows announced, Philly artists at CCC, Ginger Lukas in WI, opportunities and more!

News The winners of the Leeway Art and Change Grant 2012 have been announced! $44,380 in grants were awarded to 18 women and transgender artists living in the Philadelphia area (including Camden County); four were previous winners but the rest are newcomers. Visual artist and educator Betsy Casañas (LTA ’08), visual and media artist Caroline Savage, and writer, performer and educator Julia Lopez (WOO ’01) sat on the August 2012 grant panel. Congratulations to all the winners! Alie Vidich, Multi-Disciplinary, Fishtown, $2500 Alison Crouse, Media Arts, Eastwick, $2500 August Tarrier, Literary Arts, Mount Airy, $2500 Charlotte Ford, Performance Art, Point Breeze/Newbold, $2500 Elliott batTzedek, Literary Arts, ... More » »

Jenny Sabin's myThread Pavilion.

News post – Farewell to the Slingluffs, Print Center fall events, Jenny Sabin’s FlyKnit, Tim Eads at DUMBO, opportunities and more!

News The Delaware Art Museum  began its outstanding centennial celebration in November 2011, and is now preparing to conclude with the 2012 Centenniel Juried Exhibition on October 20. Including a vast number of artists artists living either in Delaware or within 100 miles of the Museum, the Centennial is guest-juried by John B. Ravenal, the Sydney and Frances Lewis Family Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. The Opening Reception takes place  on October 19 from 5-7pm, and the show continues until January 13, 2013. Check the site for a full list of artists. In keeping with the Data Garden’s ... More » »

"Aquí y Allá" In-Progress. The circle on the left will hold the panels from Mexico and the red circle the panels painted by Philadelphia teens.

Beyond the wall – Aquí y Allá gives voice to teens in South Philly and Mexico

As people pass 1515 6th Street in South Philadelphia, on the exterior wall of the building they will see drawings of two large empty circles embraced by falling leaves and rhythmic swirls. Inside the two circles is mostly white space — primed wall — ready to be filled with painted panels that touch on issues of immigration. “Aquí y Allá” (“Here and There”), which chronicles stories of immigration told by teens in Mexico and in Philadelphia, was organized by mural artist and Philadelphia native Michelle Ortiz (who has worked with the city’s Mural Arts Program). For over a year and ... More » »

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