What we want to see First Friday, Feb. 6

We’re going to be at Projects Gallery this First Friday. Here’s why:


Fallon and Rosof, Obama OK book, project of the Zero .1% for Art Commission, in Obamarama at Projects Gallery. Giveaway will be one night only — or as long as supplies last.


We’re in a group show with Elizabeth Bisbing, Jim Brossy, Lenny Campello, James Dupree, Cheryl Harper, Frank Hyder, Tom Judd, Alex Queral, Shelley Spector, Ira Upin and others. Come get your book and say hello. Meanwhile, in another show at Projects feed your libido.

Guilty Pleasures — viewer discretion is advised.

Andy Bloxham, from Guilty Pleasures at Projects

The big news here is a show of artists most of whom we’ve never heard of.  Can’t wait to see the work (pant, pant).  From the gallery’s press release:
Curated by gallery director, Helen Meyrick, “Guilty Pleasures” encompasses artists in all stages of their career, from students to mid-career, self-taught to master degreed and unknown to internationally exhibited. Representing more than a dozen states and all four corners of the nation, artists include: Atticus Adams, Bill Bahmermann, Andy Bloxham, Craig Cully, Gary Duehr, Brooke Holloway, Roger Carl Johanson, Cara Jung, Katie Latona, Jonathan Levy, Sean Michael Lyman, Kellianne McCarthy, Rob Millard Mendez, John “sleepy” Moran, qi peng, Max Seckel, Tracy Stuckey, Jack Thompson, Mat Tomezsko, Jennifer Weigel, Jean Reece Wilkey and others.

Both shows open First Friday, 6-9 pm. And run through Feb. 28

FISHTOWN First Fridays!

Fishtown is getting it’s act together coordinating and promoting First Fridays in 8 locations (and more). Stop by Highwire (Lookin’ for Love, group show juried by Isaiah Zagar), Goldfish, Proximity, Angler Arts, Germ, Rocket Cat, Bambi (stitchery from Katie Henry and watercolor paintings by Katherine Kaminski), Memphis Taproom. Also don’t miss the grand opening of Fishtown Airways, 200 E. Girard (@Shackamaxon) 5-10 pm featuring our old buddy Terrence Laragione‘s paintings of trolleys. Check out the Frankford Ave. News and Events website for complete listings


Meanwhile in Old City and Chinatown here are some more picks.


Sample of work on view at Pentimenti’s Thinking Small show.

Anthony Cervino – Darlene Charneco – Kevin Finklea – Judy Gelles – Joseph Hu – Matthew Kucynski – Margaret Murphy – Aurora Robson- Kate Stewart are on the bill at Pentimenti.  We don’t know who made the name-brand hands above but we like em.

Show opens  Friday, February 6, 6 – 8:30 pm and runs through Feb. 28.

Vox Populi

Josh Rickards--an odalisque..
Josh Rickards–an odalisque..

Lots of reasons to see this show, from the members exhibits featuring Anita Allyn, Josh Rickards, and Linda Yun to the carryover of the Vox Alumni show.  Jay Rhee’s in the video lounge and we don’t know about that one one way or the other.