Archive for the ‘Reviews’ Category

A Look at Interference by Paul Anthony Smith and Andre Bradley

A Look at Interference by Paul Anthony Smith and Andre Bradley

By: Arielle Kessler If you get the chance to see just one show in Philadelphia this month, head for the Crane Arts Building and Interference at Photo Arts Center. Curated by Nathaniel Stein, this show features two black American artists of very different backgrounds—Paul Anthony Smith and Andre […]

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Interview with David Cohen on the Review Panel Philadelphia

Interview with David Cohen on the Review Panel Philadelphia

By: Arielle Kessler   The Review Panel Philadelphia is an annual event hosted by Philadelphia Academy of the Fine Arts. In association with artcritical.com, the Panel is led by The Review Panel founder, New York art critic and writer David Cohen. The Review Panel, consisting of Karen […]

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A Discussion of Lens and Line – Artist Talk With Jaime Alvarez and Mary Henderson at Park Towne Place

A Discussion of Lens and Line - Artist Talk With Jaime Alvarez and Mary Henderson at Park Towne Place

By Scott Schultheis Early in March, I moderated a talk by two InLiquid artist members, photographer Jaime Alvarez and painter Mary Henderson, at Park Towne Place Apartment Homes. A little context: The event was the result of a partnership between InLiquid and Park Towne, and, ultimately, with […]

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Cultural Adaptation – Jennifer Baker’s ‘Portraits of People on the Move’ Accompanies the World Premier of ‘Adapt!’ at the Wilma Theater

Cultural Adaptation - Jennifer Baker’s ‘Portraits of People on the Move’ Accompanies the World Premier of 'Adapt!' at the Wilma Theater

By Elizabeth Roan Many of the stories shared in Portraits of People on the Move are incredibly personal and fragile to those who were brave enough to share them. To protect the identities of the many people interviewed by Jennifer Baker, original images by Jennifer will not […]

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A Call for Diversity in Senior Living: Celebrating Black History Month at the Black Arts Festival

A Call for Diversity in Senior Living: Celebrating Black History Month at the Black Arts Festival

By Elizabeth Roan It was Bette Davis who said “old age ain’t no place for sissies.” As I stood in a room filled with the residents of Cathedral Village during their closing reception for the third annual Black Arts Festival, it was clear I may have been […]

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Entangled Threads and Memories: Material Memory at the Village of Arts and Humanities

by Hannah Salzer On February 7, an intergenerational communing took place under the roof of the Village of Arts and Humanities. The gathering marked the end of the exhibit, Material Memory, a community collaboration with Nigerian visiting artist Olanrewaju Tejuoso. Using objects found on the streets around […]

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Tonal Pleasures – Introducing ‘Solo Series’ at the Barnes Foundation

Tonal Pleasures - Introducing 'Solo Series' at the Barnes Foundation

Dr. Albert C. Barnes saw the necessity in paintings to be the equipment for teaching critical thinking. He also found music to be the final component to complete the cycle of art education. Thus bringing to life at The Barnes Foundation their newest program, ‘Solo Series’, where audiences […]

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Cave Girls and Trashy Fashions at PhilaMOCA

by Hannah Salzer Consider the following scene: Two women wearing black, shimmery leotards over pale pink exercise shorts prowl around the perimeter of a dimly lit stage. The Pink Panther theme song fades in. The dancers’ heads are adorned with white faux-bones, in a speculative stone-age style […]

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A Call for Solidarity at ‘I Bear Witness’, on display at the Asian Arts Initiative

A Call for Solidarity at 'I Bear Witness', on display at the Asian Arts Initiative

By Hannah Salzer I Bear Witness, on display at the Asian Arts Initiative, explores connections between the history of Japanese internment in America and the present marginalization of Muslim Americans. The exhibit was envisioned by curator Atif Sheikh, of Twelve Gates Arts, as a palimpsest: a manuscript […]

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An Underground Experience: InLiquid Artist Cheryl Harper Brings Philly Back to the 60’s

By: Kim Minutella On December 10th, 1966, Andy Warhol and his band, The Velvet Underground, flipped the city of Philadelphia upside-down at The Arts Council of the Young Men’s and Women’s Hebrew Association (now known as the Gershman Y) with Exploding Plastic Inevitable. Fifty years ago this […]

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