John Williams, Mountain Big Top, acrylic, ink, flashe on panel, Best in Show Absolutely Abstract 2010 @ The Philadelphia Sketch Club.
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The selection of ninety-eight art works by jurors David Foss and Michael Gallagher for The Philadelphia Sketch Club’s Absolutely Abstract 2010 exhibit is engaging, exciting and challenging. The range of interpretations runs through almost any media you can think of – Kyle Margiotta‘s, Ribbon, pencil drawing takes basic materials and elevates them to an alternate reality, Rik Viola‘s painting is a triumph in context and Mina Smith-Segal suggests surrealism, impressionism, brutalism, naive primitive-ism…all modern and contemporary styles but stretching the envelop of the popular view of abstraction.
DoN Brewer, light beings (Sid & Nancy), digital photograph, archival ink-jet print, 2008. This is the third consecutive year DoN Brewer‘s photographs have been included in the Philadelphia Sketch Club‘s annual Absolutely Abstract show, this year’s piece is named after the tragic punk lovers Sid Vicious & Nancy Spungen who he once saw shopping in Fiorucci’s in NYC in the 70s.
Rodney Miller, Ring Droppings, digital print on canvas. Fall under the spell of the fractal-like inter-twined rings in Miller’s ultra-trippy contemplation on color, shape and depth of field – go see the real thing at The Philadelphia Sketch Club on the Avenue of the Artists, Camac Street in Center City Philadelphia.
Photos by DoN.