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Jeremy Deller's print for "Love is Enough." Photo courtesy of the artist.

News post – Heather Ramsdale at @DCCA, @ICA Benefit ’15 advancing, @jeremydeller curates Warhol + Morris, opportunities and more!

News The concept of a “memory palace,” a type of visual mnemonic, goes back to the days of the Greeks and the Romans. Cedar Crest College’s new show Memory Palace, an exhibition of sculpture, painting, and video, showcases work by Jarrod Beck, Tiffany Calvert, and Barb Smith. As one might surmise from the show’s name, these three artists have been selected to address the failure of memory and its relationship with the physical world. Their examinations are supplemented by an artist reception on Thursday, February 19 from 6:15 – 7:45 p.m (refreshments served), and a discussion of the artists’ practices. All events are free and ... More » »

Sarah Sze. Courtesy of the artist and Victoria Miro.

News post – Leeway winners, Sarah Sze at Victoria Miro, Doug Witmer at PAFA, opportunities and more!

News Douglas Witmer, in addition to a raft of new studio happenings, has a show of Recent Paintings at Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts‘s Alumni Gallery. Opening on Wednesday, January 28, the exhibition runs through Sunday, April 12. Given the architectural challenges of the building, Doug writes, his collection is being prepared with the space in mind “and I’m looking forward to see how the interaction plays out when my 21st Century paintings meet a Victorian backdrop.” Us, too!   The Leeway Foundation gave out its 2014 Transformation Award recently, granting $135,000 to nine women and trans* artists from the Philadelphia region. They are: ... More » »

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Artists find inspiration in Warhol and Basquiat at New Boon(e)

[Michael reflects on a show earlier this month that promised conflict and collaboration, and achieved more of the latter. — the artblog editors] New Boon(e)’s most recent group exhibition tasked a group of artists to work together to create new pieces that would unveil their conversations during the creative process–the triumphs, conflicts, and other outcomes. Conflicts, Concessions and Convergence’s Surrealist concept was inspired by Andy Warhol’s and Jean-Michel Basquiat’s 1984 collaborative series of paintings–including Warhol’s signature brand-name subject matter and Basquiat’s crude portraiture–made with two dissimilar styles.  Let’s hope that the future relationships of New Boon(e)’s collaborators unfold differently than the ... More » »

Marc Newson, Ford 021C Concept Car, 1999.  Check the snub nose and square lines - way ahead of its time!

February – Cold outside but hot inside, a belated First Friday photo post

First Friday started early for Libby and me with a trip to the Perelman Building at the PMA with Collab board president Vesna Todorovicz Sacks, who showed us the Collab 2013 Design Excellence Award show of Australian designer Marc Newson.  Not only is the work a delight — playful, colorful, sleek and clean, the design of the show itself is very cool.  Like an exploded 3D version of a model home, the show features a garage with a Ford Concept Car, a kitchen, living room, two bedrooms and bath–a highly engaging little pad to dream yourself into. The Australian designer, ... More » »