Current Exhibition

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Lukewarm Leftovers  

Art by Black Ink
Opening Reception
January 26th, 6-9 pm
January 19th - March 23rd, 2019

The hardest things to describe with words are the emotional states we all experience throughout our lives. We are curious about all the other living things on this planet, and what their perspectives could be. We like to think of ourselves as translators for that part of the world that can be felt, but not seen. When we create art, curiosity pushes us to try new things. We work with acrylics, enamel, spray paint, collage, found objects, watercolors, pen, and wax pencil to create layered paintings that evoke curiosity in the viewer.

Black Ink is the partnership between Philly-based artists Jon and David swartz. The name “Black Ink” was thought up to pay homage to the family name Swartz. The name can be traced back to German roots, and when translated it means “black.” Black Ink is the Swartz brothers' work incorporated into a whole.

The brothers have always been drawing and painting. Both went to the Creative and Performing Arts high school in Philadelphia, and went on to graduate from Tyler School of Art with degrees in Graphic Design. After college they began to sell their work at music and art festivals across the country, turning their love for art, music, and travel into a career.

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FrameWorks Studio & Gallery offers a 400 square foot gallery space in the heart of Philadelphia's Rittenhouse Square neighborhood. We take pride in showcasing the work of regional artists.  Recently, we have also developed a mini-exhibition space in our gallery's large picture windows. We look forward to bringing you a diverse selection of original art by established and emerging artists.

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