Artblog’s 17th Birthday and Auction
Support Artblog by celebrating our 17th Birthday! September 22nd- September 24th, bid at our "Auction for Artblog's Future," on Instagram; attend our talk "Art and Social Responsibility Today" on Zoom; and party with us at our "Live Online Auction Extravaganza" on Instagram Live!

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"Radical Equals Action" written on denim stretched onto a wooden rectangle like a painting
Gabriel Martinez
“Radical equals Action”

Auction for Artblog’s Future
Tuesday, September 22 8:00AM to Thursday, September 24 8:00PM
(special kick-off introduction from Jenny Drumgoole as Soxx)
Instagram (Open to all; follow @phillyartblog)

NOTE: Instagram requires you to have an account to put in a bid via comments. If you’re not on Instagram and would like to bid on auction items, you can email your bid to editor@theartblog.org and we will facilitate for you.

FEATURED AUCTION ARTISTS Timothy Belknap, Henry Bermudez, Sahiti Bonam, Carlos Chan, Billy Dufala, Amze Emmons, Sarah Gamble, Kati Gegenheimer, Marilyn Holsing, Kees Holterman, Jiro Kamata, Candace Karch, Oli Knowles, Tyler Kline, Rosa Leff, Sandi Lovitz, Roberto Lugo, Michelle Marcuse, Gabriel Martinez, Tim McFarlane, Padmini Mongia, Annette Monnier, Kristen Neville Taylor, Meghan O’Neill, Joe Ovelman, Matthew Rose, Theresa Rose, Rebecca Saylor Sack, Terri Saulin, Mark Stockton, Becky Suss, Jess Swift, Jacqueline Unanue, Kukuli Velarde, Marta Sanchez, Autumn Wallace, Lauren Whearty

SPONSORED BY Jeremy Frank & Associates, Voyage Actually, Practical Reasoning Analytics, Seven Arts Framing, The Athenaeum of Philadelphia, Fishtown Animal Hospital, Mark J. Monroe – Griffith Insurance LLP, La Colombe Coffee Roasters (list incomplete)

Proceeds from the auction go directly to pay Artblog: staff and contributors, and to fund future community projects. All donating artists receive 25% of their work’s sale price unless they choose to donate their 25% to Artblog. Help us continue to support marginalized and emerging artists & writers, as your women-founded pioneer of arts journalism in Philadelphia!

HOW TO PARTICIPATE:

  • The Auction for Artblog’s Future opens TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22nd at 8AM.
  • It will take place on Instagram, @phillyartblog. NOTE: If you do not have an Instagram account your best option to participate is to view the auction items here in this post on Artblog. And f you want to submit a bid and do not have an Instagram account and don’t want to create one, please email editor@theartblog.org, and we will facilitate your bid.
  • TO BID WITH AN INSTAGRAM ACCOUNT, simply comment on the post! Check back frequently- if you are outbid on your item, we recommend upping your bid!
  • Bidding closes on THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 24th at 8PM. Winners will be notified via direct message on Instagram (or by email for those without an Instagram account.) PAYMENT is via Artblog’s PayPal account, which we will send you the link to.
  • PAYMENT is due Friday, September 25th, 12:00 NOON. If you cannot pay by Sept. 25, 12 Noon contact us via DM on Instagram or by emailing editor@theartblog.org. If we do not hear from you by 6 PM on 9/25 we will assume you are not paying and we will contact the next highest bidder that they won the bid.
  • If you’re worried about bidding publicly, direct message @phillyartblog with a link to the artwork and your bid. We will comment your bid for you, anonymously.

DON’T MISS THESE TWO GREAT EVENTS….

ART AND SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY TODAY with Ken Lum & Karyn Olivier, Moderated by Olivia F. Menta and Jacque Liu – Wednesday, September 23 6:30PM – 7:30PM, Zoom Event (Ticketed, pay what you wish) SPONSORED by The Sachs Program for Arts Innovation

LIVE ONLINE AUCTION EXTRAVAGANZA, Hosted by Guerrilla Performance Artist Beth Heinly as Andy Warhol impersonator, with performances by local artists & musicians, Thursday, September 24, 7:00-9:00PM Instagram Live (Free to attend, follow @phillyartblog)


FEATURED AUCTION ARTISTS

Timothy Belknap

Soft and wobbly gray circle with "GOODYEAR" stitched on it to represent a flat tire
Timothy Belknap
“GOODYEAR”
Thread, Inkjet printed cotton, polyfill
16″ x 28″
Starting bid: $200
Value: $600
This low-pressure soft sculpture is an homage to flat tires. Once met with lengthy inactivity or damaged sharp object, tires lose their perfect shape. They begin to reflect what has been lost and what is being held on to. This has not been a good year but, there is still air left in the tube.

Timothy Belknap is a Philadelphia artist and curator and co-director of Icebox Project Space. Timothy received a BA from the University of Illinois at Chicago and an MFA in sculpture from Tyler School of Art. He has curated and collaborated with over 100 artists, and his own work has recently been exhibited in both Philadelphia and New York City, garnering coverage in ArtNews, Title Magazine, The Philadelphia Inquirer and WHYY, among others. In 2018, Belknap received a Center Project grant to present Killjoy’s Kastle, a large-scale, interactive performance in the form of a haunted house created by the collaborative artistic team of Allyson Mitchell and Deirdre Logue.


Henry Bermudez

Watercolor of a lion viewed from the side with a long tongue and fire-lick designs coming out from behind.
Henry Bermudez
“The tongue of the tiger”
watercolor pencils, ink, paper
9″ x 9″
Starting bid: $300
Value: $400
Steeped in mythical dream imagery within an otherworldliness of carefully constructed creature and plant forms, I define my identity as a Latino through my visual itinerary. Combining symbols and myth from ancient pre-Hispanic cultures charged with powerful influences from Judeo-Christian and Afro-Caribbean religions, I meld these emblems with the iconography of western contemporary art so as to transcend timelines and national boundaries. The result of this autobiographical vision is a blend of cultural diversities that further defines itself through my immersion into societies other than the one I was born into.

Henry Bermudez’s was born in Venezuela and became a naturalized American citizen in 2012. His interest in the visual representations of cultures and mythologies have appeared in his work in varying forms during his career. A journey of geographical, artistic and human observation has taken him from educational experiences in small isolated communities in the Caribbean up to representing Venezuela in the Venice Biennial. His artistic work transcends timeline and national boundaries.
Mr Bermudez was selected to be the Venezuelan representative for the 1986 42nd Venice Biennale. His work has been included in many exhibition catalogs such as the X International Print and Drawing Exhibition of China as well as in books on the subject of Venezuelan art.

