artLIFE at heavybubble

Welcome to artlife where we post a curated selection of events, exhibitions, workshops, and doings by heavybubble and artists that use our services. Check out the  artist opportunities and events that catch our eye.

The creation of art is not the fulfillment of a need but the creation of a need. The world never needed Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony until he created it. Now we could not live without it. – Louis Kahn
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Colour is the key. The eye is the hammer. The soul is the piano with its many chords. The artist is the hand that, by touching this or that key, sets the soul vibrating automatically. Wassily Kandinsky (1866–1944)
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A snippit of an interview. See more about Ida Applebroog at her website : www.idaapplebroog.com An interesting article about her show in January of this year can be found here.
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The Tyler School of Art Summer Painting Intensive is a 6-week immersion program for artists interested in developing their work in a challenging and supportive environment. The SPI is a non-credit, post-baccalaureate-style residency program suitable for BA and BFA seniors and recent graduates aiming to hone their artistic and intellectual skills, for students building a [...]
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Just a reminder that as we get older we learn new ways to express our creativity. We use all that we’ve learned.
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I find this work menacing/playful because of the way the sublime beauty of the mental signifier endangers the devious simplicity of a participation in the critical dialogue of the 90s.
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PROJECTS GALLERY announces its April 2010 juried art exhibition entitled To Die For.  In conjunction with the NCECA, the exhibition is co-curated by Judith Schwartz and Jack Thompson and will be on display from March 31 through May 1, 2010 at Projects Gallery in Philadelphia. To Die For Theme: Whether in effigy pots, vase paintings, or [...]
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Thanks to James Kalm. This exhibition of small works by one of New Yorks most influential painters. Executed during a five year period while Guston was developing his Hooded Figure and Roma series, these pieces show the concentration and focus the artist was bringing to his return to figuration. Divided in to four categories, single objects, [...]
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Speaking about the future of abstract art. “It’s a fertile field that we barely have explored, and young artists will return to it… I’m certain.” The death of Kenneth Noland is a loss. The amazing work of his career is inspiring. His dedication to abstraction was prfound.
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Art in Odd Places aims to stretch the boundaries of communication in the public realm by presenting artworks in all disciplines outside the confines of traditional public space regulations. AiOP reminds us that public spaces function as the epicenter for diverse social interactions and the unfettered exchange of ideas. Download information and application : http://artinoddplaces.org
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Arched by Gigi Naftzger
exhibition
March 31 April 30, 2010

One way to orient oneself is by quiet, sustained looking.

At first glance one sees color and lots of it. The color fields in Gigi Naftzger's paintings create a restfulness that encourages one to linger, to look longer.

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painting: Black Box, 48" x 48", oil and pastel on canvas
exhibition
March 31 May 2, 2010

NEW OIL PAINTINGS

Exhibition
March 31 – May 2, 2010

Artist's Reception
April 11 2 – 5 pm

First Friday
April 2 12 – 9 pm

 

Gallery Hours
12 – 5 pm

52 N. 2nd Street Philadelphia, PA 19106
215 625 0993

 

painting: Black Box, 48" x 48", oil and pastel on canvas

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