Wednesday, March 31, 2010

the work

Here are some images of each piece in the show, with some details. Consider it a little taste of what you will see if you come to the opening!

Jim Hake, Fbriend Project

Robin Strangfeld, 001.03.10

Frederick Bartolovic, You Are Here

Blake Jamison Williams, Resilience

Casey McDonough, synaptic plasticity

day 3

The final day of installation went well. Baltimore Clayworks moved into the space and everyone seems happy with how things turned out. Below are a few pics.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

day 2

Day 2 was a major construction day. Our modular wall panels went up without a hitch, though in this humid Pennsylvania spring drywall mud seems to take especially long to dry. The real excitement came in the afternoon when we began considering additional lighting. Turns out these old industrial buildings rely on some very complex and dated electrical service. With 5 brand new bulbs blown and our expectations greatly altered, we finished the day around 830pm.
More to come!

...check out those toilets!

Monday, March 29, 2010


Frederick shared images of the final format for his project, titled "You Are Here".

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Day 1, installation & etc.

Everyone is in town and we finally descended upon the space as a group for the first time. Tomorrow we will build the necessary walls and start installing art work. As you can see we already acquired all the necessary materials. For now we are sitting around preparing some PR materials.
If you are interested in an extremely limited-edition packet of exhibition cards complete with special stamped tag, you better come over to the opening on Thursday night. Get 'em while they're hot!!!!!!!

Friday, March 26, 2010

the opening

We're setting up for the next several days. Until I have a progress update, here is the information for the opening. This is a public event, so bring everyone you know who might have the slightest desire to see some excellent ceramic art!

Multiples of Five
Frederick Bartolovic, Jim Hake, Casey McDonough, Robin Strangfeld, Blake Jamison Williams. An energetic exhibition where figure, object, and installation intersect with repetition…from translucent porcelain to earthenware, each artist's approach to process and conceptual exploration is expressed within the realm of the multiple. Organized by Casey McDonough.
Mar 31-Apr 3.
Wed-Fri 9:00am-5:00pm; Sat 10:00am-5:00pm.
Reception Apr 1, 6:00-9:00pm.

The address for the exhibition is:
Amber Street Studios at Richmond Mills
3233 Amber Street
Philadelphia, PA 19134

It is noteworthy that we will be sharing the site with a group of artists from Baltimore Clayworks:
I am confident that the folks from Baltimore will be putting together a very interesting exhibition. Twice the reason to come down on opening night!

Keep on the lookout for progress reports over the next few days. There is still so much to be done.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Robin Strangfeld

Robin will be exhibiting a wall piece composed of hundreds of translucent porcelain tags. The tags become shells of what they once were, changed and altered by process and context.

Also included are pics of her absurdly time-consuming packing process.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

news from frederick

Frederick Bartolovic has made a great deal of progress on his site-specific work for "Multiples of Five", using "The Greater Philadelphia GeoHistory Network" mentioned before as a stepping off point. Still just a tease of what seems to be a much larger project. It's the final stretch everybody.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

the space

I was in philly to set up a piece for another exhibition and I carved out a little time to go check out the space at Amber Street where "multiples of 5" will be exhibited. This is basically an empty room in a warehouse just north of the so-called "Fishtown" district. We are up against a lot with this show; no gallery support, no PR expertise, no financial support, not even any good walls! Just a room and a group of people who want to transform that room into something meaningful for week. We'll put in our best effort, rest assured.
Floorplans and an installation schedule to come.