He arrived in the USA, 2003, and has been commissioned by the Mural Arts Program of Philadelphia on several major projects. He became a recipient for the Franz and Virginia Bader Fund and also received The Libby Newman Artist Residency at The Brandywine Print Workshop in Philadelphia [2017]. Mr. Bermudez received a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant [2012]. He was chosen to work with the Philagrafika print collaborative [artistic director/ curator Jose Roca and invited to install at The Philadelphia International Airport Art program [2011]. A recipient of a Peter Benoliel Fellowship from CFEVA. Philadelphia, PA , he was awarded The Franz and Virginia Bader Fund grant [2018]. In 2020 he was invited to present a mini-retrospective showing work from 2006 – 2020 at Taller Puertorriqueño, reviewed by the Philadelphia Inquirer.


Sahiti Bonam

Screenprint of a female head right side up and upside down next to each other, both blowing out wind. Bordered by teluga language above and below, written in purple
Sahiti Bonam
“Nenu Telugu Chadavalenu Dhaya chesi yevarlaina naku nerpandi – prema tho/ can not read this Telugu text, someone please teach me- with love” (2018)
Fabric, Screen print ink 18″x24″
Starting bid: $100
Value: $200
This is a piece that’s more personal to me. It translates to “I can not read this Telugu text, someone please teach me- with love”. Nani (dad) helped me translate this into Telugu text. Due to the places I have lived at during my life so far, I have not gotten the chance to learn to be literate in Telugu. On top of that, I am not even a strong speaker. This piece portrays my loss and guilt for not knowing Telugu. When I was young, I was brought up to speak in English. This was because when I lived in Thailand as a baby, I was exposed to 4 languages (Thai, English, Hindi, and Telugu). Therefore, I did not pick up any language till I was 2 years old. Since my family and I were living in the US till I was 9, as a process and tool of survival, Amma (mom) decided to talk to me only in English. For a very long time, learning new languages was a big struggle for me. I was definitely mocked or chastised for not speaking in Telugu or not speaking properly. This made me more eager to just speak in English, because I was self-cautious for messing up. Regardless, maybe I should have tried more. I definitely do try now. Living in India for 9 years has been a huge influence on my identity and practice. Despite the great times of being in Pune, it did not help me embrace my Telugu identity. Being clumped in as a homogenous persona of “Madrasi” or South Indian, or any other stereotype would sting me and I didn’t know how to combat that. I’m grateful for living in Hyderabad, even though I wasn’t really happy about it at first. I got to meet people on a daily basis of similar background for the first time in my life. My pride to be Telugu definitely grew, I had longed to be around Telugu people and culture.

Sahiti is the Marketing Coordinator at Al-Bustan Seeds of Culture. She graduated from the Tyler School of Art, Temple University in December 2018 with a BA in Visual Studies, minor in Communication Studies, and a certificate in Community Arts Practices. Born in the US, Sahiti lived in India for 9 years, graduating high school from Hyderabad. Sahiti’s interest lies in the exploration of accessibility, social engagement, and education of Visual Arts. One day, she wishes to be immersed in academia and research of South Asian artistic forms and eventually start her own residency and/or arts center.


Carlos Chan

Black & White photograph of a super yacht seen from the side so that a lower deck, middle deck, and sun deck are visible.
Carlos Chan
“Berth”
Gelatin silver print
15″ x 19″
Framed
Starting bid: $100
Value: 200
This photo is a study of an ordinary object’s form. In this case, a passenger ferry boat in Istanbul, one of the many that day in and day out serve the numerous ports in and around that storied, teeming riverside megalopolis of 15 million people. The photo shows the ferry boat at a quiet moment. It had just let off its passengers. And it is just right before it takes passengers anew for its next departure. Thus we see it temporarily detached from its usual function. The detachment however is by no means complete. The skid marks at the bottom remind us so. All the same, at that moment, the boat’s fluid curves, the sweeping shape of its windows, the gentle bullnose shape of its bow, not to mention the studied proportions of its lower and upper decks, all seem to call out to also this: that just perhaps this workaday object was also meant to be beautiful.

I am a photographer based in Philadelphia, PA. As a photographer, I am interested in the environment and infrastructure that make up a city. I am particularly fascinated by the endless, often beautiful, ways city-dwellers organize and navigate their space. These efforts naturally produce new ways of viewing and being, and sometimes in ways that exceed anybody’s intentions.

My photos are usually a result of a solitary, aimless walk through a neighborhood, often an unfamiliar one. In a way, they are like travel photos. They are souvenirs, for myself at least. Ultimately though, I hope that when they are viewed that what comes through foremost is the sense of excitement, wonder, admiration, and curiosity that I felt in coming upon a scene.

I finished a journalism degree at Temple University in 2013. And I owe my grounding in photography from the training that I received in that program. I exclusively work with film and print in the darkroom.

I am originally from the Philippines. I was born in Manila, raised there till my family moved to the U.S. when I was 16. Since then, I’ve happily managed to live on both coasts of the U.S. and various points in between.


Billy Dufala

Hammer head sculpted out of coal
Billy Dufala
“Coal hammer head”
Anthracite coal
1.25 in x 1.25 in x 4in
Starting bid: $150
Value: $400
Our grandfather worked in the coal mines.

Billy is an artist who lives and works in Philadelphia. He is known for the collaborative work with his brother Steven as Dufala Brothers, and is Co-founder of the artist residency RAIR.


Amze Emmons

Screen print of a stuffed animal perched on a limb, a folding table with food on it, a trashcan, or a golden portion of sky
Amze Emmons
“Ginko Season”
Screen print with laser engraved woodcut
18×24″
Starting bid: $200
Value: $800
I made this print while working with students and faculty at Bowling Green State University in Ohio over the course of a week. The image is drawn from sketches and photographs taken while traveling in Japan, Singapore, and Tucson. I was interested in trying to depict the wonder that lives on the other side of the everyday.

