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Dale O. Roberts

Activated By The Light

December 1 - 24

Alexandra Tyng

The Architecture Of Connection

December 1 - 24

Larry Day

Larry Day At 100

December 1 -24

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Dale Roberts: Activated by Light

Dale Roberts: Activated by Light

Dale Roberts is unflinchingly dedicated to color and texture in his signature encaustic paintings and he consistently brings a lively, experimental approach to the representation of his subject matter. He finds beauty in sources as disparate as a gritty urban landscape, his backyard garden, or a selection of familiar objects - scenes that are common and often overlooked.

From flotsam and graffiti to cool, colorful tableaus of his studio workbench, Roberts’ artistic approach fluctuates between representation and abstraction. The artist’s fascination with experimentation leads him to celebrate the possibilities inherent in his chosen mediums while the resulting surfaces of the paintings are often as captivating as the images themselves.

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Alexandra Tyng: The Architecture of Connection

Alexandra Tyng: The Architecture of Connection

A viewer is swept into a cinematic world of mystery in Alexandra Tyng’s new exhibition at Gross McCleaf, The Architecture of Connection. Well known for her portrait painting, Tyng is also a skilled interpreter of visual narratives related to mythology and dreams. Utilizing the same technical proficiency as in her portraits, Tyng captivates and intrigues with these more complex paintings. Her perspectival lines place the viewer within the composition, and illusive, yet familiar, worlds begin to unfold.

Tyng spends a great deal of time with each painting, articulating intricate details and rich lighting effects with her distinct painted mark. She is a careful observer and reliable narrator of natural settings and the human figure. Many of her works borrow from the tropes of Greek and Roman mythology. For example, in Tyng’s painting, The Shadow of Abundance, the main character, reminiscent of Botticelli’s Flora, lounges in the mid-ground among fruits and flowers. The setting is a mystical woodland and the central figure is accompanied by an expressly contemporary flutist and a mischievous Cupid.

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Larry Day at 100

Larry Day at 100

Larry Day At 100 celebrates the centennial anniversary of the birth of Philadelphia born-and-bred, internationally admired artist Larry Day (1921-1998). The Gross McCleaf exhibition accompanies the three-venue retrospective, Body Language: The Art of Larry Day, divided among major Philadelphia-area institutions: Woodmere Art Museum (through January 23, 2022); Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery at the University of the Arts (through December 3), and Arcadia Exhibitions at Arcadia University (now closed).  

Known during his lifetime as the Dean of Philadelphia painters, Day’s work was exhibited in a dozen solo and many group exhibitions at Gross McCleaf, his primary gallery in his home city. Larry Day At 100 welcomes Day back with a career overview of more than 20 works: early abstractions, figurative, and geometric architectural compositions, on both canvas and paper, exploring oil, watercolor, and a range of drawing media. 

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Scott Noel - John Thornton

Scott Noel featured in John Thornton's Scott Noel, To Become an Artist

  

Artist Scott Noel is an evangelist for painting from direct observation. It was great to talk to him at his opening. I wanted to learn his thoughts about how his way of being an artist is holding up in our changing times.

  

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Bethann Parker - John Thornton

Bethann Parker featured in John Thornton's Almanac, The Visionary Art of Bethann Parker

I first met the visionary artist Bethann Parker at the Pennsylvania Academy’s 2019 annual student exhibition. So it was a tremendous joy to see her again last Saturday at the opening of her first solo show at Gross McCleaf. She and her husband and kids live “off the grid” in the Pocono mountains...

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FPAFA - John Thornton

PAFA Fellowship 2021 Exhibition featured on John Thornton’s YouTube Channel

The PAFA Fellowship 2021 Exhibition is part virtual and part in person, at the Gross McCleaf Gallery in Philadelphia. Fellowship President Barbara Sosson talks about the organization and Miriam Seidel comments about some of the prize winning artworks.

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Video Walkthrough: Scott Noel, Bethann Parker + Fellowship Annual Exhibition

We Invite You to Virtually Preview GMG's October Exhibitions!

                                                                                                      

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

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