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David Lynch: The Unified Field at PAFA

The Unified Field is a comprehensive look at Lynch’s artwork from 1965 to the present day with many rarely seen paintings, drawings and short films made during his time in Philadelphia. Renowned filmmaker David Lynch has made a profound impact on the world of cinema with his surreal works including Eraserhead, Blue Velvet and Mulholland Drive. A student at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in the late 1960s, the new exhibition David Lynch: The Unified Field centers on the artist’s Read more [...]

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Observing the Observer: Paintings by Deenesh Ghyczy

Observing the Observer: Paintings by Deenesh Ghyczy Paintings of figures looking at fragmented images of art. In this case, the figure is stationary while the artwork is the one doing the observing from multiple angles in sort of a reverse role.     Read more [...]

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Conrad Jon Godly’s Mountain Paintings Drip from the Canvas

Conrad Jon Godly’s Mountain Paintings Drip from the Canvas Godly studied as a painter at the Basel School of Art from 1982 until 1986, but then worked as a professional photographer for 18 years. He only returned to painting in 2007 and it would seem his photographic work has had a subtle influence on his abstract painting. The artist most recently had exhibitions at Gallery Luciano Fasciati and Tony Wuethrich Gallery in Switzerland, and you can see many more paintings on his website. Read more [...]

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Long Way Home: Paintings by Michael Gregory

Long Way Home: Paintings by Michael Gregory New paintings of barns, silos, and rural fields against a backdrop of mountains and trees which are the product of the artist’s imagination. His landscapes are “constructs” of different buildings and places assembled and recreated by Gregory in his studio. In contrast to the tradition of “plein air” painters, Gregory does not aim to paint was he sees. Symbolic of a psychological state––an “inscape”––rather than a direct Read more [...]

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From the Street: Paintings by Tom Pfannerstill

From the Street: Paintings by Tom Pfannerstill Realistic depictions of discarded trash carefully carved on wood and painted using the trompe l’oeil technique. In the most obvious sense these pieces speak to issues of commercialism and consumerism. The objects reflect state-of-the-art-graphics; one can almost sense the well-planned and psychologically tested schemes to sell the products. They are a testament to the effectiveness of that marketing, after all, someone made the decision Read more [...]

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