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  • PhiladelphiaArtAlliance | contemporary craft + design
    Imaging AIDS Pandemic Imaging AIDS will encompass over 100 works from 47 artists from around the globe documenting twenty years of AIDS The photos presented are a blending of photographic styles combining photojournalism documentary graphic design and fine art photography This series of original silver gelatin and color photographs captures the range of reponses that the AIDS crisis has engendered in the past two decades ranging from the photographic communities first controversial efforts to document the first AIDS patients to its need to protest policy issues to the memorializing of those who have lost their lives Both established artists and amateur photographers are represented each striving to visualize an otherwise invisible epidemic From the metaphorical interpretations of hope and endurance by artists Cindy Sherman and Robert Mapplethorpe to the photographic responses of collective activist groups such as Photovoice and VISUAL AIDS every image tells the story of survival The exhibition film and public programs are all organized geographically to explore how very different cultures Asia South America India Africa Europe and the United States have interpreted its impact bringing personal stories and cultural responses to the viewer through each story and photograph The exhibition and programs that encompass Pandemic Imaging

    Original URL path: http://www.philartalliance.org/exhibition/pandemic-imaging-aids/ (2016-02-12)
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  • PhiladelphiaArtAlliance | contemporary craft + design
    Jackie Tileston s paintings are exercises in the synthesis of oppositions Melding together digital imagery the history of abstraction new physics Hindu deity images and Chinese landscape painting the final composition of Tileston s images propose a new order or sensibility creating a new world within themselves full of detail yet at times blurring and morphing into an abstracted universe As Tileston states these works speak to a world in which the beautiful and the absurd the sacred and the mundane cooperate Tileston received a MFA in painting from Indiana University Bloomington in 1988 and a B A in Fine Arts at Yale University New Haven CT 1983 Tileston now teaches painting at the University of Pennsylvania Recent solo exhibitions include University of New Mexico Art Gallery Albuquerque NM 2000 University of Texas at San Antonio TX 1998 John Sommers Gallery University of New Mexico Albuquerque NM 1998 Lawing Gallery Houston TX 1995 and 1997 and Longview Museum of Art Longview TX 1994 Prominent group exhibitions include Now Serving Art In General New York NY 2002 Viewing Room PPOW Gallery New York NY 2002 The Hot Show Arlington Museum of Art Arlington TX 1999 Texas Abstract New Painting in the

    Original URL path: http://www.philartalliance.org/exhibition/cures-for-cosmophobia-paintings-by-jackie-tileston/ (2016-02-12)
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  • PhiladelphiaArtAlliance | contemporary craft + design
    two dimensional painting yet their slight segregation from the wall as well as the texture and form of these sculptures derivate from formal conditions of the flat surface McCarthy experiments with the process of using latex to create what the artist has termed frozen events These works indeed speak of stillness capturing a moment in the process of creation defined by its shape and of the beauty found in the use of pure translucent color Brett Davidson director of Iman Gallery in Houston states McCarthy s forms act as ciphers of an invisible impulse that drives the moon s phases and the sea s strange and rhythmic undulations These same impulses create forest fires ice storms and the varied eruptions of plant life and the myriad movements of nature s systems McCarthy received his MFA in sculpture at the University of Washington Seattle in 1993 He has had numerous solo exhibitions most recently at Inman Gallery Houston TX 1998 and 1995 Contemporary Arts Museum Houston TX 1996 Sitka Center for Art and Ecology Otis OR 1991 the JPL Building Banff Alberta Canada 1990 and San Jose State University San Jose CA 1987 Recent group exhibitions include Postmark An Abstract Effect

    Original URL path: http://www.philartalliance.org/exhibition/flux-kirk-mccarthy/ (2016-02-12)
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  • PhiladelphiaArtAlliance | contemporary craft + design
    In fact McDade s work can be compared to the graphic details and compositional structure of paintings by artist Roy Lichtenberg Exploring the possibilities of story telling the events in McDade s narratives everyday observances or interactions with others are often depicted within a single metaphorical moment turning the trivial into a monumental epic As McDade states one could categorize many of my works as creative non fiction And others

