More Phillyites in New York and elsewhere

We now know that we missed at least five Philly artists in our previous post about our town’s world class art invading the world (or at least places on the Eastern seaboard). We are hereby bringing these artists and venues to your attention so you can feel even better about Philadelphia’s solid and growing art scene and so you can go see this stuff in the real world.


Judith Schaechter, Seeing is Believing. Stained Glass installation. 120 x 120 inches. Museum of Arts and Design.
Judith Schaechter, Seeing is Believing. Stained Glass installation. 120 x 120 inches. Museum of Arts and Design.

Judith Schaechter — stained glass artist extraordinaire and all around art whizz kid (see our previous post about her digital animations) is on a roll. Schaechter has a solo at her New York gallery, Claire Oliver Sept. 26-Oct. 18. And on Sat. Sept. 27, the artist’s monumental Seeing is Believing — a new acquisition by the Museum of Arts and Design — debuts as a permanent installation there when the Museum has its grand opening at its new location at 2 Columbus Circle…. NOTE:  The Museum of Arts and Design will be open FREE TO THE PUBLIC on the weekend of its grand opening, Sat. Sept. 27 and Sun. Sept. 28. So get over there for sure.  Congratulations, Judith!!!


Ditta Baron Hoeber
Ditta Baron Hoeber, Book
Ink, brush, gesso on paper
5.5 x variable

artblog buddy Ditta Baron Hoeber, a photographer, poet and artist’s book maker is in the big group show Artists as Publishers at the NY Center for Book Arts. Baron Hoeber’s work is from her life–her family, herself — and she’s showing her small book of self-portrait drawings (above) and a new book “Drawings of My Father Dying.”  The show runs to Sept. 13.


Joan Wadleigh Curran
Joan Wadleigh Curran, painting from her show at the National Academy of Sciences.

Joan Wadligh Curran, artist whose works have ecological themes and themes of the struggle between man and nature, has a solo show, Coexistence, at the National Academy of Sciences, Washington, DC, to Sept. 26 The artist’s reception is September 4, 6-8pm in the Rotunda Gallery. Curran shows locally at Seraphin Gallery.


Douglas Witmer
Douglas Witmer, studio scene with new work in progress.  Photo by Douglas Witmer.

Green Line Cafe impresario Douglas Witmer is in two shows in New York this fall, one, the big group show at PS 1 celebrating the 5-year anniversary of Minus Space the project space in Brooklyn devoted to contemporary reductivist/minimalist painting.  The other’s a solo show at the coop gallery M55 (around the corner from PS 1).  Here’s the info on both shows. M55 doesn’t have a website that I could find.

P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center / MoMA
Long Island City, NY
October 19, 2008 — January 19, 2009

Today is the Day
New paintings by Douglas Witmer
November 13–December 7, 2008
Reception, Saturday November 15, 6-8pm
M55 Art
Long Island City
44-02 23rd Street


Ephraim Russell
Ephraim Russell, installation of his show, recently closed, at VertexList in Brooklyn. “The large piece is called Patent Pending and is made of around 800 laser cut cardboard discs. The small piece with the blue lights is a fiber optics piece I just finished. The strands are about  1/64,” said Russell in an email.

Here’s one that just closed, darnit. Ephraim Russell‘s show at VertexList in Brooklyn. Russell’s a Drexel faculty and sculptor and helped bring Marcin Ramocki‘s show BitMap and his movie 8 Bit to Drexel this spring. VertexList is the art/tech exhibit and project space run by Ramocki.