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Short & Sweet II

April 2022

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JP Calabro, Bloom Just For You, 16" x 20"

JP Calabro, Bloom Just For You

16" x 20"

Mixed Media

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JP Calabro, Double Up Fruit (Sizzling Hot), 11" x 14"

JP Calabro, Double Up Fruit (Sizzling Hot)

11" x 14"

Mixed Media

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JP Calabro, Fertilized Venus, 11" x 14"

JP Calabro, Fertilized Venus

11" x 14"

Mixed Media

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JP Calabro, Fruit Punch Cock Tail, 14" x 11"

JP Calabro, Fruit Punch Cock Tail

14" x 11"

Mixed Media

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JP Calabro, Gushing Grape Soda (SOLD), 11" x 14"

JP Calabro, Gushing Grape Soda (SOLD)

11" x 14"

Mixed Media

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JP Calabro, Juicy Fruit, 10" x 10"

JP Calabro, Juicy Fruit

10" x 10"

Mixed Media

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JP Calabro, Lemon Lime (So Juicy And So Ripe), 16" x 20"

JP Calabro, Lemon Lime (So Juicy And So Ripe)

16" x 20"

Mixed Media

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JP Calabro, Maraschino Cherry, 10" x 10"

JP Calabro, Maraschino Cherry

10" x 10"

Mixed Media

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JP Calabro, Triple Berry Blast, 16" x 20"

JP Calabro, Triple Berry Blast

16" x 20"

Mixed Media

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JP Calabro, Triple Cherry Flavor, 10" x 10"

JP Calabro, Triple Cherry Flavor

10" x 10"

Mixed Media

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Alex Griffin, Abigail's Pond, 9" x 12"

Alex Griffin, Abigail's Pond

9" x 12"

Mixed Media On Paper

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Alex Griffin, Ardmore Sisters, 16" x 16"

Alex Griffin, Ardmore Sisters

16" x 16"

Oil And Wax On Panel

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Alex Griffin, Bellevue Palace, 20" x 20"

Alex Griffin, Bellevue Palace

20" x 20"

Oil On Panel

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Alex Griffin, Chimera, 24" x 24"

Alex Griffin, Chimera

24" x 24"

Oil On Panel

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Alex Griffin, Church Alley, Jim Thorpe, PA, 16" x 16"

Alex Griffin, Church Alley, Jim Thorpe, PA

16" x 16"

Oil On Panel

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Alex Griffin, Colebrook, 11" x 14"

Alex Griffin, Colebrook

11" x 14"

Mixed Media On Paper

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Alex Griffin, Front Street Evening, 9" x 12"

Alex Griffin, Front Street Evening

9" x 12"

Mixed Media On Paper

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Alex Griffin, Graveyard Hounds, 8.7" x 6.7"

Alex Griffin, Graveyard Hounds

8.7" x 6.7"

Oil On Wood (Cigar Box)

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Alex Griffin, Kensington (Fascination Street), 16" x 16"

Alex Griffin, Kensington (Fascination Street)

16" x 16"

Oil On Panel

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Alex Griffin, Leaving, 18" x 18"

Alex Griffin, Leaving

18" x 18"

Oil On Panel

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Alex Griffin, Leverington Avenue, 20" x 20"

Alex Griffin, Leverington Avenue

20" x 20"

Oil And Wax On Panel

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Alex Griffin, March Field, 8.7" x 7"

Alex Griffin, March Field

8.7" x 7"

Oil On Wood (Cigar Box)

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Alex Griffin, Plateau, 11" x 14"

Alex Griffin, Plateau

11" x 14"

Mixed Media On Paper

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Alex Griffin, ​​​​​​​Summertide, 7" x 7"

Alex Griffin, ​​​​​​​Summertide

7" x 7"

Oil On Wood (Cigar Box)

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Alex Griffin, The Stray Pasture, 7" x 9"

