Visual art

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A trapeze artist walks along a pole held up by 6 other dancers in a room with a dim, violet-purple tinted light

The Weekly Roundup, April 6-13

Reimagining the world with La Brega, The Song Catcher, and Brave Space Philly

This week’s roundup features events from artists Johnny Irizarry and Christina Castro-Tauser, and performances from Lyric Fest and the Chicago-based circus company Aloft. Kyle V. Hiller rounds up.
Kyle V. Hiller

Kyle V. Hiller

Previews 3 minute read
A photo by Allan Sekula taken at an outdoor protest at night. A person tips their head back in distress, a hand to their face

The Philadelphia Museum of Art presents Waiting for Tear Gas

Eyes on uprisings

With Waiting for Tear Gas, the PMA displays more than 100 years of artists considering protest, with words and images that will resonate with many Philadelphians today. Pamela J. Forsythe reviews.

Pamela J. Forsythe

Reviews 5 minute read
A view of the PMA installation of Tanya Goel’s Index 2015/2020. Strips of faint blue on the wall rise taller than a person

The Philadelphia Museum of Art presents Fault Lines: Contemporary Abstraction by Artists from South Asia

Drawing from experience

This exhibition of spare yet complex, intimate, and nuanced works by South Asian artists explores disappearing traditions, language, loss, and a world of boundaries. Pamela J. Forsythe reviews.

Pamela J. Forsythe

Reviews 6 minute read
A richly colored nighttime watercolor of a 19th-century woman with red hair sitting at a desk, lit by a bright white candle

The Delaware Art Museum and Somerville Manning Gallery present Holly Trostle Brigham

Recovering the oeuvre of women forgotten

Fans of Philadelphia artist Holly Trostle Brigham, whose work elevates often-forgotten women, have a double opportunity to see her work: a show at the Delaware Museum of Art, and at Breck's Mill’s Somerville Manning Gallery. Gail Obenreder reviews.
Gail Obenreder

Gail Obenreder

Reviews 4 minute read
A painting of a home, single story with a chimney and walkway, trees and grass impressioned with varied greens.

Painting a new sense of home with artist Erica Harney

Inspiration for the bigger picture

Fine artist and scenic painter Erica Harney digs into a creative life centered around home with paintings of Lansdowne. Dara McBride profiles.

Dara McBride

Profiles 2 minute read
A wall of black and white illustrations of a variety of people from various ages, cultures, colors, etc.

InLiquid Gallery and RA Friedman present The Trouble I’ve Seen

A window into the pandemic

InLiquid Gallery commemorates the two-year anniversary of the pandemic start with RA Friedman’s The Trouble I’ve Seen: Drawings from the Covid-19 Portrait Project. Dara McBride previews.

Dara McBride

Previews 3 minute read
Pies, Pies, Pies. An oil painting of 16 pie slices on rows of small white plates. Dramatic blue shadows show bright light.

The Brandywine River Museum of Art presents Wayne Thiebaud 100

California dreaming

After flooding forced the Brandywine River Museum of Art to close for several months, it reopens with a delicious retrospective marking Wayne Thiebaud’s 100th birthday. Gail Obenreder reviews.
Gail Obenreder

Gail Obenreder

Reviews 4 minute read
Two young men are in a fighting stance in front of a stage. The photo is in black and white with the title Cowboy Vs Samurai

The Weekly Roundup, February 9-16

Exploring intercultural relationships through the arts

A week to observe a variety of cultures and identities with events from Hedgerow Theatre, DVAA, National Liberty Museum and Vinyl Tap 215, Temple University, and more. Kyle V. Hiller rounds up.
Kyle V. Hiller

Kyle V. Hiller

Previews 3 minute read
Michael Ferris’s Rosemarie with Two Cats. A standing naked woman with 2 cats, larger than life, wrought in mosaic-like wood

The Center for Art in Wood presents Extra-Human: The Art of Michael Ferris

Carved with love

Artist Michael Ferris offers an engaging, larger-than-life tribute to loved ones with his intricate wooden sculptures, now on view at Old City’s Center for Art in Wood. Corey Qureshi reviews.
Corey Qureshi

Corey Qureshi

Reviews 3 minute read
A canvas outdoors at night, trees in the background. Bright lights and distorting, squiggled lines illuminate the canvas.

Klip Collective presents Night Forms: dreamloop

Blending light, sound, and the night

Grounds for Sculpture and Klip Collective collaborate for an after hours multi-sensory experience created with a unique synthesis of video projection, light, and sound as a bridge between technology and storytelling. Levi Bentley previews.
Levi Bentley

Levi Bentley

Previews 2 minute read