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  • PhiladelphiaArtAlliance | contemporary craft + design
    end results offer an instructive study in contrasts While Kanevsky invites ambiguity into his small scale compositions by basing them on digital photographs sometimes of the subject in motion and by deliberately using imperfect lighting conditions Matthews who also begins with a photographic source delights in representing the human form with cool even lighting and excruciating detail Kanevsky presents a body of new work he calls overwhelmed portraiture each one by one foot in scale of people he has encountered during the summer of 2000 He describes the project as follows Doing multiple portraits in a relatively short period of time will derail a natural tendency to try to bring every painting to a good end I will have to deal with a mounting number of unresolved conflicts Hopefully some will be spectacular failures An unpredictable and exciting journey Matthews has executed many commissioned portraits over the years though he prefers to do uncommissioned portraits of family and friends The dilemma of portrait painting for him is an unreasonable desire to capture the actual person on canvas and the impossibility of actually doing so Some fusion of the artist s and sitter s personality comes through in the attempt though

    Original URL path: http://www.philartalliance.org/exhibition/paul-matthews-friends-and-relations/ (2016-02-12)
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  • PhiladelphiaArtAlliance | contemporary craft + design
    whites compliments her effort to convey the vastness and power of nature and her accompanying sense of awe Burko s newest work evinces a contemporary incarnation of the Sublime tradition in landscape painting The world s landscape has stimulated challenged and inspired me for over thirty years Burko explains How the scale of the painting transforms discrete visual experiences into a image that becomes greater than any of its parts has been a constant preoccupation of mine My current series concerns the volcano in all its manifestations I m interested in capturing molten lava flows eruptions of fire and ash as well as the pyroclastic deposits of magma cinders and pumice fragments that accumulate around the craters and calderas of dormant volcanoes In 1998 I began visiting volcanoes in Costa Rica and Alaska I am now focused on the activity of Hawaii s Kilauea volcano After exploring it I plan to journey to Iceland southern Italy and New Zealand Burko received her MFA from the University of Pennsylvania and is a full professor at the Community College of Philadelphia She is the recipient of the Bessie Berman Grant as well as several other awards including The Bellagio Study and Conference Center Residency from the Rockefeller Foundation the National Endowment for the Arts Visual Artist Fellowship and The Lila Acheson Wallace Foundation Residency in Giverny France Most recently the Redevelopment Authority of Philadelphia awarded Burko its One Percent Public Art Commission Award to produce a 360 degree mural cycle entitled Wissahickon Reflections at the Marriott Hotel Philadelphia Burko is represented by Locks Gallery Philadelphia A muralist whose work can be seen in various locations throughout Philadelphia and other cities Meg Saligman often treats contemporary people from a specific community as allegorical figures in her complex collage like compositions She is currently completing a mural entitled Once In a Millennium Moon in Shrevesport Louisiana The murals digital design is being shown for the first time along with photographs of the installation in progress At 25 000 square feet the artist explains this painting will be the largest publicly funded mural in the country The design is a gigantic Shrevesport celebration of life cycles Everything seen in the mural is from the physical or psychological worlds of this northern Louisiana community All the figures seen are actual citizens of Shrevesport ranging in age from three months to eighty six years They will appear 20 to 100 feet in height Water flows through the design as it does the city It spills into urns decorated with the carvings from local cemeteries The water then pours onto a baby symbolizing the cycle of death and birth Natural elements are a huge design element because they are so important in the daily life and cycles of the city Once in a Millennium Moon is administered and sponsored by the Shrevesport Regional Arts Council It is part the initiative Artists Create for the Millennium sponsored by The National Endowment for the Arts and the Mid Atlantic Arts

    Original URL path: http://www.philartalliance.org/exhibition/pictura-lucida/ (2016-02-12)
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  • PhiladelphiaArtAlliance | contemporary craft + design
    light through the space of the room It is my hope that the dusting of pollen together with the reflection of light will emit a soft glow throughout this room Kautenburger says This should be a room heightened with sensations in which to simply sit Kautenburger treats the room as an artist s study He situates Amber Rocker a functional sculpture emulating an adult size rocking chair but cast in golden amber colored resin in one corner of the room In Side Table Cricket Box a diminutive red cedar box with a flip up lid rests against a second wooden panel framing an oval mirror coated in resin The box resembles the face of an acoustic guitar with a small screened circular opening and contains common house crickets Another piece inviting literal and metaphorical reflection is Dry Basin a sculpture made of poplar mirrors pollen and beeswax placed in a corner opposite Amber Rocker We are invited to look down in to the waist high basin to gaze at our pollen speckled reflection A final object of contemplation Semé Ant Colony an ant colony in the form of a Chinese scholar s table top ornament and filled with sand appears on the fireplace mantle The impulse uniting Kautenburger s new work stems from his notion of the artist as a daydreamer The artist s nonproductive studio activity is gauged by the slow passage of time marked by the activity of the any colony the crickets intermittent singing and the natural light moving across the room as well as the fugitive quality of the materials used pollen resin mirrors glass sand ants crickets This ruse of the daydreamer s studio the installation as an imaginary room for meditation and contemplation is belied by the meticulous craftsmanship of the furniture like sculpture