Amze Emmons is a Philadelphia-based, multi-disciplinary artist with a background in drawing and printmaking. Emmons received a BFA from Ohio Wesleyan University and a MA and MFA from the University of Iowa. He has held solo exhibitions in, Boston, Chicago, Philadelphia, and San Francisco, among other locations. His work has been included in group exhibitions in innovative commercial galleries, artist-run spaces, and museums. Emmons has received numerous awards including a Fellowship in the Arts from the Independence Foundation; an Individual Creative Artist Fellowship from the Pennsylvania Arts Council; and a Fellowship at the MacDowell Colony. His work has received critical attention in Art in Print magazine, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Itsnicethat.com, Coolhunting.com, New American Paintings, as well as many other publications. He is currently an Associate Professor at Tyler School of Art at Temple University in Philadelphia.


Sarah Gamble

Painting of a snowscape with logs under a starlit night sky
Sarah Gamble
“Untitled”
Acrylic on paper
14”x17”
Framed
Starting bid: $200
Value: $750
This work on paper was inspired by Marsden Harley’s painting, “Logjam, Backwaters of Millinocket”.

Sarah Gamble lives and works in Philadelphia. She has exhibited in Philadelphia venues such as Pageant Soloveev, Philadelphia Art Alliance and Fleisher/Ollman Gallery, where she is represented. Gamble was awarded a Pew Fellowship in the Arts in 2009, and attended artist Residencies including the Bemis Center for Contemporary Art; the Atlantic Center for the Arts; the Ucross Foundation; The Millay Colony, and the Roswell Artist in Residence Program.


Kati Gegenheimer

Painting comprised of small circular brush strokes of many colors to result in a blue rectangle with a cool background and warm inside
Kati Gegenheimer
“Through Fingers”
Oil on panel
9″ x 12″
Starting bid: $300
Value: $800
This is a painting of an antique hooked rug that I keep in my studio and have painted over time.

Kati Gegenheimer (b.1984) is a painter, educator, and writer currently based in Philadelphia, PA. She received her MFA in Painting & Printmaking at Yale School of Art in 2013 and a BFA in Printmaking & Art History from Tyler School of Art and Architecture in 2007. Gegenheimer will be showing new paintings this fall in the group exhibition Good Pictures at Jeffrey Deitch, NY, curated by Austin Lee.


Marilyn Holsing

Watercolor of plants in a bunch on a small plot of land surrounded by white space
Marilyn Holsing
“Landscape With Geysers”
watercolor and pencil on 100% rag watercolor paper
27 x 20″
Starting bid: $250
Value: $750
This series is part of an exploration of the landscape imagery I have used for decades. It is partly autobiographical since I am a gardener as well as a send up of the romantic botanical images we so often encounter.

I was trained as a painter at the Ohio State University and the University of New Mexico. I have recently retired as a Professor of Painting from Tyler School of Art. I have continuously maintained a studio for over 4 decades making paintings, drawings, prints, and recently, sculpture.


Kees Holterman

Painting of a man wearing a hat and a flannel shirt walking through the woods with a hiking stick towards a lit house
Kees Holterman
“Night Walk”
Acrylic on paper
9 x 12 in.
Starting bid: $150
Value: $200
Going on a walk to clear your thoughts, the need to leave the house, the need to explore — but have something to come home to.

Kees Holterman is a Philadelphia based illustrator and printmaker currently working out of Awesome Dudes Printing.


Jiro Kamata (from collection of Mari Shaw)

Mari Shaw wearing a sunglass lens ring by Jiro Kamata
Ring by Jiro Kamata, modeled by Mari Shaw. “The play of light on the lenses (all plastic) is amazing…Necessarily, each work is unique,” says Shaw.
Jiro Kamata
Ring [FROM THE COLLECTION OF MARI SHAW]
Plastic eyeglass lenses, gold
2005-6
Starting bid: $400
Value: $500
“Jiro Kamata was born in Japan in 1978…His dad ran stores that sold eye glasses and cameras. He is one of the most important art jewelers of his generation,” says Mari Shaw. Kamata studied jewelry making in Japan and Germany. His studio is in Munich.

Candace Karch

Cyanotype of a lace face mask blowing in the wind on grey toned paper
Candace Karch
From “The New Identity” series
16″x20″
Starting bid: $100
Value: $400
Sheer materials exposed to sun paper, photographed pre rinse.
Wearing a mask has become the new social norm. In this series, “The New Identity”, masks have been reduced to a symbolic form, detached from the human face and disassociated from their function. In this context they become a kind of dissolving veil, adrift in undefined space, suggestive of the fragility of our current condition both personal and collective. The ephemeral substance of the masks – webbed and transparent – imply the liminal state in which we find ourselves.

Candace Karch has recently emerged from her cave with a new series of work. Former gallery owner, Photographer, and a #7 in The Enneagram has been taking photos for over 30 years. She is currently going through stacks of negatives, contact sheets, prints, and digital files to re evaluate her timeline and reflect on how the process of taking photos has contributed to her life, current views, and visa versa. She is also the founder of Cattown Studios, a non-profit dedicated to cat rescue. Her line of cat scratchers and toys will be unveiled in 2021.


Tyler Kline

Abstract painting of an ethereal figure with blue-green skin on a pastel background. The figure has a red eye and orange hair.
Tyler Kline
“Cyclops Cyclops”
Spray Paint, ink, gouache, and oil on wood
22.5″ x 24″ x 2″
Starting bid: $300
Value: $1,000
This pieces was about process for the duration of its inception. What started as a wood cut became an animated painting. Layers where sanded down, a face emerged. Atmosphere became a primary concern, the face lost and eye. One eye emerges, becomes an anchor, echoing the old saying, “in the land of the blind, the one eyed man is king.”

Tyler Kline is an artist, educator and curator working out of Philadelphia. He received a BA in both Anthropology and Sculpture from Portland State University and an MFA from The Pennsylvania Academy of The Fine Arts. Currently, Kline lives and works in the Kensington neighborhood of Philadelphia and is an adjunct professor at Rowan University.


Oli Knowles

Watercolor with 6 panels overlapping and fitting together depicting house plants hanging and in a bathtub, a produce box with clothes in them, a bug next to a quarter, and the side of a road with construction cones.
Oli Knowles
“Run the Application Anyway”
Watercolor, gouache, colored pencil
11″ x 14″
Framed
Starting bid: $400
Value: $400
Oli Knowles is a Philadelphia-based cartoonist and storyteller. Their work consists of watercolor paintings and comics; both fictional and autobiographical. Their current stories discuss vexing and absurd moments in modern-day commercialism, while also touching on surveillance, relationships with loved ones, and personal identity. Their watercolor paintings marry outdated computer graphics with objects, faces, and plants to describe a collective moment, or a series of events over time.

