Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Philly Openings

There are three solo exhibitions at The Print Center opening tomorrow: Orit Hofshi, Bill Scott and Janet Towbin. ‏These exhibitions bring together the work of three celebrated printmakers. The works by Israeli artist Orit Hofshi are epically scaled woodcuts of isolated figures in desolate landscapes. (Orit Hofshi’s exhibition is co-sponsored by the Consulate General of Israel, Philadelphia, as part of the celebration of the 60th anniversary of the State of Israel.) Bill Scott, known for his lyrical abstract paintings, will be represented by a new series of etchings never before exhibited. Janet Towbin’s "masterful approach to line is evident in the repeating, virtually obsessive patterns featured in her etchings." Date is Thursday, February 28; Gallery Talks by the Artists: 5:00pm and Reception: 5:30-7:30pm.

Gallery Joe a show of drawings by Christine Hiebert titled "Search" - this is Hiebert's third solo show at Gallery Joe. The exhibition opens on March 7 and runs through April 26, 2008. Hiebert has exhibited widely both in the US and abroad, most recently in "Live/Work: Performance into Drawing", Museum of Modern Art, New York. She is known for both her drawings on paper as well as her temporary blue tape wall drawings, which have appeared on the walls of institutions such as the Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich, Germany, The Drawing Center, New York, and Krannert Art Museum, Champaign, IL among others. Also showing is James Nelson... "Head of a Girl (in play)" opens on Friday, March 7 and continues through April 26, 2008. This show appears in the Front Gallery and runs concurrently with the show of drawings by Christine Hiebert in the Vault Gallery.

Projects Gallery has assembled a variety of national and international artists, for "Child’s Play," as an opportunity to re-examine the perceptions and artifacts of youth. Artists include: Elizabeth Bisbing, Ross Bonfanti, Jim Brossy, Elaine Erne, Tom Judd, Frank Hyder, Jennifer Layzer, Darrel Morris, Krista Steinke, Jaime Treadwell, Caleb Weintraub, and others. Child’s Play opens First Friday, March 7 with a reception from 5-8 p.m. and continues through March 29, 2008. The reception is free and open to the public. A Philadelphia chapter of Amnesty International will be hosting a bake sale during the reception.

Rebekah Templeton Contemporary Art has "The Truth About Maximilian," an exhibition of new paintings, collages and installation by Todd Keyser. "The Truth About Maximilian" opens on Thursday, March 13, 2008 with an opening reception from 6-9 pm. The show closes on Saturday, April 19, 2008.

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