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Showing: Saner – “Fragments of The Soul” @ Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens  

Philadephia’s Magic Gardens’ galleries are currently hosting a show/installation by Edgar “Saner” Flores. For Fragments of The Soul, the artist transformed the spaces into his mythological playground, heavily influenced by Mexican culture and tradition. By creating site-specific murals, illustrations, video projections, and paintings created on salvaged material found locally, the idea of the exhibition is to explore what we have left behind in life and to expose the small, secret parts of our souls. Saner is a versatile artist equally active and confident with drawings, illustration, paintings and murals which is noticeable in this […]
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Showing: Hannah Stouffer & Hilary White – “Ingress/Egress” @ Paradigm Gallery + Studio

Currently at Paradigm Gallery + Studio in Philadelphia, Hannah Stouffer & Hilary White have a joint show on display entitled Ingress/Egress. Both artists’ work fit well together with Stouffer’s colorful geometrical and naturalistic compositions melding nicely with White’s more dimensional and vibrant abstractions. The exhibition runs through September 12th so stop by for a look yourself if you are in town.
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Streets: JR (Philadelphia)

After completing a recent mural in New York (covered), photographer and street artist JR (interviewed) headed over to the City of Brotherly Love to work on a piece for the Open Source exhibition, part of the city’s MuralArtsProgram. Entitled Migrants, Ibrahim, Mingora-Philadelphia, the wall from the French artist features a portrait of Ibrahim Shah, a Philadelphia resident who immigrated to the United States from Pakistan. The latest effort from JR on The Graham Building at Dilworth Park is just around the corner from where Ibrahim works in a food truck and is part […]
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Showing: Barry McGee, Dan Murphy, Isaac T. Lin – “Department of Neighborhood Services” @ Fleisher/Ollman Gallery

Fleisher/Ollman Gallery in Philadelphia recently opened a group show titled Department of Neighborhood Services on the 11th of April. Showing new works by Isaac Lin, Dan Murphy and Barry McGee, the exhibition is yet another collaboration of artists who worked together on different projects for over a decade. Aside from publishing and creating DFW zines, with their artworks, photographs, etc, these three artist have already showed their work together previously. If there is one thing that is in common among these artist, it is their love for graffiti culture in […]
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Upcoming: Barry McGee, Dan Murphy, Isaac T. Lin – “Department of Neighborhood Services” @ Fleisher/Ollman Gallery

On April 11th, the Fleisher/Ollman Gallery in Philadelphia will be opening a three person show starring Barry McGee, Dan Murphy (part of Steve Powers’ ICY Signs), and Isaac T. Lin (DFW zines). Entitled Department of Neighborhood Services, the exhibition will reunite the three friends who all have an interest in graffiti and all who have shown together before. Learn a little more about their history here and make sure you attend the opening if you are in the area. Via Vandalog. Discuss Barry McGee here.
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Isaac Lin Mural @ Elixr Coffee (Philadelphia)

Elixr Coffee in Philadelphia is continuing their art program by commissioning Isaac Lin to create an indoor mural at their city center location. After Jim Houser painted one back in August (covered), this was the third piece they have commissioned from local creatives. Lin is a versatile artist who painted a wall for the Philadelphia International Airport last year, created one of his images that is strongly influenced by cartoons and calligraphy, as well as his passion for graffiti. This latest effort is entitled New Friends and features his calligraphy-like […]
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Previews: KAWS @ Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA)

There are only few days left before Brooklyn-based artist, KAWS opens his solo show at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) in Philadelphia on October 11th. As previously mentioned the artist is working on the institution’s inaugural plinth sculpture, but also, these days he is busy installing his paintings in the galleries of the Historic Landmark Building. From the photos taken from KAWS’ Instagram, we can see that he has prepared a whole new series of his signature tondos in different sizes, but also, a new series of square canvases/panels. […]
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Upcoming: KAWS @ Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA)

Before heading to New York for his big solo at the new Galerie Perrotin location in November, KAWS will be taking a side trip to Philadelphia for a show opening on October 11th at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA). Besides working on the institution’s inaugural plinth sculpture, the Brooklyln-based artist will also install additional work in the galleries of the Historic Landmark Building. If you remember, his 16-foot Companion figure was put on display at the Philadelphia’s 30th Street Station by the […]
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Jim Houser Mural @ Elixr Coffee (Philadelphia)

Philly-based painter, Jim Houser, recently worked on an indoors mural at Elixr Coffee in Philadelphia, as a part of their art program. While his works are showing in couple of group shows at the moment, Jim worked on his piece for couple of days, painting an image based on a small family portrait that is hanging in his son’s room. Using his signature palette of colors, and straight, very graphic lines and imagery, the piece has three birds in a peaceful, loving hug. Elixr plans to commission two indoor and […]
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Streets: Vhils (Philadelphia)

After updating you on Vhils’ activities in Hong Kong last month, we now have news for fans in the States as he recently completed a project in Philadelphia. Set between 13th and Juniper Street, the mural started with historic photographs of the city (from the Temple University Urban Archives) wheatpasted to the wall and then covered with a layer of white paper. The Portugal-based artist then proceeded to use his tear technique to form a portrait as the underlying layers are revealed. Photo credit: RJ Rushmore & Steve Weinik. […]
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