DEMETRA TASSIOU: REFLECTIONS
May
3
May 28

DEMETRA TASSIOU: REFLECTIONS

Tassiou gaining inspiration from her past artwork and with her internal thoughts, ideas, and imaginative reconnections, she constructs new and in a way surrealistic environments of the external world. 

Abstract and elemental movement is at the center of her artistic process.

She is Incorporating shapes and lines that mimic the rhythms and the forms of organic materials from the nature by using a mixed media of acrylics, oils, pastels, embossing paper and digital prints. 

 

 

CONSTANCE CONE: DRAWING WILFRED OWEN
May
3
May 28

CONSTANCE CONE: DRAWING WILFRED OWEN

First Friday, May 5, 5-9 pm

Artist Reception: Sunday May 7, 2-4 pm

In Drawing Wilfred Owen, Cone presents work based on the poems of Wilfred Owen, one of the British "Trench Poets" of World War I.  After a pause of several years, she returned to the poems and made a journey to the battlefields from Verdun, France to the Menin Gate, a monumental portal in Ypres, Belgium that honors the 54,395 missing Commonwealth war dead killed in the Ypres Salient.  It was through the original city gate at the site that British and American soldiers left for the front. Having come of age during the Vietnam War, Cone finds that the poetry of the Great War is incredibly powerful and resonates with her. She translates this feeling into her visual work.  Her show includes pastel drawings, photographs, and mixed media.

Cone has an MFA in Painting from the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.  Prior to that, she was a fine art photographer working in platinum and palladium.  Cone has exhibited extensively in Philadelphia, the Tri-State area and around the country including Maryland, Texas, New York City, and New Orleans. Her work is in collections in the Delaware Art Museum, and the art galleries of the University of Notre Dame and Vassar College, as well as in corporate collections.

BRUCE GARRITY: RECENT WORK
May
31
Jul 2

BRUCE GARRITY: RECENT WORK

First Friday : June 2

Artist Reception: June 4,  1-4pm

Artist Talk: June 18,  3pm

 

Bruce Garrity’s  work has been featured in solo and group exhibitions, most recently in the exhibitions ”Bruce Garrity: Recent Work” at 3rd Street Gallery in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, “Bruce Garrity: Smaller Works” at the Rehoboth Art League in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, “Bruce Garrity: Paintings and Works in Progress” at The University of Delaware Department of Art Gallery in Newark, Delaware and “Into the Woods” at the Frank Guaracini Jr. Fine and Performing Art Center, in Vineland, New Jersey.

The artist’s work is in numerous private and public collections including The Stedman Art Gallery of Rutgers University in Camden, New Jersey, The Hoyt Institute in New Castle, Pennsylvania, Cooper Medical Center, Camden, New Jersey, and Capital One Financial, Wilmington, Delaware.

He has taught at Rutgers University in Camden since 1997. He has also been an adjunct faculty member at the University of Delaware, Stockton College, Rowan University, Delaware College of Art and Design.

Garrity received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Painting and Drawing from the University of Delaware, and a Master of Fine Arts in Painting from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He lives and works in Penns Grove, NJ.

www.brucegarrityart.com

Magdalena Elias    Reconfiguration: My Own Spin on Things
May
31
Jul 2

Magdalena Elias Reconfiguration: My Own Spin on Things

Magda Elias is presenting a series of"gobelins," or rug wall hangings, constructed ofwool and acrylic. She draws inspiration for these unique and often whimsical latch-hook rugs from her environment and from the masterpieces of art history. As an avid museum-goer, she likes to re-imagine paintings and sculptures to fit her aesthetic. In the well-known tradition of artists reinterpreting their predecessors' work, Elias takes well-known pieces and makes them her own. Elias says " For the artist, the practice of reconfiguration is fluid and emancipatory, always respectful of previous masters’ interpretive arrangements, yet incessantly in pursuit of a new one that is rebelliously “I”-centric.

Exhibition Highlights:

First Friday: June 2, 5-9 pm.

