Andi and I have done POST since we moved to Philly in 2007, and this year's no different. Last year was a bit dicey because most of our work was out in a two person show at Millersville University, but this year we should have a fair amount of inventory around and new stuff to show.
I like POST. I like the fact that totally random people walk in the door. I like that some of those people come back every year, I like the social experience of having folks in our studios which for us amounts to having them in our home, in our back yard (our studios are in a carriage house behind our row home).
This week and next week we're probably going to continue cleaning up the attic and doing some general refurb of the space. In September we'll be too distracted with school starting, a new show at Mount Airy Contemporary, and getting work ready for POST, so if it doesn't happen now, the fall cleaning will never get finished.
Oh, that show at MAC: we're hosting The Suburban.
Yeah, so I’m not so good at updating this blog thing.
Married: Andrea Wohl Keefe and Colin Keefe The reception for Married: Andrea Wohl Keefe and Colin Keefe was last Wednesday. Andi and I gave a 1/2 hour talk to two undergrad classes - contemporary art and printmaking - during the opening. The evening was organized by gallery director Gloria Mast and the instructors who accompanied their students were Dr. Christine Filippone (Assistant Professor in Art History) and Brant D. Schuller (Professor in Printmaking).
We put a lot of work into this show over the summer and are pretty happy with the outcome.
Drawing Now Philadelphia
There are several more opportunities to engage with this show. I’m just going to list them in order.
- 2nd Reception First Friday, 6:30 PM
- Gallery hours extended to 10 AM to 5 PM during POST weekend
- 10/25 2-5 PM: Panel Discussion
- 10/26 1-3 PM: Closing Artist Talk
Philadelphia Open Studio Tours We will have our studios open October 11-12 from 12-6 PM. We’ve done open studios for the past 7 years and it’s a lot of fun. Feel free to drop by.
Andi and I have been collaborating on some stuff so that’s what we’ll have up on the walls among other things.
Mount Airy Contemporary The opening reception for our next exhibition at MAC is October 11th from 6-9 PM:Miracle Grow - Josh Weiss and William Test. That is also POST weekend of course, so we’ll be rolling right into that Saturday evening.
We’d love for you to come by.
Mount Airy Contemporary (our little DIY art space below our studios) will be open both days, showing Brad Litwin and Jon Eckel.
Best, Colin Keefe and Andrea Wohl Keefe
25 West Mt. Airy Avenue Philadelphia PA 19119
215 270 2787
My wife Andrea and I share studio space, and also run an informal gallery called Mount Airy Contemporary Artists Space (MACAS), both out of the carriage house behind our home. So at any given moment there’s considerable blurring of lines between one kind of art engagement and another. Once a year there’s quite a bit more overlap between our private studio practice and MACAS. That’s pretty much during Philadelphia Open Studio Tours.
We’ve done POST four years now, and this is our second Open Studio since we launched MACAS.
This year, because we were working with CFEVA on a joint project which opened during the same weekend, the blurring of boundaries were pretty extensive. We did triple duty - open studios, gallery admin, a speaking piece with a CFEVA Curated Trolley Tour, and Sam running around telling people to sign the guestbook.
Thank you to the 200+ folks who came through our doors during POST 2011. It’s an exhausting whirlwind that always rewards.
The first image is Andrea’s studio. Her website is www.andreawohl.com.