Oli Knowles is a Philadelphia-based cartoonist and storyteller. Their work consists of watercolor paintings and comics; both fictional and autobiographical. Their current stories discuss vexing and absurd moments in modern-day commercialism, while also touching on surveillance, relationships with loved ones, and personal identity. Their watercolor paintings marry outdated computer graphics with objects, faces, and plants to describe a collective moment, or a series of events over time.


Rosa Leff

Cut paper artwork of a van covered in graffiti
Rosa Leff
“Time And Tide Wait For No Van”
Hand Cut Paper (Canson Mi-Teintes 98lb)
8×10″
Starting bid: $200
Value: $300
I completed this piece in March, just days before the school I was working at decided to shut its doors. In times of trouble I can be quick to run from a situation, but the nature of the Coronavirus demands that we do the exact opposite. To me, this van seems to perfectly mirror that tension. Although a van is inherently designed to go, to move, to escape, this one seems indefinitely stuck in place.

Between painting alongside her grandmother and watching her father build reproduction antique furniture, Rosa Leff grew up seeing no distinction between fine art and craft. What mattered was that things were made by hand and done well. It is with that in mind that she creates her hand cut paper pieces. Each of Leff’s papercuts is cut by hand from a single sheet of paper using a knife. Her cityscapes are based on photos she’s taken in her neighborhood and all over the world. While Leff is best known for her ability to capture thin tangles of powerlines and intricate brickwork, she also enjoys experimenting with novel media such as paper plates and paper towels. Leff delights in bringing a modern, urban perspective to a traditional folk medium.

Leff serves on the board of The Guild of American Papercutters. She has exhibited her work throughout the East Coast and in China. She resides in Baltimore with her husband and chihuahuas, Chalupa and Refrito.


Sandi Neiman Lovitz

Mixed color swirl painting on a white background
Sandi Neiman Lovitz
Flight
acrylic
12 in x 12 in
Starting bid: $100
Value: $200
This series of paintings were poured from vessels, allowing the paint to transform itself unforeseen paths.

Sandi Neiman Lovitz graduated from Penn State University with a Bachelors degree in Art Education and taught art in the Pittsburgh Public School system for two years. She attended summer art classes at Carnegie Tech and was a juried member in the Pittsburgh Watercolor Society before moving to Philadelphia.She was of President of the Tri-State Pennsylvania Artists Equity for two years and is now on the board of DVAA. She is also involved in ARTsisters, a group of women who are professional visual artists that not only support each other, but also reach out to women and children in the community. Sandi was juried in to the Centennial exhibition at the Delaware Art Museum by John B. Ravenal, curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. She was also juried in to the Berks Art Alliance at the Reading Art Museum and was awarded an honorable mention by Lisa Tremper Hanover, CEO of the Michener Museum. She participated in the Square Foot Art Basel Miami and was awarded the Nolan Painting Award at the Main Line Art Center in Haverford, Pa. by celebrated artist, Moe Brooker and now paints full time in her studio.


Roberto Lugo

Ceramic cup decorated with patterns and a drawing of Nina Simone
Roberto Lugo
“Roberto Lugo Cups ft. Nina Simone” (1 of 2)
Stoneware glaze
5-6 inches each
Value: $500
Starting bid: $100
This work is part of my work to represent people of color within the visual narrative of the decorative arts.
Ceramic cup decorated with patterns and a drawing of Nina Simone
Roberto Lugo
“Roberto Lugo Cups ft. Nina Simone” (2 of 2)
Stoneware glaze
5-6 inches each
Value: $500
Starting bid: $100
This work is part of my work to represent people of color within the visual narrative of the decorative arts.

I am a potter, poet and educator living in Glenside, PA. I combine ideas of hip hop, design and pottery to create objects that give representation of how beautiful diversity can be.


Michelle Marcuse

Cardboard sculpture of geometric shapes connecting in a disheveled architectural mass
Michelle Marcuse
“Structure and configuration”
cardboard, clay slip
11″ h x 7″ w x 7″ l
Starting bid: $400
Value $600
As depositories for my fantasy environments, I want to emphasize the cycles of destruction and the way a natural process of entropy leads to transformation and regeneration. I find a paradoxical fertility within decay that communicates qualities of presence and absence seen in the built, destroyed or disappeared structures.

The work of Michelle Marcuse mirrors and symbolically chronicles her childhood experiences, dream states, both past and present, and encapsulates commentary on contemporary living. Growing up in apartheid South Africa during the late 1950s – 1970’s, her fragmented architectural forms and decayed environments express the remembrances of and issues surrounding society under duress, and relates to problems of today concerning power struggles within the core and peripheries of global societies.

Receiving a Bachelor of Design at Shenkar College, Israel [1982], she continued to Michaelis School of Art at The University of Cape Town [1983] and completed her BFA at Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, PA [1985]. She was invited to exhibit with BLAM Projects Brooklyn, NY [2016], Arte y Amor at Taller Boricua, NYC [2016] and Borderless Caribbean [The Haitian Cultural Arts Alliance, Miami, FL 2015]. Michelle is a recipient of a 2016 Fleisher Art Memorial Wind Challenge exhibition. Acquisitions of her work can be found in The USA Embassy of Bangkok, Thailand and in the Philadelphia Museum of Art collection amongst others. In December 2018 her work was included in Against Gravity: TECTONICS – Imagined Spaces: an exhibition organized by DORAL Contemporary Art Museum in the framework of Art Basel, FL. She has had solo exhibitions at Grizzly Grizzly in Philadelphia and most recently at Swarthmore College. This year she was awarded a CFEVA’s Visual Artist Fellowship.

Michelle Marcuse lives and works in Philadelphia where she is Co-Director of HOUSEGallery a mixed use exhibition space in Fishtown, Philadelphia, PA.


Gabriel Martinez

"Radical Equals Action" written on denim stretched onto a wooden rectangle like a painting
Gabriel Martinez
“Radical equals Action”
Sanded Denim on Linocut mounted on wood panel
18″ x 24″ x 1.5″
Starting bid: $100
Value: $800
Over the last few years, I’ve has been developing a process of sanding denim over the surface of hand traced & carved linoleum panels. Politically charged buttons, signs and ephemera originally sourced from the William Way LGBT Community Center’s John J. Wilcox Archives in Philadelphia are transformed into worn out denim blue jeans plaques. For me, the process is reminiscent of gravestone rubbings and these distressed fabric memorials suggest exertion, labor and resistance. “Radical equals Action” is a poster from the Wilcox archives originally donated by a Philadelphia Radical Fairy.