Artist Reception:  Sunday, June 11, 1-4

 

 


WE PERSIST
Apr
5
Apr 30

WE PERSIST

First Friday: April 7, 5-9PM

Artist Reception: Sunday April 9, 1-4PM

The 3rd Street Gallery is pleased to present We Persist, a group exhibition of artists who will show work in a variety of media including painting, video, photography, ceramic, sculpture, and fiber.

Howard Brunner is an MFA photographer whose most recent body of work was created during walks through the urban landscape of Philadelphia. His work is represented in collections in the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Allentown Museum of Art, and the James A. Michener Museum of Art. Brunner is also a professor at Temple University's Architecture Program.

Peter Cunicelli is a ceramic artist whose work contrasts smooth fluid forms with the sharp lines that join them. Lately his work "walks the fine line between form and function" and includes pieces such as bowls, pitchers, and lamps in which functionality is as important as aesthetics. His work has been exhibited inPhiladelphia and surrounding areas.

Francesca Costanzo is a painter and videographer who will be presenting Complexion: Dark, a video on the current political climate surrounding immigration and immigrants. Costanzo honors the struggles and successes of all immigrants by focusing on the story of her maternal grandfather, Umberto Liberati, who emigrated from Italy in 1920.

Constance Culpepper's work is a study in domesticity and the commonalities of personal experience. In her paintings and collages she depicts heavily patterned interior scenes with vibrantly colored objects that she uses as a framework for conveying emotion. A featured artist at Select Fair Art Basel Miami 2013 and 2014, Culpepper's paintings were recently exhibited at the 2016 Democratic National Convention Headquarters.

Nancy E.F. Halbert is an artist, art educator and former dancer with MFA's in Art Education from the University of the Arts and in Dance from Temple University.  She was also a member of Muse Gallery in Philadelphia and its Executive Director for three years. An abstract figurative painter, her work is full of color and movement. Halbert exhibited in juried shows at the Woodmere Art Museum in Philadelphia, The Betsy Meyer Memorial Show at the Main Line Art Center, and the James Oliver Gallery.

Andrew Hart is an architect (B. Arch Temple University, M. Arch Cornell University) and educator, currently Visiting Assistant Professor of Architecture at Philadelphia University. In this exhibition he is departing from his drawing practice in which he combines architectural images throughout history with contemporary cultural references to present a sculpture engraved in wood based on the etchings of the Baroque architect, Giovanni Piranesi.

Mary Beth Kazanicka, a corporate design and space planner for 25 years, is an expressionist painter who describes her process as "trusting and letting go". She proceeds intuitively, discovering images as she paints.  Kazanicka exhibits in and around Philadelphia. In 2013 she was awarded first prize in the Wayne Art Center Exhibition in the category of Abstract Art.

Katherine Kurtz, a longtime member of 3rd Street Gallery, is an abstract expressionist painter who loves to make large works in dense bold colors softened by translucent layers and delicate lines. She uses figures, objects and forms to create expressions of mood and states of being. Kurtz has exhibited extensively in and around Philadelphia and won First Prize at the Goggleworks exhibition in Reading in 2014.           

Ellen Silberlicht is a sculptor, ceramicist with an MA in ceramics and fiber artist who combines media to create unique works that marry Raku vessels with colorful felted wool sculpted in whimsical organic shapes. Her work has been sold in the US and internationally and has been recognized with awards, including honors at the Art of the State in Harrisburg, Pa, the Northeastern Biennial Show, and ArtPop.

James Stewart Following a forty-year career as an illustrator, art director and graphic designer Stewart has been painting full time since 2009. A colorist, Stewart paints lyrical landscapes that find their balance between the abstract and the representational. He starts with watercolor sketches on site from nature and then goes to the studio where, in a more abstract approach, he proceeds to add color until an image occurs. He aims to paint his response to a place at a moment in time.

