Thursday, November 6, 2014

FIrst Friday Happenings for November 7, 2014

Locks Gallery
600 Washington Square South
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Thomas Chimes The Body in Spirals
Reception: Friday, November 7, from 5:30 to 7:30 pm
Exhibition: November 7 - December 13, 2014

Conversation: Saturday, November 15th, conversation between Hood Museum Director Michael R. Taylor and Philadelphia Museum of Art Curator Matthew Affron.

The Body in Spirals focusing on the explorations of geometry, alchemy, physics, and metals within the career of Thomas Chimes. While much of Chimes’s work is deeply indebted to literature, each body of work (his metal and plexi box constructions, drawings, and later white paintings) maintained structured systems that dictated the composition—a process-based manifestation of the classicist and symbolist ideals in his work.

Pentimenti Gallery
145 N. Second Street 
Philadelphia, PA

Vector Forms - Tim Eads
Opening Reception: Friday, November 7 from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Exhibition: November 7 - December 15, 2014 

Vector Forms features up ten wall pieces, free-standing sculptural pieces, and an installation in the Project Room. The works on display share a digital aesthetic, viewable in the sharp, minimal use of line and geometry, and bright artificial color. Yet they retain a whimsical quality, typical of Eads, which permits a more complex relationship with the otherwise simple materials. Plastic becomes playful, metal becomes mystical, and patterns puzzle the eyes.

319 N. 11th Street
Philadelphia, PA

On This Site: A New Project By Napoleon Member Lewis Colburn
Reception: Friday, November 7, from 6:00 to 10:00 pm
Exhibition: November 7 - November 25, 2014 

On This SIte: A New Project By Napoleon Member Lewis Colburn
A historical marker sprouts out of the pavement like a bright-colored non sequitur: something happened here, but it clearly isn’t happening now. On This Site proposes a different kind of marker, the placement of which is itself an historic event.

319 N 11th Street, 2
Philadelphia, PA

Dinosaur! Practice's 3rd Annual animal-based fundraiser
Reception: Friday, November 7, from 6:00 to 10:00 pm
Exhibition: November 7 - November 22, 2014 

Dinosaurs make terrible lizards but great art. This November dino-based artworks will cover the walls of PRACTICE and you are invited to view and buy them. DINOSAUR!, is a fundraiser, the sale of each work will be put back into PRACTICE, directly recycled as the resources to continue putting on exhibitions. Hold onto your butts (deals!) because no dino will be priced over $200 and some may be as affordable as $20 (super deals!).

Artworks will be sold directly off the walls and disappear forever into someone’s private collection. Persons wishing to purchase a dinosaur should get to Practice early in order to assure the procurement of their top choice. 
Over 45 artists have agreed to support PRACTICE with a dinosaur, each of these artists is an amazing and generous individual MANY artist are UArts faculty, alum and students.

Vox Populi Gallery
319 N. 11th Street
Philadelphia, PA

Shift Your Weight
Reception: Friday, November 7, from 6:00 to 10:00 pm
Exhibition: November 7 - November 25, 2014 

Shift Your Weight represents fresh perspectives from six established voices in the Philadelphia art community. Stephanie Bursese, who most recently served Vox as Interim Director, is a celebrated photographer and educator originally hailing from upstate New York. Bursese creates sophisticated and mysterious printed matter in both books and installations exploring the liminality of what is visible and controlled.


Fourth Wall

Motherism - Lise Haller Baggesen
Reception: Friday, November 7, from 6:00 to 10:00 pm
Exhibition: November 7 - November 30, 2014 

At the intersection of feminism, science fiction and disco “Mothernism” aims to locate the mother-shaped hole in contemporary art and discourse. The central hypothesis being examined is if the proverbial Mother is perhaps perceived as a persona non grata in the art world, because her nurturing nature is at odds with the hyperbolic ideas of the singular artistic genious. Mothernism operates as a practice-based approach to critical research, and engages what can be dubbed “confluences of influences”: seeking to eke out information not solely from primary sources, but more importantly from their non-obvious interconnectedness.

PMA Craft Show
Pennsylvania Convention Center
12th and Arch Streets
Philadelphia, PA

Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show
Exhibition: November 5 - November 9, 2014 

Outstanding work will again be offered by students and recent alumni from The University of the Arts.
The highly competitive jury process draws artists from Maine to California, carefully selected from more than 1,000 applicants. Craft Show artists present a striking variety of museum-quality work in glass, ceramics, wood, basketry, both wearable and decorative fibers, metal, paper, leather and mixed media, as well as one-of-a-kind handmade furniture and both precious and semi-precious jewelry.

CRUX space
700 w Master Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122

Opening Reception:  Friday, November 76:00 pm - 9:00 pm

MartinPeeves is the critical mass of New Media. MP sought out new media to embrace new forms of artistic expression. Pushing the limits of what can be accomplished artistically with consumer technology and moving toward a reduction in the use of physical matter over digital mediums to produce art. “Create everything from thin air.” or “Slip it all into your pocket and walk away.” The artist suggests trying out what can be created with the phone in your pocket, before picking up a paint brush. PeevesPlayHAUS, the artists first solo exhibition of his work, serves to passionately to promote the New Media genre. Grinding against the puzzle: How do you own the work of an artist working in new media?