Sunday, February 9, 2014

Manifesto-ish Unveils New Video Game Art Museum

Manifesto-ish will unveil artist in residence Jon Gourley's Video Game Art Museum via a live virtual opening

Thursday 2/20/14, 7-10PM est.

To access the opening, go to at the proper day and time.
What is the Video Game Art Museum? The Video Game Art Museum (VGAM) is constructed with art objects appropriated from the backgrounds of video games. In their original context, these "works" function as proxies, or simulations, of art. By recontextualizing these simulations into a virtual gallery, VGAM will playfully refocus attention onto the works themselves, explore the intersection of art and simulation, and satirize recent institutional forays into the subject of video games and art (see the Smithsonian's The Art of Video Games and Google Art Project).

Who is Artist in Residence Jon Gourley: Jon Gourley is originally from Des Moines, IA. He received a BS/BA from University of Iowa and an MFA at the San Francisco Art Institute. He has exhibited at the Des Moines Art Center, Southern Exposure, AC Institute, and Queens Nails gallery. His work primarily investigates failed communication, its poetics, and the ensuing tragicomedies.

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Friday, February 7, 2014

February First Friday Highlights

Check out Space 2033, already!

Space 2033 
2033 Frankford Avenue
2/7/14, 6-9pm

Paper art, skins, prints, ink drawings, paintings, sculpture and interactive installation by artists

Lesley Haas
Jes Gamble
Kimberlee Traub
Jamie Paige Pepitone
Music by Dentana
Opening 6-10PM

Matelli Sleepwalker Sculpture Surprise and Controversy

Did you hear about this?  Something amusing for your Friday.

A statue of a man sleepwalking in his underpants is surrounded by snow on the campus of Wellesley College, in Wellesley, Mass., Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014. The sculpture entitled "Sleepwalker" is part of an exhibit by sculptor Tony Matelli at the college's Davis Museum.   AP PHOTO/STEVEN SENNE

See the full story here: Tony Matelli Sleepwalker Sculpture Controversy

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Nancy Gail Ring @ 73 See Gallery

If you happen to be in the Montclair, NJ neighborhood, definitely check out this interactive installation as well as a collection of small works.

Caitlin McCormack in this week's edition of Philadelphia Weekly

An interview with LITFO & (no)Hope alum Caitlin McCormack willl appear in this week's Philly Weekly. The interview just so happens to be written by CHER contributor Sean Corbett. It's a two-fer as far as CHER is concerned. Click here to read that interview!

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Saturday, December 28, 2013

Caitlin McCormack @ Milk and Honey

LITFO and (no) Hope alum Caitlin McCormack does it again! Ring in the New Year right with some art and socializin'.

Illustrations and Small Guys
Milk and Honey Cafe
518 S. 4th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147

Friday, January 3rd 5-9PM

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

CHER co-founder Veronica Cianfrano @ Salon 1522 in December

Saturday, December 7th 5-8PM
Salon 1522: 1522 N. Lawrence st. Philadelphia, PA 19122

Heavy Hands is a solo exhibition featuring the work of Veronica Cianfrano, curated by Shane Leddy of Salon 1522.  

Veronica Cianfrano is a multi-media, Philadelphia based artist who has been examining "the communication break down" through photographic images and memories of her familial ties and through our current reliance on digital communication. This exhibition serves as a display for these vignettes of examination whether it be through memory decay, new meanings found in old footage, or the effects of the news media on our state of mind.

True to Cianfrano’s style, the exhibition will feature a film screening as well as a varying collection of sculptures, assemblages, drawings, and paintings; all of which invite the viewer in for an intimate discussion about memory, as well as the state of the media and the state of our minds today.

The opening reception will take place on December 7th from 5-8PM and the exhibition will remain up throughout the month of December. Call Shane Leddy for a private viewing: (610) 751-0935