Monday, October 22, 2012

Friday, November 2: Matthew Sepielli- Cathedral




Artspace Liberti is proud to present its November/December exhibition, Cathedral, a painting and video installation by Matthew Sepielli.  This exhibition runs from November 2 – December 30, 2012. The reception for Mr. Sepielli will be held on Friday, November 2, from 6:30-9:30PM.

Conceived as a singular statement, this exhibition will feature two separate elements: a suite of carved-plaster-on-linen paintings installed on the Artspace wall as well as a short film on view during the exhibition’s opening reception.

Cathedral draws its inspiration from many different sources.  Part of this inspiration is drawn from memories and experiences that have left a sensory stamp on the artist. A quiet church in the evening, a winter’s sunset and memories of walking in the woods late at night are all moments that are a part of its creation.
Beyond direct experience, two different writers and their works have played an enormous role in the conception of the exhibit: Raymond Carver and his short story, “Cathedral” and Jun’ichirĊ Tanizaki and his essay, “In Praise of Shadows”.

Cathedral was originally installed at Tiger Strikes Asteroid. This Artspace installation will allow Sepielli to install this piece in an unbroken linear format instead of circling the walls of the TSA gallery space. It also allows for the piece to be experienced in a space designated for worship.

Matthew Sepielli is an artist living in Philadelphia and a member of Tiger Strikes Asteroid. He has also exhibited at the Crane Arts Center, Samson Projects in Boston, MA, The Cheltenham Center for the Arts and was also included in a previous group show at Artspace Liberti.

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While the gallery does not maintain regular viewing hours, visits can be scheduled by appointment. Please e-mail us at artspaceliberti@gmail.com 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.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012


Artspace Liberti will be open this weekend, October 20-21 as part of the Philadelphia Open Studio Tours.  Please join us for the final weekend of Sarah Roche's exhibition.  We will be open from 12-6 on Saturday and 2-6 on Sunday.

Monday, September 3, 2012

Sarah Roche: Thunderstorm, Seaside Park, 20x30", oil on linen

Sarah Roche: Fair Day at Seaside, 20x30", oil on linen

Sarah Roche: Gray Day, Green Waves, 16x12", oil on panel
 


Sarah Roche: Monk by the Sea, 60x90", watercolor and oil on paper

Sarah Roche: Storm at Seaside, Sunset, 20x33", oil on linen
 

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Sarah Roche: Of The Sea- Friday, September 7




Artspace Liberti is proud to present its September/October exhibition, Of The Sea, paintings by Sarah Roche. This exhibition runs from September 7 – October 21, 2012. The reception for Ms. Roche will be held on Friday, September 7, from 6:30-9:30PM.

The paintings on view consist of both plein air and studio works using the ocean as their subject.   The sea has long served as inspiration for artists ranging from Casper Friedrich to Anselm Kiefer to Walt Whitman.  Roche’s works observe the shifting elements of ocean, sky and sand.  As Roche states, “The resulting work is a bid for reckoning with nature’s cyclical patterns, repetition and endless variety through flowing washes and drips. The paintings are a direct observational response to nature as well as something more subjective. The sea presents a singular expanse that sweeps the mind clean.  Painting fast and loose as the light changes is an exhilarating race to a possible object of contemplation.”

Sarah Roche lives and works in Philadelphia, PA.  She holds an MFA in Painting and Printmaking from the University of Pennsylvania.   Ms. Roche has both curated exhibitions and exhibited her own work in Philadelphia and the greater Mid-Atlantic region at such institutions as the Woodmere Art Museum, the University of the Arts, Seraphin Gallery and Cerulean Art.

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While the gallery does not maintain regular viewing hours, visits can be scheduled by appointment. Please e-mail us at artspaceliberti@gmail.com 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.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Friday, August 3rd: Stories (Reclaimed)


We at Artspace Liberti hope that you can join us on Friday, August 3rd from 6:00-9:00 for the reception for Stories (Reclaimed), a reception for the first Liberti Teen Art Camp. 

For the month of July, Liberti has been working with teens in the Fishtown, Port Richmond and Kensington neighborhoods on a collaborative installation.  The teens have been sharing parts of their own lives, delving into the art-making process through that narrative starting point and then combining their works together to tell a story that is larger than any of the individual participants.  
The students have also been expanding that idea of reinterpreting their own personal story conceptually into their use of materials.  The majority of surfaces and media used in the creative process are repurposed.  The Liberti community donated remnants from their own projects, either from their work sites or from their homes.  The students have then learned that they can create something new from something previously given up for disposal.

