Jed Williams Studio, Halloween Open Studio Party, 615 Bainbridge St, Philadelphia, October 21, 5:00 – 7:00.
“The artist “Knox” Peters will have her work up until Nov. 21st. Visiting hours during this show are Saturdays 5-7pm and by appointment. To make an appointment call 267 570 7520 or DM me on Instagram, Messenger or at email@example.com Hope to see you at the show!”
Jed Williams, Sophie “Knox” Peters and Lily Gardner
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Philiput presents: Andres Cisnegro, Christopher Perkins, Devin Cohen poetry reading Oct 18 at 6pm at Lot 49 bookstore at 408 East Girard Ave, Philadelphia, 19125, US. Poetry Night in honor of the collective poetry book Boreal from Philiput and Cisnegro.
Andrés Cisnegro. Ciudad de México, 1979. Estudió Letras Hispánicas en la UNAM y Comunicación Social en la UAM. Camisa de once varas (BM, CDMX, 2022) es un recuento de sus primeros veinte libros. Recientemente fue realizada por artepoética press, en Nueva York, la edición bilingüe de Llegada del Malnacido, con traducción de Christopher Perkins. En Nicaragua apareció Zarrpastra, mapa de obra (400 elefantes, 2020); en Chile, La perra láctea (Cinosargo, 2021) y Fabla errante (Mano Falsa, 2022), en Perú. Su más reciente libro es Nivola del bien adverso (Ícaro Ediciones, 2023). Cisnegro traza rutas vivas sobre poéticas del siglo XX e investiga la poesía matérica. Gestiona cruces generacionales, debates, reediciones, talleres, laboratorios y la publicación de óperas primas y otras destrucciones necesarias. Entre ellas el Atlas Inverso de Poesía y el Biombo de movimientos mexicanos de poesía. Ha participado en congresos nacionales e internacionales de poesía y literatura. En 2018 participó en el Festival de Matemáticas, Ciencia y Cultura 2018 en Oaxaca, organizado por el Instituto de Matemáticas de la UNAM. Y en 2012 en el Festival Internacional de Ajedrez, como conferencista. Su poesía ha sido traducida al náhuatl, francés, inglés, árabe y portugués y griego. Actualmente es operador del proyecto múltiple Cisnegro. Lectores de alto riesgo, coordinador de la revista Blanco Móvil y cátodo dístico en la revista La Piraña.
Christopher Perkins USA 1980Christopher Perkins is a writer and professional translator of poetry, teaches literature, creative writing, and essay writing for the University of Nevada LasVegas (UNLV). He holds a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Creative Writing with an emphasis inpoetry and international literature and has translated poems from French andSpanish into English. He currently lives between Las Vegas, NV, U.S. and Mexico City.
Devin Cohen (Philadelphia, USA) is a multi-instrumentalist multidisciplinary artist, working with experimental abstract visual art, painting, poetry, sound art. He has written, painted, exhibited, performed, across the U.S., Mexico, Israel, Paris, Iceland, Germany, Sweden, Lithuania, Spain, Japan, Hungary, Greece, Italy, Belgium, Switzerland, Austria, Argentina, Canada, Poland, India, Turkey… His poetry book is ALL PRAISES and his experimental Alien Architect poetry music album is Arteria. He has attended artist residings in Hungary, Lithuania, Romania…. Mekisko.. His work has been selected for the Ibero Biennale de Puebla de Los Ángeles, as well as the Biennale de pintura J.A. Monroy in Mexico; Devin’s work has been exhibited in Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Ateneo de Yucatán MACAY, Centro Estatal de las Artes de Baja California in Tijuana, Centro Cultural Plaza Fatima in Monterrey, Museo UPAEP in Puebla, Museo de la Mujer in Mexico City, as well as the Slought Foundation and Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia, art festival en Lithuania, art fair Sweden… Devin Cohen with Rebeca Martell run and curate Liliput Gallery in Puebla, Mexico, and Philiput Gallery in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Devin´s art was recently exhibited in Berlin, and is currently exhibited in Merida, Atlixco, Paris, Philadelphia… Devin Cohen just returned from Leipzig to Berlin to Paris, to now in Philadelphia to read his poetry at Lot 49 as part of Philiput poetry tour. Liliput Xperimental Gallery celebrates its 8 year anniversary this month.
NYC/Philadelphia Philiput Poetry Tour Dates:Philiput presents: Devin Cohen, Andres Cisnegro, Christopher Perkins Poetry Tour Oct 16 : Poetry reading at 7:30 pm at 125 E. 15th St , NYC
15 minute walk to 9pm reading at 85 E 4th St, New York, NY 10003
Oct 17: Manayunk-Roxborough Art Center at 419 Green Lane (rear) Philadelphia PA 191285pm-8pmOct 18: Lot 49 Books at 408 E Girard Ave, Phila. Reading at 6pm
Oct 19: Philiput at 1901 B Washington Ave , Phila. starts at 8:30pm
*poet Cassie Macdonald reading as well
Thank you to Devon Cohen for the content of this post.