Gabriel Martinez is a photo-based multidisciplinary artist and educator born and raised in Miami, Florida.

Martinez’s practice is based in Philadelphia and his work is represented by Samson Projects in Boston. He was a Pew Fellowship in the Arts recipient in 2001, received a Joan Mitchell Foundation Fellowship in 2003, and was recently awarded both a 2019 Independent Creative Production Grant from the Sachs Program for Arts Innovation and a 2019 Independence Foundation Fellowship. He has participated in several artist residency programs including: the Rosenbach Museum, the Fabric Workshop, the Fountainhead Residency, Arcadia Summer Arts Program, MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, the Studios at MASS MoCA, Joan Mitchell Center and OxBow (2021).

Martinez attended the Skowhegan School of Sculpture and Painting in 2003, and received his MFA from Tyler School of Art in 1991 and his BFA from the University of Florida in 1998. He has been teaching in the Photo Program for the Department of Fine Arts, PennDesign for the last 20 years. He serves on the Advisory Board for the Center for the Emerging Visual Artist, Philadelphia Photo Arts Center and Galaei (a Queer LatinX social justice organization).

Gabriel Martinez has created performances and installations for various venues including: in Philadelphia at the Institute of Contemporary Art, The Fabric Workshop & Museum, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Philadelphia Art Alliance, the Bike Stop, Fjord, William Way LGBT Community Center and Nexus Foundation for Today’s Art; in New York at White Columns, Leslie Lohman Gay Art Museum’s Prince Street Project Space, Franklin Furnace, Exit Art and Thread Waxing Space; and in Miami at Miami Art Central and Bernice Steinbaum Gallery. His work is included in the Phaidon Press publication “Art & Queer Culture” (Themes and Movements Series) and is featured in En Foco’s recent Nueva Luz issue, Vol 22.2: The Queer Issue. His work is included in the permanent collection of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Fabric Workshop & Museum and the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay Art.


Tim McFarlane

Graffiti-like patterns & designs in many colors overlap into a striking abstract painting
Tim McFarlane
“Space Available”
Acrylic and ink on paper
12 x 9 inches
Starting bid: $150
Value: $300
This is the latest in a series of works on black archival paper begun earlier in 2020.
Artwork courtesy of the artist and the Bridgette Mayer Gallery.

McFarlane is a painter based in Philadelphia, PA. McFarlane’s paintings and works on paper examine the fluid and contradictory nature of memory and place, with an emphasis on color, multi-layered systems and process. A 1994 Temple University/Tyler School of Art graduate, McFarlane exhibited in various group exhibitions around the Philadelphia region before gaining representation with the Bridgette Mayer Gallery in 2002, where he has had several solo exhibitions.

Tim McFarlane has exhibited his work extensively in the U.S. in group exhibitions and featured in art fairs in New York, Miami, Dallas and San Francisco. He has regularly been a visiting artist at several universities, participated in artist panels at the University of the Arts (Philadelphia), The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and Tyler School of Art, where he also taught Advanced Painting as an adjunct professor. Tim McFarlane’s paintings and works on paper reside in numerous private and public collections, including those of West Virginia University, Bucknell University, Temple University and the Hyatt Hotel in Philadelphia.


Padmini Mongia

Small black rectangle with speckled white areas in a white frame with a large matte
Padmini Mongia
“Building Matters #13”
Ink on canvas
2″ x 4″
Starting bid: $350
Value: $400+
About ten years ago, I spent 3 years in Delhi (where I am originally from) when I made a series of paintings inspired by the building boom that was going on in the city at the time. The building boom and the series followed me back to Philadelphia, and I have made several more paintings in the series of varying sizes. Building Matters #1 was 42″ x76″, whereas the latest iterations, like this piece, are 2×4 inches and sometimes even smaller. This piece is made without using a brush, and it won first prize in a series with that restriction at The Plastic Club earlier this year.

I am a professor of English, and I am also a painter. I have been painting and showing for the last twenty years. My work is almost always abstract, and I use unlikely materials to make my art. I am drawn to materials and to their interaction with each other. Color is usually a very large part of my work. I often work on raw, untreated canvas, so that it’s quality as fabric bleeds into the art I create.


Annette Monnier

Ink drawing of a dog sitting in front of large windows with trees behind them.
Annette Monnier
“Mystery Night”
Ink on paper
9 ” x 9 “
Framed
Starting bid: $50
Value: $300 each
Ink drawing of a snake slithering across a large ornate room with a big painting on the wall.
Annette Monnier
“Why Should Anyone be Frightened by a Hat?”
Ink on paper
9 ” x 9 “
Framed
Starting bid: $50
Value: $300 each

Annette Monnier is a creative professional, artist, arts administrator, and art writer. She is currently the Executive Director of a non-profit art center in West Philadelphia called the University City Arts League (most people just say UCAL) and a member of the board of theartblog.org. She has been a member of the management team for the alternative arts space PRACTICE, which focuses on performance, experimental, social, and contextual practices in artwork and has been a founding curatorial member of the art spaces Black Floor and Copy Gallery. An accomplished writer for several blogs and printed materials, she has also written a monthly art column for the now defunct Philadelphia CityPaper.


Kristen Neville Taylor

Drawing of descending circles with a long circle hanging from lines that extending from the top middle on glass.
Kristen Neville Taylor
“Noon, Midnight.”
Pate de Verre Glass
12 1/2 x 10 1/4 x 1/4 inches
Value: $500
Starting bid: $150
This glass tablet is based on an early scientific drawing of gravitational waves. It was a part of an exhibition that challenged conventions of time, technology and the hero in stories and was very much inspired by Ursula Le Guin’s “Carrier Bag Theory of Fiction.” It’s made with a technique called pate de verre that was used in antiquity to replicate precious stones with glass pastes to fool and impress the elite.

Kristen Neville Taylor’s diverse practice combines drawing, sculpture, and glass which converge in playful installations. Her process has been described as alchemical and utilizes pseudo-scientific experimentation to reimagine our relationship to nature futures. Taylor’s work has been shown at Vox Populi, the Woodmere Art Museum and the Philadelphia Art Alliance (Philadelphia), Pacific Northwest College of Art (Portland), Richard Stockton and Rowan University Art Galleries (New Jersey), and Expo Chicago. She has organized several exhibitions including Landscape Techne at Little Berlin, The Usable Earth at the Esther Klein Gallery, and she co-curated The Green Sun at Atelier AFS. Taylor is the recipient of the Laurie Wagman Prize in Glass, a RAIR Recycled Artist in Residence, and a Vermont Studio Center Fellowship.


