Join Champions of Empty Rooms (ChER) and Salon 1522 Saturday, May 4, 2013 at 7 pm for the opening reception of “(no) Hope” a new pop-up exhibition examining Hope and Despair in the present tense.
April’s exhibition REMER/KENNEDY KENNEDY/REMER is on view at Salon 1522 until Friday, May 26. Call for appointment: 610-751-0935
Join us for the Exhibition Reception for REMER/KENNEDY KENNEDY/REMER this Saturday April 6 at 7pm
Eric Remer Artist Statement:
Happy-Crazy-Monster Paintings!!!-These are the paintings i make. I paint through their point of view, through monster eyes. They’ve become my main source of influence. And the City has become their stage. So in a sense, they’re City Monsters. Sesame Street on acid.
At times I create their worlds with the simplest thing entering their world from ours, like light or a heart or a star. Seeing something for the first time with new eyes and wonder.
I paint from pure imagination, often without thought nor intention. Until something appears and I just go with it. Till it makes me smile.
Eric Kennedy Artist Statement:
Viewers often have difficulty accepting the suggestive paintings of Eric Kennedy as purely abstract images. This is owed to the precisely shaded contours and well-defined forms which exist within an ambiguous space and invite observers to make very personal assumptions about the subject.
The cloudy, atmospheric foundation is created through Kennedy’s signature layering of wax paper and paint and evolves through many stages—each one a completed painting in itself to an outside observer—before its final realization. Kennedy’s working process has been developing for several years and, along with his innovative use of found materials, allows his work be both complex and subtle, evocative and abstract.
The result is startlingly organic paintings, imbued with unexpected colors, and possessing a certain unusual softness and warmth. Perhaps most surprising of all, the images are actually beautiful. Kennedy’s work is distinct, achieving an extraordinary depth and range of texture which must be viewed in person to appreciate.
Join us in April for REMER/KENNEDY KENNEDY/REMER a new exhibition of paintings by Eric Remer and Eric Kennedy.
Check out the City Paper write-up on “Geometrics,” the latest exhibition at Salon 1522. We are featured in the First Friday Focus by Holly Otterbein. The exhibition opens with a reception tomorrow night, March 1st at 7pm.
The First Friday of 2013 was a success at Salon 1522. INTRAVAINOUS; painting and mixed media by Reese Juel and Rachel Giannascoli generated a huge crowd of excited art eaters at the Kensington gallery. Opening night, Salon 1522 looked more like a rock n’ roll tree fort than a home gallery. Reese Juel’s textile assemblage pieces and collection of painted drumheads ranged in subject from American freedom to pharmaceutical culture to classic rock anthems. All of her work in the show reflects her raw, childlike approach to the creative process, which paired brilliantly with the fantastical and oft times gothic nature of Giannascoli’s paintings. Working in mixed medium painting and some collage, Giannascoli’s works speak of dark, rich landscapes and allegories; her subjects as expressive as her palate.
Check out the slideshow from the opening reception of INTRAVAINOUS; Jan 4, 2013
Painting and mixed media assemblage by two young Philadelphia artists, Reese Juel and Rachel Giannascoli will be featured at the gallery at Salon 1522 Jan 4-25, 2013
Join us for the opening reception this Friday, Jan. 4th at 7pm