What we want to see Friday and Saturday and Wednesday…

Go see some juicy paintings this weekend. We are excited about so many all over the place. Of course, photos and sculptures look great too–see the bottom of this post for more.

Friday, Oct. 3

New Work by Ted Mosher at Highwire Gallery

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Ted Mosher, Ice Skating In Summer   oil on canvas

Ted Moshers joyful abstract paintings are a departure from his more figurative, cartoony works and from his Old Master-ish landscapes.

Opening Reception: Friday, October 3, 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. Artist Reception: Sunday, October 26, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
October 3 through November 2, 2008

Highwire Gallery
2040 Frankford Avenue
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19125

Margery Amdur at Projects Gallery

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Margery Amdur, Wisp #1 (detail), 50″H x42″W, hand-cut frosted mylar, paint on acetate

Margery Amdur‘s exhibit “Bloom” features lush multi-media works, and Exacto wizardry.

Opening Friday October 3rd. There will be an artist’s reception First Friday November 7th 2008 from 6-9 p.m.
The show will continue through November 15th, 2008.
Projects Gallery
629 N. 2nd St.
Gallery hours are Wednesday & Thursday 4 -7 p.m. and Friday & Saturday noon to 7 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 4

Richard Metz at Square Peg Artery & Salvage

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A new gallery to check out!!! Richard Metz, who paints jackets and bricks, will show paintings, prints, drawings and sculptures, both older and new, in his exhibit Creature Feature.

Square Peg Artery and Salvage
108 South 20th Street
Gallery hours, Tuesday – Sunday 11-7
215 360 5548
Opening Reception
Saturday October 4, 6-9pm
October 4 – December 4, 2008

The gallery/boutique near Rittenhouse Square markets handmade crafts, arts, and salvaged oddities on consignment.

Moe Brooker at Sande Webster Gallery

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Moe Brooker, the chairman of the city’s Art Commission and one of Philadelphia’s best abstract painters, is all around town right now. He has new work at Sande Webster Gallery; he is paired with Anne Seidman in a small but luscious exhibit at Moore College of Art and Design until Oct. 4–catch it quick!!!; and he is one of the artists in the exhibit In Search of Missing Masters: The Lewis Tanner Moore Collection of African American Art, which includes more than 100 works–at Woodmere Art Museum, September 28, 2008 – February 22, 2009.
The exhibit at Sande Webster is named I Come To Dance My Joy.

Sande Webster Gallery
Oct. 4 – Nov. 4
Hours, Oct. 4, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Reception: Friday, October 10th, 6-8pm

More great stuff

Also, don’t forget about Philadelphia Open Studios Tour, running this weekend and next; Vox Populi‘s member show with Leah Bailis, Brent Wahl and Xiang Yang; and about 500 artists, incuding us (can you stand it?) in the fundraiser Dear Fleisher on Sunday afternoon. And both before and after the weekend, here are a couple of other good things around town–the opening for Keiko Miyamori‘s street installation of a gigantic tree rootball, encased in a resin block–City Root, Wed, Oct. 1, 5-7 pm, at the northeast corner of 12th & Callowhill. Another thing of note–Marie Elcins show of urban scenes done in embroidery, at Random Tea Room opening Oct. 9. And last but not least, if you are close to Wilmington, Don Camp’s imposing photo portraits of mostly African Americans are opening Friday at DCCA.