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.

Wagner Nest on Chair; Laurie Beck Peterson
February 7 April 25, 2020

Opening Reception: Friday, February 7, 2020

5 - 9 PM during Art Loop


Focal Points: Women Advancing the Aperture showcases contemporary female photographers whose work centers on the themes of illusion, perception, and perspective against the backdrop of the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment. Like their antecedents, this exhibition celebrates the strength, conviction, and advancements made by women to address gender parity and the powerful role art plays in producing multiple layers of dialogue.

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Vibrating Triangles (Gray on Yellow) relief collage by Bill Brookover
January 29 February 23, 2020

We're pleased to announce that Bill Brookover is showing a group of prints in this four person show at Cerulean Arts. A use of evolving pattern and spatial layering are fundamental to these artists’ creative practices. Trained in architecture and design, Bill Brookover begins with a constraint such as a geometric pattern or color palette and pushes the rule to find unexpected juxtapositions. 

Other artists in the show are Joan Wadleigh Curran, Anda Dubinskis & Heather McMordie.

Reception: Saturday, February 1, 2-5pm

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Daily Constitutional by Therese Brown

Every other winter Heavy Bubble presents an exhibit of single-sheet books: Ritual. 

This year Ritual was visited by two librarians from Swarthmore and they loved what they saw!

Therese Brown's Daily Constitutional was one of eight books acquired by them for Swarthmore College's Book Arts & Private Press Collection.

The books are on display in the Color Room on the 2nd floor of McCabe Library, located at 500 College Avenue, Swarthmore through March 1, 2020 (see image!).

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Bounty's Glow, constructed collage by Bill Brookover
January 13 April 30, 2020

We're pleased to announce that Bill Brookover is included in this exhibition.

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A sampler of 4x4 drawing details. Drawings by Stella Untalan
February 7 February 29, 2020

600 drawings 4x4 2019, is the result of a drawing project — making at least one drawing each day. This project involved the use of four-inch squares of paper of various weights, colors, and surfaces. I found that many small pieces could be cut out of remnants of paper in my studio. 

Year long projects help expand my vocabulary, they create new phrases and expletives. Join me to see the hundreds of drawings I made in this series. 

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DEADLINE: February 15, 2020 

The Visual Artist Fellowship is designed to help artists in the Philadelphia Region reach new levels in their career. Artists will be asked to demonstrate a vision for the next stage of their professional or artistic practice and a clear plan for CFEVA’s proposed role in reaching it.

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screenprint by Bill Brookover
December 1 November 22, 2019

Bill Brookover is included in Perennial Visions II, the annual members exhibition at Da Vinci Art Alliance. The opening reception is Sunday, December 1, 2019, 1-3 pm, 704 Catharine St., Philadelphia, PA 19147. 

Gallery hours are Thursday - Sunday 12-5 (or by appointment).

Hundreds & Thousands Go Dancin' in the Streets, screenprint on Rives BFK, 8"x10".

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We made a visit to Twelve Gates Arts last week. inside an amazing array of very large prints punctuated by smaller collages. Mohammead Omar Khalil prints imaculately and these large black prints are breath taking. Go see this show you'll be glad you did.

Visit the gallery through 20 December 2020.

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Elena Bouvier installing Laying around at CFEVA ArtBox

November 13 2019 - Elena Bouvier is at Lincoln Square PHL today completing her installation of Laying Around in the CFEVA ArtBox. It's exciting that the Center for Emerging Visual Artists have selected her and this large artwork which involves illumination — on Philadelphia's Avenue of the Arts.

Laying Around is constructed with Inkjet on plexiglass, cigar boxes, copper tube, 7.5 watt bulbs and extension cords.

Stop by and say hello today or after the installation is complete. Illumination is set on a timer. 

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Ritual Reading Room 2019 -- exhibition
December 7 January 25, 2020
In the winter months as the chill settles in, the days grow shorter, and darkness overwhelms you — step inside the RiTUAL Reading Room and spend time with books. Heavy Bubble / @HBHQ 1241 Carpenter Street Third Floor Philadelphia, PA 19147 Opening Reception Saturday, December 7, 6 – 9 pm Exhibition open to the public: Fridays + Saturdays 1 – 4 pm look for poster with phone number for access Closing Party Saturday, January 25, 4 – 7 pm
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