Jacqueline Unanue is a native of Chile and received her art education there, including an MFA in Graphic Design as well as training in drawing, painting, art history and textile art. Her abstract paintings on canvas and paper employ gestural mark-making and colors that are influenced by the palette and forms of the Chilean landscape, the country's pre-historic rock art, and its classical music.  Unanue has exhibited extensively in the US, Chile, Spain and Ecuador.

Dan Evans is an artist and art educator. He has taught art history at the Community College of Philadelphia for over 40 years. A graduate of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Evans is landscape painter, whose works reflect his moods about places he loves and his images "come from the borderline land between the conscious and the subconscious, the poetic world of imagination." Concerned with creating new color combinations in his work, he also explores the quirkiness of line and drawing, flat decorative patterns versus depth, and the illusions created by light.

 

KEITH SHARP: PERCIEVING: RECENT PHOTOGRAPHS
Mar
1
Apr 2

KEITH SHARP: PERCIEVING: RECENT PHOTOGRAPHS

 

First Friday, March 3, 5-9 pm.

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

 

Keith Sharp

Keith Sharp, a photographer, offers the following view on his recent work: "Perception is a multifaceted and complex subject. Being visual learners and creators, perception is something that all artists are familiar with. Yet, everyone sees the world differently as the understanding of any image is in the “eye of the beholder.” However, we also understand and comprehend differently due to our psychological, socio-cultural, political, or religious make-up. Therefore, something can be blocking or impeding our view visually and physically as well as impeding our understanding and stance on life mentally. Within this series, the focus is on perception in a variety of ways. In some images, I have blocked the view by having to look through something, almost like a veil. In other images, I show the same scene or concept in which the one scene has been transformed, morphed, or shifted from one picture to the next or within the same picture. It’s all a matter of how we look at life."

 

Bio

Keith Sharp is a photographer based in Media, PA. Solo exhibitions include: Silver Eye Center for Photography, Pittsburgh, PA; The Arts Club of Washington, Washington, DC; The Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, Wilmington, DE; Philadelphia International Airport, Philadelphia, PA; US Botanical Gardens, Washington, DC; and FotoFest, Houston, TX. His work was included in various group shows, including: Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia, PA; Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington, DE; and the Robin Rice Gallery, New York, NY. Collections include the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX; Allentown Art Museum, Allentown, PA; Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC; State Museum of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, PA; and Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, Radnor, PA

 

MATTHEW HALL: FABRICATING NOSTALGIA
Mar
1
Apr 2

MATTHEW HALL: FABRICATING NOSTALGIA

 

First Friday, March 3, 5-9 pm.

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

In this exhibition, Hall presents a body of work that has developed through the experience of adopting a new city, building a home, and what continues to resonate.  Rendered in Sumi and walnut inks on paper, these works are a meditation on how affinity builds attachment and the comfort derived from that sentimentality.  

 

Bio

Matthew Hall is a Philadelphia-based artist working with gestural drawing, books, text, and works on paper. He attained an MFA in printmaking from Penn State in 2013, and a BFA from Alfred University in Ceramics and Expanded Media in 2006. Between 2006 and 2011 he worked with several Salt Lake City stage arts groups as a graphic designer for Mills Publishing. In 2010 he co-founded Gray Wall Gallery and worked as a curator. His studio is based out of Philadelphia’s Kensington neighborhood where he also works with InLiquid.org as a graphic designer.  In October 2012, his work was named "Best in Show" by juror Brook Seidlemann in "Homage: Past Influences" at the Target Art Gallery in Alexandria VA. He participated in an artist residency at the Vermont Studio Center in June of 2013 and has designed the season

Bettina Clowney: Paintings, Sketches
Feb
1
Feb 26

Bettina Clowney: Paintings, Sketches

First Friday February 3, 5-9 pm.

Artist Reception: Sunday, February 5, 1-4 pm.

Clearly interested in the relationship between abstraction and realism, Clowney's paintings collage together treasured elements from her home and reference drawings from her sketchbooks. She alters the scale and the sense of intimacy with familiar things and uses trompe l'oeil to rearrange space and objects into a new whole. In this exhibition, she also includes figurative work which is based on masculine and feminine archetypes, a recurrent theme for her over many years.

