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.

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".


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.

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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
Jan
7
Jan 29

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.