Published: January 23, 2008
Galleries are usually open Tuesdays through Saturdays; please call the gallery for exact days and hours. Receptions are denoted with Reception
201 GALLERY , 1400 N. American St., Suite 201, 215-236-2872. RANDOM THOUGHTS, Features work by Philadephia native Ira Upin, who creates large panels that are both individual paintings and pieces that interlock to form a narrative. He uses roofing tar, paint and recycled paper as materials. Runs through Feb. 7.
222 GALLERY , 222 Vine St., 215-873-0750. BIG KIDS/LITTLE KIDS, Features work by local artists from galleries such as Space 1026, 1Pixel, 222 and Spector, which chronicles the emergence of a contemporary art movement in Philly. Curated by Space 1026 founder John Freeborn. Runs through Jan. 25.
3RD STREET GALLERY , 58 N. 2nd St., 215-625-0993. PAINTINGS AND DRAWINGS, Features oil paintings and mixed-media works by Marjorie Grigonis, which are composed of abstract lines and influenced by her visits to Asia. Runs through Jan. 27.
AIRSPACE , 4013 Chestnut St., 215-694-8719. STUDENTS' SINGULAR VISION, Features work by the students of the Southwest Community Enrichment Center, which has been dedicated to providing services to the Kingsessing community since 1969. Included is paper collage by Imani Dorcey and photography by Chiquita Smith. Runs through Feb. 1.
ART STAR GALLERY AND BOUTIQUE , Liberties Walk, 1030 N. 2nd St., 215-238-1557. LINE, Features sleek illustrations of cats, roosters and other creatures by local artist Eleanor Grosch, who has been fascinated with animals since her youth. Runs through Feb. 17.
ARTHUR ROSS GALLERY , University of Pennsylvania, 220 S. 34th St., 215-898-4401. BEYOND BOUNDARIES, Features contemporary fiber art by Lanny Bergner, Rebecca Medel, Warren Seelig, Tsuguo Yanai and others. Curated by Bruce Hoffman. Runs through March 16.
ARTISTS' GALLERY , 32 Coryell St., Lambertville, NJ, 609-397-4588. OF ART AND ORNAMENTS, Features contemporary and traditional art including watercolors by Beatrice Bork, Gail Bracegirdle, Rich Harrington and Carol Sanzalone. Runs through Feb. 3.
ARTISTS' HOUSE , 57 N. 2nd St., 215-923-8440. JANUARY EXHIBITION, Features oil paintings by Valerie Craig, Linda Price Thompson, David Stier, Lauren Tilden, Anastasia Alexandrin, Ryan Muldowney, Andrew Paterson-Tutschka and Matthew Pinney. Runs through Jan. 27. GROUP SHOW, Features paintings in various styles by Gregory Watson, Ben Johnson, Abby Heller-Burnham and Jennifer White. Runs through March 2.
ARTJAZ GALLERY , 53 N. 2nd St., 215-922-4800. FLOW, COLOR, FORM, TEXTURE, Features paintings by Samad Arastu, Cynthelia Cephas, Jackson-Collins, Priscilla Romero Cubero and Sonia Sadler. Runs through Feb. 9.
ARTWORKS , 19 Everett Alley, Trenton, NJ, 609-394-9436. ELEMENTAL & EVOCATIVE, Features ceramic and wood sculpture by local and international artists. Runs through Jan. 26.
AXD GALLERY , 265 S. 10th St., 215-627-6250. RED YELLOW BLUE, Features abstract paintings by Vincent McLoughlin, who specializes in using a palette limited to the three primaty colors. McLoughlin creates layers with various degrees of transparency onto luan plywood canvases. Runs through Feb. 23. Opening reception Fri, Jan. 25, 5-8pm. ( Reception )
BAHDEEBAHDU , 309 Cherry St., 215-627-5002. HERO WORSHIP, Features sculptures by Bryce LeVan Cushing, which are made out of plastic flowers, Disney toys, wrenches, doll heads and other found objects. Runs through Jan. 30.
