Published: September 5, 2007
Galleries are usually open Tuesdays through Saturdays; please call the gallery for exact days and hours. Receptions are denoted with Reception
222 GALLERY , 222 Vine St., 215-873-0750. LOCAL VIEWS: PAINTERS IN A POST-DIGITAL AGE, Features recent paintings by Philadelphia-based artists Nicholas Santore, Diana Meaker and Danielle Rizzolo, who create intensely personal and human observations in the context of a post-digital, global culture. Runs through Sept. 21.
ART STAR GALLERY AND BOUTIQUE , Liberties Walk, 1030 N. 2nd St., unit 301, 215-238-1557. MENAGERIE, Features mixed-media pieces on wood by Merrilee Chaliss, whose work is inspired by fairy tales, myths, natural history, medical anomalies and creatures horned and hoofed. Runs through Oct. 14. Opening reception Sat, Sept. 8, 5-9pm. ( Reception )
ARTHUR ROSS GALLERY , University of Pennsylvania, 220 S. 34th St., 215-898-4401. THE MENNONITES, Features photographs by Larry Towell, which were shot during his time spent in Mexican Mennonite communities. Runs through Sept. 23.
ARTISTS' GALLERY , 32 Coryell St., Lambertville, NJ, 609-397-4588. FINDING THE EXTRA IN THE ORDINARY, Features paintings and multimedia work by Carol McClue Sanzalone and Joe Kazimierczyk, who depict the thrill in the commonplace. Runs through Sept. 30. Opening reception Fri, Sept. 7, 11am-6pm. ( Reception )
ARTISTS' HOUSE , 57 N. 2nd St., 215-923-8440. GROUP SHOW, Features pastels by Sydney McGinley, mixed-media work by Elena Peteva and oil paintings by Christine Drake Donahower, Amber Lia-Kloppel and Brett Eberhardt. Runs through Sept. 30. Opening reception Fri, Sept. 7, 5-8:30pm. ( Reception )
AXD GALLERY , 265 S. 10th St., 215-627-6250. MONSTERS FROM UNDER THE BED, Features work by professional comic book artist Mike Manley, digital reinterpretations of classic horror and sci-fi staples by Tom Whalen, gothic pen-and-ink creations by Kim Traub and satirical gay monster erotica by Michael Broderick. Runs through Sept. 29. Opening reception Fri, Sept. 7, 5-7pm. ( Reception )
BAHDEEBAHDU , 309 Cherry St., 215-627-5002. BLISS, Features work by Rebecca Pulver, Schuyler Blanchard, Robert Aiosa, Beth Beverly, Erin Boyd, Kathy Pulver, Irene Sfakianos, Linda Smythe, Sarah Pulver and Ira Blanchard. Runs through Oct. 3. Opening reception Fri, Sept. 7, 6-9pm. ( Reception )
BAMBI GALLERY , 1817 Frankford Ave., 215-423-2668. SOME ASSEMBLY REQUIRED, Features nostalgic, comforting paintings of toys by Terrence Laragione, who uses vivid brush strokes and tones to create impressions of color and memory. Runs through Oct. 1. PURE AS THE DRIVEN SNOW, Features construct pieces by Derek Myers, which are filled with photographs, memories, horrors, pleasures and other treasures. Runs through Oct. 1.
BLINKART GALLERY , 108 Chestnut St., 215-588-4445. NEW WORK, Features paintings by Bettina Kusel of Berlin and Ken Tutjamong of Bangkok. Runs through Sept. 30. Opening reception Fri, Sept. 7, 6-9pm. ( Reception )
BUCKS GALLERY OF FINE ART , 201 S. State St., Newtown, 215-579-0050. INSIDE THE ARTIST'S STUDIO, Features photographic essays by Bucks County artists including Dot Bunn, Jae Crilley, Jennifer Hansen-Rolli, Alan Hines, Jan Lipes, Pat Martin, Christine McHugh, Steve Messenger, Taylor Oughton, Peter Petraglia, Phill Powell, Tina Salvesen, Mavis Smith, Stacie Speer-Scott, Emily Thompson, George Thompson and Chaz Walter. Runs through Sept. 14.
BURRISON GALLERY , University Club, The Inn at Penn, 3611 Walnut St., 215-898-4618. A PLANTSMAN IN ASIA, Features photographs of plants by Morris Arboretum director Paul W. Meyer, who focuses on their importance in the lives of Asian people. Runs through Sept. 7.
