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GROUP EXHIBITION | January 12 - February 24, 2024Will you be my +1? Artists & Their InviteesOPENING RECEPTION: Friday, J...
01/02/2024

GROUP EXHIBITION | January 12 - February 24, 2024
Will you be my +1? Artists & Their Invitees
OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, January 12 | 6 - 8 PM, remarks at 7 PM

Pentimenti Gallery inaugurates the new year with a group exhibition, titled Will you be my +1? Artists & Their Invitees, bringing together ten artists.

STEVEN BARIS + NELLEKE BELTJENS
KEVIN FINKLEA + MEL PREST
MARK KHAISMAN + JEFFREY STOCKBRIDGE
JOHN PREUS + ELI CRAVEN
ERIK SPEHN + SARAH GIANNOBILE

“Will you be my +1? Artists & Their Invitees” invites you to explore the complex web of community and relationships that impact our lives. This exhibition investigates the profound connections we create, the ties we nurture, and the influence of those around us.

To shape this exhibition, an artist invited another artist, granting the exhibit to grow in unexpected ways. The artwork in the space —as it converges, communicates, collides, and unites the artists, aims to open a new discourse and passionate conversations.

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12/22/2023

HOLIDAY BREAK | GALLERY CLOSED DECEMBER 23 - JAN 2
From all of us here at Pentimenti Gallery, we’re wishing you a happy holiday season and a restful and relaxing time with loved ones.

To everyone who has enriched our gallery with their company – artists, collectors, curators, patrons, peers, and more – we extend our sincere thanks. This year has been remarkable, and we are filled with gratitude for being part of such a supportive arts community, both locally and internationally.

Here's to a new year of boundless joy, delightful experiences, and exciting artistic adventures!

FINAL DAYS | Close To The Memory Of | DERRICK VELASQUEZ On view through December 22.Don't miss the opportunity to experi...
12/20/2023

FINAL DAYS | Close To The Memory Of | DERRICK VELASQUEZ
On view through December 22.

Don't miss the opportunity to experience “Close To The Memory Of”! The exhibition will conclude on Friday, December 22.
Velasquez's visual and conceptual pursuits intertwine in myriad ways, encompassing explorations of vibratory color relationships, the discovery of form through gravity, and a progressive sense of materiality. We invite you to join us one last time before the exhibition closes!

FINAL DAYS | Paper Trails Paper Tales | KEES HOLTERMAN, REBECCA TENNEBAUM, LORETTA VIOLANTE, & TAMSEN WOJTANOWSKI On vie...
12/19/2023

FINAL DAYS | Paper Trails Paper Tales | KEES HOLTERMAN, REBECCA TENNEBAUM, LORETTA VIOLANTE, & TAMSEN WOJTANOWSKI
On view through December 22.

As we approach the end of the week, don't miss out on the chance to experience the captivating exhibition, 'Paper Trails, Paper Tales.' This Friday marks the closing day of the exhibition, that pushes the boundaries of paper as a medium. We look forward to welcoming you before the curtains fall on this extraordinary event!

MUSEUM ACQUISITION | JUDY GELLES | RISD MUSEUM.Pentimenti Gallery is delighted to announce the acquisition of two photog...
12/09/2023

MUSEUM ACQUISITION | JUDY GELLES | RISD MUSEUM.
Pentimenti Gallery is delighted to announce the acquisition of two photographs by Judy Gelles into the permanent collection of the RISD Museum.

Situated in the capital of Rhode Island, Providence, the RISD Museum believes that art plays a pivotal role in promoting broad civic engagement and creating more open societies. Their collection contains more than 100,000 works of art and design dating from ancient times to today.

Pentimenti Gallery extends sincere thanks to Conor Moynihan, Acting Department Head & Assistant Curator of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs, the Selection Committee, and the Board of Trustees for their invaluable contributions in making this meaningful institutional acquisition possible.

