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Thursday, April 21, 2011

Mark Havens at JAGR

On Thursday April 21st we were off to the opening of Mark Havens Show Displacement at JAGR Projects on Rittenhouse Square. Marks show was a series of large prints (by Silicon nach!) of toy car decals. The macro photographs looked amazing at very large scale and the beautiful simple white frames (by Kevin Strickland) added to their awesomeness. We mounted the prints on E-Panel which is a slightly less expensive alternative to DiBond - an archival very rigid aluminum polycarbonate sandwich.
I have never been to JAGR Projects before and I was very impressed. The space, on the third floor of the Rittenhouse Hotel, is huge and filled with beautiful furniture; the separate gallery space is large and very well lit.
Well worth a visit and if you go in the afternoon you can have "tea" at he Hotel afterwards.
JAGR Projects is at The Rittenhouse, Suite 310, 210 W. Rittenhouse Square.

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New Sign!

We finally changed out sign outside!   Check it out...

Friday, April 15, 2011

Jill Sherman and Studio Incaminati

This was a busy evening for us, our first stop was at the Art Institute where for the show "Delicate Bits & Pieces" by Cindy Petruccillo & Jill Galloway Sherman opened.
Jill (an ex Silicon person) showed some great new work including some that were a combination digital print and embossment. We loved it, so much in fact that we bought one of the works (teapot and underwear - you can't beat that). The show is up until July 22nd and if you are in center city I would really recommend checking it out, it's on the ground floor of the The Art Institute of Philadelphia, 1622 Chestnut Street. You can get more informatio about the show here.
Freemans and Studio Incaminati

Our next stop was at Freemans Auction House where Studio Incaminati were having a week long fund raiser.
In honor of the Royal Wedding in the United Kingdom they were showing prints (by Silicon) of two slightly different paintings of Princess Diana by Nelson Shanks; Nelson is probably the worlds foremost living portrait painter and the founder and artistic director of the school.
The prints were made on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag Satin which is a 100% cotton rag paper which has a slight sheen making it a good choice to reproduce oil paintings.

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Friday, April 1, 2011

Welcome KALEIDOSCOPE to old City

We were sorry to see Mathew Izzo leave 3rd Street in Old City but excited to see his space let so quickly; so welcome to Kaleidoscope a new boutique opening soon.

Kaleidoscope Boutique - 151 North 3rd St.

The new owners wanted to capitalize on the First Friday crowds with some pre-opening publicity. So on Thursday (yes the 31st) they asked us if we could scan an original piece of art sized at 17" x 23", create a kaleidoscope and then make two 60" x 66" prints to cover the windows and a text print for the door.
Not that we encourage this kind of speed, especially as we were already printing a bunch of other prints for First Friday shows (why do artists wait until the last minute) but we managed.

A year or two ago we would have had to make two 30 x 66 prints and paste them together but our Epson 11880 can print up to 64" wide so it was not a problem.

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First Friday in April took us to Silicon's own Katie Tackman at the very first opening of Katie's new studio space / gallery in Fishtown called "Gravy".
It was fun to check out the really cool space which is part of, what seems at least, a motorcycle museum.
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