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.
So I’m included in this show coming in September (Sabina Tichindeleanu, curator, Emelie Keim Viss, assistant curator) - it looks to be a great collection of Philly based artists who focus on drawing as a studio practice. All the other artists are folks I look up to. Here’s the roster: Ruth Scott Blackson, Astrid Bowlby, Amze Emmons, Alexis Granwell, Daniel Heyman, Sharka Hyland, Colin Keefe, Erin Murray, Michelle Oosterbaan, Serena Perrone, Mia Rosenthal, Hiro Sakaguchi, Caroline Santa, and Samantha Simpson.
Opening’s September 5th at ArtSpace Liberti. Press release here on ArtGrind, and included inline below. Click through the images below for credits.
Drawing is a process of investigation, of testing, and questioning, a meditation on the medium itself. Drawing pushes beyond being a simple (in some views, preliminary) medium; it becomes a language, an extension of the artist. It is used as notation, as a means to translate streams of consciousness or experiment with ideas and processes. Shirking grandeur, ostentation, and effect, the flexibility of drawing as well as its economy of means allows for a sincere revelation of the artist’s mark and purest aesthetic gestures.
I am proud to introduce DRAWING NOW PHILADELPHIA, highlighting local artists who exemplify the versatility of drawing by stretching the traditional boundaries of the genre. Philadelphia’s response to Drawing Now Paris/Le Salon du Dessin Contemporain, DNP will feature 14 Philadelphia-based artists whose work is at the forefront of the medium: Ruth Scott Blackson, Astrid Bowlby, Amze Emmons, Alexis Granwell, Daniel Heyman, Sharka Hyland, Colin Keefe, Erin Murray, Michelle Oosterbaan, Serena Perrone, Mia Rosenthal, Hiro Sakaguchi, Caroline Santa, and Samantha Simpson.
DRAWING NOW PHILADELPHIA, hosted by ArtSpace Liberti, opens on September 5, 2014and will run through October 26, 2014. Join us for First Friday, Second Thursday, and Philadelphia Open Studio Tours, as well as artist talks, and other events.
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DRAWING NOW PHILADELPHIA
Sabina Tichindeleanu, curator
Emilie Keim Viss, assistant curator
ArtSpace Liberti, 2424 E. York St.
Opening: September 5, 2014, 6pm