CANTOR FITZGERALD GALLERY , Whitehead Campus Center, Haverford College, 370 Lancaster Ave., Haverford, 610-896-1287. ALUMNI EXHIBIT, Features textured, mixed-media work by Marlene Bronstein Dubin, urban-inspired oil paintings by Robert Feinland and furniture by professional woodworker Scott Peltzer. Runs through Sept. 16.
CENTER FOR EMERGING VISUAL ARTISTS , 237 S. 18th St., Ste. 3A, 215-546-7775. CONFECTIONS, Features photographs of cake by Amy Stevens, who began the project in celebration of her 30th birthday. Instead of perfect, Food Network-worthy cakes, her creations are playful and messy. Runs through Sept. 20.
CEREAL ART , 149 N. 3rd St., 215-627-5060. FROM THE MYLAR CHAMBER, Features photographs by New York artist Ira Cohen, which were taken during the filming of his documentary "Kings with Straw Mats" in India. Runs through Oct. 30. Opening reception Fri, Sept. 7, 6-9pm. ( Reception )
CERULEAN ARTS , 1355 Ridge Ave., 267-514-8647. NEO-PINK, Features new oil paintings by Philadelphia-based artist Jaime Treadwell, who favors vibrant, hot pink landscapes. Runs through Sept. 21.
CHARLES ADDAMS GALLERY , 200 S. 36th St., 215-573-5134. CLAY INVITATIONAL, Features work by Andy Brayman, Linda Cordell, Matthew Courtney, Abby Donovan, Ryan Greenheck, Eva Kwong, Sumi Maeshima, Simon Martin, Megumi Naitoh, Kari Radasch, Kukuli Velarde and Jeffrey Warnock. Runs through Oct. 21. Opening reception Fri, Sept. 7, 5-7pm. ( Reception )
CLAY STUDIO , 139 N. 2nd St., 215-925-3453. TABLEWARE, Features porcelain tableware by Andy Shaw, who specializes in simplex forms and geometric and linear patterns. BIO HOME SHOW, Features sculpture by David S. East, which reflect upon human functions, contradictions and absurdities. Runs through Sept. 23. Opening reception Fri, Sept. 7, 5-9pm. ( Reception )
THE COPY GALLERY , 319 N. 11th St., 267-679-4587. STEVE KEENE TREVOR REESE PROJECT, Features paintings by New York artist Steven Keene, whose diverse repertoire of work embraces themes from iconic pop culture. Runs through Sept. 29. Opening reception Fri, Sept. 7, 7-11pm. ( Reception )
DA VINCI ART ALLIANCE , 704 Catharine St., 215-829-0466. PHILADELPHIA CENTER FOR PHOTOGRAPHIC IMAGE GROUP SHOW, Features work by John Vettese, Harvey Stern, Ranjoo Prasad, Christopher Gatto, Siobhan Edmonds, Ronald Corbin and Mary Anne Broderick. Runs through Sept. 29.
DOWNSTARES GALLERY AT FRUGAL FRAMES , 1234 Pine St., 215-772-1150. IMAGES OF WOMEN, Features photographs by Ra Freidman, who uses expired Polaroid film (some frozen for more than 30 years ago) and a 1950 Graflex press camera and lets chance, age, temperature and humidity have their way. Runs through Nov. 30.
DUPREE GALLERY , 703 S. 6th St., 215-413-3884. STUDENT EXHIBITION, Features work by James Dupree, Lillian Cotton, Jenny Kim, Deborah McCafferty, Kristina Klugar, Kristen Jasionowski and Chad Everette. Runs through Sept. 28.
ESTHER M. KLEIN ART GALLERY , University City Science Center, 3600 Market St., 215-966-6188. THE GREAT SOCIETY, Features mixed-media work by David Clayton, Claire Fontaine, J Shih Chieh Huang, Huong Go, Isaac Resnikoff, Joulia Strauss and Amy Yao. Each piece investigates utopia, urban decay and self-sufficient existences within ready-to-live societies. Curated by Daniel Fuller. Runs through Sept. 29.