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CERULEAN ARTS GALLERY 1355 Ridge Ave, Philadelphia 267-514-8647 www.ceruleanarts.com My solo show of 20 rendered collages is displayed at Cerulean from 5 Jul thru 30 Jul 2023. The In-person reception is Sat 8 Jul 2-5 pm and the virtual tour & talk is Weds 19 Jul 2023 at 6pm (must zoom register. Gallery hours are Weds thru Fri 10m-6pm, Sat & Suns 12pm thru 6pm. I may also be at the gallery several Wednesdays. Welcome to come visit.
Theme: As a lifelong Philadelphian (mostly), I explore aspects of the city I love as well as worry about, look at its extraordinary-though checkered- history, and present ideas and images for its future. As an architect and teacher, I can’t stop commenting, pencils in hand. MY PHILLY…for better or worse, for richer or poorer…
JOHN JAMES PRON: ARTIST STATEMENT
I am a lifelong Philadelphian- mostly. I was born in Northern Liberties, raised in the Northeast’s Oxford Circle, rented apartments in West Philadelphia and have lived for over fifty years right across the city’s boundary at Cheltenham Avenue. I went to Philly schools- grammar, high school, undergraduate and graduate. And I worked all of my professorial life in North Philadelphia. My wife has long been intimately connected to this city’s healthcare community and both daughters attended Philadelphia universities.
I am also an architect by profession- certainly a creative artist, but one who was trained to balance my willful imagination with an ingrained moral and ethical responsibility to improve the lives of people, of the health of the community, the viability of cities and indeed the survival of this planet. For almost 40 years, I was fulltime professor in Temple University’s Tyler School of Art and Architecture, nurturing students to believe in themselves as creative forces but also to take responsibility for bettering the world. In this case, the artist is also a problem-solver. In my design practice and teaching, I specialized in ‘adaptive reuse’- preserving the essential character of a building (its ‘soul’), while adjusting spaces and functions for changing needs.
And so, in this solo gallery show, my mode of expression is the juxtaposition of existing images by others (photos or lithographs, archival or current) against my hand-drawn “reimaginings” of the place, the usage, or the meaning. It’s a both/and strategy. While it does make for interesting and unusual images to display, what is more important is that I am using my architectural-art skills to raise awareness of critical issues affecting human lives, even advocating for important social changes. And so, along with the needed information, I am seeking to make an emotional impact on the viewer through my graphics.
Picasso did just that in his monumental Guernica- maybe the most powerful anti-war painting in history. More recently, visual artists such as Keith Haring, Banksy and Ai Weiwei do the same on contemporary issues. The viewer may appreciate the artistic qualities, but one is also asked make a personal decision over the content: take a stand, get involved, connect to others, contribute as you can. Do something.
You can view my professional and academic career (including past gallery shows, architectural designs, lectures, etc) and my bio on my website www.johnjamespron.com
“PHILLY AND ME: FOR BETTER OR WORSE…FOR RICHER OR POORER…”
This is a city that I love- its parks and neighborhoods, its grand public buildings and cultural institutions, its superlative universities and breathtaking skyscrapers. I also love its diversity…old with young, residents and visitors, extraordinary festivals near quiet enclaves, polished gentility and in-your-face grit. A city of many races, many backgrounds, many beliefs. But I also fret about this city: the things that tear it apart, the endemic problems growing ever larger, the social behaviors that destroy unity and civility. Here are my pleasures as well as my concerns, my savoring of its (sometimes checkered) past, my images suggesting a brighter future. Warnings and wishes….I can only hope the new next mayor can rise to the challenge.
Thank you to John James Pron for the content of this post.
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Transcending the limitations of the photographic medium, John Singletary creates multidisciplinary installation experiences. His work graces The Gallery at Penn College through March 22. Singletary’s Through Lines/Fault Lines is the first exhibition of multimedia work on screens in the gallery’s history. Located on the third floor of The Madigan Library at Pennsylvania College of Technology, the gallery is in its 17th season.
The exhibition includes two installations: Traces and Anahata.
“John’s new series, Traces, was created specifically for his solo exhibition in The Gallery at Penn College,” said Penny Griffin Lutz, gallery director. “Visitors will be immersed in an audiovisual experience that explores culture, beliefs and the human connection.”
Traces uses video, digital and stop-motion animation, historical footage, and audio. “Anahata” is photography-based and presented as an immersive installation on organic LED electronic canvases.
