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

Philadelphia is Popping!
Philadelphia / Reviews / Shows

Philadelphia is Popping!

Coordinating with The Philadelphia Museum of Art’s blockbuster International POP exhibit, International House Philadelphia (IHP) has put together their free film series “Pop: On Screen and Around the World”. The program kicked off on February 25th with William Klein’s Mr. Freedom and is scheduled to end on April 14 with Peter Whitehead’s Tonight Let’s Make … Continue reading

Taking the Tension out of the Fibers: Review of Richard Tuttle “Both/And Print and Cloth”
Artist Profile / Philadelphia / Reviews

Taking the Tension out of the Fibers: Review of Richard Tuttle “Both/And Print and Cloth”

Fiber art emerged out of the craft world as an innovative art genre with unlimited possibilities. Yarn, string and fabric of all sorts were shaped into forms. Some were redolent of paintings, some exceeded the limits of traditional sculptural media, while everything in between opened up new and boundless opportunities for expression. Fiber art gained … Continue reading

Lee Bul: Vancouver Artgallery
Artist Profile / Museums / Reviews

Lee Bul: Vancouver Artgallery

by Ilene Spiewak Enormous architectural assemblages made from fragmented reflective materials dominate the scene upon entrance (even the gallery floors are mirrored).  One encounters vibrant complexities of seductive shimmer wherein dark anxieties hide.  When you make your way through a labyrinth of corridors, perceptual and cognitive bearings are disrupted.  As you confront your own existence … Continue reading

Kelly Reemtsen: Good Housekeeping meets Glass Ceiling
Reviews / Shows

Kelly Reemtsen: Good Housekeeping meets Glass Ceiling

Walking into Kelly Reemtsen’s show felt like walking into a glamorous boutique… only to realize, it sells nothing in your size. Buoyant images of charmingly attired female bodies cropped at the torso hang on the De Buck Gallery’s spartan white walls. Each woman is elevated. They climb ladders and stand on office chairs wielding industrial … Continue reading