    Original URL path: http://www.philartalliance.org/exhibition/projects-by-1999-pew-fellows-pollenized-lightnew-work-kevin-kautenburger/ (2016-02-12)
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  • PhiladelphiaArtAlliance | contemporary craft + design
    closed Mondays Directions Parking ADMISSION MEMBERS FREE ADULTS 5 SENIORS 3 STUDENTS 3 Suggested Donations Become a Member Donate Now Back to Exhibitions September 9 2000 to November 1 2000 Drawings by Julie Bokat Although Julie Bokat is known for her works in oil she will present some of her most recent drawings in beeswax and charcoal Resembling the microscopic interior of an unspecified organic form the delicate contours of

    Original URL path: http://www.philartalliance.org/exhibition/drawings-by-julie-bokat/ (2016-02-12)
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  • PhiladelphiaArtAlliance | contemporary craft + design
    decline twice removed from their original function as well as ones that have been razed since the photograph was taken Feldman soberly updates Atget s project in a different context Linda Adlestein s hand painted layered photographs share the romance of Atget s vision though thankfully the Philadelphia landmarks on which she focuses are not endangered From the collection of Harvey Elfenstein the images represented in these early postcards of Philadelphia are reminders of the City s grandeur and bustle before World War I and offer historic parallels to the new Paris with which Atget was confronted Linda Adlestein manipulates her large scale photographs to suggest a Romantic sensibility and a fascination with ruins She superimposes two negatives one of a Philadelphia architecutral landmark the other typically of a wall or some other textured surfaceóand turns the orientation of the latter rendering it a ghost like presence She prints the layered photograph with sepia commonly used by photographers at the turn of the 20th century She then hand tints the final image with a muted palette of colors alluding eloquently to the process of decay and the passage of time Adlestein s images in this exhibition include Memorial Hall Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Winter Rittenhouse Square and City Hall Adlestein s photographs are courtesy Schmidt Dean Gallery Philadelphia Adlestein s work has been exhibited in Kyoto Paris Florence and thoughout the East Coast Her portfolio Italia was published in Spiral Magazine and was aired on cable television in New York She has received several grants such as the La Napoule Art Foundation Artists Residency Program Grant and a Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Fellowship Vincent David Feldman uses a view camera to photograph late 19th and early 20th century landmark buildings and other civic sites that have fallen

    Original URL path: http://www.philartalliance.org/exhibition/fin-de-siecle-philadelphia-2000/ (2016-02-12)
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  • PhiladelphiaArtAlliance | contemporary craft + design
    Performance Process Repetition Works by Sandra Camomile Gabrielle Kanter and Margo Schriber The Philadelphia Art Alliance is pleased to present the recent work of three Philadelphia area artists Sandra Camomile Gabrielle Kanter and Margo Schriber that expands generally accepted notions of what sculpture is Each artist has a distinctive approach to materials metaphor and meaning that compliment one another The subjects addressed by Camomile s Kanter s and Schriber s

    Original URL path: http://www.philartalliance.org/exhibition/performanceprocessrepetition-works-by-sandra-camomile-gabrielle-kanter-and-margo-schriber/ (2016-02-12)
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  • PhiladelphiaArtAlliance | contemporary craft + design
    Member Donate Now Search Exhibitions By architecture Ars Nova Book Signing ceramics classical craft sale design fabric fashion fiber film glass installation Jazz jewelry lighting metals mixed media Music painting performance photography poetry prints Reading sale sculpture serigraph shop textiles wallpaper works on paper Date Month January February March April May June July August September October November December Year 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 Past Exhibitions Current Exhibitions Upcoming Exhibitions Rittenhouse Square Collects Part Two On the Square September 17 2005 to December 2 2005 See More Rittenhouse Square Collects Part One June 21 2005 to August 21 2005 See More Jung Wha Ahn The Search for Inner Peace September 17 2005 to January 8 2005 See More Confidence Faith Gabriel Martinez December 13 2003 to December 13 2003 See More Pandemic Imaging AIDS September 13 2003 to December 2 2003 See More Cures for Cosmophobia Paintings by Jackie Tileston September 13 2003 to December 2 2003 See More Flux Kirk McCarthy September 13 2003 to December 2 2003 See More more exercises in self pity Eric McDade September 13 2003 to December 2 2003 See More Urban Sanctuaries May 15 2003 to August 31 2003 See More Reverie

    Original URL path: http://www.philartalliance.org/past-exhibitions/page/9/ (2016-02-12)
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  • PhiladelphiaArtAlliance | contemporary craft + design
    sale design fabric fashion fiber film glass installation Jazz jewelry lighting metals mixed media Music painting performance photography poetry prints Reading sale sculpture serigraph shop textiles wallpaper works on paper Date Month January February March April May June July August September October November December Year 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 Past Exhibitions Current Exhibitions Upcoming Exhibitions Pictures Tell the Story Ernest C Withers February 11 2003 to May 4 2003 See More Glimpses of the Irish Coast Recent Oils and Monotypes by Stuart Shils February 11 2003 to May 4 2003 See More Phases of Conception Recent Paintings by Alice Oh February 11 2003 to May 4 2003 See More Stream of Consciousness Drawings by Elizabeth Hoak Doering February 11 2003 to May 4 2003 See More Stepping through the Ashes Photographs by Eugene Richards December 5 2002 to February 2 2003 See More The 2002 Leeway Foundation Award Recipients Photography Works on Paper May 12 2002 to February 2 2003 See More Dommert Phillips Nine Storeys Andrew Phillips Alice Dommert December 5 2002 to February 2 2003 See More Unbecoming The Private as Public Spectacle July 11 2002 to September 1 2002 See More Weegee s Story From

    Original URL path: http://www.philartalliance.org/past-exhibitions/page/10/ (2016-02-12)
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