Keith Sharp: Seeing Through
Dec
4
Dec 29

Keith Sharp: Seeing Through

December 4 - December 29, 2013

First Friday: December 6, 5 - 9 pm

Artist Reception: Sunday, December 8, 1 - 4 pm

I am a photographer who not only takes photographs, but one who also creates or constructs images.. I attempt to create mysterious, subtle, and poetic images that cause the viewer to do a double take. By transforming the ordinary world around me I create images that play tricks on our perception.

Jean Burdick: Shared Origins
Dec
4
Dec 29

Jean Burdick: Shared Origins

December 4 - December 29, 2013

First Friday: December 6, 5 - 9 pm

Artist Reception: Sunday, December 8, 1 - 4 pm

In my paintings and works on paper, elements of nature are magnified, overlapped and obscured, reflecting the continual growth and change, which is the touchstone of the natural world. By altering the scale of the forms and elements, the work suggests shared origins: cellular structures, earth and landscape formations.

Heather Riley: Interact
Oct
30
Dec 1

Heather Riley: Interact

October 30 - December 1, 2013

First Friday: November 1, 5 - 9 pm

Artist Reception: Sunday, November 3, 1 - 4 pm

Interact is an exploration of many related things. Our surroundings in the world, the beautiful remnants of our industrious lives, physical and emotional density and space, the interaction of objects and their metaphorical significance, the fragility of nature, the cycle of consumption and production and in the end, the materials themselves. 

POST Show: 3rd Annual Member Exhibition
Oct
2
Oct 27

POST Show: 3rd Annual Member Exhibition

October 2 - October 27, 2013

First Friday: October 4, 5 - 9 pm

This group show will feature work from the 40 artists of our cooperative gallery during POST (Philadelphia Open Studio Tours).

Artist Receptions on Saturday October 5th and Sunday October 6th from 4 - 6 pm.

Join us!

 

Katherine Kurtz: Back and Forth
Sep
4
Sep 29

Katherine Kurtz: Back and Forth

September 4 - September 29, 2013

First Friday: September 6, 5 - 9 pm

Artist Reception: Sunday, September 8, 12:30 - 3 pm

This exhibit is about following the paint.

For the last year, I have been struggling to find my way back into painting - trying, giving up, trying again. I have been stuck without ideas or with ideas that translated only into stale pictures of no interest even to me.

So I persisted. Eventually I found that when I set out to explore shapes and colors, the paint led me insistently to figures. And when I had intentions towards figure or landscape, more abstract paintings evolved.  Here are some of each.

Michelle Malkasian Weisberg: Environment
Sep
4
Sep 29

Michelle Malkasian Weisberg: Environment

September 4 - September 29, 2013

First Friday: September 6, 5 - 9 pm

Artist Reception: Sunday, September 8, 12:30 - 3 pm

In my paintings, my immediate environment as well as my personal response to that environment, find convergence.  My drawing and acrylic work are the departure points from which I begin to explore the inner world.  Trees and landscape in particular inspire because of their anthropological and organic qualities.  They are a link between the generations and create powerful connections. This for me is a hopeful act.

 

Conny Parsons: Tidal Waves
Jul
3
Jul 28

Conny Parsons: Tidal Waves

July 3 - July 28, 2013

First Friday: July 5, 5 - 9 pm

Artist Reception: Sunday, July 14, 1 - 4 pm

Almost all my work has its roots in nature. The images are about organizing what I perceive and feel. They are not about creating a totally literal landscape.

The viewer is invited into the atmosphere of a place where they experience the feeling of this space. Atmosphere is often expressed through the fluid reflections of light on water and land and the different elements that obscure these reflections.

Many of my paintings depict a moment in time apart from the rapid change in light and contrast. This sense of immediacy allows the viewer to be a part of nature rather than apart from it.

All of my works in oil are created from a build up of many layers of transparent and opaque colors.

Jean Plough: Paint It Black
Jul
3
Jul 28

Jean Plough: Paint It Black

July 3 - July 28, 2013

First Friday: July 5, 5 - 9 pm

Artist Reception: Sunday, July 14, 1 - 4 pm

The show will feature oil and acrylic paintings based on images that come out of the space before sleep. Twilight paintings include figures, hearts, gifts and landscapes.

Yeoun Lee: Natural Wonder
Jun
5
Jun 30

Yeoun Lee: Natural Wonder

June 5 - June 30, 2013

First Friday: June 7, 5 - 9 pm

Artist Reception: Sunday, June 9, 1 - 4 pm

My great source of inspiration to paint comes from nature and colors.

Amid a hectic whir of machines and technology, my companions in nature: the sun, the moon, their seasons; trees and flowers, their colors, breath into me peace and beauty. When I look around at nature, I feel similarities to the journey of my life - changes in nature and in my feelings.

Nature, through the observation of it, the memory of it, and my imagination of it, inspires me.

I don't paint ordinary landscape. I add my feelings into it. As I recreate it, I am renewed. Each scene calls forth technique that uniquely fits it.