Meghan O’Neill

Wax painting of a bright, desert-like landscape that is blurry, as if you're passing it in a car
Meghan O’Neill
“The Outback is a Blur”
Photo Rag paper, Encaustic Medium, Encaustic Oil Pastels
25×19.5
Framed
Starting bid: $200
Value: $600
This piece examines the hazy space between dreaming and total mindfulness.
Meghan ONeil's artwork, framed.
Meghan ONeil’s artwork, framed.

Meghan O’Neill is a photographer, encaustic and mixed media artist living in Philadelphia. Meghan has spent the last 10 years as a professional photographer, specializing in portraiture and travel photography. In addition, Meghan loves working in photographic encaustic. Encaustic medium is made of beeswax, damar resin and pigment and applied to fine art prints, or wooden substrates, with or without the use of encaustic oil paints. Meghan uses her love of visual language and color from her photography background in her encaustic work. Landscapes, cityscapes and portraits are her favorite subjects. Travel is a huge inspiration for Meghan, she has lived in several cities around the world including New York, Paris and Sydney, Australia. She especially enjoys creating images illustrating everyday life in Italy and devotion in Southeast Asia. Meghan also enjoys mixed media and working with acrylics, fine paper, alcohol ink, pastel and pencil to create whimsical angels and collages.


Joe Ovelman

Five books by Joe Ovelman standing side by side on a white background.
Joe Ovelman
“On Grief”; “Destination Wedding”; “You, I See”; “Fourteen Schools in Fourteen Days”; and the one that started it all, “Pictures and Words, Volume 6.”
Books
Size variable
Starting bid: $125
Value: $125
A collection of five Ovelman artbooks with various themes including the published first two of the “You I See,” trilogy. “Fourteen Schools in Fourteen Days,” is Joe Ovelman’s Fan-Fiction follow-up to “You I See.” STUDENT LOAN DEBT, Social Transgression, DYSTOPIC POLICE STATES — #StudentLoanDebtSuicideChallenge TRENDS in this predatory trilogy of an evil University Industrialized Complex, UIC.

Joe Ovelman is a NYTimes reviewed artist, author, and entrepreneur who built an educational NPO for incarcerated people after exposing systemic racism in Art, and Boondocked across the US, trespassing on college campuses and liberating MFA students from student loan debt delirium.


Matthew Rose

Painting of a blue background with collaged imagery of a butter finger, a yellow car, flowers, machine parts, and a refrigerator
Matthew Rose
“Butter (2008)”
Butter is made from vintage paper from various magazines, glue, and paint on canvas.
15 3/4 inches x 11 3/4 inches x .5 inches (deep).
Starting bid: $300
Value: $500
Butter is a 2008 collage work that was exhibited in several galleries in the US, including Converge Gallery in Williamsport, PA. The piece celebrates an America long gone – a “buttery” 1950s version of happy consumerism, sugar and home. I specifically employed collage elements that would highlight primary colors to produce the “pop” and nostalgia of that long ago era.

Matthew Rose is an American artist and writer living and working in Paris, France. Born in New York in 1959, he graduated from Brown University in 1981 with a degree in Linguistics and Semiotics. His most recent exhibition was “Weekend Plans” at the Karuizawa New Art Museum in Karuizawa, Japan (December – January, 2020). The full on exhibition of collage works on canvas and paper, as well as a number of altered objects was the artist’s first exhibition in Japan. His most recent book is the 40-episode Coronaville, a graphic novel created during the quarantine in Paris. Available on Blurb. Matthew Rose also created and launched the global project A Book About Death and most recently “The Coronaville Artist Coloring Book. Links for Coronaville are on Matthew Rose’s instagram page: https://www.instagram.com/mistahcoughdrop/


Theresa Rose

Watercolor of a sky with a telephone pole collaged next to a pool being cleaned by a man
Theresa Rose
“Ridgeway Public Pool”
This is a fine art reproduction, limited print of a collage, watercolor and drawing artwork.
7.5 X 10″
Starting bid: $100
Value: $200
This artwork is part of a series called Extraordinary City. The everyday beauty as well as the everyday banality meet in equal parts accompanied by wonder and delight.

Theresa Rose lives and works in her beloved hometown, Philadelphia, PA, as an artist, educator and arts organizer. Her passion for the city fuels the content of her studio and curatorial practice. Rose’s mixed-media works on paper pay tribute to the complex beauty found in the urban environment. From elevating the status of a closed down public school to bringing into relief urban intimacies of sports fanatics and public pools, her watercolor and photo-collage works present a layered depiction of a city very much in transition. Rose earned a BA in Art Education from Tyler School of Art, Temple University and MFA from the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. Her work has been part of exhibitions at Fleisher Art Memorial, Institute of Contemporary Art, The Print Center, Little Berlin, Crane Arts and Seraphin Gallery. She is the founder of Philly Stake (2011- 2016), a micro-granting dinner event that funded creative, community-engaged projects. Currently, she teaches in the Graduate Social Practice Program at Moore College of Art and Design and serves on the Board of the Passyunk Square Civic Association.


Rebecca Saylor Sack

Oli painting of dried flowers on a snowy background
Rebecca Sack
“Flat lies”
oil on panel
12 x 24 in
Starting bid: $500
Value: $2,000
Still life painting based on a selection of dried flowers

I mine anxieties of the corporeal body with the liquidity of paint. I am deeply fascinated by the ever-changing processes of growth, decay and consumption visible in our environment—of our own body and the landscape surrounding us. Much of my imagery is gleaned from observation, whether painted directly from life in the studio or through the accumulation of drawings made while walking.

My paintings are inspired by the tradition of the memento mori still life, and draw from narratives of speculative fantasy and science fiction. I paint from life, assembling structures in the studio created from bone and flora. These forms are chosen for their personal connection resonance; flowers I have cultivated and bones I have collected.


Terri Saulin

Abstract ceramid sculpture seen from three views
Terri Saulin
“Wedge & Buttress”
pit fired raku clay
7x8x6 inches
Starting bid: $150
Value: $500
The piece is a meditation on aging architecture and bodies.

Terri received her MFA from the University of the Arts and her BFA from Moore College of Art and Design. She currently teaches a variety of Studio, Ceramics and Media Arts courses at The Agnes Irwin School, in Rosemont, PA. She has been a member of Tiger Strikes Asteroid Philadelphia since 2010 and serves as the location’s press coordinator. Terri is also a supporting member of The Clay Studio PHL, InLiquid, CFEVA, Philly Stewards, CraftNow and The Center for Art and Wood.


