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COLLAGE by Eric Kennedy at Pterodactyl Philadelphia

[Evan reviews a show of old and new work by artist Eric Kennedy, and examines the direction in which Kennedy seems to be heading. — the artblog editors] COLLAGE, a solo exhibition by Eric Kennedy at Pterodactyl Philadelphia, is a showcase of the artist’s explorations in very basic visual elements–texture, form, and color. To label the pieces themselves as basic would not be fitting, however, as Kennedy at his best achieves a remarkable degree of subtlety and depth. Intricate textures beg a closer look These works exist in Pterodactyl in a somewhat cluttered and disjointed fashion–most likely thanks to the space the ... More » »

Ted Carey, Double Backdoor Chipped, digital photo on wood, 8.5 x 11 x 1. Inches

Faded meanings – Dematerialization at Pterodactyl Gallery

The essay accompanying Dematerialization, up now at Pterodactyl Gallery in Kensington, includes the observation that “many contemporary artists and art productions have aligned with minimalist Donald Judd’s 1965 declaration of  ‘disinterest in doing [painting and sculpture] again.’” In the work on display in Dematerialization, curated by Jamie Png, this “disinterest” has extended to a negation of artistic intent, narrative, and in some cases even aesthetic appeal. Many pieces conceptually show art as providing an open-ended experience, rather than an intentional creation, while others question the essential presuppositions of the art world. This type of experimentation is a delicate tight-rope for artists ... More » »