2019


Benjamin Passione: Works on Paper

April 6th - May 30th, 2019

My pictures are the result of study and labor with the attachment of medium. The paintings are the curious example of an attempt at sincerity, a rendered quality describing a condition. While these sources may be awkward, with time the pictures maybe seen as varying levels of a realization. In the search of the present, many emotions will result within the product. And although the process to capture the feeling is inadequate, the attempt remains.

www.benjaminpassione.blogspot.com

 

Black Ink: Lukewarm Leftovers (on view)

January 19th - March 23rd, 2019

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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.

www.blackinkart.com

 

SmallWorks: Annual open Call

December 9th, 2017 - february 15th, 2018


2018


Alexis Thompson: The end

September 8th - November 25th, 2018

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Julia Clift: Real Woman

April 14th - May 28th, 2018

Over five years in the making, Julia Clift's Woman Drawings strive toward an honest and inclusive representation of women today. In the portraits, diverse subjects confront the viewer naked and self-possessed, their bodies honored by Clift's painstaking process of pencil drawing.The series challenges conventional definitions of womanhood and raises questions about our mainstream visual culture.

Julia Clift’s paintings and drawings have been exhibited in numerous locations, including Arnot Art Museum, Gross McCleaf Gallery, and Fleisher Art Memorial, and are held in the permanent collection of Wythe Hotel (Brooklyn, NY). In 2016, she received a Barbara Deming Memorial Fund Grant for her Woman Drawings series. Julia is an Adjunct Professor at Maryland Institute College of Art. Her essays and exhibition reviews can be found in Hyperallergic, Title Magazine, and The Huffington Post.

www.juliaclift.com

 

James Singewald: Old Town, East Baltimore

March 3rd - April 9th, 2018

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For the past ten years James Singewald has been living and working in Baltimore, MD. This body of work and self published book titled Old Town, East Baltimore focuses on the failed urban renewal project in East Baltimore known as Old Town Mall, formerly Gay Street, now a desolate two block pedestrian mall just east of the downtown area. James spent years studying the city’s history and speaking with life-long residents and business owners, getting a sense of what the mall used to be and the current resident's hopes for its future.  His work questions why so much of the neighborhood is in poor condition and explores possibilities for it's improvement. James has photographed each of the buildings on the mall, creating a historical document of a neighborhood left to ruin.

www.jsingewald.com

SmallWorks: Annual open Call

December 9th, 2017 - february 15th, 2018

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2017


William Thomas Whiting: Philadelphia Cityscapes

October 7th - December 6th 2017

www.williamwhiting.com

Aquemini DreamS: Geborgenheit

August 20th - October 4th, 2017

Aquemini Dreams is the artistic collaboration of husband and wife team, Raeann and Kaheem Thomas. Their work is inspired by Cult Films, Classic movie posters, Art Nouveau and Graffiti to create a Film Noir style soaked in 90's graphic design. Their process is guided by emotions; playing off each other's strengths, taking guidance from both their lives, past and present.

www.aqueminidreams.wixsite.com

Jombi Supastar: Jombi

April 1st - may 20th, 2017

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Using paint and collage Jombi’s work brings to light a world peopled by mythic, creatures, ecstatic monsters and demonic angels. His scenes tell a story of a complicated universe that exists in a state of constant creation; each garden of cosmic delights offers new surprises upon viewing. These mythic narratives tell a familiar story with no specific end, and no moral or judgment. Jombi’s work investigates the subconscious, the realms of the nether world and nature spirits. He thinks of his works as “an expression of the multi-dimensionality of perception, and the many layered nature of my spirituality and sexuality.” These works are used as a method to ground the artist, through his love of painting, and to share that joy with viewers. They encourage us to experience the world with wonder.

His work uses play to delight with modernist forms and intense color. He employs the use of objects from the everyday, brightly colored packaging and glittery trinkets, which both ground the work and give it levity. Inspired at a young age by the works of Matisse, and later by Bosch, Blake, Haring, and Basquait; Jombi, a self-taught artist, makes dense works that combine styles informed by a history of artful pranksters. He has insisted that experiencing the works of these artists in person inspired and informs his process, to receive the artworks energy in person. That energy is both amplified and renewed in his spectacular collages.

Jombi’s Instagram


2014


II WAYS: New Works in Paper   Mark Price | Joseph Opshinsky May - September 2014   Press Release:   II WAYS at FrameWorks Studio & Gallery   Reviews:   ArtBlog  |  Metro  |  Philly.com

II WAYS: New Works in Paper
Mark Price | Joseph Opshinsky
May - September 2014

Press Release: II WAYS at FrameWorks Studio & Gallery
Reviews: ArtBlog | Metro | Philly.com

Third Annual Small Works Exhibition   December 2014 - February 2015

Third Annual Small Works Exhibition
December 2014 - February 2015


2013


From Paradise to Pavement   September - November 2013

From Paradise to Pavement
September - November 2013

Second Annual Small Works Exhibition   December 2013 - February 2014

Second Annual Small Works Exhibition
December 2013 - February 2014


2012


Find Your Animal Spirit   August - December 2012

Find Your Animal Spirit
August - December 2012

Think Small - First Annual Small Works Exhibition   December 2012 - February 2013

Think Small - First Annual Small Works Exhibition
December 2012 - February 2013