It was an unusually fertile September First Friday with shows that interested me all over the place. Sadly, you can only do what you can do, and this is what I did and saw. All venues will be open on Saturday and some are open on Sundays. Check the websites for more info and get out there this weekend. Eve Sussman and Simon Lee at Locks Gallery Sussman and Lee sometimes collaborate, and the husband and wife team had a number of collaborative videos they had made in Central Asia. One I loved in particular, which was not in Central ... 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 » »
News It’s no secret that Philly is a coworking and shared space boomtown. The Cedar Works is West Philly’s latest entrant into this scene. Featuring 15,000 sq. feet of reclaimed warehouse space, the Cedar Park neighborhood is now home to 23 studios that range from 250 to 600 square feet and combines artist workspaces and professional offices. One of the property owners and project managers, Andy Peifer, is a long-time Cedar Park resident who lives just around the corner from the building. Now that they’re up and running, it’s a good time to make the trek out and see the space. Perhaps even join? Jacques-Jean Tiziou’s first ... More » »
by Clarissa Shanahan Chestnut Hill Arts Initiative’s premiere show, ‘Summer Phase’, proved to be a thoughtfully curated blend of conceptual installations in a variety of mediums, featuring the work of ten different artists.This was a particularly contemporary and progressive show in an otherwise conservative area.
There’s a confluence of two shows of note now up in Wilmington. I regard that as an occasion to say, here’s a good time to get down there. One is the New! annual juried show at the Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts (to July 25) and one is the Rules for Staying Young, a baseball themed show (to May 30) at the New Wilmington Art Association‘s current venue, 4 W. 5th St., Wilmington. I haven’t seen the latter, and Roberta juried the former, so there’s only so much I can say about the shows in all fairness. But surely ... More » »
Voice Mail, by Orly Cogan In light of Roberta’s post on copyright, it seems like just the right time to mention that Recycled, the show at Projects Gallery until the 25th, includes art using materials borrowed from elsewhere, including coloring book pages. I’m trying to imagine the young artist who did the coloring, taking artist Tom Judd to court for infringement of intellectual property rights. Meaning of Life #37, by Tom Judd, 12 x 12″, oil/collage/panel Anyway, a some new faces are showing up at Projects. Included in the new crowd is Orly Cogan, a sewer of recycled artifacts–this one ... More » »
Post by Andrea Kirsh Our trusty correspondent Andrea Kirsh reports from Art Basel/Miami Beach, in four installments. Here’s the third.–r&l Dec. 8 Back to the Beach I began the day with a breakfast at the Delano Hotel on Miami Beach, hosted by AXA Art (the world’s largest art insurer) and NetJet, a sort of Philly_Car_Share for private jets, 300 of which they had flown into AB/MB. That tells you something about the socio-economics of the audience. It was a discussion about conservation, care of collections and dealing with art in a natural disaster. Heather Becker of the Chicago Conservation Center ... More » »