Alex Griffin, The Stray Pasture

7" x 9"

Oil On Wood (Cigar Box) (HOLD)

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Alex Griffin, ​​​​​​​Twelve Tiergartens, 9" x 12"

Alex Griffin, ​​​​​​​Twelve Tiergartens

9" x 12"

Mixed Media On Paper

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Alex Griffin, White Fern (Reston), 24" x 24"

Alex Griffin, White Fern (Reston)

24" x 24"

Oil On Panel

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Kate McCammon, Hammock, 34" x 42"

Kate McCammon, Hammock

34" x 42"

Silk, Upholstery, Fabric, Tulle And Chiffon

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Kate McCammon, ​​​​​​​Home, 46" x 46"

Kate McCammon, ​​​​​​​Home

46" x 46"

Chiffon And Upholstery Fabric

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Kate McCammon, ​​​​​​​Home Again, 48" x 36"

Kate McCammon, ​​​​​​​Home Again

48" x 36"

Silk, Upholstery Fabric

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Kate McCammon, Journal Portrait (Class Photos), 6" x 4"

Kate McCammon, Journal Portrait (Class Photos)

6" x 4"

Photographs And Cotton Fabric On Canvas

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Kate McCammon, Journal Portrait (Fall), 6" x 4"

Kate McCammon, Journal Portrait (Fall)

6" x 4"

Photographs And Chiffon On Canvas

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Kate McCammon, ​​​​​​​Journal Portrait (Lake Michigan), 6" x 4"

Kate McCammon, ​​​​​​​Journal Portrait (Lake Michigan)

6" x 4"

Photographs And Chiffon On Canvas

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Kate McCammon, Journal Portrait (Michigan Sky) (SOLD), 6" x 4"

Kate McCammon, Journal Portrait (Michigan Sky) (SOLD)

6" x 4"

Photographs On Canvas

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Kate McCammon, ​​​​​​​Ladder, Moon, And Bridge, 20" x 16"

Kate McCammon, ​​​​​​​Ladder, Moon, And Bridge

20" x 16"

Velvet, Chiffon, Paper And Photographs

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Kate McCammon, ​​​​​​​One Of Five, 12" x 9"

Kate McCammon, ​​​​​​​One Of Five

12" x 9"

Silk, Chiffon, Paper And Photographs

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Kate McCammon, ​​​​​​​Parents, 22" x 30"

Kate McCammon, ​​​​​​​Parents

22" x 30"

Silk, Organza, Photo Album Paper, Photographs And Chiffon

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Kate McCammon, ​​​​​​​Those Winter Days, 22" x 32"

Kate McCammon, ​​​​​​​Those Winter Days

22" x 32"

Velvet, Paper, Photographs, Organza And Acrylic Paint

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Lauren Whearty, Dining Table, 40" x 46"

Lauren Whearty, Dining Table

40" x 46"

Oil On Linen

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Lauren Whearty, Still Life With Dahlias And Annie Albers, 40" x 55"

Lauren Whearty, Still Life With Dahlias And Annie Albers

40" x 55"

Oil On Canvas

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Lauren Whearty, Still Life With Daisies & Hockney, 21" x 24"

Lauren Whearty, Still Life With Daisies & Hockney

21" x 24"

Oil On Canvas

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Lauren Whearty, Still Life With Gerbera Daisies, 48" x 36"

Lauren Whearty, Still Life With Gerbera Daisies

48" x 36"

Oil On Canvas

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Lauren Whearty, Still Life With Peonies And Daisies, 21" x 24"

Lauren Whearty, Still Life With Peonies And Daisies

21" x 24"

Oil On Canvas

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Lauren Whearty, Still Life With Van Gogh (SOLD), 15" x 20"

Lauren Whearty, Still Life With Van Gogh (SOLD)

15" x 20"

Oil On Canvas

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Lauren Whearty, Still Life With Zinnias, 40" x 46"

