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More NY-Philly vibe


Brent Burket our soon to be roving NY correspondent emailed this additional Philly-New York news:

“I stumbled onto Justin Witte‘s work when I was roaming around DUMBO on Sunday. Definitely the strongest stuff in the show.” –Brent

The show? “Woods” a group show at DUMBO Art Center curated by Brian Wallace, Director of Exhibitions, Galleries at Moore.
witte, justin
Witte’s silkscreen print “Whitewash” is what’s up on the DUMBO website so that must be what’s in the show. The work is from the artist’s latest Vox Populi solo a blizzard of white on white imagery screenprinted in puff paint if memory serves. See posts for Libby‘s and Roberta‘s raves about Witte’s eye-breaking wintry wonders. (image is installation shot of Witte‘s show at Vox)


Other artists with Philadelphia connections in “Woods” are Leo Berk whose “Ribbon,” a wood-based Richard Serra-esque piece, appeared in the Lewis and Clark-themed show
at Moore in February. See Libby’s post and my Weekly review. (image is Berk‘s “Ribbon” installed in Moore’s Paley Gallery)

Also there’s Richard Bottwin, whose work appeared recently in a group show at Pentimenti Gallery. Here’s Libby’s post on that show.

Meanwhile, Dreaming of far off places

And because we all love to travel in the summer, here’s a little sideways-related tidbit about art-related travel. Earlier this month, Wallace slipped away to Rio and Sao Paolo — on art business, to meet with artist Artur Barrio and plan his upcoming exhibit in Philadelphia. Barrio is an internationally-known artist whose work is wildly underexposed in the US, and Wallace got a $197,000PEI grant for an exhibit of his work at Moore. Here’s an page on Barrio, who was in Dokumenta in 2002 and in the Sao Paolo Bienale in 2004. He was born in Portugal in 1945.