(First of all, don't miss my latest Art Thoughts below...)
For those of you not addicted on Facebook (I'm seriously thinking of giving it up for Lent), this is my official announcement that I've joined a small group of artists from Philadelphia, in opening up a (small!) cooperative gallery in Chinatown. It's in what's become known as the "VOX" building, housing as it does the well-known, long-time Philly co-op. The building is just north of Vine Street, on 11th; for more information check out www.tigerstrikesasteroid.blogspot.com What's with the name? It's a fun way of poking fun at the incredibly small scale of the space, and at the same time realizing the possibilities, especially with being hooked up on Facebook and the web.
For those of you on Facebook, search Tiger Strikes Asteroid for the page, or click on http://www.new.facebook.com/profile.php?id=575482854&ref=profile#/pages/Philadelphia-PA/Tiger-Strikes-Asteroid/54622501034?ref=ts
Our inaugural group show Getting Ready for the Prom is opening March 6th, First Friday, at 6 PM. Be there or be square! Get there early, because over one hundred people have already confirmed by Facebook that they're coming...and trust me, this space is fairly petite.
After the first show, we will be doing a cycle of member solo shows and group-curated shows, featuring work from LA, NYC, local etc. artists. Stay tuned!
(Poster image by Nate Pankratz, www.nathanpankratz.com )