 Bettina Clowney is a painter based in Philadelphia. She is a graduate of  Tyler School of Art of Temple University. She has exhibited in local galleries and exhibitions, and her work has been collected nationally and internationally.

Nicole Patrice Dul:  Hauntings: Myths and Memories
Feb
1
Feb 26

Nicole Patrice Dul:  Hauntings: Myths and Memories

First Friday February 3, 5-9 pm.

Artist Reception: Sunday, February 5, 1-4 pm.

Artist Talk by Nicole Patrice Dul at 2pm.


Surges of remembered past emerge in Hauntings: Myths and Memories through the effects of layering, weathering and transforming media in Nicole Patrice Dul’s artwork. The convergence of abstraction and representational imagery, she creates intense, evocative moments of troubled atmosphere and suspense.  The results are deconstructed: meaning is shifted and interpretation becomes ambiguous.  The artist addresses the psychology of social and individual remembrance in which echoes of the past become foregrounded as the past imposes itself on the present.  Hauntings “ keep the past alive”. They are a distinctive kind of memory often tied directly to a physical space.  Places retain the memory of things that happen in them.  The liminal space suggested in Nicole’s expressive mixed media paintings, prints and artist books may take the form of haunted panoramas of institutional and domestic rooms, buildings or other edifices; spaces that retain boundaries yet command interactions between life and death, past and present.

Nicole Patrice Dul has been teaching art to adults and children for 11 years.  She holds a B.F.A. from Tyler School of Art and an M.F.A. from Pratt Institute. An active member of Third Street Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, Orchard Artworks, Bryn Athyn, PA and Cheltenham Print Guild, Cheltenham, PA, she is currently a printmaking artist-in-residence at Cheltenham Center for the Arts.  Nicole is co-founder and co-director of Star Wheel Printers, a Philadelphia printmaking collective.

 

Emma Sulkowicz: The Healing Touch Integral Wellness Center
Jan
13
Jan 30

Emma Sulkowicz: The Healing Touch Integral Wellness Center

For the Month of January 3rd Street Gallery hosts Philadelphia Contemporary.

Philadelphia Contemporary presents the world premier of The Healing Touch Integral Wellness Center by New York artist Emma Sulkowicz, the performer behind Carry that Weight (Mattress Performance). From January 13th to 30th, at 3rd Street Gallery, the artist will install a wellness center which she describes as “a parafictional medical clinic that provides a revolutionary cure for human desire.” In her role as practitioner, “Dr.” Emma Sulkowicz MD, creator and leading expert of the patented Healing Method™, the artist empowers her clients —participants put in the place of patients— to satiate their desires in personalized, one-to-one sessions. Through this fully immersive experience, attendees will come away with a new perspective on the relationship between art and the viewer, between control and vulnerability.

Performances: Friday to Monday, January 13-30, 2017, 10AM-6:30PM (only by appointment)

Panel Discussion & Opening Celebration: Wednesday, January 11, 2017, 6-10PM                      (free and open to the public)

Artist in Dialogue: Monday, January 23, 2017, 7-8PM                                                         

(free and open to the public)

urther information at http://philadelphiacontemporary.org/

PRISCILLA SNOW ALGAVA:  THE ART OF BEING ALIVE
Nov
30
Dec 31

PRISCILLA SNOW ALGAVA: THE ART OF BEING ALIVE

Exhibition Highlights:

First Friday: December 2, 5 - 9pm

Artist Reception: Saturday, December 17, 2-4PM

Algava's work is about layers of time and memory. As she works, she repeatedly returns to and processes the joy of living in the moment, recognizing and acknowledging her indebtedness to those who have supported and nurtured her, past and present. Her explorations are about "communicating the grief and difficulties of living a passionate life but always gleaning the kernel of joy, of sunshine, of magic in the moment that is Now".  Though currently undergoing treatment for cancer, she felt strongly about her commitment to show her work. Family, friends, and the members of 3rd Street Gallery have rallied around her to curate and present her exhibition. Priscilla states "I am aware and dwell in possibility and optimism".