Lauren Whearty, Still Life With Zinnias

40" x 46"

Oil On Canvas

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Lauren Whearty, Studio Still Life, 21" x 24"

Lauren Whearty, Studio Still Life

21" x 24"

Oil On Canvas

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JP Calabro, Bloom Just For You, 16" x 20"

JP Calabro, Bloom Just For You

16" x 20"

Mixed Media

JP Calabro, Double Up Fruit (Sizzling Hot), 11" x 14"

JP Calabro, Double Up Fruit (Sizzling Hot)

11" x 14"

Mixed Media

JP Calabro, Fertilized Venus, 11" x 14"

JP Calabro, Fertilized Venus

11" x 14"

Mixed Media

JP Calabro, Fruit Punch Cock Tail, 14" x 11"

JP Calabro, Fruit Punch Cock Tail

14" x 11"

Mixed Media

JP Calabro, Gushing Grape Soda (SOLD), 11" x 14"

JP Calabro, Gushing Grape Soda (SOLD)

11" x 14"

Mixed Media

JP Calabro, Juicy Fruit, 10" x 10"

JP Calabro, Juicy Fruit

10" x 10"

Mixed Media

JP Calabro, Lemon Lime (So Juicy And So Ripe), 16" x 20"

JP Calabro, Lemon Lime (So Juicy And So Ripe)

16" x 20"

Mixed Media

JP Calabro, Maraschino Cherry, 10" x 10"

JP Calabro, Maraschino Cherry

10" x 10"

Mixed Media

JP Calabro, Triple Berry Blast, 16" x 20"

JP Calabro, Triple Berry Blast

16" x 20"

Mixed Media

JP Calabro, Triple Cherry Flavor, 10" x 10"

JP Calabro, Triple Cherry Flavor

10" x 10"

Mixed Media

Alex Griffin, Abigail's Pond, 9" x 12"

Alex Griffin, Abigail's Pond

9" x 12"

Mixed Media On Paper

Alex Griffin, Ardmore Sisters, 16" x 16"

Alex Griffin, Ardmore Sisters

16" x 16"

Oil And Wax On Panel

Alex Griffin, Bellevue Palace, 20" x 20"

Alex Griffin, Bellevue Palace

20" x 20"

Oil On Panel

Alex Griffin, Chimera, 24" x 24"

Alex Griffin, Chimera

24" x 24"

Oil On Panel

Alex Griffin, Church Alley, Jim Thorpe, PA, 16" x 16"

Alex Griffin, Church Alley, Jim Thorpe, PA

16" x 16"

Oil On Panel

Alex Griffin, Colebrook, 11" x 14"

Alex Griffin, Colebrook

11" x 14"

Mixed Media On Paper

Alex Griffin, Front Street Evening, 9" x 12"

Alex Griffin, Front Street Evening

9" x 12"

Mixed Media On Paper

Alex Griffin, Graveyard Hounds, 8.7" x 6.7"

Alex Griffin, Graveyard Hounds

8.7" x 6.7"

Oil On Wood (Cigar Box)

Alex Griffin, Kensington (Fascination Street), 16" x 16"

Alex Griffin, Kensington (Fascination Street)

16" x 16"

Oil On Panel

Alex Griffin, Leaving, 18" x 18"

Alex Griffin, Leaving

18" x 18"

Oil On Panel

Alex Griffin, Leverington Avenue, 20" x 20"

Alex Griffin, Leverington Avenue

20" x 20"

Oil And Wax On Panel

Alex Griffin, March Field, 8.7" x 7"

Alex Griffin, March Field

8.7" x 7"

Oil On Wood (Cigar Box)

Alex Griffin, Plateau, 11" x 14"

Alex Griffin, Plateau

11" x 14"

Mixed Media On Paper

Alex Griffin, ​​​​​​​Summertide, 7" x 7"

Alex Griffin, ​​​​​​​Summertide

7" x 7"

