An Intricate and Complex Combination of Ideas and Images, featuring the work of Associate Members Meri Adelman, Jean Burdick, Carol Deutsch, Ryan Drummond, Tom Herbert, Robert Hunter, Bill Kendzierski, and Judith Schermer.
Exhibition runs July 5-30, 2017
First Friday: July 7, 5-9pm
Artist Reception: Sunday, July 9, 1-3 pm
Regular Gallery Hours: Wednesday-Sunday 12-5 pm
About the Artists:
Meri Adelman is a painter whose work includes portraiture, still life and paintings derived from mythology. A graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, Md. with a BA in painting, Adelman also has a Masters in Art History from Temple University and was formerly Curator of Education at the Woodmere Art Museum from 1992-2005. She is also an arts educator.
In her paintings and works on paper, Burdick references landscape photographs in a process involving successive layers, beginning with silkscreen printing and enhanced by drawing, painting, printing and experimental mark-making. Burdick has an MFA from The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA, and a BFA from Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY She has worked as a textile designer and an arts educator. She has been the recipient of an artist’s residency in Visual Arts at the Banff Centre in Canada, and was awarded a G.R. Dodge Foundation Visual Artist/Educator Grant.
Carol Deutsch's works on paper are inspired by sumi-e brush painting, eastern and western style calligraphy, manuscript illumination and in a bit of whimsy, by "magical creatures". Her paintings and drawings are a meditative art form as well as a means of expression. Deutsch is also a PhD in physiology who studies cell biology at the Perelman School of Medicine of the University of Pennsylvania.
An architect by training and profession, Drummond brings the sensibility of a designer to the creation of artworks that explore continually evolving interests in history, architecture, urbanism, art history, and literature. These cultural aspects find expression through the media of drawing and collage, where he builds upon the legacy of analytical and speculative visualization that has recurred within architecture discourse through the ages.
Tom Herbert exhibits in the Philadelphia area. In his mixed media work, which is a blend of collage, painting and assemblage, he attempts to reflect and distort the world around us. His method of work involves deconstructing print images and reassembling them in a way that creates a new narrative.
Robert S. Hunter
Robert S. Hunter presents a series of prints that use predominantly earth tones and texture to explore personal narratives which also have political and biblical sources. Some are more specific and others more general in theme but all are combinations of allegory and metaphor offered as reflections on contemporary culture. Hunter is a former arts educator and recipient of numerous teaching awards, including a Robert Rauschenberg Foundation Award
Bill Kendzierski wants people to see his sculptures as 3D photographs and uses life casting and fiber and resin to create works based on the human form. sculpting hyperrealistic pieces. He exhibits in the Philadelphia area.
Judith Schermer's work has been described as "contemporary realism". She combines imaginary elements with others from her sketches and photographs to create images of city homes and scenes which convey a sense of quiet intimacy, place and time.
3rd Street Gallery, an artist-run fine arts gallery, opened its first space in 1978 on the corner of 3rd and Bainbridge in South Philadelphia. It has shown numerous artists since its inception and currently hosts fifty member-artists. These multigenerational, award-winning artists hold advanced degrees in the arts and sciences, work in diverse traditional and contemporary media, and have their works included in collections at museums, as well as in corporate and private collections.