AGATHE BOUTON: HABITAT AND URBAN MATTER: MONOTYPE PRINTS AND COLLAGE
Nov
30
Dec 31

AGATHE BOUTON: HABITAT AND URBAN MATTER: MONOTYPE PRINTS AND COLLAGE

Agathe Bouton: Habitat and Urban Matter: Monotype Prints and Collage

First Friday: December 2, 5-9pm

Artist Reception: Saturday, December 10, 5-8pm.          Artist Talk at 6pm

 

Agathe Bouton

I have loved cities since my childhood : growing up in Paris; visiting my Grandparents’ Le Corbusier apartment; watching Jacques Tati’s films with their playful modernism. I continue to be inspired by the urbanism I see around me in Philadelphia.

Whether the building be a new block of offices or apartments, or an abandoned warehouse, an old administrative center, or a half-demolished home – I am drawn to the history and lives they evoke, as well as their intrinsic beauty - whether that beauty comes from design or degradation, or some combination of the two.

My latest artwork are interpretations of these buildings – sometimes in detail, sometimes with a broader view. These urban landscapes with their grand facades, their broken windows, their patchworks of broken windows, their color palette, the reflections sometimes of other buildings sometimes of the sky. These artworks are intended to evoke reflections on the lives lived within these spaces, and in finding beauty, making beauty, in the urbanism that surrounds us.

Color has always had an important place in my work, which has often focused on a modern approach to engraving and print art. Here I created monotypes and played with improvisation and superimposition in their creation, so although the work is monochrome (echoing traditional engraving and etching), the colour appears in different half-tones, shades and densities, in a way that can’t be achieved with traditional approaches.

Artist Bio

Agathe Bouton is a French artist, originally from Paris. She moved from Istanbul to Philadelphia 2 years ago, and is now based in Wynnewood PA.  She works mainly in various forms of engraving, but also in painting and collage.

She studied in one of the finest and most famous applied art schools of Paris, ESAA Duperre, and has shown her art in exhibitions across Europe, and in Australia, Japan, India and the USA. She has won a number of awards for her work.

Some of Agathe’s work is displayed at the Gallery Martine Namy-Caulier in Paris, and she also has work in the permanent collection of the National Library of Paris.

Since leaving Paris 12 years ago Agathe has lived in London, Rangoon (Burma), Abidjan (Ivory Coast), Dakar (Senegal), and Istanbul (Turkey), before now settling in the US. Her work is inspired and fed by all her experiences and the cultures she has discovered during her travels. 

Her work breaks the boundaries of the traditional medium of engraving and etching. Her modern approach to this ancient technique means her work tends to be more colourful and pictorial, and less graphic than traditional engraving.

Agathe is a full member of the 3rd Street Gallery in Philadelphia, and a Professional Artist Member at the Main Line Art Center in Haverford.

JEAN PLOUGH: SCATTERED DREAM
Nov
2
Nov 27

JEAN PLOUGH: SCATTERED DREAM

 

Jean Plough: Scattered Dream

November2-27, 2016

First Friday November 4, 5-9 PM

Artist reception Sunday November 6, 1-4 PM

Gallery Hours: noon-5, Wednesday-Sunday

 Jean Plough is a pure abstractionist whose goal in painting is to have no goal, that is to paint and not be attached to the outcome. Deliberately nonrepresentational, she bars reality from her work, preferring to use the subconscious to guide her. With a spontaneous gestural application, she adds paints to a series of canvases at one time, layering on multiple veils of color and textured areas in an intuitive manner. Plough describes that the way she works "scatters space into the various components allowing a new perspective".

