Steven Bley’s Photography

InLiquid is proud to present our annual summer art sale at the Crane Arts Building, Art for the Cash Poor 2017. Based on the premise that everyone can be an art collector, AFTCP is one of the longest running art festivals in the Kensington/Fishtown area. The focus of the event is that all works, both by emerging and established artists alike, are priced at under two hundred dollars. It is a unique event that brings artists and the public together in an accessible way for everyone.

Photography is just one medium of digital expression artists utilize to engage the art world through direct observation in the present moment. Whether it’s to synecdoche a larger picture or as an end in and of itself, photography creates many different types of atmospheres that bring the viewer into the image. Steven Bley is one photographer in particular who is going to be featured at AFTCP.

Bley is a self-taught emerging artist based in Northern New Jersey. He has been interested in photography for quite some time but his career didn’t take off until he started photographing abandoned places.

Bley’s work focuses on the relationship between the environment he photographs and the narrative he creates. He believes everything around him tells a story and he attempts to convey the past life of different places by photographing their state of decay, piecing together what was once there. His work engages the picture plane through bold and striking compositions, utilizing chiaroscuro lighting and space to create an atmosphere of different states of decay that resonate with the renaissance.

His work is among many who will be featured at AFTCP and will be on display on Saturday, June 17th and on sale all for under two hundred dollars. Make sure to pay a visit to his work when you come to the event!

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Richard W. Gretzinger

Ever since I could remember I was always attracted to people and places, but I was not always good with words or finding…

Ever since I could remember I was always attracted to people and places, but I was not always good with words or finding connection. Photography was my way of fitting in--my way to communicate the beauty…

Ever since I could remember I was always attracted to people and places, but I was not always good with words or finding connection. Photography was my way of fitting in--my way to communicate the beauty I see around me.…

Jessica Demcsak

Jessica Demcsak creates sculptural paintings on various types of wood that focus on the rise of storms due to climate change.…

Jessica Demcsak creates sculptural paintings on various types of wood that focus on the rise of storms due to climate change. Most of her subject matter is architectural in nature however she lalso breaks…

Jessica Demcsak creates sculptural paintings on various types of wood that focus on the rise of storms due to climate change. Most of her subject matter is architectural in nature however she lalso breaks down the various…

Patti Dougherty (Jewelry)

The ever-changing seascape and creatures are the subjects, and I marvel at the minute details, textures, and movements. Through…

The ever-changing seascape and creatures are the subjects, and I marvel at the minute details, textures, and movements. Through my art, I visually capture an iconic creature engage viewers and remind them…

The ever-changing seascape and creatures are the subjects, and I marvel at the minute details, textures, and movements. Through my art, I visually capture an iconic creature engage viewers and remind them of our fragile marine…

Colleen Keefe

Fine art ink on paper drawings of cities and microorganisms by
Philadelphia artist Colleen Keefe.…

Fine art ink on paper drawings of cities and microorganisms by
Philadelphia artist Colleen Keefe.…

Fine art ink on paper drawings of cities and microorganisms by
Philadelphia artist Colleen Keefe.…

William Lukens

William Lukens is a Philadelphia architect, artist and woodblock printmaker. His work is concerned with viewing unknown space…

William Lukens is a Philadelphia architect, artist and woodblock printmaker. His work is concerned with viewing unknown space through familiar elements such as windows or trees or through abstract shapes.…

William Lukens is a Philadelphia architect, artist and woodblock printmaker. His work is concerned with viewing unknown space through familiar elements such as windows or trees or through abstract shapes.…

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