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Anahata

John Singletary - Anahata, James Oliver Galleryclick for large images

John Singletary – Anahata, James Oliver Gallery

James Oliver Gallery, 723 Chestnut Street, 4th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19106

215-923-1242 (office)

267-918-7432 (mobile)

jamesolivergallery@gmail.com

May 6th – June 9th, 2017

Opening Reception: Saturday, May 6th, 6:00 -10:00 PM

Gallery Hours: Wednesday – Friday 5:00pm – 8:00pm, Saturday 12:00pm – 8:00pm

John Singletary - Anahata, James Oliver GalleryDetail of “Providence, 30′ x 5′, Photography Based OLED Installation.

Philadelphia native, John Singletary, is a fine art photographer and multi-media artist.  His educational training includes both Drexel University and The University of the Arts. He has exhibited at The Pennsylvania State Museum of Art, LG Tripp Gallery and Gallery 1401. As well, his work is represented in the permanent collections at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, The Center for Fine Art Photography and The Free Library of Philadelphia.

Anahata is a photographic exhibition that uses its mode of presentation to transcend the limitations of the medium in a multi-disciplinary installation experience. Photographs are animated through multiple state-of-the-art organic LED panels used as electronic canvases. The technology is synchronized to create joined, large format displays, some forming 8′ x 8′ luminous squares or a 30′ Greco-Roman frieze-inspired compositions. Images materialize out of walls and recede back into darkness, as would apparitions in this oddly familiar living space. These and other works are set to original music composed by John Singletary and Matt Hollenberg. In addition, the show will feature a live performance by dancers Amber Malmstadt and Megan Hannon.

John Singletary - Anahata, James Oliver GalleryDetail of “Providence“, 30’x5′ Photography Based OLED Installation.

While the ambition in Singletary’s presentation is of distinct merit, it’s not mere technology doing the real work. The photographic quality in his highly ornamented images demonstrates a conscious and masterful use of the medium. Influenced by a production approach found in theater and cinema, Singletary and his crew built a black box studio in a Victorian house in Germantown, PA as a set for the photography in Anahata. This long term collaborative project enlisted dancers, theater performers, costume designers, make-up artists, choreographers and set technicians. And, in this black box studio, the dream-like imagery, extracted from mythology, symbolism and mysticism directs the narrative in Anahata as it explores human relationships and their connection to the divine.

John Singletary - Anahata, James Oliver Gallery“The Dance of Hades”, 5’x3′ Photography Based OLED Installation.

In John Singletary’s inventive world of Anahata, the artist commands an ancient cry from demons and gods in spear-decorated headdresses and cocoon-like webs that conquer and connect us. From there, he uses an advanced understanding of technology to take us seamlessly forward into a hyper-lit future. With his sensitivity in making this unique grand scale production personal and his exacting print work, the fantasticality in Anahata becomes very real.

John Singletary - Anahata, James Oliver Gallery“Clarise”, 8’x8′ Photography Based OLED Installation.

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Enchanted

amie3Amie PotsicEnchanted Forest #3, Archival Pigment Print, 24” x 48”, 2015, ©Amie Potsic 2015

Artist presents new photographic installation

calling for environmental appreciation and protection.

Enchanted Forest

A solo exhibition by Amie Potsic

James Oliver Gallery, located at 723 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA presents Enchanted Forest, a solo exhibition featuring renowned photographer and installation artist Amie Potsic.  The exhibition will include a new large-scale photographic installation and a series of complementary prints.  The exhibition begins on October 24th and runs through December 5th.  The artist reception will be on Saturday, November 7th from 6:00 – 10:00 PM with the artist giving a talk on her work in the gallery at 7:00pm.  Gallery hours are Wednesday through Friday from 5:00 – 8:00 pm and Saturday from 1:00 – 8:00 pm or by appointment.