Jean Plough was born in Queens, NY. She received a BFA in painting from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia and also studied at the Corcoran Gallery summer art program in Washington, DC. A member of the Alumni Council of the University of the Arts, she participated in the Art Unleashed exhibit in 2016. She also exhibited work in the Insomnia, Landscapes of the Night exhibit at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, DC. Awards include the Lalli Award at the Main Line Art Center in Haverford, PA,  the Award of Excellence from the University of Delaware Biennial, and Best Abstract Award at the Philadelphia Sketch Club's Small Oils Exhibit. She teaches art for the University of Phoenix and has taught art for the School District of Philadelphia. Jean's studio is in West Mt. Airy, Philadelphia.

CONNY PARSONS: RECENT WORK
Nov
2
Nov 27

CONNY PARSONS: RECENT WORK

CONNY PARSONS: RECENT WORK

FIRST FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 5-9 PM    

ARTIST RECEPTION SUNDAY NOVEMBER 6, 1-4 PM

Conny Parsons creates images taken from reality, however they are not literal responses to what she sees.  In this series of large oil paintings, she placed objects that surrounded or intrigued her into incongruent or complementary surroundings.  The objects led her to place them in certain environments.  Landscapes or atmosphere also brought forth the objects used.  As the work progressed, this inside and outside placement created a new perspective and a narrative between the innate objects and where they were staged.  

ALL TOGETHER NOW
Oct
5
Oct 30

ALL TOGETHER NOW

A group exhibition of the members of 3rd Street Gallery in conjunction with the Philadelphia Open Studios Tour (P.O.S.T 2016)

First Friday: Oct. 7    5 - 9pm

Artist Reception: Sunday, Oct. 9,  1 - 3pm

P.O.S.T WEEKENDSaturday, Oct. 22 & Sunday, Oct. 23   12 - 6pm   Featuring Artist Gallery Talks and Demonstrations

CAROL WISKER  HOSTS: LIFE, DEATH AND THE ABSURD
Aug
31
Oct 2

CAROL WISKER HOSTS: LIFE, DEATH AND THE ABSURD

Wednesday August 31 thru Sunday October 2, 2016

SHOW OPENING: Wednesday, August 31, 12-5pm

FIRST FRIDAY: September 2, 5-9pm

ARTIST RECEPTION: Sunday, September 11, 1-4pm

ARTIST TALK: Saturday, September 17, 7-8pm

PERFORMANCE: Saturday, September 17, 8-9pm

POETRY READINGS: Wednesday, September 21, 7-8:30pm

The 3rd Street Gallery celebrates its 38th year with a solo installation exhibition by Philadelphia artist, Carol Wisker.

Hosts: Life, Death and the Absurd, Carol Wisker’s sculptural installations, use fiber and textiles combined with furniture, mannequins and mundane objects to express her interests in contemporary social concerns, science and politics. Rendered with emotion and wit, the skillfully crafted multi-media installations memorialize human and environmental loss, explore bioscience, feminism and the psychological states of protection as well as poking fun at the visual arts world.

 

The Light Room's 6th Annual Summer Photography Exhibition
Aug
3
Aug 28

The Light Room's 6th Annual Summer Photography Exhibition

The exhibition runs August 3 – August 28, 2015 at 3rd Street Gallery, 45 N. 2nd Street in Old City, Philadelphia. Special events will include:

Opening Reception, Friday, August 5, 5 – 9 pm

Artists’ Reception / Talk, Sunday, August 7, 2 – 5 pm

Closing Reception, Sunday, August 28, 2 – 5 pm

This August the Light Room, one of Philadelphia’s select photography organizations, will return to 3rd Street Gallery on Second Street for the sixth in an annual series of summer group exhibitions. Eight member photographers will present their latest work over a range of media and subject matter.

“This show has something for everyone,” says Al Wachlin Jr, Co-Director of the LightRoom and show organizer. “It’s always a pleasure to see the diversity of our member’s work, which besides varying in style and subject, encompasses both historic and alternate photographic processes, along with modern methods. And yet despite all these differences, we all in some way seem to reflect the exploration of humanity’s many dimensions.”

