Friday, February 08, 2008

Opening Reception

I just wanted to thank everyone who came to my opening reception of DEEP last night at the Philadelphia Art Alliance. For those of you who missed this reception there will be a similar event coming up as part of Gallery Night on Friday, April 18, 5-8:30 pm.

The Satellite Gallery is not your typical white cube. And unlike most shows people commented about the space and how the paintings were intergrated into it. Some people thought I made the work specifically for the space. Others said they really liked how each painting had a separate space. The lighting is low and rakes across the surfaces which creates a mood that is deep (only kidding). When I first visited the gallery I thought of it as an art chapel. The idea of art as object and how architecture and art were once integrated is touched on in Vittorio Colaizzi's essay.

The exhibition will be up through May 18. Here are the details. Also on view at the first and second floor galleries across the street at 251 South 18th Street is Gijs Bakker and Jewelry.