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A collection of Diane Burko's "Glacial Perspectives."

News post – Burko & Ryan go north, Artblog-Green Line’s joint b-day, Frank Hyder’s 2-part MICA show, opportunities and more!

News It’s not every year you get to celebrate the same milestone birthday as your favorite neighborhood institution, but this year the privilege falls to the artblog and the Green Line Cafe . Both of us turn ten this year! We’re teaming up with Green Line for a show-up-and-show event, Unfiltered, opening Oct. 19, and, as you’d expect, we need visual artists to celebrate with us. That day, bring your work to The Green Line on Locust, and see it on the wall! Overflow pieces go into a flatfile on site that visitors can access. Check back here about what to bring and ... More » »

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Report from San Francisco – A mix of art and science

by Diane Burko and Richard Ryan Just back from a week long American Geophysical Union (AGU) conference in San Francisco on all things geological, where Diane was invited to give a paper. Here is how they describe it: “The AGU Fall Meeting is the largest worldwide conference in the geophysical sciences, attracting nearly 20,000 Earth and space scientists, educators, students, and policy makers. This meeting showcases current scientific theory focused on discoveries that will benefit humanity and ensure a sustainable future for our planet.” Sunday began with a screening of Chasing Ice, the story of James Balog’s mission to change ... More » »

Weekly Update – Swarm at the Schuylkill Center

This week’s Weekly has my review of Swarm at the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education. Below’s the copy with some pictures. More photos at flickr. Lisa Murch. detail, Spring, Forbidden Drive 2008. insect specimens made from cicada exoskeletons to which “wings” and “antennae” and other features are added — all made from seed pods and forest floor matter. At Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education. The 2006 group show “Swarm” at the Fabric Workshop and Museum explored the idea of highly metaphorical non-insect swarm behavior, like flash mobs and data clusters. This year’s “Swarm” at the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education ... More » »

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Multiplication, Compression, Depression at Abington

Aggregate, by Lisa Murch, 2007, seed pods, steel, paper, feathers Sculptor Lisa Murch is easy on the eyes. Her sculptures of nature’s fertility and sexy abundance are great fun–realistic and Pop at the same time. Murch is one of four artists in the second series of solo shows at Abington Art Center. The others are Richard Ryan, Mauro Zamora and John Franklin. Murch, who showed a sculpture of reeds made of venetian blind slats in Abington’s sculpture garden, is ever inventful with her materials. A trail of ants made of seed pods bridge the corner of a room. A ladybug ... More » »

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Island hopping–Manhattan and Puerto Rico

by Richard Ryan Local artists are taking their shows on the road like crazy this summer. Here’s a couple more: The island Manhattan Richard Ryan, whose cinematic urban love-knot digital print was one of the many excellent pieces at the Arcadia Works on Paper show this year, will be showing another piece in the same series at Viridian Gallery’s 17th National Juried Exhibition, July 6-26. Ryan was one of 26 artists selected from more than 2,500 submissions by curator Robert Rosenblum of the Guggenheim Museum. Island of tropical breezes Chaos 27, by Gerard Silva Philadelphia artist Gerard Silva will show ... More » »

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Weekly Update (1) – Et in Arcadia, excellence

This week’s Weekly has my review of Arcadia’s Works on Paper exhibit. Here’s the art page and below is the copy with more pictures. As usual, there’s more pix at flickr and here’s Libby’s post on the show. Arcadia FireThe tiny out-of-the-way gallery hosts the “it” show of the season. Installation shot. As usual the pairings are great, as here, with Judith Schaechter’s print “Child Bride” who is vomiting flowers, echoed with the pile of black bird confetti on the floor by Gabriel Martinez. Nils Orth’s untitled magical alien photo portraits stare like visitors from another dimension. Arcadia University‘s Biennial ... More » »

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Anti-matter and fresh air at Arcadia

three untitled faces invented in cyberspace by Nils Orth This year’s Arcadia Works on Paper biennial is one great show, and you need to commit a date for it on your calendar or it may blow right by you. It’s only up through April 25. For starters it’s the anti-matter version of Wyeth. To put it another way, the show is a breath of fresh air in the claustrophobic parochialism that sometimes infects Philadelphia. It’s lively. It’s right up to date on what’s happening now in the art world–and by world, I mean the real world, the whole wide world, ... More » »