The eight exhibiting photographers are: Richard Boutwell, Robin Brewer, Michelle Cade,
G. A. Carafelli, Ronald Corbin, Richard Gretzinger, Annarita Gentile, and Al Wachlin, Jr.

The Light Room, founded in 2000, is an artist-run non-profit photographic arts collective in Philadelphia. Our goal is to foster an environment in which members can achieve their photographic objectives through the use of modern, professional darkroom and studio facilities, ongoing education, and the sharing of ideas.

thelightroom.org

NEIL MARCELLO: SWEET TOOTH
Jun
29
Jul 31

NEIL MARCELLO: SWEET TOOTH

Wednesday, June 29 - Sunday, June 31, 2016

SHOW OPENING: Wednesday, June 29, 12-5pm

FIRST FRIDAY: July 1, 5-9pm

ARTIST RECEPTION: Sunday, July 3, 1-4pm

ARTIST TALK: Sunday, July 10, 2-4pm

3rd Street Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of photographs by visual artist, Neil Marcello.

Sweet Tooth (2014-2016) series comprises photographic prints that profile a selection of candy, based on the artist’s own personal consumption, and their availability over-the- counter to children and adults alike. This work considers the role of synthetic dyes and its influences within the manufacturing process of the confectionery industry.

The resulting images present a raw and subversive view through the whimsical nature of the artificially produced sweets, conceived and set within the industrial tableaux.

PRESS RELEASE

KATHLEEN ROSE GEIGER: SQUARES
Jun
29
Jul 31

KATHLEEN ROSE GEIGER: SQUARES

Wednesday June 29 - Sunday July 31, 2016

SHOW OPENING: Wednesday June 29, 2016 12-5pm

FIRST FRIDAY: July 1, 5-9pm

ARTIST RECEPTION: Sunday July 3, 1-4pm

ARTIST TALK: Sunday July 10, 2-4pm

3rd Street Gallery on 2nd St announces an exhibition of new work by Philadelphia based painter, Kathleen Rose Geiger.

Squares, a series of paintings in square format, is the artist’s first series of paintings after a departure from figuration. The exhibition is comprised of still lifes based on iPhone photos and inspired by Instagram. Through cropped and skewed imagery, these paintings seek to investigate how the use of social media and technology influences our visual language. Pop art and printed imagery are featured heavily in the work. By photographing, painting, printing, and now, “posting” the same image over and over, the artist highlights how these images are recycled both digitally and by hand.

PRESS RELEASE

DIFFERENT PATHS
Jun
1
Jun 26

DIFFERENT PATHS

Wednesday June 1 thru Sunday June 26, 2016

First Friday:   Friday June 3, 2016, 5-9pm

Artists' Reception:  Sunday June 5, 2016, 1-4pm

Artists' Reception:  Sun 5 June 2016, 1-4pm

3RD STREET GALLERY'S ASSOCIATE 1 MEMBERS ANNUAL GROUP SHOW.

Featuring diverse works by Howard Brunner, Jean Burdick, Carol Deutsch, Ryan Drummond, Marjorie Grigonis, Tom Herbert, Robert S. Hunter, Bill Kendzierski, Kim Knauer, Alicia Mino-Gonzales, Tecu'mish Munha'ke, John James Pron, Judith Schermer, Sally Walker and Michelle Malkasian Weisberg

PRESS RELEASE

Mallary Johnson: Rituals For Remembering
May
4
May 29

Mallary Johnson: Rituals For Remembering

First Friday: May 6, 5:00 -9:00 p.m.

Artist Reception: Saturday May 7, 3:00- 6:00 p.m.

Artist Talk: Wednesday, May 18, 7:00 p.m.  

Rituals for Remembering is a new body of work using hand-made plant based pigments on paper. The series explores the relationship between biology and geometry, taking inspiration from the underlying mathematical design of organic life.

Strips of paper dyed with plant extracts are woven or pieced back together to produce collages foregrounding tensions between natural materials and hard-edge formal strategies.