F.A.N. GALLERY , 221 Arch St., 215-922-5155. RECENT PAINTINGS, Fetaures paintings by Tim Conte, many of which depict Philadelphia landscapes and scenes such as the Comcast tower, City Hall and the Northeast on a rainy day. Runs through Sept. 22. Opening reception Fri, Sept. 7, 5-9pm. ( Reception )
FALLING COW GALLERY , 732 S. 4th St., 215-627-4625. HODGEPODGE, Features oil paintings and mixed-media work by Philadelphia-based artist and musician Tim Bowen, which chronicle 30 years of work ranging from female nudes in the 1970s to glass and fabric pieces in the 1990s. Runs through Sept. 29.
FRAME HOUSE GALLERY , 7908 High School Rd., Elkins Park, 215-635-1140. CORRIDOR: LANDSCAPES IN TRANSITION, Features photographs by Jonathan Scott Goldman taken during his daily commute from Cheltenham to Doylestown. Runs through Sept. 30. Opening reception Sun, Sept. 9, 3:30pm. ( Reception )
FUEL GALLERY , 249 Arch St., 215-592-8400. SCRIPT/INE, Features an exhibition curated by Simon Koumjian and Marc Fornes dedicated to expressing the possibilities of experimentation through scripted computational strategies. The show is the first of its kind in the U.S. Runs through Oct. 1. Opening reception Fri, Sept. 7, 7pm. ( Reception )
GALLERIES AT MOORE COLLEGE OF ART & DESIGN , 20th St. & the Parkway, 215-965-4027. A NATURAL IMBALANCE, Features work by Leila Cartier. Runs through Oct. 21. GNOSIS, Features work by Donna Lantz. Runs through Oct. 21.
GALLERY 13W , 4504 Regent St., 215-432-5729. WEST PHILLY ALLSTARS, Features work by local artists Maija Jespersen, Julie Bradley Norton, Andy Yaros, Donald J. Caraco and Alan Less Schnitler. Runs through Sept. 8.
GALLERY 1401 , 221 S. Broad St., 14th floor, 215-717-6300. BY WATER, Features work by Pennsylvania native Casey Orr inspired by her journey from nothern England back home. Instead of traveling by conventional methods, she rode her bike 127 miles and boarded a container ship. Her work explores how water connects the U.S and England historically through cotton, wool, tobacco and slavery. Runs through Sept. 21.
GALLERY 1978 , 124 Diamond Hill Rd., Berkeley Heights, NJ, 908-790-8820. TEACHERS EXHIBIT, Features photographs of Italy by Nancy J. Ori, Patrick Connor, Chip Forelli and Jay Seldin. Runs through Sept. 30.
GALLERY 51 , 51 N. 2nd St., 215-413-3191. FELT AS ART, Features textiles by Mehmet Girgic of Konya, Turkey and Theresa May O'Brien. Runs through Sept. 9.
GALLERY ON HIGH , 254 High St., Pottstown, 610-326-2506. SUMMER MEMBER SHOW, Features watercolors, oil paintings, pottery and jewelry by gallery artists. Runs through Sept. 8.
GROSS MCCLEAF GALLERY , 127 S. 16th St., 215-665-8138. NEW PAINTINGS, Features work by Chris Nissen, who is primarily influenced by his daily commute from his home in Chestnut Hill to his studio in Moorestown, New Jersey. Runs through Sept. 28. Opening reception Fri, Sept. 7, 5-7pm. ( Reception )
JINXED CLOTHING , 620 S. 4th St., 215-978-5469. GROUP SHOW, Features new work by Philly's own Isaac Bushkin, Connecticut stencil artist Win Vitkowsky and Maryland artist Adam Weir. Runs through Sept. 24.
LANGMAN GALLERY , 2500 Moreland Rd., Willow Grove Park, 215-657-8333. STORY POLES, Features mixed-media totems by Kimberly Willcox, who uses unique artistic methods and composition processes. Runs through Sept. 30.
LAWRENCE HALL GALLERY Rosemont College, 400 Montgomery Ave., Rosemont, 610-526-2967. PUSH AND PULL, Features work by Antonio Purl. Runs through Sept. 29.
LINEAGE GALLERY , 21 N. 2nd St., 215-928-0980. PLACE IN TIME, Features paintings and multimedia pieces by Joel Dugan and Ben Tour, which seek to evoke heartfelt emotion through their rugged composition. Runs through Sept. 30. SEASONAL DETRITUS, Features paintings by Blaine Fontata inspired by different facets of nature. Runs through Sept. 30.