Oil On Wood (Cigar Box)

Alex Griffin, The Stray Pasture, 7" x 9"

Alex Griffin, The Stray Pasture

7" x 9"

Oil On Wood (Cigar Box) (HOLD)

Alex Griffin, ​​​​​​​Twelve Tiergartens, 9" x 12"

Alex Griffin, ​​​​​​​Twelve Tiergartens

9" x 12"

Mixed Media On Paper

Alex Griffin, White Fern (Reston), 24" x 24"

Alex Griffin, White Fern (Reston)

24" x 24"

Oil On Panel

Kate McCammon, Hammock, 34" x 42"

Kate McCammon, Hammock

34" x 42"

Silk, Upholstery, Fabric, Tulle And Chiffon

Kate McCammon, ​​​​​​​Home, 46" x 46"

Kate McCammon, ​​​​​​​Home

46" x 46"

Chiffon And Upholstery Fabric

Kate McCammon, ​​​​​​​Home Again, 48" x 36"

Kate McCammon, ​​​​​​​Home Again

48" x 36"

Silk, Upholstery Fabric

Kate McCammon, Journal Portrait (Class Photos), 6" x 4"

Kate McCammon, Journal Portrait (Class Photos)

6" x 4"

Photographs And Cotton Fabric On Canvas

Kate McCammon, Journal Portrait (Fall), 6" x 4"

Kate McCammon, Journal Portrait (Fall)

6" x 4"

Photographs And Chiffon On Canvas

Kate McCammon, ​​​​​​​Journal Portrait (Lake Michigan), 6" x 4"

Kate McCammon, ​​​​​​​Journal Portrait (Lake Michigan)

6" x 4"

Photographs And Chiffon On Canvas

Kate McCammon, Journal Portrait (Michigan Sky) (SOLD), 6" x 4"

Kate McCammon, Journal Portrait (Michigan Sky) (SOLD)

6" x 4"

Photographs On Canvas

Kate McCammon, ​​​​​​​Ladder, Moon, And Bridge, 20" x 16"

Kate McCammon, ​​​​​​​Ladder, Moon, And Bridge

20" x 16"

Velvet, Chiffon, Paper And Photographs

Kate McCammon, ​​​​​​​One Of Five, 12" x 9"

Kate McCammon, ​​​​​​​One Of Five

12" x 9"

Silk, Chiffon, Paper And Photographs

Kate McCammon, ​​​​​​​Parents, 22" x 30"

Kate McCammon, ​​​​​​​Parents

22" x 30"

Silk, Organza, Photo Album Paper, Photographs And Chiffon

Kate McCammon, ​​​​​​​Those Winter Days, 22" x 32"

Kate McCammon, ​​​​​​​Those Winter Days

22" x 32"

Velvet, Paper, Photographs, Organza And Acrylic Paint

Lauren Whearty, Dining Table, 40" x 46"

Lauren Whearty, Dining Table

40" x 46"

Oil On Linen

Lauren Whearty, Still Life With Dahlias And Annie Albers, 40" x 55"

Lauren Whearty, Still Life With Dahlias And Annie Albers

40" x 55"

Oil On Canvas

Lauren Whearty, Still Life With Daisies & Hockney, 21" x 24"

Lauren Whearty, Still Life With Daisies & Hockney

21" x 24"

Oil On Canvas

Lauren Whearty, Still Life With Gerbera Daisies, 48" x 36"

Lauren Whearty, Still Life With Gerbera Daisies

48" x 36"

Oil On Canvas

Lauren Whearty, Still Life With Peonies And Daisies, 21" x 24"

Lauren Whearty, Still Life With Peonies And Daisies

21" x 24"

Oil On Canvas

Lauren Whearty, Still Life With Van Gogh (SOLD), 15" x 20"

Lauren Whearty, Still Life With Van Gogh (SOLD)

15" x 20"

Oil On Canvas

Lauren Whearty, Still Life With Zinnias, 40" x 46"

Lauren Whearty, Still Life With Zinnias

40" x 46"

Oil On Canvas

Lauren Whearty, Studio Still Life, 21" x 24"

Lauren Whearty, Studio Still Life

21" x 24"

Oil On Canvas

Short & Sweet II is a collection of mini-exhibitions, each offering a small taste of works by four local artists. Gross McCleaf is pleased to introduce JP Calabro, Alex Griffin, Kate McCammon, and Lauren Whearty.

