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  • PhiladelphiaArtAlliance | contemporary craft + design
    opportunity to build a group of three pieces incorporating wire construction which he had developed in 1994 This was the commencement of A Redevent with his first group of A Table A Crown and A Trumpet which were his first substantial wire pieces The Centerpiece series includes a Candlestand a Vase and a Tray all created out of powder coated silver Given that the inspiration for this piece was derived from the city in which it was exhibited the Philadelphia Art Alliance was ideal for the debut of these objects to the public Robert Baines multi disciplinary research concentrates on three main areas archaeometallurgy art goldsmithing and publishing text and commentary To Baines jewelry is much more than mere adornment It is a cultural archaeological and technical document Materials and methods are but a means of reaching different worlds His interest in the archaic has lead to his mastering for the purposes of reproduction of ancient fabrication techniques His pieces are conceptually complex and often question current and historical events with a narrative of their own conveying both a contemporary visual relevance and a restatement of history Baines states Complex new jewelry objects in precious metal will extend my modernist

    Original URL path: http://www.philartalliance.org/exhibition/robert-baines-a-treasury-of-evidence/ (2016-02-12)
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  • PhiladelphiaArtAlliance | contemporary craft + design
    glazes providing a trompe l oeil finish that mimics the texture of ceramics on the two dimensional structure This is superimposed by actual ceramic vessels and vases further blending what is usually the very distinct mediums of painting and craft The surfaces and sculptures Price creates are directly influenced by his travels Having moved over 15 times as well as living between the United States and Korea his works are

    Original URL path: http://www.philartalliance.org/exhibition/matthew-alden-price-stills/ (2016-02-12)
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  • PhiladelphiaArtAlliance | contemporary craft + design
    20 2011 to August 21 2011 Chad Curtis Speculative Landscapes Chad Curtis presented a body of work reconfigured specifically for the gallery space entitled Speculative Landscapes This multimedia construction incorporated ceramics with found objects live plants and a digitally designed support system of shelving Live moss encased in terrariums referencing the Industrial Revolution when these miniature garden landscapes became popular alluded to Curtis interest in the shift in the relationship between humankind and nature that occurred so rapidly in the 19th century This was combined with multiple clay evergreen trees signifying the artificiality of the ideal landscape both in the past as well as today According to Curtis these miniature landscapes coupled with iconic trees made of raw clay were situated on a complex system of shelving both digitally designed and milled that creates multiple dislocated horizon lines which becomes a literal intersection of design landscape and technology Not unlike the Industrial Revolution the Digital Revolution has further distanced the human relationship to the natural world ushering in an era of mediated experiences removed from the world of tactility and the physical nature of the body Curtis received an M F A from New York State College of Ceramics at

    Original URL path: http://www.philartalliance.org/exhibition/chad-curtis-speculative-landscapes/ (2016-02-12)
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  • PhiladelphiaArtAlliance | contemporary craft + design
    Alliance Slought Foundation and the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts Since the beginning of the 1970s Tania Mouraud has created an oeuvre which encompasses spatial installations performances wall paintings sculptures drawings photographs and films The essence of her creations stems from the instinctive and precise sense of perception she uses to compose each piece and each time propose a statement to the viewer Tania Mouraud s work is emotionally invasive and committed As Catherine Grenier associate director of the Centre Pompidou has suggested she addresses sight and mind as well as body which is the primary agency of her art In all the artist s works the viewer s receptivity and subjectivity are taken to task with the work being simultaneously in the aesthetic intellectual and emotional register and range People call me Tania Mouraud 2010 The exhibition J entends les trains depuis toujours concentrated on Tania Mouraud s videos and video installations a medium that she has tackled for the last decade These pieces further address the sensory concerns she began to explore in the earlier stages of her career The choreography of the moving images and the sound composition pit their strength against the walls The viewer s perception is dissected into the volume of the exhibition space as the borderline between figuration and abstraction is at stake At the Philadelphia Art Alliance a selection of video installations explored the early video works of Tania Mouraud From the very beginning this medium was a way for her to introduce movement and a sense of narration in her art It also paradoxically enough references the history of painting Although she films real life without alteration the framing composition and the editing of the moving image often tends toward abstraction In La Curée The Quarry 2003 04 an installation

