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Piper Brett's trademark gold forks. Photo courtesy of CUAC.

News post – Sun Ra’s stellar centennial, Piper Brett in Utah, Airbnb makes a home in Trafalgar Square, opportunities and more!

News This planet is doomed – but we’re going to celebrate.  By honoring the one and only Sun Ra, that is. On Thursday, the Penn Museum, the Galleries at Moore and Ars Nova Workshop are putting on a cosmic show to celebrate Sun Ra’s 100th anniversary. Expect poetry, Afro-futuristic sounds, and archival films of Sun Ra and his Arkestra held, of course, in the Penn Museum’s Lower Egypt Gallery (where the film “Sun Ra: A Joyful Noise” was shot in 1980). The evening (7-10 PM)  is led by Pew Fellow CA Conrad, writer Ras Mashramani, and Sun Ra biographer John ... More » »

Piper Brett, at our studio visit with her in North Philly

Piper Brett on artblog radio – When bad-ass art is good

Piper Brett’s art varies from exquisitely-crafted sculptural objects (like the painted-red metal bow that took up half a room in a show at Vox Populi a few years back) to work with appropriated pornography images and other found material. Her work is conceptual, and sometimes it can be difficult to confront the found pornography images in a public space like a gallery. Piper was a member of Vox Populi gallery for several years. We visited her studio on Aug. 2, 2013, to learn more about the artist and her work. Her solo show of new works, Soulmates, opened Sept. 12 ... More » »

Piper Brett, at our studio visit with her in North Philly

Piper Brett – Next on artblog radio, catch a snippet from the interview!

Piper Brett’s art varies from exquisitely-crafted sculptural objects (like the painted-red metal bow that took up half a room in a show at Vox Populi a few years back) to work with appropriated pornography images and other found material. Her work is conceptual, and sometimes it can be difficult to confront the found pornography images in a public space like a gallery. Piper was a member of Vox Populi gallery for several years. We visited her studio on Aug. 2, 2013, to learn more about the artist and her work.  See Piper’s website for pictures of her work.  Her solo ... 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 » »

Alex Paik, Prelude and Fugue, 2011, gouache, marker, color pencil, paper, at Tiger Strikes Asteroid

Rainbow Connection on First Friday – a few pictures and thoughts on lovers and dreamers

The first thing I saw before going into the Vox building last Friday was a rainbow. Well, a reference to a rainbow anyway. And like those real emanations of light and color after a hard rain, the wheat-paste poster cheered me up and made me laugh. A toss off, perhaps — a smart, on the money parody of the city’s tourism marketing posters — it set the bar high for my very, very brief visit inside.

Piper Brett, Phone Number, one of several light pieces in the show

Weekly Update – Noisy satisfying Vox VI

Vox Populi’s sixth annual emerging-artist roundup is a musclebound, unruly show. With 33 artists (almost half from the Philadelphia region) and close to 70 works, jurors William Powhida and Jennifer Dalton chose a noisy exhibit, literally and figuratively. It’s great, don’t miss it.

Piper Brett, Large Bow, 2009, sheet steel, fluorescent red powder coating

Vox VI–objects of desire

Forget the summer doldrums of art. It was nowhere to be seen in the crush of people at Vox Populi Friday for its opening of Vox VI, the sixth of its annual emerging artist exhibitions held after the slew of MFA shows that mark the spring.

Christine Pfister showing how the wall moves on its hinge

Weekly Update — Pentimenti’s summer group show

Here’s my post on Pentimenti. Here it is in this week’s Weekly. Working with six local artists new to her gallery, Pentimenti’s Christine Pfister organized Think Global, Go Local as a show about relationships.  It’s an exhibit of clean, sleek, beautiful work consistent with the gallery’s aesthetic and has two surprises — an architectural piece that bulges like a pregnant wall of a house and two sculptures that puncture a freestanding gallery wall, their “heads” on one side and “tails” on the other.