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Michael Heath: Artist’s Wear

 

Photography and Brand Concept by Michael Heath, Copyright 2018

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ARTIST’S WEAR

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You have a vision. You have to let it flow through you. It can’t be helped. It comes out in your work, your expression, your drive to mold all worldly materials into that expressive body of work. It cannot be stopped. Nothing can get in its way.

Wear clothes that say that to everyone. Clothes that are designed to withstand having paint on it, developer chemicals, solder, burn marks. Hell, wear clothes that will look even better with those things on it. Why let some other designer put all the character into your shirts and pants for you?

Of course, you can’t always wear clothes that look like you spent the last month not doing laundry. We have designs for your gallery opening cocktail hour, too.

Artist’s Wear.

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About The Author: Michael Heath is a Senior IT Support Specialist, ISC Classroom Technology Services, at the University of Pennsylvania.

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Summer Patterns: Keith Breitfeller, Sarah Haenn and Robert McNellis

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Sarah Haenn

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Summer Patterns: Keith Breitfeller, Sarah Haenn and Robert McNellis

Opening Event June 3, 2017

May 11, 2017– JED WILLIAMS GALLERY is proud and excited to announce its first showing of 3 fascinating artists, whose works conjugate the feel of summer through the use of patterns of color and light in various striking ways. Jed Williams Gallery continues its exploration of adventurous curating, revealing the subtle connections and inner similarities between various artists and art mediums– including the first-ever showing of large sculptural installations incorporating artificial lighting. “Summer Patterns” seeks to express and celebrate the different connotations of summer, and the intermingling of the device of repeating color patterning with a free, joyful creative mindset. The small scale of Keith Breitfeller’s drawings adds vivid punctuation to the conversation; the interest in color and light is nicely bracketed between Robert McNellis’s illuminated sculptures and Sarah Haenn’s large fabric and framed prints displaying bold pattern shapes. Many of Breitfeller’s pieces rely on metallic inks to reflect light and provide an ethereal foundation. In so doing they echo the play of light and reflections that McNellis uses also to great effect. Breitfellers’ drawing works contain tiny areas coated in repeating patterns that Sara’s work so aptly isolates and in some ways amplifies.

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Sarah Haenn

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Sarah Haenn is a recent graduate from Rhode Island School of Design (BFA Textiles 2016), she will be showing large fabric works from her thesis, Illuminance Experience, and several framed pieces from Lil Mermaid, a collection of repeated hand-painted prints focusing on the aesthetics of three different Surfer and Mermaid destinations. Haenn’s large prints are inspired from her time spent in Avalon, New Jersey – a beach town full of life long memories and friends which, Haenn says, “has impacted her life so positively”. According to Haenn, her artwork focuses on Experiences – whether it be a specific Experience of a place, or to make work that the viewer can Experience and enter into metaphorically. I draw inspiration from places that have brought ultimate gratification and happiness to either myself, or another. Sarah also currently has work on view in “Surface Forms”, an exhibition at the Fabric Workshop and Museum in Philadelphia, which she created during her time as an apprentice there.

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Tobert McNellis

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Robert McNellis represents the first ever showing by JWG of an artist using actual electric lights and reflective gels in his work. Robert McNellis’ new work is in part a response to the evolving sense of the importance of “narratives of landscapes” in his work of the last year. Relying even more on the untapped possibilities of the photograph, the plurality of image in the new work evokes not only expanses of space, but also expanses of time. Again, he uses details of images derived from photographs and photographs derived from details of images, only now he combines these with an eye towards their narrative undercurrents. McNellis first studied film at the University of South Florida. In 2008-2012 he turned from photography to begin working with mixed media using fluorescent lights, color filters, and building materials to make large three dimensional pieces. He has shown in a variety of venues including the Johnson Center for the Arts (in Troy, Alabama), Holy Family University and, most recently a solo exhibit, “afterimage|photostructures.” at ARTSPACE 1241 in Philadelphia.

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Keith Breitfeller

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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. Residing in Philadelphia, Keith has exhibited locally for 30 years with solo exhibits at Vox Populi, Sande Webster Gallery, Abington Art Center and Perkin’s Center for the Arts. Outside of the region he has shown in Texas, Tennessee, Massachusetts and in Austria.

