Thursday, July 26, 2007


To Philly's wonderphotog Zoe Strauss, who tells us that The Philadelphia Eagles will be purchasing a vinyl print of her photo "Mattress Flip" for display in the "Red Zone" at Lincoln Financial Field.

So what's cooler, being selected for the last Whitney Biennial or being selected by an NFL powerhouse?

Time for the 'skins to step up and ante up some artwork for their stadium.

Mary Coble

Mary Coble performing MARKER in NYC last fall

Mary Coble will be performing "Marker DC" this Saturday, July 28th, 2-5pm at the entrance to the U Street / Cardozo Metro Station (green line) 13th and U Street, in Washington,DC.

In Marker, performance artist Mary Coble "expands the focus of her previous performances, Note to Self 2005 (on Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgendered persons murdered in hate crimes) and Aversion 2007 (shock aversion therapy). The artist now invites viewers to emulate the physical + verbal assaults marginalized groups have endured by penning hate-inspired epithets such as 'dyke', 'spic' or 'nigger' on her body."

Marker (DC) is a part of the WPA/C's SiteProject DC events curated by Welmoed Laanstra. Coble is represented by Conner Contemporary.

Renoir at the PMA

The Philadelphia Museum of Art will be the only U.S. venue for the first exhibition to explore the inventiveness and importance of the landscape painting of Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919) during the first 30 years of the artist’s career.

“We are delighted to collaborate with our colleagues in London and Ottawa on this major exhibition from public and private collections around the world to explore a little studied aspect of Renoir’s genius that is so central to his overall vision,” said Anne d’Harnoncourt, Director of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. “It will be especially gratifying to see the exhibition in the context of our own collections, which are renowned for their representation of Impressionism and particularly rich in figure paintings by Renoir. It will be a great pleasure to welcome visitors from throughout the United States and beyond to Philadelphia.”

Renoir Landscapes is organized by the National Gallery, London, The National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The exhibition was seen in London and is currently on view in Ottawa through September 9, 2007.