Fourth Grade Project
From 2007 to 2020, Judy Gelles conducted interviews and captured the portraits of over 300 fourth-grade students, representing diverse economic and cultural backgrounds across various regions, including China, United Arab Emirates, England, India, Israel, Italy, Nicaragua, St. Lucia, South Africa, South Korea, and multiple areas of the United States.

Images:
Wait to Go, USA: Pennsylvania Public School, from the series Fourth Grade Project
Digital Print on Dibond
25 x 20 inches / 63.5 x 50.8
2013

In Vietnam, USA: Pennsylvania Public School, from the series Fourth Grade Project
Digital Print on Dibond
25 x 20 inches / 63.5 x 50.8
2013
moy David P Gelles

SOLO EXHIBITION | November 7 - December 22DERRICK VELASQUEZ | Close To The Memory OfPentimenti Gallery is excited to wel...
10/31/2023

SOLO EXHIBITION | November 7 - December 22
DERRICK VELASQUEZ | Close To The Memory Of

Pentimenti Gallery is excited to welcome back Derrick Velasquez for a solo exhibition, Close To The Memory Of.

This exhibition features Derrick’s Untitled series of wall-hanging marine vinyl works. The gallery will be graced with new works displaying bold and bright colors that show off Derrick's mastery of color theory. Please join us for a meet the artist & reception on November 10th from 6 - 8 pm, talk at 7 pm.

Images:
Untitled 385�36 x 34 x 1 inches / 91.4 x 86.4 x 3 cm �Marine vinyl and wood�2023

FINAL WEEK of The World Around Us, a two-person exhibition by Amy Boone-McCreesh and Azadeh Gholizadeh.On view through O...
10/26/2023

FINAL WEEK of The World Around Us, a two-person exhibition by Amy Boone-McCreesh and Azadeh Gholizadeh.
On view through October 28.

In this enchanting exhibition, nature, materiality, form, storytelling, and society converge in a mesmerizing dance, inviting you to witness the profound beauty of all the above.

FINAL WEEK of Ted Larsen’s solo show, Much Depends on Where You Stand.On view to Saturday, October 28.At the heart of Te...
10/25/2023

FINAL WEEK of Ted Larsen’s solo show, Much Depends on Where You Stand.
On view to Saturday, October 28.

At the heart of Ted's artistic practice is a profound embrace of materiality. Each work resonates with a tactile quality that goes beyond the visual, creating an immersive experience for the audience. Ted's masterful use of materials not only adds depth to the aesthetic but also serves as a deliberate act of dialogue with the physical world.

Thanks, Ted for the honor of presenting such beautiful work

PIC OF THE WEEK | AMY BOONE-McCREESH | The World Around UsAmy’s art subversively disrupts cultural markers of luxury and...
10/13/2023

PIC OF THE WEEK | AMY BOONE-McCREESH | The World Around Us

Amy’s art subversively disrupts cultural markers of luxury and mass production through harmoniously clashing over-decoration. Her creations encompass many aspects and challenge the viewers with a thought-provoking exploration of the complexities of beauty, environment, and individual expression.

Images:

Amy Boone-McCreesh

Cloth Napkin Sampler (By All means)

22 x 21 inches / 55.8 x 53.3 cm
Mixed media on paper, plastic bags, artist’s clothing, beads, fabric, fake flowers
Mixed media charm
2023

PIC OF THE WEEK & FIRST FRIDAY | AZADEH GHOLIZADEH | The World Around Us Azadeh’s work is inspired by her current surrou...
10/05/2023

PIC OF THE WEEK & FIRST FRIDAY | AZADEH GHOLIZADEH | The World Around Us

Azadeh’s work is inspired by her current surroundings as well as where she has been. She invites you to peer at the work through a lens quoted by Simon Schama, “a way of looking; of rediscovering what we already have … instead of being yet another explanation of what we have lost, it is an exploration of what we may find.”

