Published: November 5, 2008
Galleries are usually open Tuesdays through Saturdays; please call the gallery for exact days and hours. Receptions are denoted by a * . 3RD STREET GALLERY , 58 N. 2nd St., 215-625-0993. STORYTELLING IMAGERY FROM PROVINCETOWN, Features watercolors and collages by Marcie Feldman, whose works are inspired by residencies at the artists colony. Runs through Nov. 30.
ART STAR GALLERY AND BOUTIQUE , 623 N. 2nd St., 215-238-1557. LOST, PICKING FLOWERS, Features acrylic-on-wood and ink-on-paper pieces by Kathleen Lolley, in which curious creatures engage in mysterious acts in a mix of surrealism, folk and fantasy. Lolley's pillows, buttons, stationery, T-shirts and prints will also be available. Runs through Nov. 23.
ARTISTS' HOUSE GALLERY & STUDIOS , 57 N. 2nd St., 215-923-8440. GROUP SHOW, Features oil paintings by Katherine Fraser, Josep Lozano, Mustafa Lamaj, Elaine Lisle and Doris Peltzman. Runs through Nov. 30.
AXD GALLERY , 265 S. 10th St., 215-627-6250. ORGANIC MECHANICS, Features mixed-media paintings, drawings and furniture by Deborah Sawyer, who found her materials in America's decaying landscape of disposable cars and their rusting grills and fenders. Runs through Nov. 8.
BAMBI GALLERY , 1817 Frankford Ave., 215-423-2668. PRETTY PRETTY, Features work by Anna Tas, Gail Cunningham and Jennifer Elia. Tas' "Bunny" series is a humorous reflection of crushing grief; Cunningham's paper work uses the metaphor of the house coupled with insect colonies to talk about the influence of our structured environments; Elia's series of mixed-media paintings, "Cat Lady: Collections and Obsessions," explores discontent with a sense of humor. Runs through Nov. 16.
BOROWSKY GALLERY , 401 S. Broad St., 215-545-4400. INSIDE THE DOWNTOWN ARTS COMMUNITY, Features photographs by John Cohen taken in NYC between 1959-1960 in an effort to document the world of Rauschenberg, Kline, Ginsberg and Kerouac. Runs through Nov. 23.
BRIDGETTE MAYER GALLERY , 709 Walnut St., 215-413-8893. DIVIDE AND CONSIDER, Features work by Scottish artist Dana Hargrove, who explores the role of globalization and militarism in the colonization of South Africa. Runs through Nov. 29.
CANTOR FITZGERALD GALLERY , Haverford College, 370 Lancaster Ave., Haverford, 610-896-1287. AMERICAN HORIZONS, Features landscape photography by Art Sinsabaugh. The nearly 100 works constitute the first complete survey of Sinsabaughís career. Runs through Dec. 14.
CENTER FOR EMERGING VISUAL ARTISTS , 237 S. 18th St., Suite 3A, 215-546-7775. TWO THREADS, Features abstract paintings and an installation by Caleb Nussear, who explores and combines ideas from the world of visual art and scientific thought. Works by Tara 'íBrien will also be on display. Runs through Dec. 4. Opening reception Thu, Nov. 6, 5:30-7:30pm. ( Reception )
CERULEAN ARTS , 1355 Ridge Ave., 267-514-8647. HEAVEN'S GATE, Features oil paintings by Yuri Makoveychuk, who explores mankind's desire to know what lays beyond our physical existence. Runs through Nov. 28.
CHESTNUT HILL GALLERY , 8117 Germantown Ave., 215-248-2549. SUSAN SCHARY AND ELEANOR DAY, Features paintings by the artists. Opening reception is Sat., Nov. 15. Runs through Nov. 22.
THE CLAY STUDIO , 137-139 N. 2nd St., 215-925-3453. RYAN KELLY AND KEVIN SNIPES, Features Kelly's large-scale installation "Herculean: On Artistic Labor" and Snipes' playfully illustrated ceramics. Runs through Nov. 30. HOLIDAY EXHIBITION, Features gift-able tableware, tile and small sculptures by artists from across the country. Runs through Dec. 28.
