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Shanna Waddell - "Bob (Satan)," 2013, oil, spray paint and gift wrap on canvas. David Meyers - "Two Headed Cow Girl," 2014, oil and acrylic on canvas.

Eight young figurative artists in Philly at Fjord

[Irena sees promise in a show that approaches the tradition of figurative painting in new ways. — the artblog editors] Eight Young Figurative Artists Who Live in Philadelphia at Fjord, a Kensington gallery and artist collective, brings together some of the brightest young talents within the Philadelphia art community working in a figurative field. The primarily painting-based exhibit varies from portraiture to near-abstraction, with a highly modern flair. From Van Gogh’s unnatural color palettes to the realism of Thomas Eakins, figurative art generally offers an alternative to the abstract in different ways, while also spanning various art genres and time ... More » »

Windows of the Soul 2, C-print, 55 x 44 in.

Groupthink – An artists’ cluster, expanding outwards in Wilmington

Dear Artblog readers- Some of the artists in this show are my friends, but for the purpose of this review, I will remain as unbiased as possible. Some people treat correspondences in the works of alumni from a particular art school like the signs of an emerging art movement.  In Groupthink, curator (and Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts (PAFA) alumna) Lauren Gidwitz takes the opposite stance. The organizing idea behind the show is how these artists, trained in close proximity to one another at PAFA, may have influenced or been influenced by one other. Emerging strands in the show include a ... More » »