To celebrate PADD and First Friday, we will be open until 8pm. Come and join us tomorrow for festivities and an artist talk with . Old City will also be hustling and bustling with events put on by

Image:
Twelve12Views
12 x 12 in / 30.5 x 30.5 cm
Hand-embroidery linen, cotton on canvas mesh
2019

Thrilled to partner with David Zwirner PLATFORM in featuring the work of Anna Wehrwein. PLATFORM is a online destination...
10/04/2023

Thrilled to partner with David Zwirner PLATFORM in featuring the work of Anna Wehrwein.
PLATFORM is a online destination for collecting contemporary art, in partnership with the world-renowned David Zwirner Gallery. PLATFORM offers a collection of handpicked artwork by today's most sought-after artists from leading contemporary galleries across the country.

ANNA WEHRWEIN makes works that reimagine the domestic space as a site of creative action and communal agency. Within this space, care can take on many forms and intimacy comes from both touch and time. In a recent series on Color-Aid paper, she uses drawing as both mode and metaphor. There is an urgency to the drawings— a need to mark, to saturate, to understand an image or a feeling. Using the body as a viewfinder, they peer into relationships in which the act of looking itself is both active and reciprocal. The drawings look deeply while retaining flatness, a push and pull that destabilizes what is full and what is empty, what is filled in and what is left open. Together, these drawings are about intimacies— of view, of people, of mark-making. They are about closeness and touch and finding a shared place for drawing and watching and listening.

In Order ::

Summer Drawing I
24 x 18.25 inches / 60.9 x 46.3 cm
Chalk pastel, crayon, charcoal, acrylic on Color-aid paper
2023

Care
24 x 18.25 inches / 60.9 x 46.3 cm
Chalk pastel, charcoal, copper crayon, on Color-aid paper
2022

Studio Portrait
Photograph by ©Joanna Eldredge Morrissey

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PRESS | Artblog | The World Around UsThank you to Corey Qureshi for taking time to spend with the show, in person and in...
10/03/2023

PRESS | Artblog | The World Around Us

Thank you to Corey Qureshi for taking time to spend with the show, in person and in writing.

“Amy Boone McCreesh’s aspirations or satire of such are pointed towards class commentary amid ambiguous ruminations of scenes directly in front of her, while Azadeh Gholizadeh’s landscapes take on a nostalgic ‘sitting in nature’ scenes. Colorful, fun and full of ideas to pursue beyond the images themselves, this show is worth a look before its closing at the end of October!”

PIC OF THE WEEK | TED LARSEN | Much Depends on Where You StandWhile not working with traditional canvas and paint, Larse...
09/29/2023

PIC OF THE WEEK | TED LARSEN | Much Depends on Where You Stand

While not working with traditional canvas and paint, Larsen’s approach to composition, shape, and color is in conversation with current painting discourse. He breaks his work down into geometric units that he then rearranges and builds onto each other to create a myriad of different landscapes. He uses the vantage point of the viewer to create a relationship with where they stand.

Images:
Resident Alien�
6 3/4 x 5 7/8 x 2 3/4 inches / 17.1 x 14.6 x 6.9 cm Salvage Steel, Marine-grade Plywood, Silicone Vulcanized Rubber, Hardware�2022�

Icy Hot�
8 x 9 1/8 x 2 1/8 inches / 20.3 x 23.4 x 5.8 cm Salvage Steel, Marine-grade Plywood, Silicone Vulcanized Rubber, Hardware�2022�

PIC OF THE WEEK | AMY BOONE-McCREESH | The World Around UsJoin us tomorrow from 1pm - 2pm for a tour and Q&A with the cu...
09/22/2023

PIC OF THE WEEK | AMY BOONE-McCREESH | The World Around Us
Join us tomorrow from 1pm - 2pm for a tour and Q&A with the curator.

Amy Boone-McCreesh‘s maximal collages explore class and beauty signifiers from the perspective of gazing out domestic windows. Her depiction of the outdoors and architectural structures are often accompanied by florals and natural elements. Utilizing bold colors and textures (paper, acrylic, and fabric), she challenges notions of taste-making. Boone-McCreesh’s works exude an aspirational quality, joyfully and defiantly extending beyond their frames with unique custom charms.