CUBA RESTAURANT AND GALLERY , 8609 Germantown Ave., 215-967-1477. CUBA, Features photos by CP staff photographer Michael T. Regan taken in the streets of three different cities across Cuba: Havana, Santiago de Cuba and Baracoa. Says Mike, "I was drawn to the colorful urban textures and the openness of the Cuban people. As a street photographer, I've never experienced the magical mix of color, light and body language as I did in Havana." Ongoing.
EDGE GALLERY , 72 N. 2nd St., 215-413-7072. ANGULAR PERSPECTIVES, Features work by gallery photographer Mark Lojek and paintings by Daniel E. Smith. Both artists employ an architectural point of view. Runs through Nov. 30. Opening reception Fri, Nov. 7, 6-9pm. ( Reception )
FLEISHER OLLMAN GALLERY , 1616 Walnut St., Suite 100, 215-545-7562. CASTLE IN CONTEXT, Features the outsider art of James Castle paired with works from his art-world contemporaries. A complement to the Philadelphia Museum of Art's Castle retrospective, the exhibit recontextualizes art and artistic practice. Runs through Dec. 6.
GALLERIES AT MOORE COLLEGE OF ART & DESIGN , 260 S. Broad St., 215-965-4027. DRAWING FROM LIFE, Features portraits and still lifes by Philadelphia native and Moore alumna Alice Neel, a self-proclaimed "collector of souls." The works spans 50 years and reflect her' commitment to the individual and the moment. Curated by Lorie Mertes. Runs through Dec. 6. GODDESSES, Features gowns, ensembles and jewelry by designer Mary McFadden, as well as her personal collection of textiles and jewelry. The pieces span her 35-year career and are inspired by the art and culture of ancient Egyptian, Greek, Celtic, Byzantine, pre-Colombian, Indian and African civilizations. Curated by Lorie Mertes. Runs through Dec. 6.
GALLERY 13W , 4504 Regent St., 215-432-5729. SALVATORE, Features new sculpture. Runs through Dec. 6.
GALLERY 1401 , 221 S. Broad St., 14th floor, 215-717-6480. BEST OF SHOW, Features 16 works by the winners of Photo Review mag's International Photography Competition. Among the highlights are John Delaney's "Kazakh Eagle Nomad #4," which recalls early documentary photographs of indigenous peoples, and local photographer Brian Lauer's "Basement Interior, 3218 Winter Street, Philadelphia — January 28, 2008," which captures a familiar unfinished basement. Runs through Nov. 12.
GALLERY 339 , 339 S. 21st St., 215-731-1530. ALMOST PARADISE, Features vivid, surrealist photographs by David Graham, who explores the beauty beneath the absurdity that is being American. Runs through Nov. 8. HEART OF THE MATTER, Features mixed-media compositions by Paul Cava, who combines original photography, found imagery, painting and drawing to explore spirituality, corporality, longing and fulfillment. Runs through Nov. 8.
GALLERY 51 , 51 N. 2nd St., 215-413-3191. WOOL AS ART, Features contemporary felts by Mehmet Girgic. Runs through Nov. 30.
GALLERY JOE , 302 Arch St., 215-592-7752. THE INSIDE LOOKING OUT, Features drawings by Charles Ritchie. The 50 watercolor, graphite and gouache works span the artist's 30-year career. Runs through Dec. 20. CARVED IN CLAY, Features ceramic sculptures by Kay Healy. The outdoor installation is informed by interviews of immigrants from Laos and Vietnam now living in South Philly. Runs through Nov. 30.
GERM BOOKS AND GALLERY , 2005 Frankford Ave., 215-423-5002. OPEN THE GATES, Features diabolic artwork by members of the Church of Satan, including Revered Jack Malebranche, Warlock Corvis Nocturnum, Warlock Daniel Byrd, Witch Laetitia Mantis, Witch Stephanie Crabe, Melissa Byrd and Warlock Jason Leach. Runs through Nov. 23.
