Beth Heinly grew up in the Philadelphia area. She draws comic strips (under the title the 3:00 o’clock book) that tell humorous and dark stories from her life and she sometimes creates graphic novels, like a new one “Server Serial Killer” she is working on. (Beth’s day job is being a server at the Irish pub, Fado, so we are guessing she’s got lots of material to work with for her new book.) But Beth’s also a performance artist and a self-taught curator responsible for some great programming at Little Berlin, where she was a member, and now, at Vox ... More » »
Beth Heinly is an artist, performer, cartoonist, collector and curator. She is a community-spirited person who was part of the Little Berlin collective and is now a member of the Vox Populi space. Beth’s art captures her wicked sense of irony in works that are often ambiguous and humorous. As a curator, Beth has been responsible for organizing some great exhibits exhibits, including the current show at Vox Populi, Collection. We must say that we love Beth, who worked for artblog during some of our formative years, in which she managed our banner sponsorships and was fearless in conquering technology including ... More » »
We sallied forth with around a dozen Safari-ites from John Gatti’s Art Now! class at the Barnes Foundation, and saw the art in the Vox Populi building and in Space 1026, with a stop for refreshments at Trestle Inn, where the go go dancers inspired everyone to sing along and wriggle/dance in their seats. Below are some pictures – with more at Libby’s flickr and Roberta’s flickr. Come on Safari with us! Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Amid materials like peeled paint, silky concrete and shards of glass, the path through Vox VIII, Vox Populi‘s eighth annual juried show of emerging artists suggests a road forward for art, perhaps. At least, it seems to be the curators’ view of what that road is. Sculpture Center curator Ruba Katrib and artist Marlo Pascual assembled the group of 23 artists, including a mix of familiar faces and a number of surprises. This is a show in which sculpture, painting and video merge into multi-faceted approaches to one investigation of where dreams and reality can create a new world order. ... More » »
We visited Grizzly Grizzly and Vox Populi on our May 4 Safari tour. At Grizzly, we talk with Charlotte Hallberg and Johannes Deyoung whose two-person exhibit Microwave includes three walls partly wallpapered with paintings and an eerie clay animation video. At Vox Populi we peek at Jamie Dillon’s hobby horse and hear Stefan Abrams talk about his ChaChing photos. This 3.45 minute video is the second episode from the May 4 outing. The third and final episode from Safari 3 is coming next week. See all the Art Safari videos on the art safari page or the video page. You ... More » »
In this three and a half minute episode, we visit Grizzly Grizzly and Vox Populi and talk with Grizzly member Mary Smull about the interactive, motion-activated fiber show there by collaborating artists, Annica Cuppetelli and Christobal Mendoza. At Vox Populi, we talk with Linda Yun, Leah Bailis and Kara Crombie about their solo shows in that member gallery. This is the final episode from artblog’s second Art Safari, which took place April 14, 2012. In the coming weeks we’ll roll out the episodes from our third Safari tour, which happened May 4. Or watch the video at our YouTube channel. ... More » »
This breezy, 2.50 minute-episode, the third from our first official Art Safari on March 2, takes us to the Vox building, 319 N. 11th St., where we have a chat with Jaime Alvarez at Tiger Strikes Asteroid and Kate Stewart at Vox Populi. Barnes Foundation educator John Gatti’s Art Now students were with us, and in this episode Barnes student Martha Harris sums up her experience of Alvarez’s photos — great stuff! To watch all the safari videos go to the art safaris page of the blog. Or watch the video at our YouTube channel. This episode is recorded and ... More » »
The aroma of cake wafts through the gallery at Space 1026 this month. New member of Vox Populi, Jay Hardman, gets his ﬁrst one man show, Unsustainable, showcasing his love affair with buildings and building materials, while attempting to comment on the relationship between the materials, textures, and the societal contexts implicit in their use.
News Other Art Fair cuts out middleman The Other Art Fair launches in London on November 25 and bills itself as a direct way for artists to sell to collectors. The fair is unlike others because it allows for the 100 chosen artists to offer their work directly to the public. Artists showcase their work to collectors, curators and gallerists on their own terms, and that is definitely a unique and refreshing approach.
The first thing I saw before going into the Vox building last Friday was a rainbow. Well, a reference to a rainbow anyway. And like those real emanations of light and color after a hard rain, the wheat-paste poster cheered me up and made me laugh. A toss off, perhaps — a smart, on the money parody of the city’s tourism marketing posters — it set the bar high for my very, very brief visit inside.Next Page »