Saturday, March 01, 2008

Barnes Class Visits DEEP



A group of students from the Art Now class visited my exhibition DEEP at the Philadelphia Art Alliance Satellite Gallery. I shared the secrets of how the work is made using actual tools and materials along with a series of short videos that I will be releasing soon and posting here on this site.

This class, the brainchild of instructor John Gatti, is being offered by the Barnes Foundation. After the group left my show they were given the treat of tours at a number of other venues including the Gijs Bakker and Jewelry show across the street at the Art Alliance main building. Then they were off to the to the Print Center, Fleisher Ollman and the Schmidt Dean gallery, all within easy walking distance of each other in Center City, Philadelphia. Every week they will explore different galleries, museums and artist's studio around the area as well as have guest lecturers at The Barnes. You can always map out your own tour, or better yet, sign up for Art Now.

Above, a class member checking out the texture, with permission of course, of one of the works in DEEP.