BOROWSKY GALLERY , 401 S. Broad St., 215-545-4400. CLOUDS: AN EXHIBITION IN MANY MEDIA, Features mixed-media works in celebration of the power and allure of clouds by Elsabe Dixon, Jacqueline Gourevitch, Nancy Hellebrand, Harry Kalish, Yukie Kobayashi, Libby Newman, John J.H. Phillips, Boris Putterman and Jon Schueler. Runs through March 24. Opening reception Thu, Jan. 24, 5:30-7:30pm. ( Reception )
BRANDYWINE WORKSHOP , Firehouse Art Center, 730 S. Broad St., 215-546-3675. TREASURE OF THE ARCHIVES, Features never-before-seen lithographs, etchings, screenprints and monotypes by Belkis Ayon, Toshio Mori, Benny Andrews, Faith Ringgold, Sam Gilliam and others. Runs through Feb. 9.
BURRISON GALLERY , University Club, the Inn at Penn, 3611 Walnut St., 215-898-4618. RECENT PAINTINGS, Features work by Anne Gilley. Runs through Feb. 29. Opening Reception Fri, Jan. 25, 5-7pm. ( Reception )
CANTOR FITZGERALD GALLERY , Haverford College, 370 Lancaster Ave., Haverford, 610-896-1287. SELLING HAPPINESS IN CHINA: ADVERTISING POSTERS FROM EARLY 20TH CENTURY SHANGHAI, Features Chinese advertising posters from 1910 to the late 1930s, which reflect Chinese fables, stories, glamorous women and luxurious home furnishings, gardens, radios, telephones and golf courses. Runs through Feb. 24. Opening reception Fri, Jan. 25, 5:30-7:30pm. ( Reception )
CENTER FOR EMERGING VISUAL ARTISTS , the Barclay Building, 3A, 237 S. 18th St., 215-546-7775. MUTABLE BIOLOGIES, Features mixed-media work by Andrea Cote and photographs by Rafaelo Kazakov, which depict biological forms mutated by forces both natural and artificial. Runs through Jan. 24.
CEREAL ART , 149 N. 3rd St., 215-627-5060. TRAVELER, Features photographs and snow globes of arctic environments and stranded hikers by Walter Martin and Paloma Muñoz. Runs through Jan. 25.
CERULEAN ARTS , 1355 Ridge Ave., 267-514-8647. IN CONVERSATION WITH NATURE, Features prints and sculptures by Lisa Marie Hamilton, which are inspired by organic forms and the relationships that exist in nature. Runs through Feb. 22.
CHESTER COUNTY ART ASSOCIATION , 100 N. Bradford Ave., West Chester, 610-696-5600. FROM A DISTANCE, Features paintings by Michelle Dirks. Runs through Feb. 15.
CLAY STUDIO , 139 N. 2nd St., 215-925-3453. NEW YEAR NEW RESIDENTS, Features clay work by new studio members including Jeremy Brooks, Myung Jin Choi, Heather Mae Erickson, Ryan Kelly, Melissa Mytty, Nathan Prouty, Munemitsu Taguchi, Collen Toledano, Joanie Turbek, Amy Santoferraro, Andy Shaw, Shawn Spangler and John Williams. Runs through Jan. 27. ROB KIRSCH, Features new clay work by the figurative sculptor, who combines reading, writing, storytelling and text with the human form. Runs through Jan. 27. ALEC KARROS, Features pots by the local artist, who is inspired by the vessel's ability to function in a contemporary landscape as well as provide a social and cultural history. Runs through Jan. 27.
DA VINCI ART ALLIANCE , 704 Catharine St., 215-829-0466. WORKS ON PAPER, Features new drawings and lithographs by local artist Plamen Veltchev, who explores how the impetus of individual freedoms can be impeded when confronted with larger forces. Runs through Jan. 27.
