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DJ King Britt, a performer at tonight's Data Garden/Hidden City experimental electronica concert at the Frankford Historical Society.

News post – Electronica heaven at FHS, Quay Brothers at the Ruhrtriennale, Eraserhood year 2, opportunities and more!

News An intriguing side dish for the ongoing Hidden City Festival: the Data Garden presents Heritage Electronics at the Historical Society of Frankford tonight. Featuring artists making music with heritage and primitive electronic instruments such as theremins and something called the Buchla Music Easel (sounds like our bag, no?), the lineup consists of King Britt, DJ and producer; Charles Cohen, veteran electronic improvisor performing on the Buchla Music Easel; Laura Baird, Dino Lionetti, & Gretchen Lohse on theremin, viola and electronics; NO CARRIER aka Don Miller on video synths and NES; and Daniel Rehn (wwwtxt), who resurrects the voices of digital pioneers through 140-character excerpts and curated video. ... More » »

Performance of David Page’s Camp X

David Page’s Camp X and From Here to There at Rutgers’ Stedman Gallery, Camden

–Andrea’s encounter with a performance succeeds in making her and the other viewers uncomfortable.  The performance was part of a now-closed exhibit across the river from Philadelphia in Camden.–the artblog editors———————->Rutgers University’s Camden campus is hidden in plain sight from most Philadelphians, even though it is one stop on the PATCO train from 8th and Market Streets. The faculty exhibition at the university’s Stedman Gallery had a novel format this year. Cyril Reade, Director of the Rutgers-Camden Center for the Arts (which includes the Stedman Gallery and the Gordon Theater) asked five faculty members from disparate fields to curate an ... More » »


Art Fairs in Miami, 2012 – Traffic everywhere and a show stopper at the new Miami Project

This year the traffic in Miami defeated me. The amount of activity generated by more than twenty art fairs would benefit from public, and preferably underground, transportation. While I saw plenty of art over two days at three fairs, I saw nothing sufficiently new or challenging to make up for bumper-to-bumper traffic and streets, endlessly clogged, with drivers who didn’t know where they were going. After three fairs, I gave up. So this won’t pretend to be a best of the best, or even an overview. I spent the first afternoon at Art Basel Miami Beach  with my friend, neighbor ... 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 » »


Amass – The cosmic cosmetic sponges of Margery Amdur at Projects Gallery

Before I went to see Margery Amdur’s wall assemblages in Amass at Projects Gallery, I saw a few images of the work — made with untold numbers of cosmetic sponges —  on the gallery’s website. The works photograph beautifully, and in person, they live up to these images. They’re intricate, with each cosmetic sponge working to build a complex form. Layered with dry pastel, each sponge is filled with rich, saturated color. With their organic quality, the wall assemblages recall rock formations and coral reefs. In more simple constructions, they’re building blocks and have a child-like exuberance. Able to hold ... More » »

Margery Amdur's Walking on Sunshine is a surprise when you walk down the steps to the platform.

Margery Amdur’s Walking on Sunshine and a rider’s guide to Septa’s Art in Transit

“WALKING ON Sunshine,” the newest SEPTA Art in Transit piece on the platforms of the rehabbed Spring Garden station, is unexpectedly cheery and colorful. With its snappy, patent-leather shine, it gives the underground station “soul,” as one appreciative rider put it. This creation of Philadelphia artist Margery Amdur is one of 21 art projects SEPTA has created systemwide since 1998, when Art in Transit began at the behest of then-new SEPTA general director Jack Leary. Leary came from Boston, which had an art program in its MTA; he wanted art for Philadelphia, too. Everybody up and down the SEPTA line ... More » »

Lance Winn's jittery Martian landscape at the Stedman Gallery

Generation gap in Jersey

I spent a Friday in late March at Rutgers/Camden listening to painters wonder whether painting was dead or transformed, and what it meant for them as artists and teachers.

Peek-a-boo–Margery Amdur at Projects

[This is the fourth in several ultra-brief posts I hope to get up this week about work I’ve seen recently that have given me tremendous pleasure or piqued my interest in some way. I’m sort of overwhelmed with outside-the-blog life, but I really wanted to tell you about this stuff.–libby] Margery Amdur, Wisp 5, 31 x 44 inches Margery Amdur‘s luscious floral confections in her exhibit Bloom at Projects Gallery look juicy enough to eat, and frilly enough to hang in the boudoir. The paintings/drawings/cut mylar frothiness and the peek-a-boo vivid colors are downright sexy. These are paintings posing as ... More » »

What we want to see Friday and Saturday and Wednesday…

Go see some juicy paintings this weekend. We are excited about so many all over the place. Of course, photos and sculptures look great too–see the bottom of this post for more. Friday, Oct. 3 New Work by Ted Mosher at Highwire Gallery Ted Mosher, Ice Skating In Summer   oil on canvas Ted Mosher‘s joyful abstract paintings are a departure from his more figurative, cartoony works and from his Old Master-ish landscapes. Opening Reception: Friday, October 3, 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. Artist Reception: Sunday, October 26, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.October 3 through November 2, 2008 Highwire Gallery2040 Frankford AvenuePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania 19125215-426-2685 Margery Amdur ... More » »

In the Garden 2 & 3

Jackie Tileston, Opera Brain Incantation, mixed on linen Gardens become figments of the imagination on the shortest days of the year. So naturally, a show about gardens that begins as the days shorten and ends before they lengthen turns my thoughts to the divide between art and the real thing–any real thing, any art. Jackie Tileston, detail, Opera Brain Incantation, mixed on linen The exhibit is Garden in Winter, a small group show featuring work by six artists–Jackie Tileston, Margery Amdur, Bill Scott, Robert Straight, Carole Sivin and Diane Pieri–at Hopkins House in New Jersey. Each artist takes a different ... More » »

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