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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Our own Colleen Rudolf at Bird Park

It's very fitting that Colleen Rudolf was chosen to show her plaster (and lately concrete I understand) Pigeons at Old City's Bird Park. The little fenced in park has been empty for some time and the Old City Business Collective wanted to have something in the park for "Old City Design Night Out" (more about that in another post).

Enter Colleen, who works at Silicon, with her fab pigeons. Ever the recycler, Colleen tidied up the park and then made a nest under the chair of twigs and leaves from the site. It's a charming installation and you could be forgiven, on casual glance, that they were real pigeons who had found an endless supply of breadcrumbs.

Check it out, it's on the corner of 3rd and Arch Street across from the Starbucks.

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Monday, May 16, 2011

Edward McHugh at 339

Gallery 339's shows just get better and better, the last show by Tetsugo Hyakutake was great and Ed McHugh's continues in the same tradition..
Eds large scale work is printed on a smooth cotton rag and then mounted on white sintra (at Silicon - duh);  then they are "wax diffused" which adds to their ethereal quality. You can almost step inside the images and hear the water.

The internet is great but for looking at large works of art, especially large scale digital prints, it just does not do it. These works really have to be seen in person to appreciate them. You can check them out on-line at 339 but to really "see" them you have to visit in person.
The show runs to July 9th at Gallery 339, 339 South 21st Street.

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(forgot my camera again!)

Friday, May 13, 2011

Silicon Print at the Met Featured in the New York Times

The New York Times on Friday May 8th Featured a print made by Silicon and CR Ettinger Studio in Philadelphia as part of the story on the Metropolitan Museum of New York's new exhibit Infinite Jest: Caricature and Satire from Leonardo to Levine which does not open until September 13, 2011, but it seems is still worthy of a NYT article.

The print is a Chin Colle and a collaboration between the artists Enrique Chagoya, George Cruikshank (but I don't think he knew much about it since he died in the 1878), the Rosenbach Museum, Silicon and CR Ettinger Studio. We have one of the prints on display at Silicon if you would like to see it in person and they are also available for purchase at Philagrafika ( for $1,200. 

What better way to impress your friends than to have the New York Times casually open next to your print or, if you prefer to be anonymously pretentious then go to the Met with your loved one and declare loudly "Oh Dahling don't we have the same print in our library at home!" (works better if you have the English accent). Of course you do have to buy the print first!

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Saturday, May 7, 2011

Tristin Lowe - Voyeur

You really should not miss Trsitin Lowe's show at Fleisher Ollman Gallery apart from this amazing neon comet there are five large prints mounted in DiBond which really HAVE to be seen.
I can't spoil it by showing the images here, either check it out on line or go to the show, they are really thought provoking.

It runs through June 4th at Fleisher/Ollman Gallery, 1616 Walnut, Suite 100
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Picture from my Mobile phone (forgot my camera)
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Thursday, May 5, 2011

Philagrafika Book Launch

Thursday May 5th found us at Philgrafika's book launch for the new book / catalogue of "Philagrafika: The Graphic Unconscious" exhibition catalogue. From left to right that's Cindi Ettinger of CR Ettinger Studio, Jen from 2nd State Press and Sabrina DeTurk.

The book is well worth the $30 not to mention it's a great organization and they need our support.

and . . as a by the way, we are working on prints for the invitational portfolio 2011. Just let me say this you might want to get your pre-orders in!

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