Tag Archives: Philadelphia

Expression in Stone

Visitors to Grounds For Sculpture observe how Magdalena Abakanowicz’s “Space of Stone”–a work that itself conveys a greater power–is enhanced by the long shadows of the sun sitting low in the sky. Part of a series that includes major installations in … Continue reading

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Up Close with Van Gogh

As if there weren’t enough compelling reasons to see a blockbuster exhibit of Van Gogh, the Philadelphia Museum of Art has come up with a new point of view.  Van Gogh: Up Close does just that, focuses on his paintings … Continue reading

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Symbol of the Human Predicament

I read in the Philadelphia Inquirer that the Noyes Museum in Oceanville is exhibiting the work of Jacob Landau through Jan. 2. Says the exhibition blurb: “Provocative and inspiring Landau bears witness to man’s responsibility for injustice… Timeless and relevant … Continue reading

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Like the Night of Cloudless Climes

“Some things are beautiful not because they conform to an ideal measure of perfection but precisely because they so freely depart from any such standard,” writes photographer Ricardo Barros in his curator statement for the exhibit Particular Beauty at the … Continue reading

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What Curators Are Looking For

Yesterday I received an announcement about the Peoples’ Biennial at the Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery, Haverford College. “People’s Biennial will feature artists who haven’t had significant exposure, or who may not even consider themselves part of the art world,” according to … Continue reading

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Return of the Muse

Reflections on a Roosting Muse Guest post and photograph by Ricardo Barros (on view at the Dalet Gallery in Philadelphia through June 6) A muse, as most people commonly think of one, is a person who inspires creativity in an … Continue reading

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Jewel of Pennsylvania

As the Barnes Foundation gears up for its 2012 move from Merion Township to the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia, I remember a trip I took there a few years ago: a last chance to view the collection in its … Continue reading

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Hand’s On

Over the weekend, I indulged in a two-day intensive workshop with Isaiah Zagar who, thanks to a recent film about him by his son and a CNN feature, is experiencing a new wave of popularity. Zagar, 70, has been encrusting … Continue reading

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Positively Phillips’ Mill

“Mr. Dylan,”  a mixed media work by John Nebesney of Princeton, has won the Hughes Award to an Artist Exhibiting at Phillips’ Mill For the First Time. The prestigious 80th Annual Phillips’ Mill Juried Art Exhibition  is the first and … Continue reading

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Simple Pleasures

Art seems to fit labels: Contemporary, expressionist, landscape, portrait, folk art, naïve, primitive and outsider.  But labels have never been a good way to describe anything. Two artists exhibiting at the Bucks Gallery of Fine Art in Newtown, Pa., July … Continue reading

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