Arts List: 6 Exhibits to See This Week
Lino Tagliapietra: Painting in Glass @ Philadelphia Museum of Art | Through July 16, 2017
Lino Tagliapietra is known in the art world for his glass vessels, but these two-dimensional works are something different. The Art Museum is displaying five of Tagliapietra’s large-scale abstract panels that look like paintings at first, but come closer and you’ll see light playing off the kiln-fused glass.
Art Effect @ Savery Gallery | Saturday, November 5
The new One River School of Art and Design, from the guy who founded the School of Rock chain, is hosting a pop-up exhibition to display artwork from a selection of students in its studio residency program. Eleven budding artists, ages 12 to 17, will be featured in the one-night-only exhibit.
Live and Life Will Give You Pictures @ The Barnes Foundation | Through January 9, 2017
Time magazine named the Barnes’ first-ever photography show, “Live and Life Will Give You Pictures: Masterworks of French Photography, 1890-1950,” one of the 32 U.S. photo exhibitions you can’t miss.
Interpretations: Recent Works by Lori Evensen @ Jed Williams Gallery | November 4-13
The paintings in Philly-based abstract artist Lori Evensen’s new series are designed to work both vertically and horizontally (see above). Local rockers Lee Charleston and Bile Green will play the opening reception on Friday; the exhibit is only up until November 13th.
Suffering and Sunset @ Temple University and The Barnes Foundation | November 2 and 4
This one isn’t an exhibit, but it’s art-related. Celeste-Marie Bernier will be reading from and signing copies of Suffering and Sunset: World War I in the Art and Life of Horace Pippin, her illustrated biography of the pioneering African-American painter (and Chester County native). Catch her at Temple University’s Blockson Collection, in Sullivan Hall, on Wednesday, November 2nd or as part of the Barnes’s First Friday program on November 4th.
Jean Plough: Scattered Dream/Conny Parsons: Recent Work @ 3rd Street Gallery | Through November 27
3rd Street Gallery juxtaposed two painters for these simultaneous exhibitions. Jean Plough goes for colorful and abstract, while Conny Parsons’ pieces are realistic but with “imaginatively rearranged subjects.” Stop by during First Friday or hit up the artist reception on Sunday.
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