This Friday and Saturday, April 25 & 26:”GERMINATION”, a time-lapse video projection by Amber Johnston and curated by Sean Stoops

Amber Johnston

GERMINATION

A time-lapse video projection curated by Sean Stoops,

as part of Animated Architecture.

Friday and Saturday, April 25 – 26, 7:30pm to 9:30pm each night

Opening Reception Friday April 25, 7:30pm-9:30pm

Jed Williams Gallery is very proud and excited to present Germination, the first -ever video art/installation piece exhibitedat the gallery since it opened.

Germination is a time-lapse video projection composed of Amber Johnston’s still photographs, shot over 10 months during her daily travels from East Kensington to Center City and South Philly. The video is presented as a rear projection on storefront windows, intended to be viewed from outside at night. The windows double as screens that appear to “reflect” the ongoing transitions in the gentrification of Philadelphia.

Johnston writes,

“…The disjointed nature of the video mirrors conflicting feelings around gentrification… This project has come to represent life’s never stagnant flow. There is always change- good or bad. Life is growing and dying to make room for the new.”

In addition to the video projection screening, the gallery will also have a selection of Amber Johnston’s photo prints on display and available for purchase throughout the weekend (including gallery hours on Sunday noon-3pm)

About Animated Architecture:

Animated Architecture is a festival of site-specific, outdoor/indoor video art events, usually held at night and screened at various Philadelphia buildings, that opened in fall 2013. In spring 2012 Animated Architecture was named as one of thirty-five art project award winners to receive grants from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, as part of its Knight Arts Challenge, which funds innovative projects that engage and enrich Philadelphia’s communities. For more information, visit:

www.animatedarchitecture.org

 

 

THIS SATURDAY April 5th, 12-3pm –Karen M. at Jed Williams Gallery

This Saturday April 5th, The artist Karen M. will be present at the gallery between noon and 3pm .she will be there to discuss and answer questions about the artwork of collaborative art duo Anthony C. & Karen M., and she will also be presenting new works in marker on archival paper (see image below).

"PEACE", marker on archival paper, 19 X 24 inches, Anthony C.& Karen M.

“PEACE”, marker on archival paper, 19 X 24 inches, Anthony C.& Karen M.

RENEWAL STREET: The Art of Anthony C.& KAREN M.

March 10-April 14 2014

Opening Reception Saturday March 15, 2014, 5-7pm

click here for official press release 

 

 

 

 

THIS SUNDAY March 30th–Groove to the sounds of Juan DiMida

This Sunday, artist and experimental musician Juan DiMida will be showing off his unique brand of electronic music, using his synthesizer, groove box and more.. Come take in cool, exciting sounds while viewing the current exhibit, “RENEWAL STREET: Art by Anthony C. and Karen M.”

http://www.jedwilliamsgallery.com/press-release-anthonyc_and_karenm/

Artwork by Juan DiMida

Artwork by Juan DiMida

Juan DiMida is a local Philadelphia artist, musician and muralist; His artwork is full of high-key colors and street art/graphic design influenced compositions and characters.
Juan DiMida was also one of the first artists to show at Jed Williams Gallery (his art was featured in the “Juan Dimida and Judy Engle” exhibit in 2011) and now he is back at Jed Williams Gallery just for this one afternoon!
Along with his groovy sounds and electronic meanderings,
Juan Dimida will be displaying a selection of prints of his works.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/juandimida/

New cholo stencils by Anthony C.& Karen M. currently on view

New “cholo” stencil works on paper, based on popular East L.A. tattoos, by Anthony C. and Karen M., are currently on view at Jed Williams Gallery (as part of the “Renewal Street…” exhibit)

Here are images of some of the cholo stencils:

GOLD CHOLO STENCIL, Anthony C. & Karen M., 2014

 

Installation view of GREEN CHOLO STENCIL

Installation view of GREEN CHOLO STENCIL

RENEWAL STREET: The Art of Anthony C.& KAREN M.

March 10-April 14 2014

Opening Reception Saturday March 15, 2014, 5-7pm

click here for official press release 

 

 

 

 

KAREN M. at Jed Williams Gallery 4-6pm Thursday March 20 and Friday March 21

SPECIAL TWO-DAY ARTIST EVENT

The artist Karen M. will be present at the gallery during gallery hours 4-6pm this Thursday March 20 and Friday March 21; she will be there to discuss and answer questions about the artwork of collaborative art duo Anthony C. & Karen M., and she will also be presenting new works including recent art books and stickers.

RENEWAL STREET: The Art of Anthony C.& KAREN M.

March 10-April 14 2014

Opening Reception Saturday March 15, 2014, 5-7pm

click here for official press release 

 

 

 

 

“JOIE DE VIVRE: A Celebration of Black Culture” Feb.1-28–Opening Reception: Saturday Feb. 8, 4pm-7pm

 JOIE DE VIVRE

A Celebration of Black Culture

February 1 – 28, 2014

 Join us for a special art exhibition in honor of

Black History Month hosted by guest curator

Florcy Morisset, Vivant Art Collection 

  Opening Reception

Saturday, February 8, 2014 from 4pm – 7pm

Complimentary wine and cheese

Click HERE for official press release

http://vivantartcollection.com/

ZONK Pop Up Art and Fashion show–on view until January 28th

 ZONK Pop Up (ART Show & More) on display until Jan. 28, 2014…art, fashions, accessories, video by Eric ZONK

This special fashion/art show  includes bow ties, hair beaus, fashion bows, throw pillow covers, circle/infinity scarves, patches, drawings, paintings and more by local Philadelphia artist/fashion-maker Eric Zonk!

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Eric Zonk is a visual/fashion/performance artist whose work and performances are well known across Philadelphia and many other places such as Chicago and New York City. For over 15 years Zonk has been exhibiting his artwork and performing for large as well as intimate audiences. Zonk’s visual art and performance all spring from the same well of funky, cosmic-spiritual creativity. Studying Fashion Design at the Philadelphia Art Institute inspired him to create more fashion which to him is 3-dimensional sculptural art on the human form. Eric Zonk’s many creative pursuits also include having been the owner/director of Zonk Arts Gallery, a Queen Village/Bella Vista creative hot spot, which coincidentally was where Jed Williams had his first group show ever.

You can find out more about Zonk at: http://zonkarts.wordpress.com/