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Philadelphia’s representing–everywhere


Here’s our roundup of who’s doing what:


By Ben Woodward

Ben Woodward’s first West Coast solo exhibition, Beep-boop beep-Boop, March 8 to 30, is at Carmichael Gallery, in West Hollywood. The exhibit of new work by one of the founders of Space 1026 reflects on the visceral nature of fatherhood, and how consumption has evolved into such an absurdly tribal ritual in our times.

Look for Ryan Trecartin in an solo Hammer Projects exhibit at L.A.’s Hammer Museum, Sept. 2008. Ali Subotnick curated. [this is a corrected version of this information]


Christopher Davison

Christopher Davison is featured as the cover artist for the latest edition of Cafe Royal, a UK-based drawing publication. He recently participated in Art Rotterdam with Fette’s Gallery (Los Angeles) and has work on view this month at Julie Chae Gallery in Boston, MA.


Hillary and Condoleezza Sphinxes, 17″ h and 13″ h, stoneware, 2007; two of Harper’s sphinxes are in the show in Delaware.

Cheryl Harper is in the exhibit Interrogating Beauty, at DCCA until May 25, juried by Eleanor Heartney. Harper will talk about her work on view April 2, noon to 1 p.m.


Postcard from the exhibit and conference

Marta Sanchez is going to be the keynote speaker at a conference, Arte Latina: ROAR in San Antonio the first weekend in April!


odita flow
Odili Donald Odita in front of his wall painting Flow

Odili Donald Odita, who inaugurated the new Project Room at the Studio Museum in Harlem with a wall painting titled Equalizer (on display until April), created another wall piece, Flow, for the new Zaha Hadid-designed Contemporary Art Center in Cincinnati. It’s up until the fall. He was awarded a Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Grant for 2007 and was in the last Venice Bienale.


Norm Paris
Michael Jordan, Save the World, by Norm Paris, as installed during the Fleisher Challenge a couple of year ago.

Norm Paris will be exibiting at Art Chicago from April 25-28 as part of the West Collection, which recently bought his piece Michael Jordan, Save the World. This item came to us from Jenny Jaskey’s newsletter.


Mark Shetabi's parking garage, Model II, detail, 2007, MDF, Polystyrene, hollow core door panels, balsa wood, acrylic modeling paste, foam core, acrylic, 22 x 34 x 8 feet
Mark Shetabi’s parking garage, Model II, detail, 2007, MDF, Polystyrene, hollow core door panels, balsa wood, acrylic modeling paste, foam core, acrylic, 22 x 34 x 8 feet

Look for Mark Shetabi’s 30-foot long faux model parking garage (from the “Elevation” exhibition at Jenny Jaskey), plus new paintings, will be shown by Jeff Bailey Gallery at the PULSE Art Fair from March 27-30 in New York. Jaskey’s newsletter is also the source for this one.

For Exit Art’s inauguration of their ambitious new eco art series, they invited Amy Lipton, who recently left Abington Art Center, and Patricia Watts to co-curate a show on eco-related performance art. Lipton and Watts used to be co-curate ecoartspace together.


Joan Wadleigh Curran, who shows at Seraphin, will have a solo exhibition featuring her drawings and paintings from March 1 to May 30 at the National Academies’ Keck Center in Washington, D.C. A reprise of the show will be held at the National Academy of Sciences from June 10 – September 15.