    Original URL path: http://www.philartalliance.org/exhibition/jentends-les-trains-depuis-toujours-i-keep-hearing-the-trains-for-ever-a-video-installation-by-tania-mouraud/ (2016-02-12)
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  • PhiladelphiaArtAlliance | contemporary craft + design
    March 25 2011 Kickin Back Design for Leisure Kickin Back was a juried and invitational exhibition at the Philadelphia Art Alliance in collaboration with Andrew Dahlgren Designers and architects from the Mid Atlantic region were selected based upon their interpretations of the concept of leisure that either complement and or comment upon what constitutes contemporary states of rest or play From public spaces such as retail environments and parks to objects that provide comfort or promote interaction in private environments the work featured in the exhibition provoked questions about what surrounds us in our daily lives and elaborates on how design impacts our downtime Based on four interpretations of the term leisure the works featured in the exhibition reflected how we as a culture enjoy objects and spaces meant for enjoyment From prototypes and one of kind or custom objects to small batch productions the themes of play entertainment relaxation and leisurewear featured throughout the second floor galleries Participating designers included Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction Patrick Barendt Carrot Grant Cutesy but not Cutesy Design Circle Inc Fabric Horse Friday Architects Planners Greenleaf Steel Rule Die Corporation Haley Tricycles Holgate Toys International Design Clinic La Colombe Torrefaction le

    Original URL path: http://www.philartalliance.org/exhibition/kickin-back-design-for-leisure/ (2016-02-12)
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  • PhiladelphiaArtAlliance | contemporary craft + design
    Now Back to Exhibitions January 27 2011 to March 25 2011 Yesterday s Tomorrow New Works by Dylan Beck Dylan Beck s mixed media sculptures incorporate the use of ceramics with materials common in construction retail and home environments Using iconic décor such as filigrees and other ornamentals found in architecture his primary subject is the affects of suburban sprawl on the environment Parallel to this Beck is also aesthetically influenced by typography using satellite and aerial images to form the basis of his final forms As Beck notes Within this domain my interests range from concepts of land use and automobile centered planning to the psychological effects of living in the non places of a hypermodern world Hypermodernity has created places that have no relation to the natural environment in which they reside These places include airports shopping malls and various housing developments among others Beck received his M F A from Tyler School of Art Temple University Philadelphia PA Recent exhibitions include Flux Three Person Exhibition Invitational Naked City Gallery Wichita KS 2010 Rooted In Place International Group Exhibition Invitational Steve Wilson Gallery Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft Louisville KY 2010 ILL COMMUNICATION Solo exhibition Thomas Hunter

    Original URL path: http://www.philartalliance.org/exhibition/yesterdays-tomorrow-new-works-by-dylan-beck/ (2016-02-12)
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  • PhiladelphiaArtAlliance | contemporary craft + design
    bringing the usual assumptions of craft as domestic ornament into the realm of installation art The exhibition took three factors into consideration First this exhibition considered Victorian concepts of the parlor room The sitting room also termed the parlor room or the drawing room was a prominent feature of domestic architecture until the early 20th century and served as a public reception space within a private setting As the site of public social interaction it was meant to exhibit or display the home in its most refined state As such the sitting room acted as a performance space for the social presentation and the self imposed definition of its inhabitants In this framework the sitting room as a site for private display parallels the purpose of the PAA as a site for public display Secondly the projects considered the position of craft within contemporary art The recent resurgence in scholarship posits craft as an expanding concept that transcends boundaries based on medium function or empty aesthetic pleasure The term now incorporates many other fields of creativity as well as new technologies reinforcing a post disciplinary approach beyond the restriction of a single medium and a connection of the crafted object to the fine arts interior design architecture new media performing art and pop culture Third the theme of the exhibition was predicated upon the history of the building as a residence The Philadelphia Art Alliance cited on the National Register of Historic Places in Philadelphia was built as a residence in 1906 for Samuel P Wetherill The rigid delineation of internal space reflected the standard models of the Victorian home and as with most mansions of the period the first floor of the Wetherill residence contained two formal sitting rooms a public reception room to greet guests and a parlor

    Original URL path: http://www.philartalliance.org/exhibition/the-sitting-room-4-studies/ (2016-02-12)
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  • PhiladelphiaArtAlliance | contemporary craft + design
    their inevitable loss Artists Candy Depew Myra Mimlitsch Gray Katherine Kaminski Audrey Hasen Russell and Gae Savannah explored this theme for a contemporary audience drawing on its 17th Century origins in Dutch Still Life Painting More superficially but inescapably this recorded the affluent circumstances of the artist or patron who commissioned them fine linens crystal and fresh abundant food the stuff of life Countering this show of vanity many historic

    Original URL path: http://www.philartalliance.org/exhibition/vanitas-contemporary-recflections/ (2016-02-12)
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