Image:
Cloth Napkin Sampler (Win Win Win)
22 x 22 inches / 55.8 x 55.8 cm Mixed media and collage on paper Mixed media charm�2021

PIC OF THE WEEK | AZADEH GHOLIZADEH | The World Around UsGholizadeh draws inspiration from looking out through landscape...
09/15/2023

PIC OF THE WEEK | AZADEH GHOLIZADEH | The World Around Us

Gholizadeh draws inspiration from looking out through landscapes that spur memories of her past life in Tehran intertwined with her sense of belonging and her observations of the present locale. She creates imagery assembled with silk, linen, and wool embroidery on canvas mesh. The integral scenes have a pixelated aesthetic embodying absence, distance, desire, and endurance. Her colors are soft and gentle but majestically clash against one another.

Images:
The Tree
67 x 27 x 11 inches / 170 x 68.3 x 27.9 cm
Wool and Wood
2022

We would like to wish Steven Baris a happy birthday! Best wishes on all your endeavors through the year. “I never really...
09/14/2023

We would like to wish Steven Baris a happy birthday! Best wishes on all your endeavors through the year.

“I never really know the true nature of my fascinations and certainly not these forays (actual and artistic) into various states of disorientation and dislocation. Yet I feel we are experiencing unprecedented transformations of our built and virtual environments, and so ultimately these works are neither more nor less than my playful stabs at a better understanding.”

BOOK SIGNING | SEPT 14, 6 - 8 pm TED LARSEN | Ted Larsen: Works 2007 - 2023Join us on Thursday, September 14, 6 - 8 pm, ...
09/02/2023

BOOK SIGNING | SEPT 14, 6 - 8 pm
TED LARSEN | Ted Larsen: Works 2007 - 2023

Join us on Thursday, September 14, 6 - 8 pm, as we celebrate the publication of the past 15 years of creative work by Ted Larsen. We will be holding a book signing of Ted Larsen: Works 2007 - 2023. Published by Radius Books, this monograph is the first book dedicated to his work.

Radius Books

TWO-PERSON EXHIBITION | SEPT 12 - OCT 28 AMY BOONE-MCcREESH & AZADEH GHOLIZADEH | The World Around Us Opening alongside ...
08/30/2023

TWO-PERSON EXHIBITION | SEPT 12 - OCT 28
AMY BOONE-MCcREESH & AZADEH GHOLIZADEH | The World Around Us

Opening alongside Ted Larsen’s show, we have a two-person exhibition of Amy Boone-McCreesh and Azadeh Gholizadeh. September 12 marks the first day the show, with a reception on Thursday, September 14, from 6-8 PM, artist talk at 7 PM.

The work in The World Around Us embraces nature, materiality, form, storytelling, and society as an artistic ode to interconnectedness. Prepare to be enchanted by an exquisite display of paintings, sculptures, and works on paper that beautifully touches on all the above.

Images:
Cloth Napkin Sampler (Double Flowers)
Amy Boone-McCreesh
24 x 22 inches / 60.9 x 55.8 cm
Mixed media on paper, fabric, artist’s clothing
Mixed media charm
2022

The Tree
Azadeh Gholizadeh
67 x 27 x 11 inches / 170 x 68.5 x 27.9 cm
Wool and wood
2022

SOLO EXHIBITION | SEPT 12 - OCT 28 TED LARSEN | Much Depends on Where You StandWe’re excited to announce the opening of ...
08/29/2023

SOLO EXHIBITION | SEPT 12 - OCT 28
TED LARSEN | Much Depends on Where You Stand

We’re excited to announce the opening of Ted Larsen’s solo exhibition, Much Depends on Where You Stand. The exhibition opens September 12 with a reception and book signing on Thursday, September 14, 6-8 PM.