Amie Potsic’s works reference the sensory experience of being within the forest while encouraging us to appreciate and preserve its future. Her incarnate environmental explorations entice the viewer to connect with their own perception of nature in a manner that is simultaneously intimate and enchanting.  This new series focuses attention on the beauty of the forest to create an appreciation for and protection of the environment.  James Oliver Gallery invites audiences to experience these captivating and experiential works as Potsic transforms their contemporary and modern loft-style space located in historic Philadelphia.

In addition to this solo exhibition, artist Amie Potsic is currently exhibiting her installation work at the Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts through October 25th in New Eyes: Experimental Photography Today where she was awarded Best in Show for her piece Endangered Seasons. In addition to her photography and installation artwork, Potsic serves as the Executive Director of Main Line Art Center in Haverford, PA, and as Chair of the Artistic Advisory Board of the Art In City Hall program of the Office of Arts and Culture of the City of Philadelphia.  She is also the curator of the current exhibition at Main Line Art Center called Modern Utopias, which is the featured exhibition of Panorama 2015: Image-Based Art In the 21st Century, the first annual Philadelphia-area celebration of the photographic image.

Enchanted Forest at James Oliver Gallery is presented in partnership with Inliquid and in conjunction with Panorama 2015: Image-Based Art in the 21st Century, the first annual Philadelphia-area celebration of the photographic image and its expansive role in contemporary mediums like digital photography, printmaking, video, film, animation, and gaming design, presented by Main Line Art Center. The two-month event features a dynamic and interactive evening festival, physical and virtual exhibitions, lectures, educational programs led by accomplished artists, and image-based exhibitions, programs, and 60+ events presented by over 35 Creative Partners across the Philadelphia area. 

amie2Amie PotsicEndangered Seasons Installation view at the DCCA #3, 10’H x 18’ W x 16’ D (variable), 2015, ©Amie Potsic 2015

Amie Potsic is a photographer and installation artist living in the Philadelphia area whose work addresses cultural, personal, and natural phenomena through the lens of social responsibility.  With 14 solo exhibitions and over 85 group exhibitions, Potsic has exhibited her work internationally at the Art Park in Rhodes, Greece; Museo de Arte Moderno de Bogotá, Colombia; Medfoundart di Cagliari, Italy; the Royal College of London; the Museum of New Art in Detroit; The Woodmere Art Museum, The National Constitution Center Museum, The Painted Bride and The Gershman Y in Philadelphia; Mission 17 in San Francisco; and 626 Gallery in Los Angeles.  She was also featured in “Keystone 1”, the first Pennsylvania Photography Biennial, at Silver Eye Center for Photography in Pittsburgh.  Her work has been published in or awarded by publications including The San Francisco Chronicle, Art Matters, The Photo Review, and The Philadelphia Inquirer.  Potsic received her MFA in Photography from the San Francisco Art Institute and BA’s in Photojournalism and English Literature from Indiana University.  She has held faculty appointments at the University of California at Berkeley, Ohlone College, and the San Francisco Art Institute and has been a guest lecturer at The University of the Arts, Ursinus College, and The International Center of Photography.  Potsic is currently the Executive Director ofMain Line Art Center in Haverford, PA as well as Chair of the Artistic Advisory Board of the Art In City Hall program of the Office of Arts and Culture of the City of Philadelphia.

James Oliver Gallery is a unique, contemporary loft-style art gallery nestled in the heart of Philadelphia’s historic area, above the world-famous Morimoto Restaurant. James Oliver Gallery features local, national, and international artists in the realms of painting, sculpture, mixed media, photography, and installation works and has been recognized by such notables as National Public Radio (NPR) and the Huffington Post.

InLiquid is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization committed to creating opportunities and exposure for visual artists while serving as a free, online public hub for arts information in the Philadelphia area. By providing the public with immediate access to view the portfolios and credentials of over 250 artists and designers via the internet; through meaningful partnerships with other cultural organizations; through community-based activities and exhibitions; and through an extensive online body of timely art information, InLiquid brings to light the richness of our region’s art activity, broadens audiences, and heightens appreciation for all forms of visual culture.

