[Ed. note: In celebration of artblog's 10-year anniversary, we are bringing you content from our inaugural year, 2003. In July, 2003, we explored the idea of space. From moving space at the Barnes, to using it at the ICA, we questioned the "where" and "when" of how it should be used effectively. It is fascinating to read through these posts and see how far both of these institutions have come in settling into and establishing their own distinctive spaces.] ——————————- Barnes musings By roberta July 30, 2003 I read last week that Pennsylvania Attorney General Mike Fisher finally weighed in ... More » »
News The Delaware Art Museum began its outstanding centennial celebration in November 2011, and is now preparing to conclude with the 2012 Centenniel Juried Exhibition on October 20. Including a vast number of artists artists living either in Delaware or within 100 miles of the Museum, the Centennial is guest-juried by John B. Ravenal, the Sydney and Frances Lewis Family Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. The Opening Reception takes place on October 19 from 5-7pm, and the show continues until January 13, 2013. Check the site for a full list of artists. In keeping with the Data Garden’s ... More » »
At this moment when women Pop artists are looking powerful at University of the Arts, two women artist who have taken quite different approaches to survival and domination in a male art world are showing at Locks Gallery.
Traditionally when we talk about fiber, we talk about not just its drape but also about its hand. Fiber is mostly meant to be touched. And if you come from a long line of Jews, from a people who have historically long been in the rag and clothing trades, when you see a piece of fabric, you have an urge to “feel the goods.” So it’s not surprising that these were thoughts I had when I went to Wimpel! Wrapped Wishes, a small fiber-based show of 12 works at the Philadelphia Museum of Jewish Art in Rodeph Shalom Synagogue on ... More » »
Post by Ingrid Pimsner Polly Apfelbaum, Love Park 15, 2007, multi-color woodblock, 79 x 79 inches, photos in this post by libby Dave Hickey’s “Air Guitar” should be required reading before visiting Locks Gallery this month because if there is any work that captures Hickey’s enthusiasm on the frivolity of art, Polly Apfelbaum’s “Big Love” prints would be it. With the simple child-like imagery of flowers in bright saturated colors, deeply printed into thick handmade paper, her work practically squeals with laughter. The work is jubilant and the forms are strong, like the flower prints the New York Times claims ... More » »
Ambush, by Kimberley Hart, 2005, fabric, yarn, pailettes, sequins, beads, upholstery tacks, ladder, salt. This is a female version of a tree house, all crocheted. Even the ladder is pink. There are grill-covered windows on this that remind me of grills behind which Muslim women invisibly peer out onto the street. In the left corner is art, and in the right is craft, but at Abington Art Center right now, it’s tough to tell the two apart–and by mixing it up, the exhibit–The HandMaking–asks all kinds of interesting questions about both and about value and about women’s work and men’s ... More » »