His new series of sculptural work sits in the position of contemporary art by embracing materiality and found material while challenging our notions of painting and sculpture.

Images:
Resident Alien
Salvage Steel, Marine-grade Plywood, Silicone, Vulcanized Rubber, Hardware
12 x 9 x 3 inches / 30.4 x 22.8 x 7.6 cm
2022

Cool Passion
Salvage Steel, Marine-grade Plywood, Silicone,
6 7/8 x 5 7/8 x 2 3/4 inches / 17.1 x 14.6 x 6.9 cm
Vulcanized Rubber, Hardware Vulcanized Rubber, Hardware
2022

MUSEUM EXHIBITION | Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art, Charleston, SCOpening tonight at Halsey Institute of Contempor...
08/25/2023

MUSEUM EXHIBITION | Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art, Charleston, SC

Opening tonight at Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art is “When The Land Meets The Body”, a solo exhibition by La Vaughn Belle. The show marks Belle’s largest show to date with over 30 works. The show is open today, August 25th, until December 9th.

In this exhibition, La Vaughn Belle seeks to explore the relationship of history, land, and the bodies between them. Over the last decade, Belle’s work has been centered in decolonial art practices that challenge the narratives in colonial archives. With this project, she will weave biography and history to create interventions in historical sites and consider how landscapes and ecosystems are manipulated by those who live within them.

Congradulations to La Vaughn Belle and the team at Halsey Institute for this exciting exhibition!

Image:
For Those Of Us Who Live At the Shoreline
30 x 40 inches / 76.2 x 101.6 cm
Vinyl Installation
2022

SUMMER BREAK | As we enter the summer quarter, please be informed that the gallery will be closed to visitors until Augu...
08/01/2023

SUMMER BREAK | As we enter the summer quarter, please be informed that the gallery will be closed to visitors until August 24th, 2023. During this time, we will be preparing for our upcoming exhibitions. The gallery will resume regular business hours on Friday, August 25th.

While the gallery is closed to the public, please contact us via email for any questions or inquiries.

We cannot wait to see you this upcoming fall, and we wish you a wonderful summer filled with creativity and inspiration!

FINAL DAYS | Exhibition ending this Saturday!This marks the final week to see One to the Next curated by Catherine Hagga...
07/18/2023

FINAL DAYS | Exhibition ending this Saturday!

This marks the final week to see One to the Next curated by Catherine Haggarty and featuring work from Heather Drayzen, Cate Holt, Raymond Hwang, Kyong Kim, Judy Riola, Karen Rosenkrantz, Kate Sherman, and Zella Vanié. The last day to see the exhibitions is this Saturday, July 22.


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PIC OF THE WEEK | KATE SHERMAN & ZELLA VANIÉ | One to the Next On view until July 22, 2023Kate Sherman’s idiosyncratic a...
07/14/2023

PIC OF THE WEEK | KATE SHERMAN & ZELLA VANIÉ | One to the Next
On view until July 22, 2023

Kate Sherman’s idiosyncratic abstraction builds a psychological landscape conjured only through work that seems both knowing and automatic. Sherman’s work speaks to how abstract language is - there is no one way to read this work, and that seems to be the point.

Zella Vanié’s figurative work inspires us to see humans more clearly. Vanié paints with confidence and joy - their figures are staring back at us, aware of us but also self-satisfied, as if to help us feel the same way.

Images:
Kate Sherman
Compromise Hole
33 x 33 inches / 83.8 x 83.8 cm
Acrylic, oil, and gesso on cut canvas with grommets
2023

Zella Vanié
Untitled IV (Part of Allegories of Liberation Series)
36 x 48 inches / 91.4 x 121.9 cm
Gouache, acrylic, oil stick on wood panel
2023

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INSTITUTION EXHIBITION | KIKI GAFFNEY | The Cope House Gallery, Philadelphia, PACongratulations to Kiki Gaffney for her ...
07/13/2023

INSTITUTION EXHIBITION | KIKI GAFFNEY | The Cope House Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Congratulations to Kiki Gaffney for her exhibition at The Cope House Gallery. Check out the opening tonight from 5:30 - 7:30 pm

Drawn from Nature is a collection of paintings and works on paper that explores the natural world’s intricate systems and hidden structures through a contemporary point of view. The exhibition runs until August 29th.

