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

Out and About: Checking out Philly Flânerie
Art Theory / Musings / Philadelphia / Shows

Out and About: Checking out Philly Flânerie

Our Philadelphia winter was recently interrupted by unseasonably warm weather. Perfect timing to kick off my hunt for public installations associated with the Barnes Foundation’s Person of the Crowd: The Contemporary Art of Flânerie, which opened on February 25th. The “flâneur” references Charles Baudelaire’s 1863 essay “The Painter of Modern Life” in which he describes … Continue reading

The Devotional Painting of Anelecia Hannah Brooks
Artist Profile / Reviews / Shows

The Devotional Painting of Anelecia Hannah Brooks

The viewer may enter Ms. Brooks’ works through identification with the familiar, everyday objects, figures and people she portrays. The familiarity of her subject matter (a knife, an onion, a young girl) offer an intimacy, comfort, though not a sense of complacency. Each simple object as well as the more complex frontal confrontation in her … Continue reading