Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Please join us this Friday evening at Artspace Liberti. We will be showing a new installation from local Philadelphia artist, Jay Walker.
Jay Walker is a Philadelphia based multi-disciplinary artist- creating tape installations, mixed media painting/drawings, and carved sculptures. He has a BFA from Texas A&M-Corpus Christi and a MFA from the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. Walker regularly exhibits in both group exhibits and solo exhibits. He has been Solo exhibits at the Abingtion Art Center (Abington, PA), James Oliver Gallery (Philadelphia), Gordon College (Wenham, MA) and the Crane Hall (Philadelphia). He has also been in group exhibits at Pentimenti Gallery (Philadelphia), DCCA (Wilmington, DE), Space 38|39 (New York, NY) and Baden-Wuerttemberg Arts & Cultural Center (Heidelberg, Germany). Walker also regularly curates exhibits and happenings.
Please check out his website here - www.jaywalkerstudio.com
Drinks and refreshments provided.
Monday, February 24, 2014
On View: March 7, 2014, 6-9pm
Location: Artspace Liberti, 2424 East York Street, Philadelphia, PA 19125
Artspace Liberti is proud to present its March/April exhibition "Above Reason".
Above Reason, a new collection of oil paintings by Philadelphia-born artist Richard Gabriele is on view at Artspace Liberti, 2424 East York Street. The artist will host a reception on March 7 from 6-9pm to celebrate his first solo show in his hometown.
Gabriele combines bold brushwork and ethereal atmospheres to form a unique, abstract style. His paintings shimmer with dozens of color glazes that build up into brilliant eruptions of energy and light. Each monochromatic image is a different color and consists of intricate lines that are woven into a larger T-shape. Grouped together, the serial pattern creates a powerful display.
“Each painting is a different solution to the same problem,” Gabriele said, “I wanted to make paintings about painting. I tried to visualize what inspiration feels like and thought if I could give the feeling form, what shape might it take? The images are like maps of my creative experience.”
Gabriele was featured at Phillips de Pury in 2012 and first noticed for his flying robot installation at the IMC Lab, which included quadrotors from the University of Pennsylvania. Receiving various awards, his paintings have been exhibited in numerous museums, including a solo show at the Morris Graves Museum of Art in California in 2013.
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Artspace Liberti is proud to present its December exhibition, a series of works by Thomas Vance. The reception for Mr. Vance will be on Friday, December 6 from 6-9pm.
Thomas Vance makes paintings, drawings, and sculpture that explore the visual and structural relationships between architecture and the natural world. This preoccupation has been a constant through various bodies of his work, previously addressing this theme abstractly, but more recently applying overt references to historical Japanese architectural spaces. He is fascinated by the interplay between interior and exterior space found in the Japanese design aesthetic, offering sensitively organized geometries with unifying textures and rhythms to create nuanced experiences of clarity and order. Key features gleaned from these sites play a prominent role in his studio research: the flow of wood grain patterns, the raked gravel of the adjoining rock gardens, the asymmetrical layout of the footprint of a building, the decorative flourish of a wall painting or recessed space adorned with a hanging scroll, the framing of a garden space. Combining and reordering the dynamics of these references allows Vance to synthesize and formalize what he finds so intriguing in these spaces, making concrete through material and image these ideas in a multitude of ways. The integration of text inserts names of places or people associated with specific sites.
Thursday, September 5, 2013
Artspace Liberti is proud to present its September-October exhibition, Screen Dreams, a series of paintings by Will DiBello. This exhibition runs from September 6 - October 20, 2013. The reception for Mr. DiBello will be held on Friday, September 6, from 6:00-9:00pm.
Screen Dreams, DiBello's first solo exhibition in Philadelphia, is the culmination of a two year project inspired by his experiences in the hospital with his son in the early months after his birth. The project consists of nine large paintings that are ruminations on the flickering light, color and organizing structures of the electronic screens which DiBello was compelled to observe in the course of his child's treatment and their parallels to the matrixes, points, lines and shapes that comprise the basic elements of painting. The nine pieces fluctuate between grid based structures and irregular, fluid structures creating a phenomena of contrasting static and dynamic energies. These fluctuations are intended to convey to the viewer the highs and lows that are a common part of life in the ICU and to bring to mind the oscillations of electrical forces which sustain living things and technology alike.
Monday, July 29, 2013
What if the first thing people think of when they hear your name is not what you look like, but who you are as a person? What if your portrait is not merely a snapshot of your smiling face in an old frame? And what if your character is not an isolated factor, but instead causes a ripple effect on those around you? These are the questions that teenagers from the Fishtown-Kensington-Port Richmond neighborhoods have pondered over the month of July at Liberti Church's Teen Arts Camp. "Character Effect", the artistic result of this exploration, will be on display through the month of August in the Artspace Liberti gallery space at 2424 E. York Street. Join us for First Friday on August 2nd from 6:30-9:30pm for the show's opening reception. The artwork will remain up for public viewing before and after Sunday services through August, 10am - 12pm. Private viewings available by appointment. Contact email@example.com
Sunday, April 21, 2013
Monday, February 18, 2013
Artspace Liberti is proud to present its March exhibition, Acropodium, paintings by Mark Dixon. This exhibition runs from March 1 – March 30, 2013. The reception for Mr. Dixon will be held on Friday, March 1, from 6:30-9:30PM.
Dixon’s paintings explore individual and group memory. His current body of work incorporates public monuments and their attempt to memorialize an event or person in the larger public consciousness. Dixon embraces both the figurative elements of monuments as well as the modernist, minimal elements of post-World War II memorials. Translated into the medium of paint, this dialogue between the figurative and the minimal takes on a different set of questions related to painting in contemporary art practice.
“The goal of these kinds of public works is to provide a meditative space with little pictorial distraction, allowing viewers to project their own versions of the event onto the space and/or unto the sculptural objects present. These new strategies derived from a minimalistic aesthetic, have found a place in my paintings. By employing and recalling public historical works in this way my intention is to invite inquiry into the meaning and function of our monuments and memorials as well as reflect on the relationship between private and collective memory.”
Mark Dixon was born in Greensboro, NC and grew up in Northern Delaware. He received a BFA in Painting from the University of Delaware in 2001 and an MFA in Studio Art from Maryland Institute College of Art in 2012. He currently teaches art at Lakeside School located in Horsham, PA and lives in Glenside, Pa.
While the gallery does not maintain regular viewing hours, visits can be scheduled by appointment. Please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a visit. Viewing is also possible during Sunday church services between 9:00AM-1:00PM.
Artspace Liberti is a multi-discipline arts venue organized and maintained by liberti church east located at 2424 E York St. in the Fishtown neighborhood of Philadelphia.