A photographer and multimedia artist based in Philadelphia, Singletary received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in photography from The University of the Arts. His work has been collected by the Philadelphia Museum of Art and The Center for Fine Art Photography, as well as other institutional and private collections.
The artist says the imagery and vignettes in Traces, an ongoing multimedia work, depict “the extraordinary light and darkness in the human condition and life events such as the genesis of our existence and the purpose we serve to each other and ourselves.”
The audio component of the installation consists of a series of anonymously conducted interviews with a range of participants. The perspectives highlighted reveal the universality and individuality of values, the intersectionality of symbolism across cultures and lineages, and the perpetual cycles of life.
“Surveying the myriad and disjointed experiences that make up a life, ‘Traces’ explores the way we construct our internal narratives and create meaning from experience,” Singletary said.
Anahata explores human relationships and their connection to the divine. Choreographed movement was captured with an open-spectrum camera in a purpose-built, ultraviolet light studio where dancers performed in handcrafted costumes. The resulting dreamlike images are steeped in archetypal symbolism, mythology and mysticism.
A long-term collaboration between the artist and dancers, costume designers, makeup artists, choreographers and other artists, Anahata unveils a “frenetic tribe” that feels of another place and time.
The Gallery at Penn College is open 2 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays; and 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays. (The gallery is closed on Mondays and Saturdays and will also be closed March 5-12 during Spring Break.)
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Still Life Crew: “Gardening Above”A collaborative exhibition between January 27, 2023 – February 19, 2023. Opening ReceptionFriday, January 27 • 5:30 PM-8:00 PM RSVP here* Appreciated but not required
To kick off 2023 at Paradigm, Still Life Crew returns with their second exhibition as a duo at Paradigm. The artists behind the joint “Gardening Above” collection, Mando Marie and Hyland Mather, are bringing their collaborative work to a new level in this exhibition through a seamless creative process. The two have discovered new methods of formation through layering processes that have the feeling of tagging in a teammate in a competition or marathon, so in sync, but with each artist’s contributions and special skills holding their own through the details of the individual pieces. Rather than the previous side by side solo work collection previously shown on the gallery’s walls, each artist poured their hearts and vision onto the same surface for this exciting next step in the Still Life Crew’s growing and impactful oeuvre.
Mando Marie primarily uses stencil and mixed-media collage to create paintings that tether the viewer to a feeling of haunting nostalgia. Straddling a line between comforting and spooky, innocence and adulthood, life and spirit, her works find a real power in opposites and duality, evidenced in this series with several examples of her hallmark use of twin and mirrored imagery.
Hyland Mather’s abstract and often geometric painting style, along with his assemblage working technique are both featured in this series. As is his way, the assemblage work features abandoned, discarded, or ‘lost objects’ that have been rediscovered and made new again while maintaining an artifact-like status. In Hyland’s own words, “some lost stuff gets found again”.
About Mando Marie | An American painter and Stencilist, Amanda Marie has been splitting time, living and painting in Amsterdam and Portugal . She attended the Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design (RMCAD) and has exhibited extensively in the US and Europe. She creates small works on paper and larger works on canvas for indoor exhibition. She also paints large scale murals primarily in outdoor urban, or garden settings. Her use of nostalgic storybook-like imagery is an invitation for viewing allegorical and highly painterly compositions . Signature in her very graphic work is the use of children and young adults as imagery tools to deliver clever, often subtle messages that can straddle a line between comforting and spooky. Other signature and recognizable traits in her work are the common use of ‘twin imagery’ and the consistent use of vintage sewing patterns as backgrounds to inform the compositions of her paintings.
About Hyland Mather | “I make stuff from junk. I pick up messes and try to make them into something I think looks good. i use the junk from the city, I use the stuff from the field, i use the bits in the forest, and the things in the trash. I hunt, collect, and gather, but only what I need for the work, for the play. color, shape, composition. Some lost stuff gets found again.” Hyland Mather is an American assemblage artist and abstract painter, who grew up in Alaska and lives and works now, like Mando, between Amsterdam and Portugal. Best known for his use of found materials, Mather collects discarded objects and reassembles them to help them regain purpose. Mather has exhibited his work in solo and group exhibitions in galleries and public spaces around the world. Accompanying his studio practice, Mather creates murals and urban art installations in various cities primarily in the United States & Europe.
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About Paradigm Gallery Paradigm Gallery + Studio was established in 2010 by co-founders and curators, Jason Chen and Sara McCorriston. The gallery exhibits meaningful, process-intense contemporary artwork from around the world. Paradigm Gallery is globally recognized and known as a tastemaker within their greater Philadelphia arts community. As the gallery grows, it maintains its original mission to keep art accessible. Through monthly donations, free public art installations, and initiatives like Insider Picks, Paradigm Gallery, continues to be a champion of small businesses and emerging and mid-career artists.
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