The reception for this work will be held Friday, August 3rd from 6:00-9:00PM.
Artspace Liberti is located at 2424 E York St.  Directions can be found on the right side of this blog.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Artspace was honored to be included in The Art Blog's Art Safari video series.  Watch the video below to get a look at Fabian Lopez's Sleepwalkin' show and to see an interview with him as well.  Thanks to everyone at The Art Blog for making us a part of your series:


Sunday, April 22, 2012

May 4: Fabian Lopez- Sleepwalkin'


Fabian Lopez- Sleeping Pills, 48x36", oil on canvas

Artspace Liberti is proud to present its May/June exhibition, Sleepwalkin’, paintings and drawings by Fabian Lopez. This exhibition runs from May 4 – June 16, 2012. The reception for Mr. Lopez will be held on Friday, May 4, from 6:30-9:30PM.

Lopez connects his work to storytelling and how the fallibility of memory can benefit the individual.  He approaches his work in a manner similar to that of a writer creating a memoir or in the way his family tells stories to recount their personal history.  The failure to recall fact or specific detail can free the artist to construct something that is new, indebted to the past but not shackled by it.  As Lopez states:

“… my paintings and drawings are not complete stories, rather the interest in creating semi fictional narratives through vignettes and documentations of stories and places within my work is to recount, compare, and then contrast my experiences within multiple locations and destinations which have similarities to one another.”

An essay by Jeffrey Ryan will accompany this exhibition.

Fabian Lopez lives and works in Philadelphia, PA.  He holds an MFA in Painting from the Tyler School of Art.   Mr. Lopez has both curated exhibitions and exhibited in his own work in the Los Angeles and Philadelphia areas.  He has been awarded residencies at the Vermont Studio Center and the Algarden Artist Residency in Sweden.

While the gallery does not maintain regular viewing hours, visits can be scheduled by appointment. Please e-mail us at artspaceliberti@gmail.com to arrange a visit. Viewing is also possible during Sunday church services between 9:00AM-1:00PM.


Fabian Lopez:  http://www.fabianlopez.com/

Artspace Liberti is a multi-discipline arts venue organized and maintained by liberti church east.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Friday April 13 reception- Cindy Stockton Moore



Artspace Liberti is proud to present its April exhibition, Toward Futility, a site-specific watercolor installation by Cindy Stockton Moore. This exhibition runs from April 1-28, 2012. The reception for Ms. Stockton Moore will be held on Friday, April 13, from 6:30-9:30PM.

For over a month, Stockton Moore has worked on this installation (approximately 12 x 40’) with the knowledge that it would have a short public life. The piece is consciously rooted in impermanence. Borrowing from the artist’s statement:

“The short-lived nature of this mural subverts its assumed function and imbues the time-intensive work with a sense of fleetingness. Watercolor is encouraged to bleed and drip at the mercy of gravity, highlighting its relative fragility as a medium. Knowledge of the fate of the painting suspends the youthful narrative in an impending sense of loss; the process of painting itself is steeped in equal parts confidence and doubt. Like most of my recent work, this project ultimately explores a distinction between value and worth in painting. “

Also at issue is the role of art installed on the wall of a church.

“No longer considered simply ‘books for the illiterate,’ early examples of ecclesiastical paintings were ‘seeable signs’ of shared information that may have been largely unreadable outside of the context of their community. By creating a narrative painting devoid of a known back-story or doctrine, I encourage multiple readings and personal projections, while drawing on the wall painting’s tradition of communal exchange.”

Cindy Stockton Moore lives and works in Philadelphia, PA. She holds an MFA in Painting from Syracuse University. Her works has been exhibited throughout the United States in spaces including The Center for Contemporary Art in Bedminster, NJ; The Museum of Science and Industry in Tampa, FL; Tompkins Project, Brooklyn, NY; and the Sandy Carson Gallery in Denver, CO.

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While the gallery does not maintain regular viewing hours, visits can be scheduled by appointment. Please e-mail us at artspaceliberti@gmail.com to arrange a visit. Viewing is also possible during Sunday church services between 10:00AM-2:00PM.

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Artspace Liberti is a multi-discipline arts venue organized and maintained by liberti church east.

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