What we want to see Friday…and Saturday, too!!!

We don’t mean to scare you with such a long list (Happy Halloween!). But art is our candy–we want to see everything. After a lot of whittling, this is what we came up with for some great stuff to see this weekend:

Gallery Joe

Rob Matthews
Rob Matthews, Knoxville Girl: The Deposition, graphite on paper, 2007, 8.25 x 9.875”


Rob Matthews tells a sordid tale of murder in his series of drawings, Knoxville Girl, at Gallery Joe. We’re definitely not going to miss this one, in which Matthews’ signature noir lighting has given way to glowing white backdrops, lending a religious, archetypal glow to the sorry events.

Also at Gallery Joe, another narrative series of drawings of a very different stripe. In Marilyn Holsing’s first solo exhibition at the gallery, La Vraie Histoire de Jeune Marie she focuses on the fantastic and imagined tales of the young Marie Antoinette.

Gallery Joe
November 2 through December 15, 2007.
reception Friday, November 2, 6:30 – 8:30
302 Arch Street


Vox Populi

Amy Adams, undead installation, at Vox Populi from 2004. We still remember it fondly.



Amy told us she’s showing an animation that will be projected on a wall decorated with 3-D baubles. We’re in! Here’s a quote from the website about the piece: But Nature More is an animation of clouds gone wild projected against a rhinestone horizon that obstructs clarity and the wide open, simple vistas, for which the artist longs.

There’s also work in the Video Lounge featuring 10 artists and a solo by Stephanie Dotson in the Fourth Room. And in Screening, Takashi Murata‘s Pink Dot is a must see. See post.

Vox Populi
Reception 6PM-11PM
319 A N 11th Street 3rd Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107
215-238 1236

Space 1026

Space Bear, the show card image for Space 1026's 10-year birthday celebration.
Space Bear, the show card image for Space 1026’s 10-year birthday celebration.

An exhibition surveying the cooperative’s last ten years. Time flies when you’re having fun!

Space 1026: Never Forget Doing It Yourself With Other People
1026 Arch St., 2nd floor
November 2 – December 20th, 2007
Art Auction: December 7, 2007, 8 pm
Opening: Friday, November 2nd, 7-11 pm

Locks Gallery

Susan Moore, Scary Tree, showing at Locks Gallery

Susan Moore
Second Skin

Hidden tatts come out to play in Moore’s nude drawings and figure paintings.

Locks Gallery
Nov. 2-30, 2007
600 Washington Sq. South
215 629 1000
reception Friday, Nov. 2, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Painted Bride

lee arnold-Alpinia_1.jpg
Lee Arnold, Alpinia, digital animation from the group show at Drexel University, Nov. 2006.

digital: space: object
Curated by AwareProjX

This show of digi art is part of the upcoming International Digital Media Arts Association conference, “Beyond Boundaries,” here in Philadelphia November 7-10. The sampling of media art works explores where transient digital images fit into our current social and physical spaces. Curated by AwareProjX, a visual arts collective specializing in the creation of new media art projects. Artists include Lee Arnold, Blaise Tobia, Ted Artz, Perry Bard, Daniel Kariko, and Carlos Rosas.

Painted Bride
digital: space: object
Curated by AwareProjX
November 2 – January 12
Reception, Nov. 2, 5-7 pm

Inliquid at International House

jody sweitzer
Jody Sweitzer, My Guardian Angel video still, photo courtesy InLiquid

Videos–Four by Four–is the beginning of a video-screening partnership between InLiquid at International House. It is the latest in a burgeoning of video art showing all around the city. Vox and Screening (see above) have gone video crazy; we also saw videos at Little Berlin; and now we have this! The four artists in this opening of the series at I-House are Anita Allyn, Sinae Lee, James Rosenthal and Jody Sweitzer.

Nov. 2 to Dec. 8, 2007
5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
(if you’re looking for the opening reception, it’s not until Tues., Nov. 6, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.)
International House
3701 Chestnut Street

…and on Saturday, two more for you–

Padlock Gallery

Annette Monnier
Annette Monnier’s faux flower arrangement in a contractor’s bucket. Seen at Abington Art Center in The Handmaking.

We’re excited about a solo show by Annette Monnier, Here’s what she’s said she’s showing: “three new works on paper, two new works on sheets from Ikea, some old drawings that you may have seen if you are one of my five or so friends, and the assorted rock or flower arrangement.”

For more about Annette’s work and the DIY philosophy see Libby’s post about the panel discussion in conjunction with the show The Handmaking. Annette, a member of Copy Gallery previously Black Floor was until just recently the blogger for Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction. She’ll be starting her new blog soon. Her band is named Paper Napkin.

“27” New Works by Annette Monnier
Padlock Gallery
1409 Ellsworth St
Philadelphia, PA
Opens Sat. Nov. 3rd, 8-12 p.m., Runs through Nov. 25th
To make an appointment for other times, call Annette at 267-679-4587.

Bobo’s on 9th

Colt Hausman, poster image, for his show at Bobo’s on 9th, opening this weekend.

Colt Hausman will be showing at Bobo’s on 9th. We don’t know Colt’s works but we assume he’s in the RISD/Bobo’s network and we’re curious.

The press release says: His most recent work can be broken down into two distinctly different styles: prints that show a high level of craftsmanship and control, and drawings that give us a chance to see some of the strange and chaotic thoughts that run through his head.

November 3 – December 3
Opening on Saturday Nov. 3, 8pm
1134 S. 9th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19147