LONG GALLERY , West Chester University, 213 Mitchell Hall, West Chester, 610-436-2755. PERPETUAL STATE OF MIND, Features clay work by Thomas Hitner. Runs through Sept. 28. SCATTER, Features photographs by Trisha Dawn and sculpture by Erica Loustau. Runs through Sept. 28.
LORENZO HOMAR GALLERY , 2721 N. 5th St., 215-426-3311. CHILDREN & YOUTH CREATE ART, Features work by children and youth who participated in this summer's art program. Runs through Sept. 23.
MEW GALLERY , 906 Christian St., 215-625-2424. DWORANCZYK AND MOORE, Features photographs by David Dworanczyk, who captures brief slices of life that pass the naked eye, and paintings by Salihah Moore, who incorporates mythology and indigenous artistic methods into her unique style. Runs through Sept. 21.
NEW HOPE SIDETRACKS ART GALLERY , 2A Stockton Ave., New Hope, 215-862-4586. NAKED IN NEW HOPE, Features work by 38 artists including Janet Bishop, McWillie Chambers and Eric Rhein. Runs through Oct. 21.
OFF THE WALL GALLERY , 13th & Pine sts., 215-732-5010. GROUP SHOW, Features works on paper by Austin Dodson, installation pieces by Kate Norton and paintings by Jed Williams. Runs through Oct. 5.
PAINTED BRIDE ART CENTER , 230 Vine St., 215-925-9914. THE EXQUISITE CORPSE, Features paintings by Joseph Hart, Caroline Hwang, Jordin Isip, Ryan Wallace, Kris Cahu, Isaac Lin, Rebecca Suss, Matt Curtius and Gina Triplett. Each artist was given a canvas and a timeframe in which to work, after which the piece was passed on to a different artist. Curated by John Freeborn. Runs through Oct. 13. Opening reception Fri, Sept. 7, 5-7pm. ( Reception )
PENTIMENTI GALLERY , 145 N. 3rd St., 215-625-9990. IN SUMMER THE SONG SINGS ITSELF, Features paintings, photographs and sculptures by Gabe Brown, Sarah Daub, Thomas Doyle, Cara Enteles, Matthew Fischer, Deborah Hamon, Kirk McCarthy and Scot Wittman. Runs through Sept. 15.
PII GALLERY , 242 Race St., 215-592-1022. RECENT PAINTINGS, Features paintings by Asya Livshits, who explores realism via bold colors and forms. Runs through Sept. 30. BRIDGES, Features photographs of area bridges by Peter J. Obst. Runs through Sept. 30. Opening reception Fri, Sept. 7, 6-9pm. ( Reception )
PROJECTS GALLERY , 629 N. 2nd St., 267-303-9652. NIGHT WATCH, Features paintings by Philadelphia-based artist Steven Cope, who abandoned his early landscapes for celestial compositions of wildly patterned orbs. Runs through Sept. 29. RECOLLECTION, Features a mixed-media installation by Philadelphia-based artist Jen Blazina, who replicated vintage school desks with steel and cast glass. Old class photographs act as desktops and are illuminated by soft internal lighting. Runs through Oct. 27. PAPER CUTS, Features work exploring the possibilities of paper by Venezuelan-born Henry Bermudez and Florence Putterman. Runs through Sept. 29. Opening reception Fri, Sept. 7, 5-8pm. ( Reception )
ROSENWALD-WOLF GALLERY , 320 S. Broad St., 215-717-6480. L'ATURE, Features contemporary photographs examining the disassociated personal affect of today's human condition by Tanyth Berkeley, Rineke Dijkstra, Suzanne Opton, Jessica Roberts, Thomas Ruff and Sarah Stolfa. Runs through Oct. 14.
SANDE WEBSTER GALLERY , 2006 Walnut St., 215-636-9003. WALL SERIES IN TRANSITION, Features mixed-media urban wall works by Larry Walker, which are characterized by remnants such as peeling posters, eroding paint and graffiti markings that suggest a time-based existence. Runs through Oct. 3. PHILLY EATS, Features candid, black-and-white photographs of Philadelphia food lovers by Arlene White. Runs through Oct. 3.
SEEBER FINE ART GALLERY , 2007 Chestnut St., 215-756-7999. ALLEGIANCE: WAR OR PEACE, Features photographs by Corey Armpriester and textiles by Kathryn Pannepacker, which both attempt to give voice to the bewilderment, aggravation and complexity of being an American citizen during times of war. Runs through Sept. 23.