EARTH LIGHT IMAGES GALLERY , 800 S. 8th St., 215-592-8832. PHILADELPHIA: THROUGH AN ARTIST'S EYE, Features photographs by local artist Armond Scavo of Philly landmarks, blizzards, skylines and historical sites. Runs through Jan. 30.
ESTHER M. KLEIN ART GALLERY , University City Science Center, 3600 Market St., 215-966-6188. TRAPPED IN ORBIT, Features three- and four-dimensional works by Philadelphia artist and tinkerer Charles Hobbs, who brings together art and science with his DIY ethos and low-tech gadgets. Runs through March 1.
FLEISHER OLLMAN GALLERY , 1616 Walnut St., Suite 100, 215-545-7562. STREET BUTTON, Features installations and paintings by Stephanie Beck, Andrew Brehm, Gregory Brellochs, Jamie Dillon, Andrew Gbur, Jennifer Levonian, Yvonne Lung, Ryan McCartney and Eva Wylie. Runs through Jan. 26.
FLUXSPACE , 3000 N. Hope St., 610-864-2424. FOR YOU, FOR ME, FROM ME, Features intimate sculpture, video, photography and paint by Ben, Julia, Steve and Zachar, who are putting on a show for you as opposed to a nameless viewer. Runs through Feb. 1.
GALLERIES AT MOORE COLLEGE OF ART & DESIGN , 20th St. & the Parkway, 215-965-4027. IN REPOSE, Features work by Janine Antoni, Cindy Sherman, Tanyth Berkeley, Pipolotti Rist and Bettina Von Zwehl, whose works in photography, video, sculpture and sound comment on femininity, identity and sexuality. Each piece examines female identity from the 1970s to the present. Runs through March 15. TENSION, Features multi-media work by Moore Alumni that focus, either physically or in theme, on tension. Runs through March 15. ENCAPSULATED TIME: AGE, IMAGE & ROCK 'N' ROLL, Features work by Judy Gelles, Andrew Suggs and various artists, who focus on how time is contained and defined by culture. Included are a new digital projection by Gelles and a six-channel video installation by Suggs. Runs through March 15.
GALLERY 13W , 4504 Regent St., 215-432-5729. PAINTINGS AND SCULPTURE, Features paintings by Albert Hopkins and sculpture by Rebecca Goldschmidt. Runs through March 8.
GALLERY 1401 , 221 S. Broad St., 14th floor, 215-717-6300. FAR FROM ZION: JEWS, DIASPORA, MEMORY, Features photographs by Jason Francisco. Runs through Feb. 8.
GALLERY 339 , 339 S. 21st St., 215-731-1530. PHILADELPHIA MASTERS, Features photographs by George Krause, William Larson, Ray K. Metzker and Ruth Thorne-Thompsen. Runs through March 8.
GROSS MCCLEAF GALLERY , 127 S. 16th St., 215-665-8138. ROOMS & VOICES, Features paintings of domestic life by Michael Ananian, Barbara Grossman, Scott Noel, Douglas Martenson, Susan Lichtman, Jeffrey Reed, Mark Karnes, Celia Reisman and Barbara Kassel. Runs through Jan. 29.
HIGHWIRE GALLERY , 2040 Frankford Ave., 215-426-2685. REWIRED III, Features work by Piety Choi, Lydia Hamilton-Brown, Mike Seeber and Jeff van Osten. Runs through Jan. 27.
ICEBOX GALLERY , 1400 N. American St., 215-235-3405. FROM TABOO TO ICON, Features work in a variety of media exploring the concept of Africanist aesthetics and the taboo or iconic aspect of these influences in contemporary Western culture. Runs through Feb. 10.
