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Due North provides a little slice of Iceland for North Philly

[Chip journeys to the Arctic through a recent group exhibition, noting that the 26 artists of Due North have managed to capture the icy terrain’s mystery and appeal — the artblog editors] From the frosty expanses of the Arctic, as well as right here at home in Philadelphia, the ambitious Due North exhibition appropriately housed at the Crane Arts Icebox space calls on 13 local artists and 13 Icelandic artists for a collaboration of mystical proportions. In this extensive show curated by Marianne Bernstein, artists explore themes including storytelling, travel, nature and climate, humor, and the intersections of many different media. The ... More » »

Peter Rose, "The Indeserian Tablets."

News post – Julien Robson in Vienna, Alison Klayman discusses Ai Wei Wei, Tobia & Maksymowicz return to China, opportunities and more!

News At least now there’s no ambiguity as to what they’re after – Temple Gallery is now Temple Contemporary! In keeping up with the times, they’ve re-focused on reacting to local, national and global issues in real time. A calendar of their free events, chosen by scholars, local high school students, and community leaders from across Philadelphia, can be seen here. Indy Hall’s recent renovations have brought not only improved quarters for its loyal coworkers, but a series of new works by Sean Martorana, one of Indy Hall’s resident artists. “The Essence of Life and Line,” curated by Martorana and fellow Indy Hall-ers Kara ... More » »

Derek French  RGB Cube iRL projection, wood, in Value City at Little Berlin. (It's the opposite of James Turrell)

2010 Liberta awards!

It may be a recession year, but 2010 saw a whole lot of good art stuff happening in Philadelphia. Here’s our annual awards roundup! 6 best shows of 2010 that we saw: Mika Rottenberg @Mary Boone Paul Outlaw and Jennifer Catron’s The Honeymooners @Grizzly Grizzly Value City @Little Berlin Failure to Show @Extra Extra Philagrafika @Temple Gallery (especially for Heavy Industries) Bauhaus @MoMA

David Kessler's piece, The VOice of the Oracle of Neptune, our pick for best of show.  That's milk spilling out of the Academy of Music Ballroom chandelier and flooding the room

Underground videos – a Design Philly hit, now gone

Now you see em, now you don’t.  The Philadelphia Underground video festival in the underground walkway surrounding Dilworth Plaza was great, and is now a thing of memory — and photo documentation.  We were there at the opening last Saturday and have some pictures to share.  It was a lovely cool evening, perfect counterpart for some of the odd underground films by a group of local artists.

Map of Underground Video festival in Dilworth Plaza, part of Design Philadelphia

Weekly Update 2 – Videos in the subway concourse at Design Philadelphia

DesignPhiladelphia (Oct. 7-17, designphiladelphia.com) arrives with about 150 exhibits, talks, panels and events sprinkled around town in a 10-day celebration of the sleek, the efficient and the sustainable— a festival marking the city’s status as a leader in design.

Charles Ritchie, Night II, 1997-1010, printed by Jim Stroud, Center Street Studio, Milton, MA, published by Center Street Studio, One of 10 artist's proofs, ed. of 50, 2007.2.1, soapground aquatint and mezzotint with handworking including scraped highlights and painted gouache and watercolor additions on Somerset paper, image 11 7/8 x 15 3/4 inches on sheet 17 7/8 x 22 7/8 inches

Big bang, small bang at Gallery Joe

The big shock in Gallery Joe‘s current show is what has happened to the space. The usual Joe m.o. is to hang the work in calmest presentation possible, neatly arrayed around the small gallery’s spaces.

Marianne Bernstein, the subject's tattoo reads Heaven.

Interview with Marianne Bernstein: Shelter, Tatted, and so much more

Curator and artist Marianne Bernstein last month created the Welcome House in LOVE Park, and tonight she brings you Shelter at the Painted Bride. (The m.o. is similar–invite some terrific artists to work within the constraints of a show while giving them considerable freedom to interpret those constraints.) A book of her photographs, Tatted, is scheduled for release in December. In the Spring, she did a performance for the First Person festival based Tatted. And for Gallery Joe she is curating an exhibit due to open in 2010. Bernstein, who moved here from New Haven about eight years ago, has ... More » »

Ronnie Bass, still from The Astronomer, at Marginal Utility opening Nov. 6

Weekly Update – November First Friday on the mind

This week’s Weekly has my first Friday roundup.  Below is the copy with pictures. Big news this First Friday: A new gallery, Marginal Utility , is opening in the Vox building. The six-story former factory building already houses Vox Populi , Copy , AHN/VHS , Progressive Sharing , Jeffrey Stockbridge Fine Art and Tiger Strikes Asteroid . With the addition of Marginal Utility on the second floor, the alternative art scene truly has a new center of gravity.

Pedro Ospina (left) drawing with passersby, klip collective taping. A charcoal portrait by Betsy Casanas hangs on the Welcome House.

Love returns to Love Park–Welcome House

The magic of worlds merging–homeless and well-heeled, city workers and city slickers, artists and would-be’s–suddenly has returned Love Park into a meeting place, under the spell of Marianne Bernstein’s Welcome House–a glass house or box framed in wood, set in the park not too far from the so-called Philadelphia Welcome Center.