Articles by CSchwartz

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    Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers celebrate five years in Philly at Painted Bride

    November 12, 2013 by CSchwartz

    Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers celebrate five years in Philly at Painted Bride
    Over the weekend, the Painted Bride Art Center hosted a rare retrospective of the Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers (KYL/D) as they set out to mark the five year anniversary of their relocation from New York to Philadelphia. In a relatively short span, this group of brilliantly gifted movers and makers created a...
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    Margo Wolowiec tackles social media at Grizzly Grizzly

    October 24, 2013 by CSchwartz

    Margo Wolowiec tackles social media at Grizzly Grizzly
    At Grizzly Grizzly, two worlds collide for a solo exhibition by San Francisco artist Margo Wolowiec. At this Knight Arts grantee, threads of the fabric and digital variety abound in a show that traces the maddeningly complicated streams of consciousness that twist and turn around every corner of the internet....
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    Minimal work by two artists at Grizzly Grizzly

    June 21, 2012 by CSchwartz

    Minimal work by two artists at Grizzly Grizzly
    Throughout the month of June at Grizzly Grizzly the artwork of California sculptor John Chwekun and Brooklyn painter Mark Sengbusch is on view as part of the show “Inside Space.” The exhibit is an exploration in the minimal, from Sengbusch’s black and white patterned paintings to Chwekun’s tiny, sometimes barely...
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    Wooden works from the funny to the fanciful at Philadelphia Sculpture Gym

    November 7, 2013 by CSchwartz

    Wooden works from the funny to the fanciful at Philadelphia Sculpture Gym
    Philadelphia's membership-based sculptural resource, Knight Arts grantee and overall three-dimensional artistic gem, the Philadelphia Sculpture Gym (PSG) opened up on First Friday in November with their latest show, which focuses on the process of wood. The exhibit, curated by PSG Gallery Director Steven Earl Weber, includes work by Carrie Mae...
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    Boombox Collective at World Cafe Live

    June 26, 2012 by CSchwartz

    Boombox Collective at World Cafe Live
    Upstairs on June 24th, World Cafe Live held a special Sunday edition of the Boombox Collective. The event hosted by Kuf Knotz was all ages and free entry and included a number of talented artists from around the Philadelphia area for a night of great music. Vendors were also set...
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    Delainey Barclay transforms the hallway at Crane

    June 28, 2012 by CSchwartz

    Delainey Barclay transforms the hallway at Crane
    In The Hall at the Crane Arts Building in Fishtown is an exhibit featuring the work of Delainey Barclay called “air and space.” The Delaware-based artist’s work is presented by InLiquid Art & Design, whose mission is to provide exposure for visual artists and designers. Barclay’s work is humble and...
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    New Boon(e) and The Off White Beast

    January 23, 2014 by CSchwartz

    New Boon(e) and The Off White Beast
    Newer than new is one of Philadelphia's freshest art and performance locales, the appropriately named New Boon(e), which has only been in its current manifestation in Old City since the fall of 2013. They have a rotating cast of art, artists, performances, and even critique nights in which some of...
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    John Woodin examines cultivated landscapes at Crane Arts

    January 30, 2014 by CSchwartz

    John Woodin examines cultivated landscapes at Crane Arts
    In our contemporary world, the lines between the natural and artificial are sometimes not as clear as they are made out to be. Old growth forests have relented their ubiquity in much of the continental United States and worldwide, giving way to human-planted stands of trees and agricultural development. John...
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    Fjord figures itself out through traditional mediums and social media

    February 13, 2014 by CSchwartz

    Fjord figures itself out through traditional mediums and social media
    The second installment of the Fjord show “To Fade And Spill Out And (And Look At Another's Whole)” is hanging in the Frankford Avenue gallery's exhibition space throughout the month of February. In this part of the curatorial project by Jamie Felton and Zachary Rawe, the focus is that of...
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    Harlequinade brings magic to Philly's streets

    July 3, 2012 by CSchwartz

    Harlequinade brings magic to Philly's streets
    If you wander the roads of Philadelphia, there is plenty of street art to discover among the boarded windows, cinder block facades and bridge underpasses. Anyone who keeps an eye peeled for this sort of thing knows the lay of the land a little bit. So when strong, new art...
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    Found Theater Company finds its groove

    July 5, 2012 by CSchwartz

    Found Theater Company finds its groove
    Found Theater Company was born back in 2009 at Temple University after Felipe Vergara challenged some undergraduates to create a play based around the concept of myth. Originally a nameless apparition, the group produced “The Myth Project.” Inspired by the work, the students continued the project into the summer and...
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    Philadelphia Sculpture Gym settles into new Frankford home

    July 10, 2012 by CSchwartz

    Philadelphia Sculpture Gym settles into new Frankford home
    The recently relocated Philadelphia Sculpture Gym is beginning to thrive at its new home on Frankford Avenue in Fishtown. This Knight Arts grantee began its move back in March after receiving a $20,000 Knight Arts Challenge grant in 2011. In the works for the new location are gallery space, lockers,...
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    Joe Meiser turns a wry eye on our evolutionary past

    July 12, 2012 by CSchwartz

    Joe Meiser turns a wry eye on our evolutionary past
    At James Oliver Gallery, there is presently a rather impressive exhibit by sculptor, installation and performance artist, and Bucknell University professor Joe Meiser. The show is called “INFLUX” and it features a number of large-scale skull sculptures, some smaller constructions, photos and videos. Joe Meiser, "Hominid...
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    North Philly abstractions in "Dirty Pretty Things"

    July 19, 2012 by CSchwartz

    North Philly abstractions in "Dirty Pretty Things"
    In Gallery 102 of the Crane Arts Building, artist Fabian Lopez has organized a group exhibit called “Dirty Pretty Things,” which includes eight artists working in the vein of abstraction. As the curator, Lopez selected artists he knew that lived in geographical proximity to himself and one another. All of...
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    Little Berlin has a lot on their plate (literally)

    July 24, 2012 by CSchwartz

    Little Berlin has a lot on their plate (literally)
    North Philadelphia’s quintessential “undefined exhibition space” Little Berlin has been busy breaking ground on their newest project, the Little Berlin Fairgrounds, located just adjacent to their Viking Mill building in East Kensington. The Fairgrounds are one of the Knight Arts Challenge 2012 winners, and the Berliners are currently working to...