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August 24, 2014

Drawing Now Philadelphia 2014

Serena Perrone
“Auditory Evidence,” 2009
Woodcut and silverpoint on mylar
9.75″ x 12″
Image courtesy of Cade Tompkins Projects

"I am proud to present DRAWING NOW PHILADELPHIA, highlighting leading local artists who exemplify the versatility of drawing by stretching the traditional boundaries of the genre. DRAWING NOW PHILADELPHIA will feature 14 Philadelphia-based artists whose work is at the forefront of the medium: Ruth Scott Blackson, Astrid Bowlby, Amze Emmons, Alexis Granwell, Daniel Heyman, Sharka Hyland, Colin Keefe, Erin Murray, Michelle Oosterbaan, Serena Perrone, Mia Rosenthal, Hiro Sakaguchi, Caroline Santa, and Samantha Simpson. By exhibiting a well-rounded variety of artistic practices, concepts and visions related to drawing, DRAWING NOW PHILADELPHIA offers a glimpse into the latest directions and developments in drawing and works on paper.
Drawing is a process of investigation, of testing, and questioning, a meditation on the medium itself. It is not and never has been a simplistic or subordinate medium. It is a wordless language, and an image-extension of the artist. It functions as notation, as a means of transposing streams of consciousness, or as experimentation with ideas and processes. Shirking grandeur, ostentation, and effect, the flexibility of drawing as well as its economy of means allows for a sincere revelation of the artist’s mark and purest aesthetic gestures.
Gone are the days when drawing or working on paper were viewed as merely preparatory, novice or journalistic. While many other genres have come in and out of fashion and fallen victim to perpetual self-re-invention, drawing has quietly maintained its purity, and, unimpressed by the short life span of popular, cutting edge approaches of other media, it has persisted and preserved the simplicity of basic forms, of the mark, of concepts, and principles of aesthetics. Yet drawing still doesn’t get the attention it should. Nor do the artists. DRAWING NOW PHILADELPHIA hopes to bring to light the work of some of the region’s leading artists and to bring well deserved attention to the Philadelphia art scene.
DRAWING NOW PHILADELPHIA, hosted by ArtSpace Liberti, opens on September 5, 2014 and will run through October 26, 2014. Join us for the opening reception on Friday, September 5, from 6:30to 9:30pm."

Sabina Tichindeleanu, curator
Emilie Keim Viss, assistant curator
ArtSpace Liberti, 2424 E. York St.
Opening: September 5, 2014, 6:30pm

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Mia Rosenthal
“After Bierstadt: Storm in the Mountains,” 2013
Ink on paper
13¼” x 20″
Image courtesy of Gallery Joe

Caroline Santa

Erin Murray
“Lossiness,” 2012
Charcoal and graphite on paper
24″ x 72″

Michelle Oosterbaan
“Night Atlas,” 2013
Mixed media on Arches paper
22” x 30″

May 6, 2013


Please join us, Sat., May 18, 4-7pm, on the corner of 8th and Butler in Hunting Park, for RE-8, a one-night benefit exhibition featuring works on paper by Sabina Tichindeleanu.

RE-8 is a site-specific project designed to help raise money for the renovation of 8th Street Community Center in Hunting Park, Philadelphia. 8th Street Community Center stands on the corner of 8th and Butler, the same corner where, back in the 80s and 90s, the so-called "Blue Tape Warriors" sold with impunity massive quantities of illegal drugs.

RE-8’s aim is to invite people, through art and charity, to get to know the city that they call “home,” and for art to come out of its comfort zone and thrive in an unexpected corner of the city.

The exhibition will have on view two series of drawings, which reflect on the sordid history of 8th and Butler and hope for its re-newal. All works will be available for purchase and all proceeds will be used for the renovation of the 8th St. Community Center. Donations of any amount will also be accepted. This event will include a silent auction for a postcard drawing by Philadelphia artist, Mia Rosenthal.

Sabina Tichindeleanu
“Marked with Blue”
graphite on paper, 9″x12″

Sabina Tichindeleanu
graphite and colored pencil on paper, 11″x14″

This event will include a silent auction for a postcard drawing by Philadelphia artist, Mia Rosenthal.

Mia Rosenthal, “Everglades”

We hope to see you on May 18!

Sabina Tichindeleanu, artist and curator
Emilie Keim, co-curator

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January 31, 2013

January 30, 2013

InLiquid Benefit v. 13 at Crane Arts

I am excited to be a part of this event! A drawing from my Self-portrait series will be included in the exhibition!

From InLiquid's website:
One space. One night a year.
One Love: ART.
Friday, February 15, 2013 5 – 6:30 pm

VIP Preview Party and Meet & Greet with Jurors
The v.13 VIP Preview Party is a more intimate and formal occasion for high-level patrons, collectors, and sponsors, featuring exclusive live entertainment, a meet and greet with the selected jurors, and pre-bidding on all silent auction items. Special Live Performance by Laurent Bass.

$75 in advance* /
$100 at the door
(includes admission to
the Main Event from
6:30 to 9:30 pm)
Friday, February 15, 2013 6:30 – 9:30 pm

InLiquid v.13 Silent Auction Benefit
InLiquid’s Annual Benefit is both a fabulous social happening and a showcase for the works of the region’s premier visual artists. As always, a major feature of our party is the array of art, gift certificates, jewelry, and design items available in a silent auction.

$40 in advance* /
$50 at the door