Creative Tension, An Open Media Exhibition, is on view now through December 7, 2014, at Perkins Center for the Arts in Moorestown. Curated by Phillip J. Carroll, the exhibition displays 53 pieces by 30 artists, selected from a field of 81 entrants and 153 works. Submissions came from four states, and those selected for the show were from the Philadelphia and New Jersey region. This year’s juror was Maiza Hixson, Director of the Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts.
My drawings in this exhibition focus on measurement and probing. A ping. Each series of marks is made by filling a tool then making marks until the ink is gone. How far will the ink go?
I have always been drawn to make marks. The repetition allows me to be caught up in a rhythm; the proximity of the marks create rest and action. This is central to my work. Using tools that ask me to focus on each mark creates a meditative state. Each mark seems to take an eternity. I touch the surface, make the mark, and then move away.
I'm happy to have a piece in Small Worlds. It's called Bleep. Bleep. Nixed media on cradleboard.
2:00 - 5:00 PM
March 2 - 27
The Plastic Club
247 Camac Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Getting work out where it can be seen isn't as easy as it sounds. Chosing where it should be seen is critical to the perception of the viewer.
What happened this past weekend was pretty amazing. I was invited to show my work by and with artists I respect. They have a show and sale every year near the holidays. It's been going on for years. This is the sixteenth. I got my work out there to be seen.
Was on my morning walk on the way back from having a morning coffee in the neighborhood. Straying past my uusual route to avoid a large group of tourist getting off a bus I wandered into the renovated Franklin court. I've always thought this was a fabulous landmark in our city and now it has been refurbished and enhanced.
To me this is Philadelphia's past and present.
You are invited to join me and the artists of Heron Studios for their Holiday Exhibition + Sale. I'll be joining the artists on the first floor showing small works in the studio of Amy Ralston.
SHOW DATES & TIMES
Opening Reception | Friday, November 15 : 6 - 9 pm
11/16 : 11 - 5 pm
11/17 : 11 - 5 pm
11/23 : 11 - 5 pm
11/24 : 11 - 5 pm
Heron Artists: Mary Gordon, Marian Kassab, Jane Porter, Lorri Primavera, Amy Ralston, Carol Rydel
Seriously? POST EAST is over?
I was just getting in the groove.
POST is always a wild thing. No matter how prepared you are you never know what will happen. This weekend temperatures reached summer highs. I had to have my mega air conditioner running to cool my visitors who climbed the three flights to my studio.
Lots has been happening in my artlife — I was interviewed by Philip Hartigan, chosen for MADE IN PHILLY, and I'm madly getting ready for Philadelphia Open Studios Tour this weekend. Hope to see you.
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October 5 - 6, 2013
Noon - 6 PM
The MADE IN PHILLY campaign takes over traditional advertising spaces to showcase the extraordinary but often untold quantity and quality of visual art being produced in Philadelphia...and connects each work displayed to the neighborhood (even block) where it was created.