artLIFE at heavybubble

Welcome to artlife where we post a curated selection of events, exhibitions, workshops, and doings by heavybubble and artists that use our services. Check out the  artist opportunities and events that catch our eye.

A video visit to William Kentridge’s studio. You know about his work right? This interview is a bit about his process. Understanding a bit of why he makes these animated films.
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The scale of the installation The Titan and the Fireflies is gigantic, especially when you consider the medium used to create the sculptures – balloons. After seeing this exhibition you'll never think of balloons in the same way. If you have always been amazed by clowns making dogs and hats out of balloons this will be enough to send you into anaphylactic shock.

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Projects Gallery announces a call to artists for its April 2010 juried art exhibition entitled “To Die For”. In conjunction with the NCECA, the exhibition will be co-curated by Judith Schwartz and Jack Thompson and will be on display from March 31 through May 1, 2010 at Projects Gallery in Philadelphia. Eligibility: Open to all [...]
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City Skin 1988 - 2002 : Howard Brunner
exhibition
October 10 December 7, 2009

Brunner’s photos taken between 1988 and 2002 are an exploration of the urban environment. His fascination with the city’s surfaces has produced a breathtaking experience – intimate textures, graphic patterns, and painterly images.

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Brunner's photos taken between 1988 and 2002 are an exploration of the urban environment. His fascination with the city's surfaces has produced a breathtaking experience – intimate textures, graphic patterns, and painterly images.

Viewing the work side by side we are taken step by step on a journey that parallels that of the artist: the moment of encounter with the unexpected.

Special POST (Philadelphia Open Studio Tours) Event
This weekend October 1o - 11, 2009
12:00 - 6:00 pm

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Ann Koivunen, Philadelphia Open Studio Tours explains about POST.

A great overview for a decade of art across Philadelphia.

The largest annual tour of visual artist studios in Philadelphia, POST brings you right to the source of our city's impressive art scene. 2009 marks the 10th Anniversary. Wow! POST is a program of The Center for Emerging Visual Artists, a nonprofit career development organization that creates opportunities for artists to reach their professional goals.

Watch the video here:

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POST logo image
open studio
October 2 October 1, 2011

Heavy Bubble is thrilled to be a community partner with Philadelphia Open Studio Tours affectionately known as POST. The largest annual tour of visual artist studios in Philadelphia, POST brings you right to the source of our city's impressive art scene. We hung our first show at our South Street Philadelphia Gallery just in time for the second weekend of the tour. We were delighted by the number of visitors that stopped in and wished us well. We've moved to Old City a great neighborhood for art! We're looking forward to another year of partnership.

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sex, religion, and death : Roma Amor - Joel Katz
exhibition
September 23 November 7, 2009

A collaboration with poems by Randall Couch and images by Joel Katz

Italy is about sex, religion, and death (not necessarily in that order). And, like photography, about time, as you would expect from a country in which “modern” history begins in 1600. Italians’ attitude about these subjects is, to say the least, ambivalent and complicated, and it is this ambivalence that intrigues me and that I have tried to capture by juxtaposing images that reveal the ambiguities, contradictions, and contrasts in Italian life and culture.

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A collaboration with poems by Randall Couch

and images by Joel Katz

Italy is about sex, religion, and death (not necessarily in that order). And, like photography, about time, as you would expect from a country in which “modern” history begins in 1600. Italians’ attitude about these subjects is, to say the least, ambivalent and complicated, and it is this ambivalence that intrigues me and that I have tried to capture by juxtaposing images that reveal the ambiguities, contradictions, and contrasts in Italian life and culture.

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Greenpoint Open Studios is a weekend long event celebrating a burgeoning art scene in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. It is a collaborative effort between artists, organizations, businesses and volunteers to build a creative platform in which all members of the community can foster and contribute to a support system that encourages the sharing of ideas and relationships. As artist studios and exhibition spaces continue to emerge in the neighborhood we hope to facilitate the growth of a thriving art community.

Events all weekend!

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Colorfield paintings have always been a favorite. This is a wonderful conversation with Thorton Willis. His paintings as fresh today as when he began.

from the artist:

To describe 21st Century spatial concepts (in painting) is to try and depict the basic interconnectedness of matter in which form only appears separate.
In fact, all form struggles to maintain itself in the dynamic flow of space and time. The essence of nature and of our own human existence is change, movement towards or way from one form to the next.

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Lace in Translation, a new exhibition of contemporary work that explores the intersection of luxurious hand-craftsmanship with modern, mass production. The Design Center at Philadelphia University's historic Quaker Lace Company collection is the inspiration for three internationally-renowned artists and designers reconsidering conventional notions of lace. European designers Tord Boontje and Demakersvan, and Canadian artist Cal Lane have created installations specifically for The Design Center's unique and intimate space - a 1950s era, Hollywood-style ranch house.

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