MY COLORS, MY JOY

 January 10 – 30, 2018 at Holy Family University Art Gallery

   Education and Technology Center,Lower Lobby-9801 Frankford Avenue Philadelphia, Pa 19114

Opening Reception 5pm-7pm January 16, 2018

Holy Family University Art Gallery is proud to announce its first showing of the abstract art of Jed Williams. Jed Williams renews and celebrates his commitment to the power of pure color and unadulterated brushmarks with a solo exhibit at Holy Family University. This is his first exhibit at a University art gallery.

A noted Philadelphia painter, Jed presents recent abstract works which explore the way color, mark-making and texture can redeem the darker aspects of the mind’s soul-searching in today’s disjointed world, allowing us to find joy in the mundane. Beginning with what are initially a random patchwork of brushmarks and bright, saturated colors, he carefully builds his images into unique, formal compositions, mixing influences from classic modernists like Matisse, Picasso, Frankenthaler with visionary expressionism and outsider and street art.

Jed brings an intense spiritual quality to his work that stems from a purely emotional impulse. A busily, effulgent mix of terse brushstrokes, his paintings reconcile the chaotic atmosphere we live in with a deeply felt preoccupation and devotion to his pure painter’s craft, blending an outsider artist’s mind with academic diligence, while playfully yet intensely transforming abstract painting into a spiritual exercise during this complex moment in America.

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Please join us for an opening reception January 16, 2018 from 5-7pm. Private press previews and artist studio visits are available prior to the opening by appointment only. Show runs from Jan. 10-30 at Holy Family University Art Gallery.

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“Out of Scale” at Da Vinci Art Alliance

Jed has artwork in “OUT OF SCALE”, the Da Vinci Art Alliance’s December Members-Only Exhibition and Art Sale opening this Wednesday December 6 at 6pm-8pm. The exhibit features artwork by  members of the Da Vinci Art Alliance, an art collective Jed belongs to.  The exhibit runs from December 6th to 17th.  There will also be a Closing Reception Sunday December 17, at 1pm.

The Da Vinci Art Alliance is located at: 704 Catharine St.
Philadelphia, PA 19147.   Gallery Hours: Wednesday 6-8pm, Saturday & Sunday 1-5pm

 This exhibition is an examination of relationships and proportions. While scale denotes a relationship of sizes, Out of Scale will seek to encompass any artwork depicting – or created from – a relationship of tension or contrast. Moreover, Each work of art in the show is under $150 – the perfect opportunity to get some holiday gifts for the art-lovers in your life!

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Events this Sunday October 8

This Sunday from 6pm-8pm Jed will be special Guest Artist at the Second Sunday Show and Tell,a free event at Second State Press where any artist can bring their artwork to discuss/critique in a convivial group setting.This is a FREE event where all artwork is welcome- finished or in progress, anything goes! Take part and meet other artists, Second State Press members for a fun social night of informal critique.  You can find out more here:facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/299164343825643/

Second State Press is a communal printmaking workshop whose mission is to foster the development of ideas and innovation in printmaking by providing artists with professional, affordable, and supportive workspace. It is located at  1400 N American St Bsmt 103, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19122

“Intersection” opening Thursday July 6

Jed has artwork featured in the group exhibit “Intersection”, presented by International House Philadelphia & Da Vinci Art Alliance, a renowned Philadelphia art collective, of which Jed is a member. . ” Intersection” illustrates abstractly or literally the point at which two things meet. Featuring DVAA and International House Philadelphia Artists.

The exhibition will be on view from June 30 – September 10, 2017 in the East Alcove Gallery, located in the public lobby of the International House building at 3701 Chestnut Street. Open daily 8am – 10pm

Opening reception will be held on Thursday, July 6 from 6-8pm

ART ACQUISITION BY RUTTENBERG AUTISM CENTER

“Faltering Onlooker”, 2007, mixed media/collage/acrylic on canvas

RECENTLY ACQUIRED BY THE  RUTTENBERG AUTISM CENTER, 1740 Walton Road, 1st Floor, Blue Bell, PA 19422

Jed  also has several more paintings on display and for sale at the Ruttenberg Autism Center.  For more information you can contact the Center at: 484.567.4725  or info@ruttenberg.com

CURRENT EXHIBITS

Opening This Friday May 12, 6-8pm

Curator: Thom Duffy

The Healing Arts Collective is located at 519 S. 9th Street (on 9th St. between Lombard St. and South St.), Philadelphia PA

This is a very special exhibition of local artists who vary in levels of career and artistic styles. The show features abstract and representative imagery of drawings, paintings, photographs and prints. This selection of artists can speak to their own personal healing in mind, body and soul. Their works of art are an essential part of their healing process in one form or another.

Exhibiting Artists:

Laura Borneman, Keith Breitfeller, Kevin Broad,Corliss Cavallieri, Brian Dennis, Thom Duffy, Barry Eichner, Nick Fernandez, Andrea Krupp, Julia Thomson, Pamela Tudor, Jed Williams

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Saturday May 13, Jed has artwork featured in the Art Gala, a celebration of fashion, style and art with many different artists and performers! This event is a charity showcase, which raises Anti-Bullying Awareness and to raise money for The Center for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children.

This event will be held Saturday May 13 from 7pm-midnight at the Arts Ballroom, 1324 Locust St. in Philadelphia, PA 19107 (USA).

Go to theartgala.com to find out more and purchase your tickets.

SOLO EXHIBIT AT SOLTANE STORE FROM MAY 3-JUNE 30

The Soltane Store offers sustainable, local, organic, handcrafted items.  It is located at 164 Bridge St, in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania (USA).  Opening Reception Saturday May 6, from 1-3pm