Mark Stockton

Drawing of a man holding his hands together above him and looking at them, wearing a cross on his chest and a head piece.
Mark Stockton
“Aleister Crowley, Black Magick, Ascension”
Graphite on Panel
6.66″ x 6.66″
Starting bid: $200
Value: $500-700
This work is one of 30 drawings included in a show entitled “Beat My Altar” that was exhibited at Vox Populi in Philadelphia in 2014. From the statement- “Contradictions exist: in affirming memories through the internet… in reproducing images by hand… in identifying with the images of people you will never meet. The internet contains multitudes, and ultimately, an echo of sacrifice looms. In the end, ‘Beat Your Altar’ can be read as a contemporary Memento Mori, reflecting on longevity, death and relevance.”
Drawing of a man holding his hands together above him and looking at them, wearing a cross on his chest and a head piece.
Mark Stockton
“Aleister Crowley, Black Magick, Ascension”
Graphite on Panel
6.66″ x 6.66″
Starting bid: $200
Value: $500-700
This work is one of 30 drawings included in a show entitled “Beat My Altar” that was exhibited at Vox Populi in Philadelphia in 2014. From the statement- “Contradictions exist: in affirming memories through the internet… in reproducing images by hand… in identifying with the images of people you will never meet. The internet contains multitudes, and ultimately, an echo of sacrifice looms. In the end, ‘Beat Your Altar’ can be read as a contemporary Memento Mori, reflecting on longevity, death and relevance.”

Mark Stockton is a Philadelphia-based artist. His drawings have been shown both nationally and internationally with exhibitions in Philadelphia, Los Angeles, New York, London, and Beijing. Originally from the West Coast, he received his BFA from Oregon State University in 1996 and his MFA in Painting and Drawing from Syracuse University in 2000. Since 2009, Mark has worked with the independent arts organization Vox Populi as both a contributing artist and as a board member. His work is in many private and public collections, including the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and the West Collection. He currently teaches design and drawing at Drexel University. He lives in Philly with his wife –Cindy– his two kids- –Otto and Iona– and his dog– Elsie. His most recent works and projects can be found at www.mtstockton.com


Becky Suss

Watercolor and gauche black and white painting of snow on a bush
Becky Suss
“Snow Bush #1”
Watercolor and gouache on paper
7 x 7 1/2 inches
Starting bid: $200
Value: $600
Snow Bush #1 is part of a series of landscape studies from a period of explorations with ink and gouache during time spent in and around New England in 2012.

Becky Suss makes paintings of domestic interiors where memory, reality, and subjectivity converge. She began her project focusing on her grandparents’ home and the art and décor therein and has moved on to train her eye on other interior spaces, such as the studio and home of Philadelphia sculptor and furniture designer, Wharton Esherick. Suss had a solo exhibition at the Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia in 2015, and solo shows at Fleisher/Ollman Gallery, Philadelphia; and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York, NY. She has shown at venues in Philadelphia including Vox Populi, Space 1026, The Icebox, Little Berlin, Painted Bride Arts Center, and University City Arts League. Elsewhere she has exhibited in group exhibtions at The School/Jack Shainman Gallery, Kinderhook, NY; The Fralin Museum of Art, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA; Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, CA; The Hunterdon Museum of Art, Clinton, NJ; Western Exhibitions, Chicago, IL; and LUMP, Raleigh, NC, among others. Suss was a resident at Vermont Studio Center in 2012 and at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 2013. Suss received her MFA from University of California, Berkeley and her BA from Williams College. Her work is in the collections of the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.


Jess Swift

two hands resting on a bed with flower petals, reaching out to each other
Jess Swift
“delicate – fondness”
35mm film, paper
5×7 / 8×10
Starting bid: $100
Value: $100
Framed
delicate is a series that expresses the fragility, tenderness and intricacies of life and it’s substances–people, our environment, and what we surround ourselves in.

Jess Swift is an artist, creator and storyteller based in Philadelphia. She received her Bachelor’s of Science in Music Business, Entrepreneurship and Technology from the University of the Arts in December 2017. Though she works primarily in binaural sound, she has a passion for the arts, specifically music, poetry, and photography. Her work in any format is based on a myriad of meaningful things like emotions, collaboration, inner meanings, relationships and even colors. Her goal is to create an empathetic resonance from the audience while allowing for the space to reflect on the art, the liberty to connect to the pieces, to the viewer themselves and others around them.


Jacqueline Unanue

Abstract painting of rounded rectangular shapes and ovals in different cool colors
Jacqueline Unanue
“Gaiamama XVI”
Acrylic on canvas
14″x 14″
Starting bid: $450
Value: $750
My series, Gaiamama (2019-2020), symbolizes my hope that it is still possible to extend the ties that unite us as humanity, and thus be able to understand the responsibility that each of us have as inhabitants in the protection of our endangered planet Earth. I have created this title to express a universal idea that emerges from two concepts—— that of Pachamama (the Andean Mother Earth); and Gaia (the primitive goddess of the Land of the Greeks). Here, I am also returning to the concept used by environmentalists since the 70’s that defines the Earth as a living organism.

Jacqueline Unanue is a Chilean American artist of Spanish ancestry residing in the United States since year 2000. She studied design at the Universidad de Chile de Valparaíso, Chile, and received formal training in drawing, painting, art history and textile art. She traveled extensively through Chile’s Atacama Desert, doing on-site rock art research. She also traveled to Spain to study the pre-historic paintings of the Altamira caves in the Basque Country, which being the home of her paternal ancestors.

In 1989, she received the Critic’s Award in Visual Arts from the Valparaíso Art Critics Association in Chile. In 2015, she received the Latin American Women in Art and Cultural Tribute recognition in New York.

In addition to numerous individual and group exhibitions in Chile since 1983, has also exhibited in Spain, Finland, Ecuador, Argentina, and the United States—in galleries in Washington D.C., Philadelphia, Chicago, and New York. She was awarded grants sponsored by the Directorate of Cultural Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Chile (DIRAC) for her solo exhibits at Guayasamín Foundation in Quito, Ecuador (1997), and at the Inter-American Development Bank in Washington DC (2000). Her work resides in many private and public collections in the Americas and Europe.

