Rail Park activist and cofounder Sarah McEneaney continues to draw on her everyday life for the paintings in her “Callowhill” show at Locks Gallery, named after the artist’s longtime neighborhood. What’s different here is that McEneaney is offering a longer, broader view than ever.
2 stories full of details from the Spring Garden / Callowhill / Eraserhood .. Part of a series of 5 by diff artists pic.twitter.com/MyeNBLGYiU
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My most intense experience with Portlock’s work was at his last show at Vox Populi,11th_St_City_Symphony.mp4, before leaving the Philadelphia artist collective in 2013. It featured a single computer-rendered 3D animation of the view from the gallery’s windows, which were situated directly behind the viewer as you watched. In the animation, you see Philadelphia’s swift gentrification unfold in a matter of minutes. Vox is one of a number of artist galleries in what’s known as the “319 Building,” for its address at 319 N. 11th Street. The neighborhood is known by several names: Callowhill, Chinatown North, the Eraserhood (after Eraserhead, as it was David Lynch’s college stomping ground), and, more recently, it’s been rebranded by developers as “the Loft District” for its large industrial buildings that are being converted into luxury lofts, thereby placing the future of the 319 Building, and all the galleries and artist studios in it, in a precarious position.
The new gallery, AUTOMAT, blossoms just in time for spring, with physical roots at 319 N. 11th Street. The building also plays home to galleries like Vox Populi and Napoleon.
Pennsylvania Academy Of The Fine Arts Students Launch AUTOMAT, A New Gallery For New Artists, This Friday, April 3 | Uwishunu – Philadelphia Blog About Things to Do, Events, Restaurants, Food, Nightlife and More.
For Dave Kyu, the messages hovering over Philadelphia would represent almost two years of work. But his masterpiece would literally fade away in minutes.
Midday Sunday, five World War II-style aircraft took off from Long Island to make the 45-minute trip to Philadelphia to realize Kyu’s project, Write Sky.
The planes would spell out three messages, composed by teams of people who live and work in Philadelphia’s Callowhill neighborhood, above the entire city.
CALL FOR ARTISTS!
ERASERHOOD FOREVER 2014
David Lynch in art at PhilaMOCA
Opening reception: Friday, September 5, 2014 at 6:00 PM
About the Event: PhilaMOCA is hosting the third installment of the critically-acclaimed ERASERHOOD FOREVER exhibit – an artistic celebration of the work of David Lynch. It is being held in conjunction with the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art’s upcoming retrospective on the work of David Lynch.
The opening reception will be held on Friday, September 5 from 6:00 – 10:00 PM. The exhibit will close on Saturday, September 27 with the ERASERHOOD FOREVER entertainment extravaganza featuring Lynch-themed musicians, comedians, burlesque, and surprises!
Submissions: All mediums are welcome (no hazardous materials); restrictions apply to video/3D pieces/sculptures. Please send digital files or photos of submissions to curators Jay Bilinsky and Michael Carroll at [email protected]. Links are preferred for six or more entries.
There will be a $25 participation fee per selected piece of artwork, 100% of sales go to the artists.
Deadline for submissions is August 27, 2014.
Accepted Art Delivery: Drop-offs of accepted art can be made at PhilaMOCA (531 N. 12th Street) on Tuesday, September 2 from Noon – 6:00 PM. Work must be ready to hang and prepared for installation. Art delivered by mail must include return postage and must arrive by September 2.
For questions or concerns, contact Jay Bilinsky and Michael Carroll: [email protected]
Press inquiries contact Eric Bresler: [email protected]
Past ERASERHOOD FOREVER coverage:
Around Philly (Recap)
The Deli Philadelphia
Inquirer (Weekend cover)
Philadelphia Weekly (Cover story)
WXPN’s The Key (Photo recap)
Twin Peaks is our theme of the week! New prints just came in to hang in the Glitter on the Go show at American Sardine Bar. Join us Friday at 7:30 for the opening bash.
San Francisco’s Spoke Art gallery is holding an exhibition of art inspired by film director David Lynch. Titled “In Dreams,” the group art show features more than 50 artists including works by Joshua Budich (above), Jason D’Aquino, Kukula, Joel Daniel Phillips, and many more. Below, a glimpse of some of the show that runs until March 29.