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What we want to see Friday


This month, Dan Fuller is everywhere that’s open. (Some galleries are taking the month off, like Locks, FUEL, Gallery Joe, Pentimenti.) Fuller, a newbie in town, curated this show at COPY that is on our don’t miss list for first Friday:

Dawn Kasper and Fawn Krieger
COPY GALLERY: 319 n. 11th st. flr. 3, Philly, PA.,
opening 7 to 11

Bloody hell or red paint or daughters of Hermann Nitsch! at Copy Gallery
Bloody hell or red paint or daughters of Hermann Nitsch! at Copy Gallery

We think a show with Dawn and Fawn suggests the cool woods on a hot night. The show description is “contemporary works that represent transformations of the American landscape,” so maybe we’re closer to fact than fiction. Looks more like Dawn and Fawn of the Dead to us, judging by the image they sent. (Note to Fawn and Dawn, not showing at Bambi is clearly an opportunity missed.) Bambi Gallery in fact, not our fantasy, has Terrence LaRangione and Derek Myers on tap, opening Friday, 7 to 10).

Some other things on Fuller’s agenda–he curated the Great Society exhibit at Esther M. Klein Gallery, Aug. 2 to Sept. 29 (Opening Reception, Friday, August 24, 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm); he has a video reel up in Baltimore; and he curated the current screening at Screening Gallery which is in Vox.

Vox Populi New Members Show

Speaking of Vox, here’s who (in addition to Fuller) is in that newbies show, and it reads like a veritable list of artblog all stars:

Kara Crombie
Jamie Dillon
Julianna Foster
Andrew David James
James Johnson
Anna Neighbor
Nick Paparone
Jonathan Prull
Josh Rickards
Andrew Suggs
Brent Wahl

The Vox exhibition runs from August 3 through August 29, 2007 with an opening reception on Friday, from 6 to 11 pm. Vox also has a gallery talk with Alex Baker, Curator of Contemporary Art, PAFA, on Thursday, August 23 at 7pm.

SPACE 1026-Staring Therapy

Staring Therapy, collage of mysterious photos. We’re not sure how the images relate to staring tubes but we’re curious enough to go check it out. NOTE to Gallerists: Images like this collage–without explanation–befuddle the ladies of Artblog who are proponents of keep it simple stupid.

We don’t know what this show of small objects viewed through long “staring tubes” is going to be like but judging from the call for entries (listen here to the mp3 file) it should be pretty wifty and fun. The artists are from all over the globe (or at least from all over Canada–the curators are from Toronto).

Exhibition: August 3 – September 1, 2007
Location: Space 1026 – 1026 Arch St. Philadelphia PA 19107
Reception with the artists: Friday August 3rd, 7-11pm

222 Gallery-Local Views: Painters in a Post-Digital Age

NOTE: This is another annoying photo collage that doesn’t help the ladies of Artblog figure out what is in your show. These are painting fragments, we believe.

Once again we’re groping in the dark. And in art as in life if you’re not groping in the dark you’re groping in the wrong place.

That said, we think this show of three Philadelphia painters, Nicholas Santore, Diana Meaker and Danielle Rizzolo might be just the trick for a hot summer’s night. Paintings about our favorite urban sphere.

FRIDAY 3 August 6-10pm 222gallery
222Vine Street Philadelphia PA 19106
open mon – fri 12-5, or by appointment


One of the highlights of August First Friday is often the street scene with craft and art venders on Second Street north of Market, so come with money in your pocket. With any luck we won’t have bought out all the good stuff by the time you get there.