JAMES OLIVER GALLERY , 723 Chestnut St., 215-923-1242. PIC ME, Features photographs by Nathan Chase, Don Fela, Kim Giannone, Alyssa Maloof, Daniel Newman, Justin James Reed and Jennifer Yager. Each artist has captured a different subject matter and methods, including capitalist monuments, Americana, American influence abroad in India, Kenya and Japan, the intimacy of unkempt beds and large-scale cyanotype. Runs through Feb. 23.
JMS GALLERY , 8236 Germantown Ave., 215-248-4649. JANUARY EXHIBITION, Features work by Pavel Efremoff, Claire Giblin and Jean Plough. Runs through Feb. 9.
KNAPP GALLERY , 162 N. 3rd St., 267-455-0279. PASTELS AND 100 WORKS ON PAPER, Features paintings by Tom Brady and Jon Eckel. Brady's work on paper allowed for expansion of his expressionistic style to show a new dimension of his skill using a different medium. Eckel uses fine line work on a small scale to create pure, simplified pieces. Runs through Feb. 24.
LARRY BECKER CONTEMPORARY ART , 43 N. 2nd St., 215-925-5389. IN LIGHT, Features minimalistic paintings by Tom Benson, Mel Davis, Andrew Graham and Howard Smith. Runs through Feb. 16.
LEONARD PEARLSTEIN GALLERY , Drexel University, Nesbitt Hall, 33rd & Market sts., 215-895-2548. OPEN TO INTERPRETATION, Features inkblots by John Langdon, who elevates its perceived simplicity from basic monoprint to complex ambigram. Included are responses and research by Eric Zilmer. Runs through Feb. 8.
LITTLE BERLIN , 1801 N. Howard St., 610-308-0579. NUTS AND BERRIES, Features works made out of telephone books, glass and packing material by Daniel Petraitis and Martha Savery, who examine the difference between trash and valuables. Runs through Feb. 12.
LOCKS GALLERY , 600 Washington Square South, 215-629-1000. ALYSON SHOTZ, Features new photographs and sculpture by Alyson Shotz, who transformed the gallery into a merging of nature and science using digital photography, wire, glass beads and plastic lenses. Runs through Feb. 29.
LONG GALLERY , West Chester University, 213 Mitchell Hall, West Chester, West Chester, 610-436-2755. SHELTER SKELTOR, Features work by Kate Stewart. Runs through Feb. 22. SCULPTURE, Features work by Philadelphia artists. Runs through Feb. 22.
MCGOPA , 800 River Rd., West Conshohocken, 610-292-6048. WORLD OF THE PROFESSIONAL ARTIST, Features paintings, mixed media and sculpture. Runs through Feb. 3. Opening reception Sat, Jan. 26, 5-7 pm. ( Reception )
MEW GALLERY , 906 Christian St., 215-625-2424. SOCK AND AWE, Features sock monkey art by Gail Bracegirdle, Bonnie K. Connelly, Lara Long, Dan Rule, Katy Yeaw, Jeff Kilpatrick and others. Runs through Feb. 2.
NEWMAN GALLERIES , 1625 Walnut St., 215-563-1779. CONTEMPORARY FRENCH IMPRESSIONISTS, Features work by Hans Joseph W. Becker, Jean-Pierre Dubord, Jean Kevorkian, Malva, Morro, Gerhard Neswadba, Daniel Sannier and Laurent Valient. Runs through Dec. 31.
NEXUS , 1400 N. American St., Suite 102, 215-629-1103. YUMMY, Features work by 38 artists from across the country in celebration of craving, compulsion and culture. Included is sculpture, photography, ceramics, painting, performance, video and a hands-on cake-baking workshop. Runs through Feb. 1.
OFF THE WALL GALLERY , 13th & Pine sts., 215-732-5010. PHOTOGRAPHY UNBOUND, Features photographs by Melissa Hernandez Hughes, Gralin Hughes and Al Stegeman. Stegeman uses his photographs to create a series of photo collages, while Hernandez Hughes' images of Coney Island have been printed on metal for a structural feel. Hughes constructed a three-dimensional installation built around a series of segmented photographs. Runs through Feb. 29.
