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Lois Schlachter, Jed Williams Gallery

Spring’s in the Air, Lois Schlachter, Jed Williams Gallery

 

Spring’s in the Air, Lois Schlachter: April 7th – 22nd, 2018

Jed Williams Gallery, 615 Bainbridge Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19147

Artist Reception: April 7th, 2018, 5:00 – 7:00pm.

JED WILLIAMS GALLERY is excited to celebrate the coming of Spring with its new exhibit, a solo showcase of painter Lois Schlachter. Let’s bring Spring in, in style! With Lois Schlachter’s exuberant, colorful work dHer unique abstracts have a meticulously composed, “clean” feel to them, which goes hand in hand with a wonderful sense of compositional whimsy and a mellifluous, subtle color schemes. The distinctive geometric shapes set off eternally revolving fractal-like hues.

According to Lois Schlachter, “Her paintings at Jed Williams Gallery are examples of her love of geometric shapes and bold vibrant color. These pieces were created by letting her subconscious mind guide her hand. She works directly on the canvas, continually drawing throughout the painting process. The use of line and color help to navigate the viewer across the canvas providing an avenue to discover one fun spot after another.”

Lois Schlachter, Jed Williams GalleryTravel Dreams, Lois Schlachter, acrylic on canvas

This painting is “Travel Dreams” and will be on display at Jed Williams Gallery. How do I do whatI do? I start by heavily coating the canvas. Then, whatever paint is left on my pallet from my previous painting I start applying it to the canvas. I am not really thinking about anything, I’m just having fun. It’s kind of like doodling. Sometimes I’ll splatter the paint and let it run. It is all very loose. Most of the time, I have no preconceived plan or idea. I allow my subconscious mind to wonder. I go to the part of myself that is the child, uninhibited and painting to please myself. Sometimes I get lucky and it starts to look like something. – Lois Schlachter

Lois Schlachter, Jed Williams GalleryFeathered Friends, Lois Schlachter, acrylic on canvas

Lois Schlachter, Jed Williams GalleryGuardian Angels, Lois Schlachter, acrylic on canvas

This piece is “Guardian Angels”. With all three paintings, early on, they started to look like something. At this point, it’s time to get serious and I really start to work the line. The more that I work in a geometric format, the more I understand that shapes and lines are related and it is up to me to find that relationship. It’s time to work the color, balance the forms, study the positive and negative spaces and get a rhythm going. Depending on the size of the piece, I have likely been working for a few weeks and there are many more weeks of work ahead. – Lois Schlachter

About Lois Schlachter

Lois Schlachter is a graduate of The Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and Philadelphia College of Art now the University of the Arts. She is a prolific painter working primarily in acrylic and considers herself as an Abstract Expressionist. Previous exhibitions include GoggleWorks’ “Artists Equity” Show (Reading, PA, 2013). In 2014 she received four Special Recognition Awards in the “16th Annual Contemporary Art Juried Online International Art Exhibition” hosted by Upstream People Gallery.

About Jed Williams Gallery

Jed Williams Gallery is a unique art space owned and operated since 2010 by artist Jed Williams. In it Jed Williams showcases up and coming and inspiring artists from the local area including Jed Williams himself, along with providing a look into the workings of an actual artist studio. The gallery shows a variety of thoughtful, cutting edge works in various media with a focus on abstract painting and mixed medium.

Jed Williams Gallery also involves the community through art workshops, as well as local music and fashion talents with free music events, parties, trunk shows. Jed Williams Gallery is part of the revitalization of Bainbridge St., just one block south of South St. It aims to contribute to the vitality and unique, fun spirit of Bainbridge St. and the Queen Village/Bella Vista neighborhood.

Jed Williams Gallery has shown local talents such as Kevin Broad, Lorraine Glessner, Dennis Flynn, David Stanley Aponte, and more.  The gallery has also collaborated with social/art non-profit organizations such as Philly Stewards, InLiquid, Project HOME, and Art Sphere, Inc., other art venues such as the Hex Factory, and curators such as Sean Stoops and Anna Cherniahivsky.

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The Tau Ceti Report, Tyler Kline

The Tau Ceti Report: recent works by Tyler Kline at Jed Williams Gallery

Artist Statement

Tau Ceti is a possibly habitable exoplanet, and I use painting as a type of remote sensing, a speculative visual report of phenomenon that is difficult or out of reach to data visualization. I am mining the possible clairvoyant properties to the visual art processes that are yet unnamed.

I come out of skateboarding and street art/graff culture.  A tremendous portion of the fecund subconscious and outer consciousness I pull from was formed by an urban spelunking of Atlanta in the late 80’s and early 90’s. What I am going for is a subterranean, under bridge type of abstraction, geological, mine shaft and reservoir influenced.  I contemplate this language of cartography I am constructing; map-making as a visual model of information at a macro/micro human scale.