As an artist, I hope my art work can be enjoyable, heart warming and relaxing for my viewers.

Sarah Kaizar: Endangered
Jun
5
Jun 30

Sarah Kaizar: Endangered

June 5 - June 30, 2013

First Friday: June 7, 5 - 9 pm

Artist Reception: Sunday, June 9, 1 - 4 pm

This collection of drawings represents a fraction of the 1,115 species identified on the U.S. endangered species list. I want to compose a showcase for these imperiled creatures, capturing their wide range of forms, patterns, textures and personalities. To ensure accuracy, these drawings are periodically reviewed by an extremely helpful and generous group of biologists: Dr. Benjamin Keck, a post-doctoral associate at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville; Kristen Kuhn, a research affiliate at the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture; Dr. Thomas Near, associate professor at Yale University and curator of the Yale University Peabody Museum of Natural History; and Greg Watkins–Colwell, collections manager of Herpetology & Ichthyology at the Yale University Peabody Museum of Natural History. Working from photographs, I create these pen and ink drawings while riding the train to and from work.

Representatives from the Nature Conservancy as well as a Pennsylvania based scientist will be on hand during the First Friday reception to answer questions about environmental issues facing the region and to offer information about their work and local volunteer opportunities.

Melissa Maddonni Haims: Offering
May
1
Jun 2

Melissa Maddonni Haims: Offering

May 1 - June 2, 2013

First Friday: May 3, 5 - 9 pm

Artist Reception: Sunday, May 5, 1 - 4 pm

Offering is a site specific performance and installation piece at 3rd Street Gallery during the month of May, 2013. The large scale installation consists of a pile of crocheted stones in the gallery that mimic the offerings we leave for religious deities, for the dead and for marking our way home. 

Ms. Haims will be in the gallery from noon until 3 on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays for the entire month long exhibition, crocheting live and adding to the sculpture.

In addition to the artist reception, the gallery will be hosting two performances:

Space Whale Orchestra
May 4th from 12:30 - 2:30 pm 

A kirtan by Mandala
May 18th from 7 - 9 pm

Carol Wisker: Densities
May
1
Jun 2

Carol Wisker: Densities

May 1 - June 2, 2013

First Friday: May 3, 5 - 9 pm

Artist Reception: Sunday, May 5, 1 - 4 pm

This exhibition of abstract fiber sculpture and installation refers to the dense massing in natural growth, created from repurposed and recycled cotton tufting, fibers, silk cocoons and bone.

Meet the artist 
May 4, 19 and 26, 12 - 5pm.

In addition to the artist reception, the gallery will be hosting two performances: 

Space Whale Orchestra
May 4th from 12:30 - 2:30 pm 

A kirtan by Mandala
May 18th from 7 - 9 pm

 

Opus Novum: Associate Members Show
Apr
3
Apr 28

Opus Novum: Associate Members Show

April 3 - April 28, 2013

First Friday: April 5, 5 - 9 pm

Artist Reception: Sunday, April 14, 2 - 4 pm

Featuring the work of our fabulous 14 Associate Members:

June Blumberg • Carol Deutsch • Ryan Drummond • Chad Cortez Everett • Sheila • Marjorie Grigonis • Tom Herbert • Bill Kendzierski • Kim Knauer • Marc Krawitz • Ali Mahjouri • Alicia Minos-Gonzales • Tecu'Mish Munha'Ke • Sally Walker

Opus Novum highlights new works reflecting the similar passion and energy of this exceptionally diverse group of artists who dare to experiment, to surprise themselves, to diverge, and to strike a resonant chord. They describe their creative process as a journey, both multi-faceted and idiosyncratic. While a solitary journey, it is also one they take together.

Along with the First Friday and Artists Receptions, we will also be hosting the Space Whale Orchestra on Saturday, April 6th. They will be performing live improvisational music in the gallery from 1:00 - 3:00 pm.

For more information, visit their Facebook page, facebook.com/spacewhaleorchestra.

Don't miss it!

Constance Culpepper: Interiors
Jan
2
Jan 27

Constance Culpepper: Interiors

January 2 - January 27, 2013

First Friday: January 4, 5 - 9 pm

Artist Reception: Sunday, January 13, 1 - 4 pm

This series of interiors is inspired by color, emotion and family heirlooms. Tables, chairs, dishes, silverware..., ordinary objects that can represent comfort, nourishment, joy and stability. With paint, I create scenes where everything is in place, yet nothing is being utilized. What kind of emotional climate can be conveyed through color, composition and subject matter?

Jacqueline Unanue: Inner Codes
Jan
2
Jan 27

Jacqueline Unanue: Inner Codes

January 2 - January 27, 2013

First Friday: January 4, 5 - 9 pm

Artist Reception: Sunday, January 13, 1 - 4 pm

The Inner Codes series originated from my method of “calligraphic” painting: using spontaneous drawing, to evoke a primal mode of communication. I do these paintings from a gestalt conception, connecting with the present time or the here and now, developing in that way my own new magical codes.