David Herbert Solo Exhibition at Grizzly Grizzly, Resident Artists Exhibition at Cheltenham Center for the Arts, Jabroni Smackdown, A Toxic Love Story (1979-2023) at Fjord Gallery, Alter Street Open Studios and Sale, plus many more.

David Herbert Solo Exhibition at Grizzly Grizzly, Resident Artists Exhibition at Cheltenham Center for the Arts, Jabroni Smackdown, A Toxic Love Story (1979-2023) at Fjord Gallery, Alter Street Open Studios and Sale, plus many more.

Hello, this week is easy. There are three exhibitions to highlight and several free events for everyone to enjoy. In Grizzly Grizzly, a solo exhibition of sculptures by David Herbert, transforms the space and references the Western art historical canon. Artists Johannah Herr and BK share sculptures and collaged iconography through the lens of professional wrestling at Fjord Gallery. 2202 Alter Street Studios is hosting an open house and sale on Saturday, May 20th. Plus more events and exhibitions.

Notable exhibitions

HAND-ME-DOWN David Herbert solo exhibition at Grizzly Grizzly

Miniature from HAND-ME-DOWN, a solo exhibition by sculptor David Herbert. Image courtesy of Grizzly Grizzly.

May 5 – June 18, 2023
Opening hours: Saturday – Sunday, 14-18 hours
Grizzly Grizzly, 319 N 11th St, 2nd Floor Philadelphia, PA 19107

HAND-ME-DOWN, is a solo exhibition by sculptor David Herbert, his first show in Philadelphia. In the show, Herbert alters the gallery space with a false back wall, enclosing the space and increasing intimacy. Sculptures reference the traditional Western canon from art history books, including remakes of Duchamp’s Bicycle Wheel in bright yellow, a Grecian bust, and a plywood interpretation of the World War II Navarone mountain playset. The site-specific installation shrinks the space’s floor plan by a third and reimagines the display of artwork through walls and acrylic boxes.

Learn more about the exhibition here.

Fjord Gallery presents JABRONI SMACKDOWN, Toxic Love Story (1979-2023)

WWE-style poster announcing BK and Johannah Herr's joint exhibition at Fjord Gallery.  In the center, it is transformed by amorphous figures of Hulk Hogan, flowing into each other.  They are surrounded by a yellow rectangle, beyond which is a black background with white neon lightning patterns.  At the top is a yellow background with red
Jabroni Smackdown: A Toxic Lovestory (1979-2023) Exhibition Poster. Image courtesy of Fjord Gallery.

May 6 – June 17, 2023
Fjord Gallery, 1400 N American St #105, Philadelphia, PA, 19122

Fjord Gallery is pleased to inform you Jabroni Smackdown, A Toxic Love Story (1979-2023), an exhibition of collaborative work by American artist Johanna Herr and Iranian-American artist BK. Through playfully subverted sculptures and collaged iconography, the exhibition critically examines the history of US-Iranian relations through the spandex-clad lens of professional wrestling.

Learn more here.

Resident Artist Exhibition at Cheltenham Center for the Arts

Poster advertising the Cheltenham Center for the Arts' Resident Artists Exhibition 2023. Three works of art are each displayed vertically in a landscape format.  Artist name precedes image.  First Thrush, depicting two humanoid forms holding each other, multiple faces emerging from the nearest figure.  A wolf appears in the lower right corner.  The largest figure holding its hand over a fairy-like figure is in red, orange and cream.  A blue bird shoots through space.  The fairy boy is light yellow in color with a light green head.  Behind each figure is a background of red and white circles and blue.  The wolf-like figure appears in green, purple and blue.  The second, Foster, shows a graphite drawing of a dense forest with small pools of light appearing in the darkest shadows.  The last one, Ryukas, shows a multicolored woman in pink, green, blue and orange lying here upside down.  The background is an explosion of blue, red, pink and purple.
Cheltenham Center for the Arts Resident Artists Exhibition Poster 2023. Image courtesy of Cheltenham Center for the Arts.

May 18 – June 12, 2023
Opening Reception: Thursday, May 18, 6 – 8 p.m
Cheltenham Center for the Arts, 439 Ashbourne Road, Cheltenham, PA 19012

Cheltenham Arts Center is celebrating the 2022-2023 Artists in Residence, ending their residency year with an exhibition of their work. Featuring the work of Elena Drozdova, Emma Foster and Diana Riukus.

Learn more here.


Alter Street is hosted by Open Studios

Poster announcing open studios for 2202 Alter Street.  Saturday, May 20, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.  Light bites and drinks, kid-friendly activities, free and open to the public.  RSVP on Eventbrite: Alter Street Open Studios.  The text is set against a wooden door with metallic gilding and an industrial light above.  The door is set in a brick building.
Open Studios poster for 2202 Alter Street. Image courtesy of Alter Street.

Free of charge
Saturday, May 20, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m
2202 Alter st, Philadelphia, PA, 19146

2202 Alter Street Studios invites the public to tour and participate in a sale. There will be snacks, drinks and family activities.

Learn more here.
Reply here.

Bumpin’ Bride dance party for all ages hosted by artists Ani/Malayaworks

Free of charge
18 – 20 hours
Painted Bride Art Center, 5212 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19139

Join movement artists Ani/Malayaworks and Painted Bride for an outdoor dance piece featuring the sounds of Motown, Afrobeat and Folklorico. All ages and abilities welcome!

Learn more here.
Reply here.

Temple Music Prep: Festival of Young Musicians

Free and streaming on YouTube
2 – 4 p.m
Temple Performing Arts Center, 1837 N. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19122

Featuring members of the Center for Gifted Young Musicians Chamber Orchestra directed by Mitchell Newmand and the Baroque Players directed by Aaron Picht.

Learn more here.
Watch on YouTube.

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