May 9, 2017

Mary Cassatt, Woman with a Pearl Necklace in a Loge, 1879, Philadelphia Museum of Art Mary Cassatt’s Woman with a Pearl Necklace in a Loge: Creative Distortion and Audio Synesthesia in a Painted Portrait DoN Brewer Spring 2017 The Elements of Art, The Barnes Foundation William M. Perthes, Senior Instructor Woman with a Pearl Necklace […]

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Dooms Day

February 9, 2017

Alex Mosoeanu, Moment of Inspiration, metallic Sumi-e ink, metallic markers and colored pencils on drawing paper, 2016 Dooms Day, Group Art Show, Plays and Players Art Gallery Interview with Dooms Day curator Alex Mosoeanu: “We’re in the Plays and Players Theater in the lower lobby are in the Plays and Players Art Gallery. We are having […]

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January 20, 2017

Eppchez! Abstract Packer #1 Eye Bulge #2 Big Queer Ice Cream #3 Pocket Rocket, foam and fabric, 1st Prize, How Do I Look? How do I Look? Shifting Representations of Queer Identities, Da Vinci Art Alliance by DoN Brewer Queer is a difficult word for me to use as a signifier; when I was a […]

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November 24, 2016

Chief Teefie, marker on Strathmore paper, 24″ x 24″, Alonzo Troy Humphrey Alonzo Troy Humphrey, 12th Annual Juried Art Show and Sale at Off the Wall Gallery at Dirty Frank’s Today I really screwed up at work. I told my art partner I’d have the money, I knew where the money was but I had spoken too […]

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October 9, 2016

#CORRESPONDENCIA, Community Futures Lab, Luz Elvira Torres, México #CORRESPONDENCIA at Community Futures Lab Alien Architect, Cohen Asher reached out to me through social media to attend a pop-up event at Community Futures Lab, 22nd & Ridge Ave. The thing was I had my own event, a large group show of the Photographic Society of Philadelphia at The Plastic […]

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August 13, 2016

Gerhard Richter, Piz Lagrev, 1995, oil on canvas. Promised gift of Keith L. and Katherine Sachs. Embracing the Contemporary, Sachs Collection at Philadelphia Museum of Art DoN confessed his love of Gerhard Richter to Katherine Sachs, sharing how being a Richter apologist for some folks can be difficult. I asked her, as a collector, if she gets that kind of push back from […]

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June 30, 2016

Lilliana Didovic, Written Walls, acrylic on canvas, 24″ x 30″, Main Line Art Center Perceptions of Reality and Dreams, Lilliana Didovic, Main Line Art Center In the land of gods and monsters is a secret place that only the believers can go. If you suspend imagination and ride the gravity waves, the world is beautiful in […]

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June 17, 2016

Artspace 1241, Stella Untalan, ink drawing Artspace 1241, Brian David Dennis, Lesley Tao Mowat, Stella Untalan: Being in the Woods Being in the Woods unites Stella Untalan‘s ink drawings and Brian David Dennis‘ large cardboard construction titled, [bar], in a meta-magical art installation vibrating with the rhythms of the universe and nature. Minimalist drawings using walnut ink and […]

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May 26, 2016

Alaska Thunderfuck 5000 from the Planet Glamtron Alaska Thunderfuck, Haus of Ham at Kung Fu Necktie To say that I’m totally fan-girling over going to see Alaska Friday night is an understatement. I am obsessed. I wrote about her video Your Makeup is Terrible back in 2014 as the #2 video of the year. Since […]

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May 10, 2016

Tilda Mann, Wave (Paradise Cove), oil on paper mounted on wood, Creating Momentum, Cerulean Arts Gallery Studio Creating Momentum, Cerulean Arts Gallery Studio At a recent award ceremony, where I was one of the photographers, I overheard a comment from a voice behind me. The man said to his companion, “I miss those days when […]

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