Enchanted Forest will be on view from October 24 – December 5, 2015 at James Oliver Gallery, located at 723 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA. The gallery will host an artist reception on Saturday, November 7th from 6:00 – 10:00 pm with the artist speaking on her work at 7:00 pm. Gallery hours are Wednesday through Friday from 5:00 – 8:00 pm, Saturday from 1:00 – 8:00 pm, or by appointment. Admission is free.

For more information, please contact Amie Potsic at apotsic@yahoo.com or 610-731-6312 or James Oliver Gallery atJamesOliverGallery@gmail.com.

Enchanted Forest, A solo exhibition by Amie Potsic, James Oliver Gallery Amie PotsicEnchanted Forest #2, Archival Pigment Print, 24” x 48”, 2015, ©Amie Potsic 2015

Enchanted Forest, A solo exhibition by Amie Potsic

October 24 – December 5, 2015

RECEPTION & ARTIST TALK:
Saturday, November 7th 6:00 – 10:00 PM

Talk begins at 7:00 PM

LOCATION: James Oliver Gallery723 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA

http://www.jamesolivergallery.com/

JamesOliverGallery@gmail.com

HOURS:  Wednesday – Friday 5:00 – 8:00 pm, Saturday 1:00 – 8:00 pm or by appointment. Admission is free.

Thank you to Amie Potsic for the content of this post.

Currently at James Oliver Gallery:

TIDAL presents the organic patterns of these detail oriented artists, expanding their visions through mixed media. Their unique perspectives on the natural world create an expanded underwater atmosphere. Come view these large scale works and reflect in this interactive environment.

EMILY CHATTON
a London native is a mixed media artist based in Brooklyn New York. Her works featured in TIDAL were primarily developed during her summer at Emerson Landing Artist Residency. Classically trained at PAFA, Emily goes beyond the standard confines of order by instilling an organic fluidity within each piece. Her structured approach finds a natural life by allowing the media to alter her patterns and motifs.

KELLY KOZMA
Mixed media & fiber artist Kelly Kozma, grew up in Bucks County, Pennsylvania and graduated from Moore College of Art & Design. Currently Philadelphia based, her works in TIDAL utilize hyper-detailed techniques, including beading, faux stitching as well as intricate design work that forms fluid connections when viewed from afar. Using elements of chance and probability, Kelly’s works take on larger than life imagery while complimenting the tiny ecosystems within each piece.

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ARTnude

ARTnude Philly 2014, James Oliver Gallery

James Oliver Gallery will be hosting this year’s ARTnude event and show on October 18th, 2014 from 5:00 – 11:00PM. We are currently accepting submissions to contribute to this year’s exhibit:

The Body Edited Presented by ARTnude Philly

You may submit to the show by simply downloading an application, attaching three high-resolution images, and sending them online to artnudephilly@gmail.com

If you have a piece that is larger than 24″ x 24″ and you would still like to be considered under special circumstances please email us. The fee for submissions is $15 and can be be payed via check or online throughARTnudephilly.com.

The deadline for submissions is September 15th, 2014, 12 AM. Submit here http://www.formpl.us/form/0B7cAikD8ci1-bTZJb2dsOUFZLUk/

“ARTnude Philly’s donations will be going towards the Abramson Cancer Center Patient Special Needs Fund, which supports cancer patients and families who are in financial need as a result of their diagnosis and treatment. The nurse navigators and social workers use this fund to help pay for necessities such as parking and taxi vouchers, septa tokens, medications not covered by insurance, meals for families accompanying patients to treatment, popsicles for patients to have during chemotherapy, household bills and other living expenses. Donations from ARTnude Philly would help increase the funds available to meet the demand of these patients and families, and provide larger awards to those who are in need of financial assistance.”

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