    Original URL path: http://www.philartalliance.org/exhibition/more-exercises-in-self-pity-eric-mcdade/ (2016-02-12)
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  • PhiladelphiaArtAlliance | contemporary craft + design
    non religious context Through concurrent indoor and outdoor exhibitions this project explored how art can help combat urban blight by transforming vacant lots and imaginatively re envisioning urban space The participating artists are Iris Brown with Pepón Osorio Doris Nogueira Rogers and Jonas dos Santos A publication documenting the creation of the urban sanctuaries and their installation at both the Art Alliance and the outdoor sites is available Established in

    Original URL path: http://www.philartalliance.org/exhibition/urban-sanctuaries/ (2016-02-12)
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  • PhiladelphiaArtAlliance | contemporary craft + design
    through the application of oil and beeswax to create singular works The exhibition title reverie meaning abstracted musings or dream like events explains MacDonald s working method as she layers her photographs disguising or highlighting certain segments of the composition MacDonald explains her process as a constant urge to layer collect scratch and polish my photographs I use paper as though it were my own skin pulling it peeling it

    Original URL path: http://www.philartalliance.org/exhibition/reverie-recent-work-by-leah-macdonald/ (2016-02-12)
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  • PhiladelphiaArtAlliance | contemporary craft + design
    King Jr In 1957 Withers photographed the court ordered school desegregation in Little Rock Arkansas presided over by the National Guard In late March 1968 Withers helped to make the I Am A Man signs carried by striking Sanitation Workers in Memphis Tennessee Some of his best known photographs were captured at this event In early April 1968 Withers was on the scene of the assassination aftermath and funeral of Martin Luther King Jr in Memphis In addition to photographing the Civil Rights movement Withers photographed portraits of baseball icons such as Willie Mays and Jackie Robinson as well as up and coming blues and jazz performers such as B B King Elvis Presley Ray Charles and Aretha Franklin Withers also photographed other aspects of black life and people who never became famous Since 1950 he has been a self employed photographer and for many years earned a living by making house calls to photograph portraits of black families His Withers has called his trade the black side of life or what at the time was called segregated Negro Memphis the invisible part of American society in the 1950s and 1960s that the mainstream press did not cover Pictures Tell the Story has been organized by The Chrysler Museum of Art Norfolk VA and the PAA s presentation has been underwritten in part by The Met Life Foundation Greater Philadelphia Tourism and Marketing Corporation and The LINKS Inc Penn Towne Chapter with in kind support from the Pennsylvania Convention Center Authority Synterra Partners NBC 10 TV and WYBE TV Professional Background Until recently Ernest Withers photographs were better known than he was During the 1950 and 1960s his photographs circulated among African American newspapers and publications nationally He often put himself at great personal risk by photographing Civil Rights protests

    Original URL path: http://www.philartalliance.org/exhibition/pctures-tell-the-story-ernest-c-withers/ (2016-02-12)
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  • PhiladelphiaArtAlliance | contemporary craft + design
    Mayo in Ireland These small scale works are a continuation of a larger body of landscape paintings representing over a decade of summer excursions to the Irish Coast Working in the plein air tradition of painting on site out of doors Shils describes these abstract works as the results of the tension between seeing and feeling nature and the sensuous connection between light and space The foundation of Shils work is rooted in 19 th century Romantic landscape painting Shils describes his working method as a mystical experience that connects interior sensation to the natural world I cannot paint without a mind and eye to the external world That connection with sensation is the point of departure and within the tradition that I imagine myself working looking out to nature is the crux But paradoxically at a certain point it is to get deeper into the nature of painting it becomes a reflection of internal resonance Shils b 1954 received his MFA at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in 1982 He has had many solo exhibitions including most recently Fenton Gallery Cork Ireland 2001 Davis and Langdale 2001 Woodmere Art Museum 2001 Hackett Freedman Gallery San Francisco CA

    Original URL path: http://www.philartalliance.org/exhibition/glimpses-of-the-irish-coast-recent-oils-and-monotypes-by-stuart-shils/ (2016-02-12)
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