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06.26 2014

San Fransico! Solo Show Jim Houser

 

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NIGHT GOT QUIET NOT QUITE LIGHT, Jim Houser

Jim Houser, solo show
Opening: Friday, July 11th (6-9pm)
San Francisco, CA — FFDG is pleased to present Philadelphia based painter Jim Houser in his first solo show with the gallery entitled “Night Got Quiet – Not Quite Light” featuring 15 new mixed media paintings and site-specific installation works. The pieces feature his familiar concepts of visual story telling, using and repeating symbols, stylized figures, hand-drawn typography, symbolic words, visual sensations, and geometric shapes, creating his own iconography. An opening reception is scheduled for Friday, July 11th (6-9pm). Beer and wine will be available. Jim Houser will be present.

Using his signature color palette, the shades of sky blue, turquoise, baby blue, dark red or burgundy, Jim Houser gives his work an innocent almost naive feel. The paintings narrate stories about moments, experiences and emotions from the artist?s life in an unique way, using both graphic elements and symbols, and literal words. Skateboards, books, fish scales, arrows, portraits, ramps, waves and written words, are some of his favorite elements, all presented in cluster like forms and are often created using collage, acrylic, found objects, wood or fabric, blurring the lines between flat images and sculpture by forming highly textured pieces.

Jim Houser was born in 1973 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the city where he currently resides. He is a self-taught artist and an honorary member of the Philly-based artist collective Space1026. His work explores the cadence of speech, science and science fiction, sickness and disease, plants and animals, time travel, ghosts, the art of children and the gravity of fatherhood, codes and code breaking, music and music making.

Houser’s collages, paintings and installations have been exhibited in museums and galleries throughout the United States, Europe, Australia and Brazil. His work is included in the permanent collection of the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Philadelphia Academy of Fine Art. Recently, Houser released a vinyl record of instrumental music composed to accompany his installations.

Jim Houser

 

 

06.13 2014

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06.02 2014

COMEDY DREAMZ NY!

COMEDY DREAMZ
a night of stand-up, short plays, video, music, dance and whatever!

Hosted by Rose Luardo and Andrew Jeffrey Wright!

Featuring Body Dreamz, Kate Berlant, Joe Rumrill, Michelle Wolf, Young Sherlock Holmes Jr. and Court Stenographer, Julio Torres and more!

Videos by The New Dreamz!

With DJs Emilio Airhorn and Kurt Life!

Saturday, June 7, 2014
Doors 8pm / Comedy 8:30 – 10:00 / Dance Party 10:01 – Midnight
$7

The Silent Barn
603 Bushwick Ave.
Brooklyn

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06.01 2014

Mark Price and Joseph Opshinsky’s II Ways


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On display from May through August, FrameWorks Studio & Gallery presents II WAYS: New Works in Paper, a two-person exhibition exploring the dichotomy of paper as a medium and featuring a selection of new works by Philadelphia-based artist Mark Price and Philadelphia-trained, Scranton native, Joseph Opshinsky.

The exhibition runs May 3 to August 10. The gallery is open Monday through Saturday 11am – 6pm.

FrameWorks Studio & Gallery
2103 Walnut St.
Philadelphia, PA 19103

• Read a review of the exhibition by Kelly Steinlage on The Art Blog
View a catalog of new paper works featured in II Ways by Mark Price.

05.30 2014

CLOSING RECEPTION TONIGHT! 6-9 PM

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CLOSING RECEPTION for Consider again, that dot. That’s here. That’s home. That’s us. A selection of individual and collaborative work by Adam Lovitz and Patrick Maguire

Friday, May 30th

6-9 PM

05.27 2014

Cars Will Burn ((( ♫ Mix ♫ )))

Cars Will Burn

Douglas Fir ((( ♫ Mix ♫ ))) featuring Meek Mill, Mincemeat Or Tenspeed, David Lynch’s ‘Return Of The Jedi’

Commas Steady Coming ((( ♫ Mix ♫ ))) featuring DJ Rashad, Narwhalz Of Sound, 2 Chainz, Moon Bounce

Ladies Night ((( ♫ Mix ♫ ))) featuring Gobby, Noo Bap, Christina Mili, People Skills

New New ((( ♫ Mix ♫ ))) featuring Steve Moore, Unguent, Nicki Minaj, Profligate

Wet ((( ♫ Mix ♫ ))) featuring Migos, Perc, Charles Cohen, Joe Lentini

05.09 2014

A BRAND NEW NU LIIFE COMIC FOR YOU

NU LIIFE  is a weekly comic by Andrew Jeffrey Wright that appears only at The World’s Best Ever Dot Com! Go HERE and enjoy today’s comic! Go HERE and see the archive of past comics! ENJOY! It’s all free!

05.01 2014

OPENING TOMORROW (FRIDAY, MAY 2ND) NIGHT!!!

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SPACE 1026 presents Consider again, that dot. That’s here. That’s home. That’s us. A selection of individual and collaborative work by Adam Lovitz and Patrick Maguire

“First, she tried a spoonful from Papa Bear’s great big bowl. “OW!” she yelled, “TOO HOT!”
Next, she tried a spoonful from Mama Bear’s medium-sized bowl. “Brrrrr! TOO COLD!” she complained.
Finally, Goldilocks tried a spoonful from Baby Bear’s tiny little bowl. “YUMMY!” she cried. “THIS IS JUST RIGHT!” Goldilocks ate the entire bowlful.”

The Goldilocks Zone, a distance from a star that would allow the surface temperatures of a planet to be Earth-like and just right for liquid water, marks itself as the best place to look for life similar to ours.

Patrick Maguire and Adam Lovitz have composed works that teeter on the threshold of familiarity and strangeness, at times escaping into the immeasurable. This tension, found in both artists’ practice, occurs in between the space of literal representation and total abstraction. A pupa world is documented, positioning itself amidst a developed and undeveloped state of being.

There are some pieces that caress or disfigure the gravitational pull of life on Earth, whether it be akin to the surface of a stone, or cultural debris on a city sidewalk. While others hover just beyond our atmosphere, transmitting a signal only made visible when looking inside our self.

And who is to say this phenomenon, this awareness, is not as tangible as feeling the warmth of a dying star from the comfort of our home?

03.26 2014

COMEDY DREAMZ / THURSDAY MARCH 27 / PHILADELPHIA

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COMEDY DREAMZ
a night of stand-up, short plays, video, music, dance and whatever!

Hosted by Rose Luardo and Andrew Jeffrey Wright!

Featuring Body Dreamz, Aaron Hertzog, Phyllis Voren, Robert Ecks, Alejandro Morales, Mikey Garcia, Rachel Fogletto, Jimmy Viola and more!

A video by AJW and CLK!

With DJs Emilio Airhorn and Kurt Life!

Thursday, March 27, 2014
doors 10pm / comedy 10:15 – 11:45 / dance party 11:46 – 2am
$5

The Barbary
951 Frankford Ave.
Philadelphia

COMEDY DREAMZ

 

03.14 2014

Skate-of-the-art vibes at Space 1026

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Great write-up of the current show on the Knight Arts website, check it out!

http://www.knightarts.org/community/philadelphia/art-n-skate-space-1026