GROSS MCCLEAF GALLERY , 127 S. 16th St., 215-665-8138. NEW WORKS, Features abstract landscapes by Naomi Chung, who works to capture the evolution of the outdoors over time. Runs through Nov. 26. AURELIA, Features abstract bronze sculptures by Shane Stratton, whose whimsical works explore the forces of nature. Runs through Nov. 26.
HIGHWIRE GALLERY , 2040 Frankford Ave., 215-426-2685. NEW, NEWISH AND RENEWED, Features playful abstract portraits and poses by George Shinn. Runs through Nov. 30.
JENNY JASKEY GALLERY , 969 N. 2nd St., 215-253-9874. MICHAEL EDWARD SMITH, Features sculptures by the Detroit artist. This is his first solo exhibition in the U.S. Runs through Nov. 29.
KAMIN GALLERY , Van Pelt-Dietrich Library, UPenn, 3420 Walnut St., 215-898-7088. LIFE IN BOXES: COMIC ARTS AND ARTIFACTS, Features a sliver of Steven Rothman's mammoth collection of comic books, graphic novels and related material. The book collector recently donated all 25,000 titles to the University of Pennsylvania. Runs through March 22.
LANGMAN GALLERY , 2500 Moreland Rd., Willow Grove Park, 215-657-8333. RECENT PAINTINGS, Features abstract oil paintings on paper by Delaware Valley artist Val Rossman, who is inspired by her daily morning runs in Bala Cynwyd. Runs through Sep. 30.
LIST GALLERY , Lang Performing Arts Center, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, 610-328-7811. HIROYUKI HAMADA, Features sculptures and reliefs by the artist, who overlays wooden forms with burlap and plaster. The works explore the experience of perception and industry over time. Runs through Dec. 14. Opening reception Thu, Nov. 6, 5:30-7pm. ( Reception )
LOCKS GALLERY , 600 Washington Square South, 215-629-1000. DANGOS, Features 7-foot hollow cast sculptures by Jun Kaneko. Japanese for "dumplings," the Dangos will dance in the gallery's rooftop garden. Runs through Nov. 8. DOG HEAVEN, Features paintings, gouaches and works on paper by Sarah McEneaney. The exhibit taken as a whole represents an autobiographical narrative, with each individual piece representing one moment in the artist's life in Philadelphia. Runs through Dec. 13. PRIVATE COLLECTIONS, Features a multi-part installation by Ellen Harvey, who wishes to challenge our understanding of beauty and the sublime by changing the experience we have at a conventional art gallery. Runs through Dec. 13. Opening reception Fri., Nov. 7, 5:30-7:30pm. ( Reception )
MANAYUNK ART CENTER , 419 Green Lane, 215-482-3363. THE STREETS OF PHILADELPHIA, Features paintings and watercolors of Manayunk by Pauline Braun. Runs through Nov. 30.
MUSE GALLERY , 52 N. 2nd St., 215-627-5310. BARBARA SPADARO, Features work by the artist, who uses images from the past and different cultures to tell stories. Runs through Nov. 30.
NEXUS GALLERY , 1400 N. American St., Suite 102, 215-684-1946. TOYLAND, Features photographs by Mark Sink, Rita Bernstein, Chris Macan, Diana Bloomfield, Mira Gohel and Andy Benson, whose images were taken exclusively with toy cameras. Runs through Nov. 7.
PLASTIC CLUB , 247 S. Camac St., 856-795-2332. AMERICAN COLOR PRINT SOCIETY MEMBERS AWARD EXHIBITION, Features work by members of the American Color Print Society, a national organization founded in 1939 to promote the practice and exhibition of color printmaking. Also includes a selection of prints by master printmaker and former ACPS president Michael Kuncevich. Runs through Nov. 23.
PRINT CENTER , 1614 Latimer St., 215-735-6090. FORECLOSED, Features documentation of constructions by six photographers. The anxious, unsettled sculptural installations in the photographs illustrate the artist's feeling of being blocked, or foreclosed, in their quest for purpose and newness. Features work by Alejandra Laviada, Gillian Pears, Ryan Widger, Tommy Reynolds, Melanie Schiff, and Hirsch Perlman. Runs through Nov. 26. NAKAZORA:SPACE BETWEEN SKY AND EARTH, Features an unframed photographic installation by Japanese photographer Masao Yamamoto, who combines still-lifes, nudes and landscapes treated with dyes, toner and paint. This is Yamamoto's Philadelphia debut. Runs through Nov. 26.
