Mount Airy Contemporary is pleased to present Achromatic, an exhibition of works guest curated by Melissa Maddonni Haims.
Included in the September-Fall Issue of, Anti-Heroin Chic, artist PD Packard talks us through her life's work, and the multifaceted experiences she strives to create, reminding us that "the most sacred aspect of art is the artist’s hand upon their work".
Intro from the interview:
We're happy to anounce that Philadelphia painter Keith Breitfeller has launched his portfolio with Heavy Bubble. His abstract paintings are meditative and atmospheric.
We're excited to launch the portfolio website for artist Kevin Broad. We hope you'll visit his site and spend some time looking at his body of work. He has recently returned for a Residency in Iceland.
Quizás Mañana (Maybe Tomorrow), is a body of new work that examines the power of familial connection, place, and story. This exhibition features a new installation, light boxes, and paintings that speak of “visual artifacts,” items that Michelle sees imbued by the characteristics of the person who used them.
A short film documenting Rebecca Gilbert's work in the studio last year as she worked toward her solo exhibition at The Print Center this past winter and spring. The film, which was the project of Joseph Rose, also offers a sneak peek at some of my upcoming works. In addition to making films, Joseph also runs his own letterpress shop, Black Heart Letterpress. The film is eleven minutes long.
Featuring: Gina Altadonna, Alyse C. Bernstein, Hannah Burch, Jodi Cachia, Talia Greene, Alexander Kuhn, J.A. Panetta, Debby Pasquale, Scott Schultheis, Buy Shaver, Annie Stone, PD Packard
An exhibition of small works depicting small creatures. At once intriguing, exotic, cute, and scary, Bugs of Paradise explores the undeniable appeal of the tiny critters of the world.
One of the newest to join our tribe Michelle Angela Ortiz is included in a pop up exhibition entitled Revolutionary. The pop up exhibition lasts six weeks.
The portraits are stills from a video interview of community member, Cruz. Cruz lives in Philadelphia and shared his experience with ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) and almost being deported. He spoke about his year long struggle with wearing a probation bracelet, being intimidated by ICE agents, and living in fear in what was once for him a city of hope. — Michelle Ortiz
Keith Breitfeller‘s drawings are personal, casual works he creates , in his own words,“to entertain myself with”. Just like carefree summer days, Breitfeller’s drawings are fun, fast and allowed to evolve casually and spontaneously. Keith makes them in the evening, during downtime while unwinding. Keith studied with New York Artist Marion Pinto. The keystone of his methods was acquired at the Barnstone Studio, a renaissance type Master and Apprentice program. The heavy emphasis on the Golden Section and color theory continues to inform his work.
The contemporary new work of Robert McNellis is a bold departure from his lit abstractions of the last year. Expanding from the previous structural solutions, he has turned to using surprising, anonymous images derived from photographs, or photographs derived from anonymous images, and combining these with precise, structures. The elements that make this possible are vague, almost anonymous, figuration and focused light.