Image:
Kiki Gaffney
Toile Mandala
20 x 16 inches / 50.8 x 40.6 cm
Acrylic and glitter on wooden panel
2019

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Thanks to Hyperallergic + Isabella Segalovich for the press on our current exhibition, “One to the Next” and the roundup...
07/08/2023

Thanks to Hyperallergic + Isabella Segalovich for the press on our current exhibition, “One to the Next” and the roundup of Philly’s 12 shows to see this summer!

Works on view by Heather Drayzen, Cate Holt, Raymond Hwang, Kyong Kim, Judy Riola, Karen Rosenkrantz, Kate Sherman, and Zella Zanie. Show curated by Catherine Haggarty.
Congrats to these amazing artists and the curator! 👏

The show will be open until July 22.

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PIC OF THE WEEK & OLD CITY GALLERY WALK | One to the Next | KAREN ROSENKRANTZ & JUDY RIOLA.Pentimenti Gallery is open un...
07/07/2023

PIC OF THE WEEK & OLD CITY GALLERY WALK | One to the Next | KAREN ROSENKRANTZ & JUDY RIOLA.

Pentimenti Gallery is open until 7 PM for First Friday!

Karen Rosenkrantz’s drawings confuse space and time with fractured vantage points and complex mark making creating movement and challenging traditional pictorial logic.

Judy’s work presents to us impossible relationships that only a brave imagination, a quick hand, and a love of painting can do. Patterns repeat, break down, eyes float around the picture plane, and the landscape is turned upside down - Riola’s work is absurd and future tense.

Images:

Karen Rosenkrantz
Untitled
18 x 24 inches / 45.7 x 61 cm
Gouache on paper
2022

Judy Riola
Mother Tree
16 x 16 inches / 40.6 x 40.6 cm
Oil on canvas
2023

Happy Fourth of July! 🇺🇸 Pentimenti Gallery extends warm wishes for a rejuvenating summer holiday with friends and famil...
07/04/2023

Happy Fourth of July! 🇺🇸
Pentimenti Gallery extends warm wishes for a rejuvenating summer holiday with friends and family. In celebration of the holiday, we are closed and will reopen Wednesday, July 5th with our summer schedule, Tuesday - Friday, 10 am - 5 pm until July 22nd.
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In the series “Trailer Park”, Judy Gelles photographed the Leisure Living Estates, a mobile home community in Melbourne Beach, Florida. Many of the contemporary top-end mobile homes imitate the facades of houses and are not actually mobile.

After 8:00 pm the streets in the park are empty. Gelles photographed at night using a Hasselblad camera and color-negative film. (This series is unaltered.)

Image:
Judy Gelles
Mobile Home #9
15 x 15 inches / 38 x 38 cm
Fuji crystal archive print, edition of 10
2001-2006

Judy Gelles

PIC OF THE WEEK | RAYMOND HWANG & KYONG KIM | One to the NextOn view until July 22, 2023.Raymond Hwang’s abstraction ref...
06/30/2023

PIC OF THE WEEK | RAYMOND HWANG & KYONG KIM | One to the Next
On view until July 22, 2023.
Raymond Hwang’s abstraction refers to animals, divinity, power, fire, and play - most importantly, Raymond’s work suspends time.

Kim’s sculpture feels like a short story in form referencing symbols that feel functional but then just as soon - push back against the utilitarian.

Images:

Raymond Hwang
“memorial crossing; reunion in the sediment”
40 x 32 inches / 101.6 x 81.3 cm
Acrylic on canvas
2023

Kyong Kim
Shield (Series)
20 x 6 x 1 inches / 50.8 x 15.2 x 3.8 cm
Ceramic
2022


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