PROJECTS GALLERY , 629 N. 2nd St., 267-303-9652. BLOOM, Features floral mixed-media works by Margery Amdur. Runs through Nov. 15. POLITICS AS USUAL!?, Features work exploring politics by local filmmakers. Pieces include Sarah Christman and Jen Simmons' "Bush for Peace," a re-mix of W's "Moment of Truth" speech; "Dis Poem," a collaborative dance video by Tania Isaac set to the poem of Mutabaruka; and "Bean Scene," Deb Rudman and AQ Quintero's celebration of community garden produce. Runs through Nov. 8.
ROSENWALD GALLERY , University of Pennsylvania, Van Pelt Library, 3420 Walnut St., 215-573-8280. ASSEMBLAGES, Features found object assemblages by Salvatore Meo. Runs through Nov. 26.
SAM QUINN GALLERY , 4501 Spruce St., 267-408-5769. RECONFIGURED, Features work by Ana Hernandex, Matthew Neff, Amy Stevens, Lindsay Weisenthal, Lee Wilkinson and Wendy Wolf. Runs through Nov. 7.
SAMUEL S. FLEISHER ART MEMORIAL , 719 Catharine St., 215-922-3456. CHALLENGE 1, Features politically-charged ceramic figures by Cheryl Harper, trash-inspired paintings by John Slaby and a sculpture installation by Timothy Belknap. Runs through Nov. 22.
SOL MEDNICK GALLERY , 211 S. Broad St., 15th floor, 215-717-6300. TETE-A-TETE, Features work by Martine Fougeron, who explores adolescence and its fleeting nature as a transition on the path toward adulthood. Runs through Dec. 12.
ST. ASAPH GALLERY , 27 Conshohocken State Rd., Bala Cynwyd, 610-664-0966. CATHY WHEELER-DIDONA, Features pastoral landscapes. Runs through Nov. 30. Opening reception Fri, Nov. 7, 6-8pm. ( Reception )
STEDMAN ART GALLERY , Rutgers Unviersity, 326 Penn St., Camden, NJ, 609-757-6245. INTERRUPTED LIFE, Features eight linked installation pieces that examine the difficulty of maintaining familial relationships for women serving prison sentences. The exhibit draws on personal experience and works to familiarize visitors with the policies and politics of incarceration in the United States. Runs through Dec. 20.
TWENTY TWO GALLERY , 236 S. 22nd St., 215-772-1911. FROM THE ROOT UP, Features milkpaints, monotypes and mixed media by Megan Greenholt and Smita Rao. Runs through Nov. 12.
TYME GALLERY , 17 W. Eagle Rd., Havertown, 610-853-1215. ANN SIMON, Features impressionistic watercolors and oils. Runs through Nov. 11.
VOX POPULI , 319 N. 11th St., 3rd floor, 215-238-1236. LANDS END, Features works by Micah Danges, whose collages of imaginary worlds explore desolation, mysticism, communication and psychedelia. Runs through Nov. 30. MEME, Features sculptural and installation works by Andrew Suggs, who examines imagery, sound and moving images from the recent past and investigates how these cultural artifacts will be used by future generations. Runs through Nov. 30. Opening reception Fri., Nov. 7, 6-11pm. ( Reception )
WOOD TURNING CENTER , 501 Vine St., 215-923-8000. DYSFUNCTIONAL, Features 33 works by 30 artists that are persuasive in content, form, surface and movement and evoke humor, curiosity and suspicion. The exhibit seeks to create a visual dialogue between objects and videos that were never intended to be displayed together. Runs through Jan. 17.
WOODMERE ART MUSEUM , 9201 Germantown Ave., 215-247-0476. IN SEARCH OF MISSING MASTERS, Features over 100 paintings, sculptures and works on paper from Lewis Tanner Moore's collection of African American art. Runs through Feb. 22.
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