OLD CITY JEWISH ARTS CENTER , 119 N. 3rd St., 215-574-9280. THE HERE IN THERE, Features work by Linda Dubin Garfield and Rachel Shoham. Runs through Jan. 24.
PAGEANT , 607 Bainbridge St., 215-925-1535. ISSKUSTVO TRANSMAGICA PROVINCES ANIMAMINA, Features paintings of wild animals juxtaposed with playful imagery by Sarah Everton, Jesse Greenberg, Nick Lenker and Kate Norton. Runs through Feb. 3.
PRINT CENTER , 1614 Latimer St., 215-735-6090. MOON STUDIES AND STAR SCRATCHES, Features a large-scale photographic series of the moon and stars over various periods of time by Sharon Harper, who explores the way technology mediates our relationship with the natural world. Runs through Feb. 16. DAKAR PORTRAITS, Features photographs by Vera Viditz-Ward of urban life in West Africa. The works focus on Dakar, the capital of Senegal and an important political and cultural hub between North Africa and the sub-Saharan. Runs through Feb. 16. THAT'S WOMEN'S WORK, Features silkscreen prints and mixed-media work by local artist Laura Wagner, who is inspired by illustrations from 1950s cookbooks in which cheery housewives teach their obedient daughters the way to a man's heart. Runs through Feb. 16.
PROJECT BASHO , 1305 Germantown Ave., 215-238-0928. ONWARD '08, Features 59 images with diverse subject matter by the winners of Project Basho's first international competition. Images were selected by photographer Andrea Modica. Runs through Feb. 24.
PROJECTS GALLERY , 629 N. 2nd St., 267-303-9652. BACK FROM MIAMI, Features work by both established and emerging artists who were showcased in the Miami art fairs. Runs through Jan. 26.
REBEKAH TEMPLETON CONTEMPORARY ART , 173 W. Girard Ave., 267-519-3884. STARTING WITH GOO, Features sculpture by Adam Neuman, collage by Jackie Hoving, digital animation by Brian Zegeer and drawings by Bruce Campbell. Runs through Feb. 23.
RODGER LA PELLE GALLERY , 122 N. 3rd St., 215-592-0232. GET ME OFF THIS ROCK, Features new work by Andrew Wodzanski. Runs through Jan. 31.
ROSENFELD GALLERY , 113 Arch St., 215-922-1376. MIXED MEDIA ON PANEL, Features work by Laura Pakarow. Runs through Jan. 27. BATIK PAINTINGS ON SILK, Features work by Laura Pritchard. Runs through Jan. 27.
SANDE WEBSTER GALLERY , 2006 Walnut St., 215-636-9003. OASIS: DIVINE INTERVENTION, Features abstract expressionist paintings by Antonio Carreno, who combines skilled brush work with playful line markings. Runs through Jan. 30. IN THE ABSTRACT, Features abstract works by Berrisford Booth, Moe Brooker, Nanette Carter, Judy Cox, Elise Freda, Sam Gilliam, John McDaniel, Sica, Kathleen Spicer and more. Runs through Jan. 30.
SCHMIDT DEAN GALLERY , 1710 Sansom St., 215-569-9433. SCOTT MARVEL CASSIDY, Features new oil-on-canvas work. Runs through Feb. 3.
SCHWARZ GALLERY , 1806 Chestnut St., 215-563-4887. CHARLES LEWIS FUSSELL, Features landscape paintings of Long Island, NY, PA and NJ. Ongoing.
SERAPHIN GALLERY , 1108 Pine St., 215-923-7000. SMALL WORKS SHOW, Features new and compact work by gallery artists. Runs through Feb. 17.
SOL MEDNICK GALLERY , 211 S. Broad St., 15th floor, 215-717-6300. AMERICA AT THE EDGE, Features photographs by Steve Simon. Runs through Feb. 8.