Inspired by the philosophy of slow design, this project initiates a process-based investigation into the personal, cultural and environmental implications of pigment sourcing and selection in visual production.  

Edwina Brennan: New Works
May
4
May 29

Edwina Brennan: New Works

First Friday: May 6, 5:00 -9:00 p.m.

Artist Reception: Saturday May 7, 3:00- 6:00 p.m.

Artist Talk: Wednesday, May 18, 7:00 p.m.  

New Works, features Brennan's latest paintings that center around relationships.

Regarding her work, Brennan states, "I start with a mark, simple and straightforward, but then there is another, a splotch of color, and some scraping. The tools are uncomplicated but as in any interaction, it is the relationship where the intricacy begins. The drawing itself is the experience that invites the viewer to share in the conversation."

Brennan's abstract drawings and paintings are known throughout Philadelphia and the region for their evocative color, strong and subtle markings, and emotional power.

Eli Smith: Moments
Mar
30
May 1

Eli Smith: Moments

Wednesday, March 30 - May 1, 2016

First Friday: April 1, 5-9pm

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

I want to capture the periods when we break down and lose control; when we become what we fear and even what we hate. In these moments when we become completely vulnerable, we close in on ourselves and wish those outside do not see. My intention is to evoke empathy with what I believe is a common struggle.

Jacqueline Unanue: My Ancient Land
Mar
30
May 1

Jacqueline Unanue: My Ancient Land

Wednesday, March 30 - May 1, 2016

First Friday: April 1, 5-9pm

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

Inspired by Chilean Classical Composers Curated by Gloria Garafulich-Grabois. Sponsored by Chilean Committee of Delaware Valley & Bloomfield Avenue Dental Associates.

The series expresses Ms. Unanue’s visual inspiration of a selection of compositions of an outstanding group of Chilean composers, who represent the “classical musical voice” of Chile in dynamic, vibrant and expressive works of art that have been created using different techniques and mediums but that convey the deep love of the artist's native land and her understanding of the magic of these compositions.

Changes, Spaces + Other Oddities
Mar
2
Mar 27

Changes, Spaces + Other Oddities

Wednesday, March 2 - March 27, 2016

First Friday: March 4, 5-9pm

Artist Reception: Sunday, March 6, 1-4pm

3rd Street Gallery's Associate II Members Group Show

Featuring works by:

Kathleen Babb • Peter Cunicelli • Francesca Costanzo • Constance Culpepper • Rhea Dennis • Lisa DeGirolamo • Jacquelyn Ferretti • Leander Fontaine • Franz Fox • Nancy E. F. Halbert • Andrew Hart • Mary Beth Kazanicka • Katherine Kurtz • Lisa Rowe

Mixed Use: Extending the Terms
Feb
5
Feb 25

Mixed Use: Extending the Terms

Friday February 5 - February 25, 2016

First Friday: February 5, 5-9pm

Artist Reception: Sunday, February 7, 1-4pm

Philadelphia, PAThe Rutgers Camden Department of Fine Arts is pleased to announce Mixed Use: Extending the Terms a group exhibition by Camden Faculty, Students and Alumni which showcases the broad andinterdisciplinary range of teaching pedagogy in painting, sculpture, photography, graphic design, and animation. The show is a view of how the department’s teaching has extended beyond the classroom walls. Mixed Use is on view February 5-25, 2016 at Third Street gallery located at 45 North 2nd Street in Old City Philadelphia. The First Friday opening reception will be on Friday, February 5th from 6 – 9pm. Gallery hours for this exhibition are Wednesday through Sunday 12 – 5 pm.

6th Annual Community Exhibition
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6th Annual Community Exhibition

January 7 - January 29, 2016

First Friday: January 8, 5 - 9 pm

Artist Reception: Sunday, January 10, 1-4pm

Please join us to celebrate emerging and established Philadelphia area artists at the 6th Annual Community Exhibition at 3rd Street Gallery.