Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Member News: Heather Sundquist

hello hello
i am writing to let everyone know some of my work will be in a show at the Projects Gallery. The show opens on Friday the 5th of September and it would be amazing if you could come and see it. The show sounds like it will be really interesting and I'm super excited to have this opportunity. If you won't be able to make the opening or if you want to go another time, the gallery is open during the week and I can always arrange a special viewing if you're the shy type. It will be up for the month of September. Feel free to give me a buzz or anything. i really hope you can make it!

thank you!

Contact: Helen Meyrick
August 13, 2008
Projects Gallery
629 N. 2nd St. Philadelphia PA 19123 267-303-9652

For immediate release:

Fresh! - Invitational Exhibition Provides a Blank Canvas for Emerging Artists

Projects Gallery opens its 2008-09 season with Fresh! 2008. Inspired by Philadelphia’s rich and multi-faceted artistic talent, this invitational exhibition highlights this city’s emerging artists. The palpable energy of the current art scene has been garnering increasing attention and critical respect. Fresh! is an unique opportunity to bring together disparate artists united not by imposed thematic or material concerns but as a chorus of individual voices heralding the vibrant, varied directions of contemporary art. Selected by gallery Director Helen Meyrick because of her immediate visceral response to their work, these artists diversely employ sculpture, photography, painting and drawing. Regardless of chosen style, material, or subject, these artists are a breath of fresh air.

A sampling of the contrasts in style illustrates the range of the artists, while placing them in the larger context of contemporary movements. Krista Rothwell paints neo-realistic images of herself and her sister on flat, spaceless color fields, demonstrating that the art of painting is far from dead. Carl Marin portrays the confrontation between nature and urban encroachment, echoing current design and kitsch aesthetics. Brooke Holloway’s works on paper require careful viewing, revealing biting commentary on feminist issues through the contradictory tangles of popular culture. Previously a graphic designer, Gregory Farrar Scott’s sculptural work is imbued with humor, cheekily riffing on found objects used to create pseudo-portraits.

Fresh! provides these artists a blank canvas on which to make their mark in the Philadelphia arts arena. Participants include: Cat Badger, Rosanne D'Andrea, Talia Greene, Brooke Holloway, Carl Marin, Itsuki Ogihara, Marilyn Rodriguez-Behrle, Lynn Rosenthal, Mia Rosenthal, Krista Rothwell, Gregory Farrar Scott, Heather Sundquist, and others. Many of these artists are recent graduates from several of Philadelphia’s finest art schools, including Moore College of Art and Design, the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, and Temple University’s Tyler School of Art.

Fresh! runs from Friday August 29 through September 27, 2008 with a First Friday artist reception September 5th, from 6-9 p.m. The reception is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Wednesday & Thursday 4-7 and Friday & Saturday noon to 7 p.m. For more information or digital images, please contact Projects Gallery at 267-303-9652 or
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