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Vernacular Spectacular spectacular

Stuart Netsky
Stuart Netsky’s new works, debuting in this show

Catch the spectacle at Penn’s Meyerson Hall before it blows out the lights Nov. 24. It’s a great show and you don’t want to miss it. The exhibit, organized by Gabe Martinez and Jeremiah Misfeldt for last weekend’s SPEMA conference, is an expression of Philadelphia’s high energy art making. The show touches all the bases of pop culture in just about all the materials you can imagine and has great works never before shown by big name artists like Pepon Osorio and Stuart Netsky. Hours to see the exhibit are 9 am-5 pm, Monday through Friday.

installation shot with Roxana Perez-Mendez’s Puerto Rican astronaut, one of the extraordinary number of pink pieces in the show.

We’re sorry to report that you won’t be able to see the undergraduate snapshots on parade, in a show that was curated by Zoe Strauss also for the SPEMA conference. It’s already down. It was a gem.

By the way, John Waters, who was the keynote speaker, came to town early, Gabe Martinez told us. He wanted to see the Robert Ryman show at PAFA and we hear that Curator Alex Baker gave Waters a private tour of the show.

Here are links to more pictures of Vernacular Spectacular Extravaganza at Libby’s flickr set and Roberta’s flickr set.