August 13 & 14: three opening receptions happening this weekend

by Alden Cole on August 14, 2016 · 0 comments

MixedMediaSeveral weeks ago, the Arts Council in Media, Pennsylvania invited the Dumpster Divers to strut their stuff at the council’s gallery during the month of August. Last Saturday, Divers Joel Spivak, Diane Keller, Jim Ulrich, Dan Enright, Joanne Hoffman, and myself transported a number of selected artworks to Media, where we spent the afternoon setting up the show in a spacious room perfect for viewing such an eclectic grouping of works . Below, a composite showing the five pieces I contributed to the show:

MediaShowthree paintings framed in recycled materials – a bureau drawer and two window sashes, including one – the arched-shaped frame in the upper right corner – from the Divine Lorraine Hotel here in Philly, one of a suite of four paintings – as well as two “Mask” assemblages put together from a miscellany of found objects.

MyPhilaStoryMy Philadelphia Story, the ambitious public art project initiated by Matthew Alden Price and Won Kyoung Lee several months ago, has finally reached completion. Soon to be installed in Terminal F at the Philadelphia International Airport, there will be a previewing of the work for the public in Matt and Won’s studio at 3237 Amber Street in Northern Liberties this Sunday from 2-6 pm.
My3PhiladelphiaStoriesWP At left, the three pieces that I contributed to the effort, which were featured along with their individual stories in past postings.

Invidia&GulaWPInvidia & Gula (Envy & Gluttony): Two of My Seven Deadly Sins • oils on canvas, 40″ x 32″ • collection of the artist.

The Plastic Club of Philadelphia, 247 S. Camac Street in Philadelphia, is having an opening reception from 2-5 pm Sunday afternoon, for their annual August show, entitled Members’ Choice, for which club members are invited to submit pieces that are often too large for inclusion in the club’s other shows during the year, which usually have a size limitation of 36″ maximum in any direction. My submission this year is part of a suite of paintings created in 2010 dealing with the Seven Deadly Sins, a classic theme that has fascinated artists from Hieronymous Bosch to Jamie Wyeth.

SevenDeadlySinsWPAt left, the suite of three paintings.

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