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Please join us for an opening reception June 3, 2017 from 5-7pm. Private press previews and artist studio visits are available prior to the opening by appointment only. Show runs from June 3-24 at Jed Williams Gallery, 615 Bainbridge St. Philadelphia.

About Jed Williams Gallery: Named one of the top art galleries in Bella Vista and Queen Village by Philadelphia Magazine (March 2015), Jed Williams Gallery is a unique art space owned and operated since 2010 by artist Jed Williams. JWG showcases up-and-coming and inspiring artists from the Philadelphia area. Artists featured are from all backgrounds including classically trained as well as self-taught outsider artists. The gallery shows a variety of thoughtful, cutting edge high quality works ranging from 2D, mixed media and painting, to video, installation and sculpture.

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Soltane Arts: Paintings by Jed Williams

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Sad Girl

 

Paintings by Jed Williams at Soltane Arts

May 6 to June 30th, 2017

164 Bridge Street, Phoenixville, Pa. 19460

Phone: 610-933-0148

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A.H. Scott: Could It Be His Kiss?

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Paint America Great Again by Taqiy Muhammad, Copyright 2017

 

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Poetry by A. H. Scott

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COULD IT BE HIS KISS?

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Could it be his kiss?

Well, it sure as Hell ain’t bliss

In his squint there’s something amiss

Could it be what’s in his kiss?

Or, far worse than delusion is what we dread

Tiny hands are nothing compared to the voices inside his head

The world loves you, Donald!

No matter how vicious you are to the powerless poor

The world loves you, Donald!

With a glint in his eye, smiling budgeter Mick “The Meat Cleaver” Mulvaney slickly slices the throat

The world loves you, Donald!

Reality TV is nothin’ we’re gonna laugh at now

Omarosa is the real deal, standin’ by your side

Could it be his kiss?

Maybe like an anesthetic, his magical pucker holds followers to sway in euphoric ecstasy

Any way the wind blows, can be like the truth or lies

Blow, baby, blow!

Surprise! Surprise! Surpise!

It’s Kellyanne “The Fact Whisperer” Conway, getting ready for her expanding 15 on the fly

The world loves you, Donald!

Daily detractors have met their match in Sean “The Man Tryin’ To Keep A Straight Face” Spicer

The world loves you, Donald!

And, who could forget that man of callous cannon, Steve “The Bureaucratic Blaster” Bannon

If their minds can match, why can’t their lips?

Could it be his kiss?

Wake up, world!

That conning pie hole ain’t worth the risk

Selling wolf tickets like they’re going out of style

What’s in his kiss?

Something ever so vile

That kinda affection he’s bringin’ forth is a poisonous mile

Kiss off!

Ban this!

Piss off!

Ban that!

Grease up and pucker hard

The world loves you, Donald!

And, the world is your dance card

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Painting by Taqiy Muhammad, Copyright 2017

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About The Author: A.H. Scott is a poet based in New York City and frequent contributor to Tony Ward Studio. To read additional articles by A. H. Scott, go herehttp://tonywardstudio.com/blog/h-scott-trustworthiness/

 

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Milt Ward: The Alphabet Series

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Milt Ward: The Alphabet Series

 

 

Milt Ward was born on July 30th, 1917 in Savannah, Georgia. As a teenager Milt was intrigued by the signage that appeared on various shop windows during his youth. He was particularly intrigued by point of purchase displays that were used to market and sell merchandize by shop owners in his neighborhood, and began to practice the art of hand lettering that would later become his vocation and specialty as a graphic artist.  As a young man he moved from the segregated South in search of more freedom and opportunities to explore his interest in art and settled in Philadelphia with his mother, Eva and younger brother Bennie. The young artist with steady hand enrolled in drawing classes at the Fleisher School of Art in South Philadelphia and  was one of the first African Americans to join the Philadelphia Art Directors club where he met like minded artists and life long friends including the distinguished watercolorist, Michael P. Rocco. For most of his career Milt was employed by the Diversified Marketing Group in Philadelphia, and he also freelanced for the Mel Richman Advertising Group in Bala Cynywd, Pa. Milt Ward passed away on October 31, 2003 at the age of 86. The Alphabet Series was produced between 1989 and 1993.

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