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Studio Living — Sarah McEneaney at Tibor de Nagy

[Michael Lieberman offers a curious and thoughtful review of Sarah McEneaney’s paintings, which reveal the artist’s quiet, imaginative life. — the artblog editors] The centerpiece of Sarah McEneaney’s fifth exhibition at Tibor de Nagy, Studio Living, is titled “ACT with Me (AB),” in which we find Sarah napping on a couch at home surrounded by her vigilant dog and cats–Angel, Cole, and Trixie (thus, ACT). AB is for “after Balthus” because Sarah’s pose in the painting is based upon the Balthus painting “Sleeping Girl,” in which a beautiful young woman is portrayed peacefully sleeping on a bed with one of ... More » »

blue light projection on wall and ceiling

Sort-of Live Comments – Vox building and Space 1026 on First Friday, Oct. 3, 2014

(Sadly, this reporter’s fumble fingers vaporized the 6-minute Live Comments voice recording I made Friday, Oct. 3, 2014. As with the dictates of Murphy’s Law, I had no backup version. So what we have below, folks, is a lemonade of Live Comments — a paraphrased version of what people said to me at the Vox building and Space 1026 last Friday night.  P. S. Burned once, I will never again edit from an un-backed up audio file.  Look for more (really) Live Comments in the future.) John Phillips: I just saw great John Moore paintings (at Locks Gallery to Nov. 8) ... More » »

Yoko Yuki, Barikan, 2011, part of Lyrical Hysterical. Photo courtesy of Oof.

News post – Plato’s Porno Cave open for biz, Bait’s Open Meeting on working artists, Nancy Agati goes to Boulder, opportunities and more!

News   This year’s Plato’s Porno Cave is coming up fast, with a whole new retinue of events taking place in, around and about the titular cave. Among the highlights is a small standalone interactive piece by Julius Ferraro, whose coverage of last year’s PPC we quite enjoyed. The Fairgrounds’ 4th Plato’s Porno Cave is the 3rd at Little Berlin, and the 2nd with a month of programming. There’s a partial calendar of events, and the remaining events to be determined include a series of film nights. More information is available on each Facebook event page, so check them out ... More » »

Sarah McEneaney  
Trestletown, North from Goldtex (2013);  36" x  48", egg tempera on wood. Courtesy of Locks Gallery.

LOOK! Contemporary art and social justice in Philadelphia at Saint Joseph’s University gallery

[Jennifer speaks with the curator of an exhibit focusing on social justice-related artwork here in Philadelphia, and gives an overview of the impactful works included in the show. — the artblog editors] Social justice is a term that can be variously defined, especially in art. Art historian and curator Emily Hage offers intriguing ways to understand what this term means in the exhibition LOOK! Contemporary Art and Social Justice in Philadelphia, on view at St. Joseph’s University Gallery through March 28. This exhibition includes paintings, sculptures, and photographs by four artists who are committed to social change, and whose work “comes from ... More » »

Annette Monnier

Decade-of-artblog videos, Episode 9 – What are you excited about in Philadelphia?

The end is near! This is Episode 9 in the 10-episode Decade of artblog series. In this 3:11-minute episode we ask people what they are excited about in Philadelphia right now. The video was shot in the summer, so some things mentioned are past.  But hear what’s on peoples’ minds — From Hidden City and Citywide, to Design Philadelphia, the Fringe Festival and the opening of 3rd Ward (now closed!) eleven people tell us what they’re really excited about. Next week we wrap it up! (Click the headline of this post to get to the video.) [Note from the editor: What ... More » »

At the dedication of the Center, Sarah McEneaney and Leroy Johnson, with Greenhouse Media's Matthew Suib and Aaron Igler and OACCE's Margot Berg and Theresa Rose (formerly of OACCE)

Art for the public and for the youth at the new Juvenile Justice Services Center

The new Juvenile Justice Services Center in West Philadelphia was dedicated last month and I got a tour recently of the building from Dave Kyu of the Office of Arts Culture and the Creative Economy. While the finishing touches were still being put on the facility (no residents or staffers had arrived at that point), the Percent for Art projects by Sarah McEneaney and Leroy Johnson are installed and look fine. McEneaney’s painting, Philadelphia City of Parks, 2012, is a birds’ eye view of Philadelphia’s vast array of parklands. The artist visited ten parks, all with her sidekick Trixie, and ... More » »

Liza Lou, [Yellow panties with tiny light blue polka dots], 1995, beads, papier-mache

The Female Gaze at PAFA

I enjoyed a tsunami of memories at the newly opened Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts exhibit The Female Gaze: Women Artists Making Their World. The memories were of work by so many of the artists represented in the show, work that had made me fall in love with art in the first place. The exhibit includes 200-plus works selected from nearly 500 works of art by women donated to PAFA by Philadelphia collector Linda Lee Alter in 2010. Alter collected the works with the express ambition of donating them to an institution to make women’s art more visible. PAFA’s ... More » »


Shelley Spector Working at NextFab and Sarah McEneaney at Tibor de Nagy

  NextFab is a high-tech shop in West Philadelphia that enables architects, industrial designers, and artists to create prototypes or small runs of products. Its staff of twenty includes engineers, designers, electronics specialists, photographers, and others who are available for training and technical help. I met Shelley Spector there last week to see what she’s been doing during the past six months that she’s had a residency at NextFab through Breadboard, an organization at the University City Science Center that promotes community outreach around technology and manages the Esther Klein Gallery, among other projects. Any artist who makes ‘things’ that ... More » »


News – Jason Lazarus, Knapp Gallery closing, Richard Torchia at CENTERpieces, and curators, curators, curators

News Jason Lazarus will take your unwanted photos Do you have photos that are too painful to keep around? If so, Chicago-based artist Jason Lazarus will take them.  He’s collecting unwanted photos for an art installation. There’s no need to provide the background for the photos, and if you feel they are too private to be shown, the artist will display them face down. Lazarus can pick them up on Sunday February 5 from 10 AM – 7 PM. E-mail him at jasonlazarus.photo@gmail.com or call 312-953-2885. Knapp Gallery closing Old City’s Knapp Gallery is closing up shop at the end of ... More » »

Joe Girandola

News – Artists in the Media, Philly.com content sharing, Wikipedia blackout, and more!

News In the Media Iain Ball‘s show Pangea: Rare Earth Sculptures at Extra Extra is featured in this month’s issue of Art Papers. Joe Girandola‘s duct tape paintings look great in a Stylelist.com article. Zoe Strauss‘s photo-billboards appear in an editorial in the Philadelphia Daily News that compares them favorably to the city’s many murals. Amber Dorko Stopper is named Craft Editor at InCultureParent Magazine.

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