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News post – Penn + Pentimenti’s stellar collaboration, Rebecca Gilbert in New Mexico, Tom Devaney book launch, opportunities and more!

News Pentimenti’s latest, most exciting project is The ARTacama Project, billed as “A Critical Partnership between Science, Technology, Education & the Fine Arts.” Held on Thursday, May 14 from 6-8 PM at Charles Addams Fine Arts Gallery, ARTacama is a partnership between the Atacama Cosmology Telescope (ACT), led by a team including Prof. Mark Devlin and NASA Space Technology Research Fellow Benjamin Schmitt, (University of Pennsylvania Department of Physics and Astronomy), artist and professor Jackie Tileston, (PennDesign Fine Arts, University of Pennsylvania), and Christine Pfister, Director, (Pentimenti Gallery). Some background: since its creation in early 2012, The ARTacama Project has ... More » »

Becky Kerlin (l) and Christine Pfister(r) talk with us Nov. 30 at Pentimenti Gallery

From the vault: Pentimenti Gallery and Gallery Joe endure

[We’ve watched four galleries close or announce their closings within the last nine months: Rosenfeld, Artists’ House, Gallery 339, and LGTripp. Three of them were in Old City. In light of these closings, we’re bringing back a podcast with Becky Kerlin and Christine Pfister, owners of Gallery Joe and Pentimenti Gallery, respectively. Both galleries have been open for more than 20 years! Gallery Joe is moving out of its Old City building soon, but will return in a new building in a new location near Crane Arts. — the artblog editors] Celebrating two independent gallerists On the 20th anniversaries of Gallery Joe ... More » »

Tim Eads, Five Red Drips, 54.5 x 36 x 37 inches, Steel, polyethylene & paint, 2013, image courtesy of Pentimenti Gallery, Philadelphia.

Tim Eads at Pentimenti Gallery

[Jennifer enjoys Tim Eads’ current show at Pentimenti Gallery–a mix of seemingly effortless whimsy and serious engineering considerations. — the artblog editors] Through Dec. 15, Pentimenti Gallery is exhibiting recent sculptures by Philadelphia-based artist Tim Eads. Here, Eads presents his current wall-hanging constructions, a freestanding work, and one large-scale installation in the gallery’s Project Room. Nineteen works in total evince Eads’ playful, process-based approach to making and his nuanced articulations with such diverse materials as LED lights, sheets of acrylic, fiberglass, steel, plastic tubing, industrial ink, and nylon cord. Bright colors and complex patterns The majority of works can be ... 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 » »

A site-specific installation of Continua by Katie Murken.

News post – Virgil Marti goes large-scale, Katie Murken at GFS, props to Pentimenti, opportunities and more!

News The British Museum and the Penn Museum are co-captaining a $1.28 million digital collaboration, supported by the Leon Levy Foundation, to resurrect the archaeology of the ancient kingdom of Ur. Originally unearthed by Sir Leonard Woolley’s excavations  on behalf of both museums from 1922–1934, this is one of archaeology’s most thrilling finds, and the exhibition is bound to stun. Philadelphia artist Virgil Marti‘s first foray into public sculpture, Five Standards (Dazzle), has arrived at Five Crescent Drive at The Navy Yard. Commissioned for the new office of GlaxoSmithKline by the company and the developer Liberty Property/Synterra LP, and managed by the City of Philadelphia Mural ... More » »

Shaina Craft, “Experiment 168, 01/2013,” 42 x 42 in., pastel on paper

Pollution, broken infrastructure, broken bodies, religion – Pentimenti’s new show has global concerns

–>Sam walks us through a show of globally-relevant issues at Pentimenti in the gallery’s annual open call show.  Most of the artists haven’t shown in the gallery before.–the artblog editors—————> The problems of garbage and pollution are just some of the issues confronted by Philadelphia artists in Global Conscious, Local Artists, at Pentimenti Gallery in Old City. Trash talk Most people, myself included, operate some of the time on the belief that our garbage just disappears after it’s taken away by waste management trucks. But in fact, the total tonnage of human waste will grows infinitely until we figure out ... More » »

Ken Lum, clay model for "The Space Between Scott and Plessy," 2013. Clay, dimensions variable. Photo by Arthur Cheng.

News post – Fleisher welcomes Liz Grimaldi, Nuala Cabral gets feminist nod, Ken Lum in MO, ArtsTech gets fashionable, opportunities and more!

News Liz Afif Gallery is spreading the word for their inaugural exhibition, boasting work by artists from Philadelphia, Seattle, NYC, Washington D. C. and Boston. The opening reception is tonight from 5– 9 PM, and is up until April 30. Fleisher Art Memorial has appointed Elizabeth Grimaldi Executive Director. Congratulations, Elizabeth! You can read more about her background at  The Village of Arts and Humanities, for whom she’s served as executive director since 2009. Pentimenti Gallery has successfully placed new work by Hadieh Shafie at Sotheby’s in Doha, Qatar. It goes up for auction on April 22. We like to think that Philly is pretty great ... More » »

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Abstraction and Pop in colored thread and tape – Anne Lindberg and Mark Khaisman at Pentimenti

A fascination with color and materials unites Anne Lindberg’s and Mark Khaisman’s solo shows at Pentimenti. Using colored thread (Lindberg) and colored packing tape (Khaisman), the artists create bold works that draw from the history of Pop Art and Minimalism.   From a distance Anne Lindberg’s thread drawings in Chroma resemble paintings. But these studies of color are composed of vertical threads sewn into paper. Of the artist’s seven pieces, two are entirely composed of black threads. By varying their thickness and spacing, Lindberg is able to create different shades of gray and black.  One of these works even follows the gradation ... More » »

undergraduate fine arts senior thesis projects in Addams Hall at the University of Pennsylvania - Zachary Christman and Jacques-Jean Tiziou - lightbox. Photo credit: Jacques-Jean Tiziou / www.jjtiziou.net.

News post – JJ Tiziou’s 1st lightbox relit, Gravy moves to Cecil B. Moore Ave, Tristin Lowe’s West Collects whale, opportunities and more!

News It’s no secret that Philly is a coworking and shared space boomtown. The Cedar Works is West Philly’s latest entrant into this scene. Featuring 15,000 sq. feet of reclaimed warehouse space, the Cedar Park neighborhood is now home to 23 studios that range from 250 to 600 square feet and combines artist workspaces and professional offices. One of the property owners and project managers, Andy Peifer, is a long-time Cedar Park resident who lives just around the corner from the building. Now that they’re up and running, it’s a good time to make the trek out and see the space. Perhaps even join? Jacques-Jean Tiziou’s first ... More » »

“China girl” by Judy Gelles

Judy Gelles and the candor of children at Pentimenti

I spent five summers working at a day camp in various capacities, including being a counselor. Working with children surprised me and I was amazed by the somewhat grown-up nature of the things that the children worried about. Some children who I looked after would often reveal worries or hopes to me, stunning me with their candid sincerity. This led me to wonder how children see the world. Judy Gelles‘ “The Fourth Grade” project offers a window into the mind and heart of a fourth grader. In the project, now on view at Pentimenti Gallery, Gelles interviewed children from schools in ... More » »

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