JP Calabro, Triple Berry Blast (Detail), 16" x 20", Mixed Media

JP Calabro, Triple Berry Blast (Detail), 16" x 20", Mixed Media

JP Calabro’s kaleidoscopic designs celebrate color, commercialism, and camp. Delectably delicious dayglow color covers a rock candy surface created from diamond dust, the material used in popcorn ceiling texture. With seductively fruity titles, Calabro’s work is a collectable treat. We bet you can’t have just one!

Calabro has exhibited his work widely in the Mid-Atlantic region including the Chestnut Hill Gallery, Freemans Mainline Gallery, the FMC Tower, and the Plastic Club. He currently lives and works in Philadelphia.

Alex Griffin’s heavily manipulated surfaces offer ghostly remnants of his process of layering, scraping, and erasing. His works take on lives of their own as mystic apparitions, leading the viewer through quiet, discretionary interpretations. Griffin says the completion of a painting can feel like an exorcism of sorts. Though his work can sometimes feel haunted, he finds a way to add small elements of joy to his dreamy stories.

 

Alex Griffin has shown his work in solo and group exhibitions throughout the United States and his paintings are in private collections across the country and abroad. He received his BFA from Virginia Commonwealth University. Griffin lives and works in East Falls, Philadelphia.

Alex Griffin, White Fern (Reston), 24" x 24", Oil On Panel

Alex Griffin, White Fern (Reston), 24" x 24", Oil On Panel

Kate McCammon, Home, 46" x 46", Chiffon And Upholstery Fabric

Kate McCammon, Home, 46" x 46", Chiffon And Upholstery Fabric

For Kate McCammon, the use of fabric serves a dual function. The many colors and textures substitute for the artist’s traditional medium of paint, and remind the viewer that these materials have an original purpose of cloaking and hugging the domestic realm. Iridescent silk, plushy velvet, patterned upholstery fabrics, and collaged sections of family photos create sentimental imagery, a nostalgic sense of place, and a feeling of home. Although her works often depict a family photo album, McCammon recognizes the constructed and invented nature of memory. Her narrative works are not stagnant relics of the past; rather, they are active transformations of characters and themes that are intimately known, while somehow constantly being discovered.

Born in the small town of Bridgeport, West Virginia, Kate McCammon’s passion for art guided her through a BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art and an MFA in Studio Art from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. She has been awarded a number of residencies in the United States and abroad and exhibits her work regionally. McCammon lives and works in Philadelphia.

Vibrant and saturated, Lauren Whearty’s still-life paintings playfully propose contemplative and conceptual connections between form, symbols and meaning. Bold bouquets perched atop equally brazen floral fabrics create comparisons between the sign and what is signified. Constantly referencing the act and tradition of painting itself, Whearty’s works are deceptively effortless yet erudite.

 

Lauren Whearty is an artist, educator, and curator living and working in Philadelphia. She is a co-director of Ortega y Gasset Projects, an artist-run curatorial collective in Brooklyn, and teaches at the University of the Arts and Tyler School of Art & Architecture. She has attended numerous residencies and has exhibited widely in New York, Philadelphia, and more.

Lauren Whearty, Still Life With Peonies And Daisies, 21" x 24", Oil On Canvas

Lauren Whearty, Still Life With Peonies And Daisies, 21" x 24", Oil On Canvas