Tuesday, March 30

Spontaneous Repetition at Stratasphere

We had a really lovely opening of Spontaneous Repetition at Stratasphere on Sunday. The artists were myself, Erin Castellan, and Colleen McCubbin Stepanic. We had a good turnout, good food, and even harp music courtesy the talented Will Gillespie. Let me give you a tour:
The gallery owner put in fresh heather at the front entrance sometime during the week. The building is a former bank that has been transformed into an alternative gallery space. Since it's pretty small, the owners specialize in offering the space to small groups of 2-3 artists with cohesive curatorial proposals. It's in the Kensington section of the city, and is a small bright spot of art in the area. Bright works greet visitors in the small vestibule. A few steps up and you enter a northern-light filled, high-ceilinged front room.
We made an effort not to crowd the works and find pieces that could hold conversations. My small pieces filled in the numerous nooks and crannies.Walking past the front room, you enter a hallway/kitchenette that leads to a small back room.The hallway was perfect for this series of cityscapes, as they're best on close inspection. (I sold 2 of these!) In the back room we each had a piece to anchor each available wall. This room is southern-lit, arm and intimate. I wasn't so sure about having my one small piece on the wall at right, afraid to waste space, but the others convinced me.

The work is up through May 1st, and the gallery is open on Saturdays and Sundays 1-5 (except Easter Sunday). The address is 1854 Germantown Ave, corner of Berks and Germantown across from Cousins supermarket. I'll post more details later.

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