Wednesday, May 30, 2012

2012 Philadelphia Pickup Truck Expo

We'll be participating in the 2012 Philadelphia Pickup Truck Expo this weekend at the Ice Box in the Crane Arts Building. Come see what craziness the Philadelphia Sculpture Gym puts together!

2012 Philadelphia Pickup Truck Expo
June 2nd, 6-10 pm
The Icebox at the Crane Arts Building
organized by Timothy Belknap and Ryan McCartney


We are proud to announce the 2012 Philadelphia Pickup Truck Expo, to be held in the Icebox at the Crane Arts building June 2nd from 6-10 pm. Over a dozen pickup trucks representing artists, galleries and arts organizations will be parked in the Icebox on this evening. Each truck will house a unique artwork in its cargo bed, built specifically for the exposition. In addition, all hoods will be lifted to showcase various and handsome engines; attendees are encouraged to sit and daydream in the driver's seat of each truck.

Participants have been asked to work alone or assemble a team in order to source a pickup truck, then create and install a piece within its cargo bed for this exposition. Trucks will be allowed into the Icebox 24 hours before the public opening- each piece will be assembled during this time.
In addition to the opening Saturday, June 2nd, there will be several truck themed events occurring, including a movie night May 31st at 8 pm and a motor oil/ transmission fluid leak monoprint show on Sunday, June 3rd after all trucks have departed.
Details to be updated at the Crane Arts website:

Participants include:

Philadelphia Sculpture Gym
Grant Cox
Ben Will
Katrina Chamberlin
Rebecca Saylor Sack
Jess Perlitz
Nick Lenker
Kali Yuga Zoo Brigade
Chris Vecchio
Kaci Crooks Vecchio
Matt Giel
Eric Miller
Fabian Lopez
Second State Press
Timothy Belknap
Erin Riley
Matt Brett
Jonathan Santoro
Shanna Waddell
Piper Brett
Shaun Baer
Ryan McCartney
Matt Belknap
Christopher Davison
Space 1026
John Roebas
Bryan Goodhart

Refreshments will be served!!

This Friday! Jake Henry at Space 1026

This Friday, check out It's a Trap! new work by Jake Henry at Space 1026! Details below!

New work by Jake Henry
June 1 – 30, 2012
Opening Friday, June 1st, 7 – 10 pm

Space 1026 is proud to present a new body of work by Philadelphia-based artist, Jake Henry. A former Space 1026 member, Henry’s studio practice often references precarious contemporary themes while staying firmly rooted in the sturdy craft of past. It’s a Trap! exhibits a range of accessible pieces based in metals, printmaking, wood and more. The show centers around overscale models of the ever-present image of the cartoon snare.
Born and raised in the small agricultural community of Tipton, Indiana, Jake Henry moved to Philadelphia to formally study at The University of the Arts in 1995, joining Space 1026 shortly thereafter, where he continued to work for the next ten years. He has since moved his studio into the home he shares with his wife, Assunta; new daughter, Lemon; and their four dogs and five cats.

Henry’s work has been shown in galleries and museums across Europe and the United States, including the Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia and the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco. His work in sculpture, printmaking, drawing and painting finds influence in his Midwestern roots, as well as his new role as Papa.

Check the Space 1026 website for regular updates or e-mail for more details.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Oh my goodness...

Found this on Pinterest...amazing...

Weekend Recap

Hope everyone had an amazing weekend! Mine was crazy but good...and there was grilling involved, which made it all the better. Friday night we celebrated our anniversary with beers and food at the Sculpture Gym. Thanks to Margaux, Walter, Søren, Silas, John, Jenny, Jimmy and Gus for coming!

Saturday morning we set up at the new Barnes Foundation for a few hours, doing press molds and plaster casting with kids, which was pretty hysterical. The cups with clay and plaster in them looked like parfaits and all the kids kept talking about how they wanted to eat them.

Saturday afternoon and evening I was back in the Sculpture Gym, painting the second bathroom and starting on the gallery ceiling topcoat. So much painting but the end is near! (Thank goodness!)

Sunday was more painting in the am and then that evening we had a lil' BBQ, which was fun. Big thanks to everyone who came!

Monday Olivia and I went baby pool shopping while Justin and Gus moved large amounts of stuff into the Sculpture Gym, which is pretty exciting. In fact, I am headed to our studio now to start packing our stuff up (again!) to get it ready for moving to the Philadelphia Sculpture Gym. Yay!

Friday, May 25, 2012

4 years...

Happy anniversary to my hub of 4 you!

Thursday, May 24, 2012

This Saturday: Philadelphia Sculpture Gym at The Barnes!


We are so excited to help kick off the grand opening of The Barnes Foundation this Saturday...we'll be doing a family friendly press mold and casting demo from 10-11:30am. For more info, see below or check out The Barnes Foundation website.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Philadelphia Sculptors Annual Meeting and 5 into 1 Student Exhibition

Philadelphia Sculptors is having their annual meeting on Saturday, June 2nd at Moore College of Art and Design. Go for the meeting and stay for the reception of the 5 into 1 Student Exhibition. See below for more details.

Sculpture shows in Philly

Stephen Layne

Yesterday Gus and I went to check out the Stephen Layne show at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art and the Adam Wallacavage show at the Philadelphia Art Alliance. The mix of carving, casting and direct sculpting in epoxy clay between the two shows was a nice combo (especially if you are a process nerd like myself and like figuring out how things are made.) 

 Stephen Layne

 Adam Wallacavage

 Adam Wallacavage

Michael Fujita also had a show in one of the first floor galleries at the Philadelphia Art Alliance.