SOL MEDNICK GALLERY , Philadelphia College of Art & Design, University of the Arts, 333 S. Broad St., 215-717-6480. MANUAL: THE PERSONALITIES OF HANDS, Features work by Bill Westheimer, who uses 19th-century collodion wet plate photgraphy to photograph his subject's dominant hand and make a photogram of their palm print. He combines this with a sample of their handwriting to create a full portrait. Runs through Sept. 21.
SPACE 1026 , 1026 Arch St., 2nd floor, 215-574-7630. HOMELAND SECURITY, Features work by artists from western Massachusetts, who create a warm, homelike environment. Runs through Oct. 1. Opening reception Fri, Sept. 7, 7-11pm. ( Reception )
ST. JOSEPH'S UNIVERSITY GALLERY , Boland Hall, 21 Lapsley Lane, 610-660-1840. BACKYARDS, BB GUNS AND NURSERY RHYMES, Features digital prints by Krista Leigh Steinke. Runs through Sept. 26.
STEDMAN ART GALLERY , Rutgers Unviersity, 326 Penn St., Camden, NJ, 609-757-6245. CHANGING IDENTITY, Features recent work by contemporary women artists from Vietnam who have a particular perspective about their homeland and themselves. The exhibit is one of the first of its kind in the U.S. Runs through Nov. 24.
TEMPLE GALLERY , 259 N. 3rd St., 215-925-7379. RE:PRINT RE:PRESENT RE:VIEW, Features work by Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons, Rachid Koraichi and Berni Searle, who engage aspects of Philadelphia's multiple histories through contemporary and historical episodes, sites and neighborhoods. Runs through Nov. 3. Opening reception Fri, Sept. 7, 6-9pm. ( Reception )
TOPSTITCH , 311 Market St., 267-322-4057. EXTRA-CURRICULAR, Features work dedicated to the first discoveries about education and the art of distraction by Julie Stone Waring, Derek Ihnat, Rebecca Landes, Marie Hart, Josyln Newman, Abigail Bruly, Ricky Chan, Jayson Scott Musson, Hawk Krall and more. Topics include first-day jitters, stereotypes and early romances. Runs through Sept. 28. Opening reception Fri, Sept. 7, 6-10pm. ( Reception )
TWENTY TWO GALLERY , 236 S. 22nd St., 215-772-1911. IMAGES OF SUMMER, Features photographs by the late Bruce Murray, Sr., which explore Philadelphia's evolution over summers. Runs through Sept. 12.
VOX POPULI , 319 N. 11th St., 3rd floor, 215-238-1236. ISTROUMA BLUFF, Features a diorama of works by Gabriel Boyce, which are drawn from observations of the animals that live in his backyard and his upbringing in southern Louisinana. Runs through Sept. 29. THE REMAINS, Features "The Shadow of the Empire," a walll-sized carved image of the U.S. by Xiang Yang. The peeled scraps of the piece spread out on the floor and form an image of the map of China. Runs through Sept. 29. RETRACE, Features installations by Alison Owen, which quietly enter their host space and alter it in significant ways. Runs through Sept. 29. IN THE FOREST, Features Mohair yarn works by Alexandra Newmark that reflect coventional expectations of womanhood. Runs through Sept. 29. Opening reception Fri, Sept. 7, 6-11pm. ( Reception )
WEXLER GALLERY , 201 N. 3rd St., 215-923-7030. WATER WITHIN WATER, Features kiln-cast glass pieces and photographs by Canadian artist Taliaferro Jones. Runs through Sept. 29. WALLS AT WEXLER, Features mixed-media paintings and drawings by Jenny E. Balisle. Runs through Sept. 29. Opening reception Thu, Sept. 6, 10am-6pm. ( Reception )
WOOD TURNING CENTER , 512 Vine St., 215-923-8000. ALLTURNATIVES: FORM + SPIRIT 2007, Features new work by Elisabeth Agro, Jean-Franaois Delorme, Peter Harrison, Sean Ohrenich, Lesya Popil, Siegfried Schreiber and Lynne Yamaguchi. Runs through Sept. 22.
YO DARKROOM AND GALLERY , 113 N. 23rd St., 609-977-9710. TAKING THE MEASURE, Features large-scale black-and-white photographs by Philadelphia-based artists Jaime Alverez and Ryan Widger, who explore the personal seclusion and trite nature of everyday life. Runs through Oct. 5. Opening reception Fri, Sept. 7, 6-9pm. ( Reception )
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