SPACE 1026 , 1026 Arch St., 2nd floor, 215-574-7630. KNOW YOUR SHADOW, Features an installation in two dimensions by Brian Willmont, in which large-scale paintings and works on paper get themselves off the walls, onto the floor and into the sky with the help of of large and small sculptures and a video projection. Runs through Jan. 25.
STEDMAN ART GALLERY , Rutgers Unviersity, 326 Penn St., Camden, NJ, 609-757-6245. A NEW REALITY: BLACK-AND-WHITE PHOTOGRPAHY IN CONTEMPORARY ART, Features black-and-white photographs by artists working in the 1950s to the present including Diane Arbus, Sherrie Levine, Cindy Sherman, Mike and Doug Starn, Vik Muniz, Richard Avedon, William Wegman and Joel Peter Witkin. The exhibition explores the medium in its visual and historical contexts as well as the expanding technical and conceptual role of photography. Curated by Jeffrey Wechsler. Runs through Feb. 23.
TEMPLE GALLERY , 259 N. 3rd St., 215-925-7379. DAMIAN MOPPETT, Features the Vancouver-based artist's drawings, sculpture and paintings, which explore his own workspace and the strategies of other artists. Runs through Feb. 16.
TWENTY TWO GALLERY , 236 S. 22nd St., 215-772-1911. A RETROSPECTIVE, Features abstract oil paintings and drawings from the 1950s, '60s and '70s by Harold Mesibov. Runs through Feb. 8.
TYME GALLERY , 17 W. Eagle Rd., Havertown, 610-853-1215. X: THE WINNERS' CIRCLE, Features oil paintings and photographs by Todd C. May, Bryan Davis and Andrew Goldenberg. Runs through Feb. 5.
UNIVERSITY OF THE ARTS , Broad & Pine sts., 215-717-6504. GROUP PHOTOGRAPHY SHOW, Features photographs of Philadelphia, its people and its neighborhoods by various artists. Runs through Feb. 12. Opening reception Thu, Jan. 24, 6-8pm. ( Reception )
VOX POPULI , 319 N. 11th St., 3rd floor, 215-238-1236. FACT OR FICTION, Features projects that blur reality and stretch the truth by Marco Boggio Sella, Lene Berg, Adam Chodzko, Aramis Gutierrez, Scott Hug and Tova Mozard. Curated by Geir Haraldseth and Ruba Katrib. Runs through Jan. 27. SHADOWROOM II, Features videos by Adam Putnam, which create a tension between interior and exterior space with muted images of static, dark and entirely vacant rooms. Runs through Jan. 27.
WEXLER GALLERY , 201 N. 3rd St., 215-923-7030. WENDELL CASTLE, Features furniture pieces that blur the line between art and design while exploring the possibilities and identities of materials such as wood, fiberglass and bronze. Runs through Feb. 29. CHUCK CLOSE, Features paintings, prints and photographs developed with methods such as mezzotint, aquatint, paper pulp and daguerreotype. Runs through Feb. 29.
WIDENER UNIVERSITY GALLERY , One University Place, Chester, 610-499-1189. ALFRED O. DESHONG, Features 18th- and 19th-century Asian art, including Japanese ivory sculpture, bronze vases and hardstone vessels. Ongoing.
WILLIAM WAY ART GALLERY , William Way Community Center, 1315 Spruce St., 215-732-2220. EVIDENCE, Features new photographs by local artists Natalie Hope McDonald, Ellen Rosenberg and Rachelle Lee Smith. Runs through Feb. 29.
YO DARKROOM AND GALLERY , 113 N. 23rd St., 609-977-9710. RE/MEMBER, Features three-dimensional collages in plastic resin by Sienna Freeman, who is influenced by gender and identity issues in the modern world as well as mythology and symbolism. Runs through March 16.
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