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SRO crowd gets a history lesson at Vox

As a preview of his research into the history of artist-run spaces in Philadelphia, curator Richard Torchia, head of the Arcadia University art gallery, showed slides and dredged up some not so recent history for a crowd of more than 100 eager collectivistas and collectivistos at Vox Populi.

Dragnet poster for come one come all show at Sage Projects

Wanted: a few good artists…and a few good laughs

Some events on our minds for this week: Thursday, July 16 Sage Projects on South Street, one of the new temporary artist-run spaces,  has an open call for your art for their unjuried show up and show exhibit Dragnet.  Stuff is due in Thursday, 4-8 pm.  No slides or CDs; bring the real stuff.

Harnessing the elements at Slought

Post by Andrea Kirsh One part of Grotto, by Richard Torchia, a two-part camera obscura installation at Slought Foundation I was at the opening last night at Slought Foundation of Richard Torchia’s camera obscura installation “Grotto” and George Quasha’s “Zero Point Axis,” an exhibition of drawings and sculpture. Quasha’s works are awesome – in the literal meaning of the word: work that stops you in your tracks, and makes you realize how much we take for granted. Gravity, balance; these are not insignificant forces. As with all good sculpture they make you aware of your own physicality and embodied-ness. They ... More » »

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