Edward M. Epstein

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Miguel Horn’s Obelisks (2015),

Gaining Traction: Industrial-scale Collaboration in Philadelphia

Tuesday, August 25th, 2015

Traction Company at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts

Frank Bramblett, Dive In, 2001. Acrylic paints, marble dust, charcoal, and photographs on canvas on panel, 90 x 72 inches. Courtesy of the artist.

Going with the Flow: Frank Bramblett at the Woodmere

Friday, June 5th, 2015

The artist’s retrospective of curiously, thoughtfully used materials continues through June 21.


A House of Prayer for All People: Yael Bartana at Petzel

Thursday, February 5th, 2015

Two new videos explore cultural authenticity — one simulating a holy site, another asking how national identity is formed.

Peter Blume, Crashing Surf, 1982. Oil on canvas, 30 x 50 inches. Courtesy of Elisabeth and William Landes. Art © The Educational Alliance, Inc./Estate of Peter Blume/Licensed by VAGA, New York.

Bloom and Drang: Peter Blume’s Eclecticism

Saturday, January 17th, 2015

A survey of the American painter’s career is currently on view.

Ragnar Kjartansson, Guilt Trip, 2007. Video, 10 min, 24 sec.

Warmer Than You Think: Due North at Icebox Project Space

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

Exhibition paired artists from Iceland and Philadelphia

Installation view featuring (on the right) Nine Cosmic CD’s: For The Firespitter (Jayne Cortez), 2013, acrylic on canvas, 45h x 137.5w inches. Courtesy Alexander Gray Associates, New York.

Cosmic Put-on: Notes on Jack Whitten

Saturday, October 12th, 2013

Paintings of the 4th dimension

Matthew Barney, HYPERTROPHY (incline), 1991, light-reflective vinyl, graphite pencil, and petroleum jelly on paper in self-lubricating plastic frame,10 1/2 x 11 1/2 x 1 1/4 inches. The Museum of Modern Art, New York; gift of R. L. B. Tobin. Copyright Matthew Barney. Digital image courtesy of The Museum of Modern Art/Licensed by SCALA/Art Resource, NY.

Mythology, Mortality, Mailer, and Vaseline: Matthew Barney at the Morgan

Wednesday, June 12th, 2013

An avant-garde ruckus in the library