Bluestone Fine Art Gallery, 142 N 2nd Street, Old City, Philadelphia, PA 19106
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Philadelphia, PA – Bluestone Fine Art Gallery is pleased to present, Structures: Urban and Coastal Philadelphia/Maine by Erin McGee Ferrell. On view at Bluestone Fine Art Gallery in Old City Philadelphia, the exhibition runs October 4th through the 26th. The Opening Reception is on First Friday, October 4th from 5 – 8pm. The Artist Reception is on Saturday, October 5th from 2-4pm and an Artist Talk is on Sunday, October 6th from 1-2pm.
Bluestone Fine Art Gallery is a vibrant member of the Old City visual arts community. Bluestone exhibits artists whose works are original, exceptional, and appropriately priced. Fine Art is exhibited amongst unique furnishing. Art enthusiasts and collectors can find the perfect, one of a kind, work of art for their home or office. Owner Pam Regan has a knack for helping clients acquire unique works by talented artists that will impress and stand the test of time.
Erin McGee Ferrell Bio 2013
After two decades of creating large oil paintings in the public, Erin McGee Ferrell decided to bring her Painting En Plein Air to the world audience via social networking. To date she has created 12 videos capturing painting on the streets of Philadelphia and South Jersey. Not only does she stand with a 4 x 5 foot hand stretched canvas in a tourist populated Philadelphia location, but also she wears ball gowns while doing this. Her painting process has evolved into performance art connecting Philadelphia tourists to the icons within the city. People around the world can watch her paint the City Hall Occupy Philly movement or the Philadelphia Art Museum from the base of the steps. She loves combining her classically rendered oil paintings with new technology and large audiences available through the web.
Erin McGee Ferrell Artist Statement 2013
My paintings are not created behind closed doors. They are created on the streets of Philadelphia and in the woods of New England. I invite you to watch me work as I stand my easel on the Ben Franklin Bridge, the Art Museum steps, and on the sidewalks of the Italian Market. Come explore the coast of Maine and the woods of New Hampshire with my easel and me. The adventure and process of creating the art is as exciting as the product. Look for me in the crowded markets, the tourists’ destinations, and famous landmarks. While my adrenaline pumps, large colorful oils on canvas are created in these people and scenery rich places. I take time-lapse photos of my canvases while I paint. Then I create videos, which are posted on Social Networks linking the subject of my art to the place it was created, and the way I depicted it. This brings my process as an artist to a world audience; virtually traveling to the Philadelphia/ Portland area and experiencing what it is like to be with my painting on the streets.
Sharing my painting process with the public is a gift, not so much for the outcome, but for the vulnerability of the process. You bore witness to my endeavor. Together we shared in the very public awareness of a private interpretation. I created a moment of pause and wonder in the business of the mundane.
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