Pre-Judices
Philadelphia / Political / Shows

Pre-Judices

I am taking a quick break from our annual summer hiatus to post this work by Proximity Arts’ members Megan Segre, Ilene Spiewak, Beth Cody and Jessica Padilla along with their classmate Hong-BichVernon. These five thoughtful artists collaborated on a collective show titled, “Pre-Judices”. Each artist submitted two works that are displayed on opposing walls. … Continue reading

Green Bowl
Museums / Process

Green Bowl

I was first attracted to Joan Brown’s painting Green Bowl (1964) twenty seven years ago when I first saw it in the book, Bay Area Figurative Art. I had just started to paint seriously and was struck by Brown’s thick, sculptural handling of the paint; the impasto seemed to push the painting into three dimensions.  … Continue reading

Material Culture
Philadelphia / Reviews

Material Culture

Material culture is an oasis of imported domestic goods tucked away in the Germantown neighborhood of Philadelphia just off of Wissahickon Avenue. I first came across the store at my mothers suggestion while decorating my boutique Fresh Ayer in 2007. Material Culture is one of those rare shopping environments where you feel immediately transported simply … Continue reading