Time marks the movement of the hand, light marks the movements of the body, maps show us were we are and were we are headed. These tools help us explore or surroundings. The mind moves the flesh through a labyrinth of possibilities.” – Tyler Kline

About Tyler Kline

Tyler Kline received his BA in Anthropology and Sculpture from Portland State University and a MFA in Installation and Sculpture from The Pennsylvania Academy of The Fine Arts. Kline’s has exhibited solo at Moving Spirits and Youngblood in Atlanta, Zeitgeist in Portland, OR and Reload, Rebekah Templeton, The University of the Arts, Crane Arts, and Jed Williams Gallery in Philadelphia.

He is also the curator of the Hamilton Hall Public Art initiative at The University of the Arts in Philadelphia and has curated shows at: Atlanta’s Moving Spirits Gallery, Portland’s Martial Arts Gallery, Zeitgeist and Disjecta, as well as Philadelphia’s Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and Little Berlin. A strong believer in the power of Art to revitalize communities and bring about social change; he is fascinated by playing with the porous boundaries between painting, video, sculpture, performance, and printmaking.

About Jed Williams Gallery

Named one of the top art galleries in Bella Vista and Queen Village by Philadelphia Magazine (March 2015), Jed Williams Gallery is a unique art space owned and operated since 2010 by artist Jed WilliamsJed Williams Gallery showcases up-and-coming and inspiring artists from the Philadelphia area. Artists featured are from all backgrounds including classically trained as well as self-taught outsider artists. The gallery shows a variety of thoughtful, cutting edge high quality works ranging from 2D, mixed media and painting, to video, installation and sculpture.

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Jed Williams Gallery 615 Bainbridge Street,Philadelphia PA 19147-2111

Opening Reception: Saturday March 4th, 5:00pm – 7:00pm

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Stoopid

Stoopid-Naturall Spring Pop Up Art Show at Jed Williams Gallery

JOMBI SUPASTAR

Stoopid-Naturall Spring Pop Up Art Show at Jed Williams Gallery, June 5 – 7

This funky audio-visual spring celebration will feature mixed media 2D paintings and new never seen before work including collaborative live multimedia by Juan DimidaJOMBI SUPASTAR and James Tafel Shuster. Fresh off a recent show at Bahdeebahdu in Northern Liberties these artists celebrate their joint talents in this fun display of experimental audio visuals.

Studio visits with these awesome artists are available upon request. Please join us for opening night, June 5 from 7:00pm – 9:00pm. Jed Williams Gallery 615 Bainbridge St., Philadelphia PA 19147-2111

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Juan Dimida

Jed Williams Gallery welcomes back Juan Dimida and JOMBI SUPASTAR and is pleased to show the work of James Tafel Shuster for the first time. Jombi first exhibited his mixed media paintings, collages/works on paper in “Jombi Supastar-candy flippin’ ‘”, November 1st – December 20th 2014; and Juan Dimida was one the first artists to show at Jed Williams Gallery in 2011.

stoopid3James Tafel Shuster

James Tafel Shuster has shown throughout the Philadelphia area and currently produces new work in his Germantown studio.

According to James Tafel Shuster, “The human form and portrait, and especially the personality of any individual, have been main focuses and sources of inspiration in my work. A camera is capable of freezing a person’s image in place, but my paintings strive to allow the image to move and the personality to be the element that is frozen.”

JUAN DIMIDA www.flickr.com/photos/juandimida/

JAMES SHUSTER www.jamestafelshuster.com

JOMBI SUPASTAR www.flickr.com/photos/supastarartwork/sets/72157605817671779/

About Jed Williams Gallery: Recently named one of the top art galleries in Bella Vista and Queen Village by Philadelphia Magazine, Jed Williams Gallery is a unique art space owned and operated since 2010 by artist Jed WilliamsJed Williams Gallery showcases up-and-coming and inspiring artists from the Philadelphia area. Artists featured are from all backgrounds including classically trained as well as self-taught outsider artists. The gallery shows a variety of thoughtful, cutting edge high quality works ranging from 2D, mixed media and painting, to video, installation and sculpture.

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Mystification

mystification, Marco HillMystificationMarco Hill, Yawn Jawn, digital print, Jed Williams Gallery

Mystification

A Deeper Look Into the Art of Rebecca Nurick and Marco Hill

Written and photographed by Laura Storck

As a cult practitioner and follower monochromatic image makers, let’s just say I was a little more than excited (okay, I was ecstatic!) to see the exhibit, A Deeper Look Into the Art of Rebecca Nurick and Marco Hill at the Jed Williams Gallery on February 28th.  In addition to the opening reception held 2 weeks prior, this reception offered a variety of additional smaller prints not shown in the exhibit at easily affordable prices for cash and carry.

mystification, Marco HillMystificationMarco Hill, Still Standing, digital print, Jed Williams Gallery

According to gallery owner and fine artist Jed Williams, “These unique photographs expand on the themes currently displayed by both photographers at the gallery. The images provide a deeper look into the artistic vision of Hill and Nurick.”

