Tag Archive "vox-populi"

sculptures of human legs and heads and shoulders

“Vicious Elegance,” Julia Klein: Partial Figures and Fragments — A Winning Essay in the Art Writing Contest!

[Dear readers, we are publishing the essays of the 16 finalists in the New Art Writing Challenge Contest on artblog and the St. Claire! Today, we publish the finalists in the category of “100 words or less”. Thanks to all those who participated and submitted more than 70 articles. And thanks to our jurors — Hrag Vartanian, Abigail Satinsky, and Nell McClister–who picked the winners. We are energized by all the wonderful writing that was submitted, and know you will enjoy reading it! — the artblog editors] Finalists in category: 100 words or less “Vicious Elegance,” Julia Klein: Partial Figures ... More » »

Wearing hazmat suits in a concourse below Center City, artists Jerry Kaba (left) and Meghan O'Donnell, inspired by a concourse myth, play chess as part of a guerrilla-arts fest. CHRIS FASCENELLI.

News post – @bethheinly and Andrea make Philly.com, Franklin Furnace revamped @Pratt, AUTOMAT makes a new space, opportunities and more!

News Artblog team members in the news! Philly.com gave a couple of mentions in recent days to Andrea Kirsh for her permeable pavers, and Beth Heinly for her Open Call Guerrilla Outdoor Performance Festival (#OCGOPF). Congrats, both! KieranTimberlake has been announced by Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis as one of the three finalists for the design of Anabeth and John Weil Hall: Architecture Research Office (ARO). Along with Mack Scogin Merrill Elam Architects, KieranTimberlake is giving a public presentation from March 23–24, 2015. The Sam Fox School is then announcing the architect for Weil Hall ... More » »

Bonnie Jones, from her poem projected on a screen

From the vault: Agony and ecstasy at Vox’s AUX

[It’s been nearly three years since Libby gave an incisive review of a new-media performance and art show at Vox Populi. Having immersed ourselves in our devices all the more since then, we thought we could all use a reminder that texting and other less personal forms of communication can, sometimes, elevate us. — the artblog editors] My first outing to AUX, the newish performance space at Vox Populi Gallery, last week was an extraordinary mix of pain and transcendence. The event, Rhythms of Time Sharing (RoTS), showcased several communications-technology-based performances, including work from artists based here, in the nation ... More » »

New work by Jaime Alvarez.

News post – Here’s to 2015!

News Jaime Alvarez has given us nearly a full year’s worth of the Artist’s I’ve Shot, but, like most things, it must come to an end. He’s coming off this by returning to the studio for some still lives, one of which is above, and continuing to post more work on his tumblr, jaimephoto.tumblr.com. Thanks for all the great work, Jaime – we loved every bit of the exposure you gave to some of your favorite artists! Coming up in the New Year for Vox Populi is Aux’s 4th Curatorial Fellow, Anthony Romero, who’s bringing a suite of programming to the ... More » »

Penn MFA work.

News post – Njideka Akunyili Crosby wins ’14 James Dicke, Captain Beefheart album artist show at ImPeRfECT, opportunities and more!

News Another well-deserved honor for the gloriously talented Njideka Akunyili Crosby – on Tuesday, the PAFA alumna was named the 2014 winner of the James Dicke Contemporary Artist Prize from the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Akunyili Crosby (Post-Bacc. ’06, Cert. ’06-’09) is the 11th winner of the award, given to under-50s with an exceptional body of work.  For context, the other 2014 James Dicke award nominees were Cory Arcangel, Trisha Baga, Paul Chan, Barnaby Furnas, Theaster Gates, KAWS (Brian Donnelly), Josiah McElheny, Dave McKenzie, Julie Mehretu, Frances Stark, Swoon (Caledonia Curry) and Mickalene Thomas.  Cal Schenkel, groundbreaking album cover artist for ... More » »

"Traditional Doctor Koko," one of the works included in the upcoming Gravers Lane show. Photo courtesy of the gallery.

News post – Syrian collective wins Vera List Prize, Gravers Lane goes big, Michelle Post brings “Mucky Mucks” alive, opportunities and more!

News     Exciting news!  The work has begun on Gravers Lane Gallery’s expansion into the 8403 Germantown Ave. exhibition space. The Grand Opening is scheduled for February 2015, and features Botswana and the Art of the Kalahari, a special first exhibition celebrating Black History Month. Curated by Cindy Friedman, the show benefits the Botswana UPENN Partnership. 2 from the Philadelphia Museum of Art – 1. Habemus papam! Next year, that is – the Philadelphia Museum of Art has just been announced as a host of next year’s scheduled Papal Visit and World Meeting of Families 2015. Pope Francis is going to be at the ... 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 » »

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Room for the Whole Wide World at Vox Populi

[Evan views a group exhibition rooted in photography through the lens of photographic technique and process, finding connections between seemingly unrelated works. — the artblog editors] Room for the Whole Wide World is an exercise in material and visual abstraction that uses photographic imagery and practice as its base, meandering between the flatness of an image and the dynamism of the world it represents. As I wandered the room at Vox Populi, I found it helpful to consider some of the basic and traditional elements of the photographic image and process–frame, line, texture, light, latency, exposure, and development, or less ... More » »

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Posts in the Pipeline – Stories you won’t want to miss

[artblog guides you through the great Philly art scene.  Our Picks, available by newsletter (subscribe here) curates a trustworthy list of shows and events each month.  But there’s so much more! Posts in the Pipeline tells you what we’ve selected to feature this month. — the artblog editor] Reviews and features this week Evan Laudenslager reviews the Vox Populi show, Room for the Whole Wide World Lauren Findlay says don’t miss the #SelfieShow at Yell Gallery Irena Frumkin tells us about the David Lynch show at PAFA Roberta talks about a couple of Public Art and Community projects, Write Sky and Yo Soy Oro Coming ... More » »

Kirk McCarthy, detail of grouping on shelf

June in Chinatown – Great member shows at Vox, raucous New Dreamz at Space 1026 and more!

I saw a bunch of good things this June, including performance, video and a wonderful installation by Kirk McCarthy at TandM Gallery on the 4th floor of the Vox building. Here’s my brief overview. Libby and I were out First Friday but because things were running late, we were too, so we only saw two things –  the 5 into 1 show at Moore (very good – congratulations to all the graduates in the show, including artblog contributors, Lucy Heurich and Veronica Perez!) and the New Dreamz performance at Space 1026 (amazing, brave and funny, with moments of eye-rolling silliness). ... More » »

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