Sunday, September 25, 2005

Chris Ashley, interview



Chris Ashley came to my attention as an artist/blogger who took html tables and turned them into exciting visual art. Since then I have come to know his works on paper, essays, interviews, photographs and now the integration of html art with appropriated photographs. I find all of the things he is doing intelligent and original, both hard to come by these days. Above, three works on paper from the Qinglu Album Two by Chris Ashley.

He has made me the subject of an interview that you can read and on his site. I recommend taking a "Look, See" at his great new work as well as through his archives. And thank you Chris for being a supporter of Romanblog from the start!

Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Inliquid "Feature" on The Urban Canvas



Inliquid.com has posted a feature article on their site that really sums up "The Urban Canvas" exhibition with their usual flare. They have been a big supporter of my video project "Artists Varied Stripes" right from the beginning. A number of the videos will be projected as part of the exhibition that opens on September 30, 2005. They are also host to web pages for many excellent artists, they are the best place on the web for finding out what is happening at galleries, museums, and other spaces, and they organize events around the area that help bring the art community together. You should visit their site to see all the other things they do.

Saturday, September 17, 2005

Van Brunt Gallery, videos



The Van Brunt Gallery is located in Beacon, N.Y., and features a number of very fine artists. The painting above is "Pie Town, Two Time" by Vincent Pomilio. The Van Brunt Gallery is one of the first galleries I have found that includes videos of their artists. I believe that in the future this will be as common as jpgs and Flash are now. Kathleen Sweeney created all the videos on the site. My camera is back and working and I am happy to announce that Timothy Hawkesworth and the artists of the Norristown Arts Building will be my next subjects.

Monday, September 12, 2005

Remembrance & Renewal, Slide Show



Remembrance & Renewal at the Lankenau Hospital is a group exhibition commemorating 911 that runs from Sept. 11-Oct. 24, 2005. "The Annenberg Center for Medical Education at Lankenau Hospital strives to integrate art and culture with medicine," said Barry Mann, M.D., Executive Director of the Annenberg Center. The Mainline Art Center joined in to help organize the show. As with all the slide shows I present here, I truly wish I could include every single artists in the show, but I can't. By giving a glimpse of the exhibition, I hope that it will entice you to go see the artwork for yourself.

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Saturday, September 10, 2005

Outtakes from videos



I posted a few still photographs I grabbed from videos that I took in Old City, Philadelphia. You might recognize a couple if you have been watching the videos, but most are images I didn't use before. These and other urban images are the inspriation for my artwork in the exhibition that opens at Gallery Siano on September 30.

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Tuesday, September 06, 2005

The Painted Bride, Slide Show



Really glad I stopped to see the shows at The Painted Bride today in Old City. Shelley Spector has an installation you won't want to miss and Catherine Gontarek, Hedwige Jacobs, Jeff McMahon, and Libby Saylor are showing in the Painted Bride Café Gallery in "Exhibit I" presented as a part of the InLiquid at the Bride Series. Inliquid and Artblog have covered both shows in their own special fashions!

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Saturday, September 03, 2005

First Friday, Slide Show



The season got off to a really great start last night. A large crowd showed up to enjoy the gallery exhibitions, fringe festival happenings and the local bars and restaurants. Above, "Bolero", 42 wood balls of 6 to 15 inches, by Luis Castro at Pentimenti Gallery, Philadelphia.

We wished we could have made it to more openings, but were glad we had a chance to stop by the Bridgette Mayer Gallery, Gallery Siano and Pentimenti. Besides what is represented in this slide show, there are many more good shows to see this month. Inliquid is a great source for finding out what is happening. And visit Artblog for a detailed account of the art scene.

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