News Our very own Elizabeth Johnson is curator of EDGE VS LINE at Lafayette College, a celebration of what happens when Edge (a sculptural term) meets Line (a term associated with flat art forms). The show features seven Lehigh Valley and two Brooklyn artists, including Dave Henderson, shown above, and closes today, so get there quickly to see it before it’s gone. After about five years of arduous work, Hidden City chronicler Nathaniel Popkin is about to welcome his first novel, Lion and Leopard, into the world. Published this fall by The Head and The Hand Press, the book is ... More » »
New York Times: Roberta Smith declares painting is not dead. Great images of contemporary painting. And several stories in the Philadelphia Inquirer: Red Grooms’ Philadelphia Cornucopia goes to PAFA! NCECA gets coverage from Ed Sozanski and Edie Newhall. (I think Sozanski should have revealed his personal interest when he went after the PMA for not having a more ambitious ceramics show!) A story about a great find–a face jug made by slaves in South Carolina, dug up in Philadelphia in the ’50s, goes to the PMA.
Marcel Duchamp, joker that he was, would certainly be amused at the thought that he’s the subject of an exhibition at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery, of all places. And a lively and fascinating exhibition it is! At least one federal institution is taking a liberal attitude to immigration, albeit legal, as Duchamp became a naturalized citizen in 1955.
Post by Andrea Kirsh [This is part 1 of a two-part post.] Philadelphia past and present Mark di Suvero, Iroquois, recently installed on the Parkway in Philadelphia, photo by libby I’ve had lots of occasion to think about public art (however you want to define it) since moving to Philadelphia in 2003. Full disclosure demands that I acknowledge my own history in the field: from 1988-1990 I was Assistant Director of Miami Dade County Art in Public Places (at the time one of the country’s oldest percent for art programs), where my responsibilities included administration, designing a care and maintenance ... More » »