After I was welcomed into the cozy and inviting space by Rebecca NurickMarco Hill, and Jed Williams, immediately I could witness the similarities shared between both exhibits as my eye scanned across the gallery space.  Besides making some interpretations of their respective visions in black and white, I learned that both Nurick and Hill are heavily influenced from their training in film capture and processing. One fitting example is Hill’s Into the Darkness, a black and white 35-mm film capture of an ascending stairwell that appears to rise toward the cavernous and shadowy unknown.

mystification, Rebecca NurickMystificationRebecca Nurick, Train, digital print, Jed Williams Gallery

Other similar pieces between both artists follow street themes, such as Hill’s 9th and Mifflin Sunset and Nurick’s Train. Not only do they offer a gritty urban vibe but they are portrayed in the fashion of Kodachrome color. Common themes exist – both artists offer feelings of emotional connection and timelessness, yet both also convey ephemerality and human transience in their story telling. A dynamic interplay can be seen as dotted lines are invisibly connected back and forth amongst their works.

mystification, Rebecca NurickMystificationRebecca Nurick, Viaduct, digital print, Jed Williams Gallery

Many of Marco Hill‘s street photographs were captured in South Philadelphia where he resides, with this series punctuated by Still Standing, an emotionally moving image of an abandoned log cabin that harkens back to Hill’s native Virginia roots. His sense of humor, quick wit, and sense of curiosity is evident in unusual and quirky captures such as Yawn Jawn, Brick Work, and Abandoned Door.

mystification, Marco HillMystificationMarco Hill, 9th and Mifflin Sunset, digital print, Jed Williams Gallery

Marco Hill’s artist statement

“I roam the streets of the city looking for things that are unusual or things that I think would ordinarily go unnoticed…I actually got started in art as a musician, but after I found a love for photography the camera replaced the guitar as my instrument of choice.  I call my approach to photography playing the blues with a camera.”

One of Rebecca Nuricks special prints are quite powerful: a striking image of a fearless mythological sunflower standing heroically in the face of foreboding dark cumulus clouds – with the hint of a silver lining. Her portraitures range from the human form to animal skeletons, expressed monochromatically, printed digitally, but expressed with the look of silver gelatin. I was instantly struck at how Torso, with it’s coppery tinge and grainy cloak has the look and feel of a super sized tintype. Also striking is Viaduct, another moody and cataclysmic image that instantly transported me back in time to David Lynch‘s Eraserhood.

mystification, Rebecca NurickMystificationRebecca Nurick, Nude, digital print, Jed Williams Gallery

Rebecca Nurick’s artist statement

“I find myself gravitating to photography, as it allows me to capture an image that is interesting to me and alter it in a way that can give it a hyper-real quality while still maintaining its true nature.  The elevation of the ordinary is thrilling to me. The creative post-production of a photo is as enjoyable to me as the act of capturing the original subject.”

mystification, Rebecca NurickMystificationRebecca Nurick, Clawfoot #2, digital print, Jed Williams Gallery

This exhibit consists of very well-crafted images that will appeal to fans of digital, film, and alternative processing techniques alike. Kudos to Jed Williams for this excellent pairing of photographers in one show, as both artists’ works play off each other and form a dialogue. Mystification is on display through March 15, 2015.

mystification, Rebecca NurickMystificationRebecca Nurick, Skull #2, digital print, Jed Williams Gallery

mystification, Rebecca NurickMystificationRebecca Nurick explains her art process, Jed Williams Gallery

ABOUT JED WILLIAMS GALLERY

Jed Williams Gallery is a unique art space owned and operated since 2010 by artist Jed Williams. Jed showcases up-and-coming and inspiring artists from the local area, including his own work, along with providing a look into the workings of an actual artist studio. The gallery shows a variety of thoughtful, cutting edge works ranging from 2D, mixed media and painting, to video, installation and sculpture.

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Marco Hill Photography

Rebecca Nurick Photography

Jed Williams Gallery

615 Bainbridge St., Philadelphia, PA 19147 (267) 970-5509

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Written and photographed by Laura Storck

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Bella Vista

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Bella Vista Resident Art Show: January 24th at Jed Williams Gallery. This January 2015, Jed Williams Gallery will be holding a two-day show displaying artwork from Bella Vista residents. Artists can be amateur or professional and artwork can be of any medium. Residents interested in displaying their work are encouraged to submit an email to info@jedwilliamsgallery.com with 3-5 digital images of work, a description of their work, a short bio or artist statement and contact information. The show will be held at Jed Williams Gallery, at 615 Bainbridge St. Philadelphia, PA.

Deadline for show submissions is January 14, 2015. A selection of submitted works will be on display and for sale at the gallery and open to the community for viewing. All artists who submit work (whether they end up getting their actual artwork displayed at the gallery or not) will have the option of having images of their submitted work featured in a digital slideshow during the event.

Join us for music, light fare and beverages to see some of the talent and creativity of Bella Vista Resident Art Show Family Event January 25, 10-12pm. Little ones (of any age!) and their parents are welcome to view the Bella Vista resident art show, enjoy coffee and light fare and make a craft to take home.

About Jed Williams GalleryJed Williams Gallery is a unique art space owned and operated since 2010 by artist Jed Williams. JWG showcases up-and-coming and inspiring artists from the Philadelphia area. Artists featured are from all backgrounds including classically trained as well as self-taught outsider artists. The gallery shows a variety of thoughtful, cutting edge high quality works ranging from 2D, mixed media and painting, to video, installation and sculpture. www.jedwilliamsgallery.com

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