She currently lives in Philadelphia with her husband Ricardo Guajardo who is also an artist and designer. She was a member of 3rd Street Gallery, Philadelphia for 10 years. Currently she is represented by Muse Gallery, Philadelphia.


Kukuli Velarde

Sculpture of a small cupid with oversized male genitals and a heart on their chest
Kukuli Velarde
“Cupid”
Clay, gold leaf
around 17 x 9 x 8 inches
Starting bid: $250
Value: $900
Part of an installation series titled PURE LOVE, they are editions of three originals I made for the purpose. The series was about the objectualization of the female body, flipping the script on catcalls, and gaining power and confidence in the process.

Kukuli Velarde has received the Guggenheim Fellowship (NY-2015), the USArtists-Knight fellowship (CA-2009), the Pew fellowship (PA-2003), the Anonymous is a Woman award (NY-2000), among others. In 2013 she got the Grand Prize at the Gyeonggi Ceramics Biennial, South Korea.

Exhibition credits: THE COMPLICIT EYE, at Taller, PA 2018, KUKULI VELARDE at AMOCA, California, 2017; PLUNDER ME, BABY at the Yenggi Museum of Ceramics’ Biennial of Taipei, Taiwan 2014; CORPUS at the Gyeonggi International Ceramic Biennial in South Korea 2013; also KUKULI VELARDE: PLUNDER ME, BABY at the Nerman Museum of Art, Kansas city, KS, 2013.


Marta Sanchez

Print of a run-ing figure equipped with a long stick and a shield.
Marta Sanchez
“Urban Angel”
Linocut
8″x10″
Starting bid: $75
Value: $200
The hope the city needs right now.

Born and raised in San Antonio, Texas, Chicana painter Marta Sanchez has been inspired by traditional Mexican folkloric art expressions and contemporary issues. Her works on paper are mostly linocuts and monotypes, which follow the social and cultural traditions of Mexican and Chicano/a Art. Her paintings are mainly on tin or industrial corrugated metal. The materials, scale, and issues connect to present day concerns.

Marta has been working on a series of paintings of the San Antonio train yards near her childhood home. Through these paintings, she explores the role of trains in the Mexican migration through the Southern Pacific. Carpas, traveling circus and vaudeville troupes that performed throughout Mexico, are the inspiration for another series that has captivated Marta’s creative energies. Wings Press published a book on the collaborative suite of Carpa related serigraphs titled Transcendental Train Yards. The collaborative suite was created with Chicana poet and folklorist, Norma E. Cantú.

Her work is in the collections of The Philadelphia Museum of Art, The State Museum of Pennsylvania, The McNay Art Museum, The Fine Art Museum of St. Petersburg, Florida, and The National Museum of Mexican Art in Chicago. Marta’s work is part of actor/director Cheech Marin’s extensive private collection of Chicano art. She participated in “Chicano Visions: American Painters on the Verge,” which traveled throughout the United States from 2001 to 2006, as well as Mr. Marin’s exhibition, “Chicanitas/size does not matter,” featuring small works from his collection. Marta’s public art commissions can be seen in the Philadelphia area at Simons Recreation Center, and The Children’s Hospital in Montgomery, Pennsylvania. The most recent sculptural works for the northern part of the City of Philadelphia is a series of 100 feet steel installations titled “Reclaiming Gurney Street. The piece was commissioned by the Hispanic Association of Contractors and Entrepreneurs to reclaim an opioid encampment to a public rails and trails project for the community.

Marta earned an MFA in painting from the Tyler School of Art, Temple University, and a BFA in painting from the University of Texas at Austin. She taught at the Philadelphia Museum of Art for over seventeen years and now teaches at St. Joseph University. She is co-founder of the grassroots organization “Cascarones Por La Vida,” which assists families affected by HIV/AIDS. Her work is currently archived at the Benson Latin American Collection at the University of Texas at Austin.


Autumn Wallace

Graphite and ink drawing of someone standing on top of someone else keeping them submerged under water
Autumn Wallace
“Co-Wash”
Graphite, Ink and Watercolor on Paper
9 x 12
Value: $475
Starting bid: $100
Over time you just get used to it, once a
week , you skin will thank you–
besides, shampoo strips the flesh…

From the most appalling to the most boring, all events become fodder for visual rhetoric in the world of Autumn Wallace. Autumn was born in Philadelphia to parents that pushed them to binge on information and overachieve where they could not. Their tenacity has resulted in a body of work hinting at borderline obsessions with early 90’s cartoons, Byzantine aesthetics and something they call “low-quality adult materials”. They use a variety of mediums within the fields of painting and ceramics to create narratives converging in chaotic fusions, coming together through observation over explanation. With aims at equaling the ‘playing field’ for critical dialogue on topics ranging from anthropology to zoology, they aim to carve entryways for those excluded in conversations that art has yet to offer. In a world of highly polarized debates on the highest taboos, they strive to join the ranks of those who use art as a round-table with absurdity as moderator.


Lauren Whearty

Pastel drawing of a leg and foot, the foot submerged under water, and a forefinger and thumb pinching into the water to pick up a fish
Lauren Whearty
“Untitled”
Colored pencil on Fabriano watercolor paper
6″ x 8″
Starting bid: $100
Value: $200
Drawing is a preliminary practice for my paintings. It allows my memories, imagination, and experiences to meld into new possibilities. My body of work that combines landscape and the figure can be seen as self portraits through their implied first-person perspectives. They originate through a process of wonder and construction, finding the strange in the ordinary.

Lauren Whearty is a Philadelphia based painter, curator, and educator. Her works have been featured at the Woodmere Museum of Art, The Center for Emerging Visual Artists, Vox Populi, and Bridgette Mayer Galleries in Philadelphia, Pa, The Painting Center and Ortega y Gasset Projects in Ny, Satellite Contemporary in Las Vegas, Nv, ROY G BIV and Ohio State’s Urban Art Space in Columbus, Oh. Lauren received her MFA in painting from The Ohio State University. She received her BFA in Painting from Tyler School of Art, Temple University. She has attended Yale’s Summer School of Art through the Ellen Battell Stoeckel Fellowship, Vermont Studio Center residencies. Lauren recently had a solo show at One River School in Hartsdale, NY, was awarded the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant, and a residency with the Golden Foundation. Lauren currently teaches at Tyler School of Art & Architecture, Temple University and at University of the Arts in Philadelphia.

You can see her work on view at The Delaware Contemporary through January 2021 in the exhibition, “Farthest From the Ordinary”, curated by Rick Hidalgo.


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