October 28, 2009

Transplant Reception Photos

A warm thank you to all who attended our reception for TRANSPLANT on Saturday night. In the pouring rain, no less. We had a wonderful time.

Thank you to Victory Brewing for the beverages, and to missingElement for the photos!

October 23, 2009

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Update: Now on the front page of Around Town ...

NBC Philadelphia | Transplant

NBC Philadelphia
A Change of Art: JOG Opening Saturday
Updated 3:21 PM EDT, Fri, Oct 23, 2009

Art fans in Philly have something to look forward to this weekend from the James Oliver Gallery. Their newest exhibit, Transplant, opens Saturday Oct. 24, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Transplant features painter Ron Johnson and sculptor Steven Earl Weber. The paintings and the sculptures are inspired by the shadows of nature and genetically engineered human organs. Weber will also display sculptures that were previously censored from the Art Institute of Philadelphia.

Enjoy beer, wine and light fare as you peruse the exhibit.

The gallery is located on the fourth floor of 723 Chestnut Street. The exhibit will run until November 21. For more information, check out the gallery website www.jamesoliverygallery.com.

October 21, 2009

Transplant | Thrillist Philadelphia

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Sat, Oct 24, 6-9pm at James Oliver Gallery: 723 Chestnut St; 4th Fl (above Morimoto); 215.923.1242

Hit JOG Saturday evening to throw back comp'd vino and Victory suds as you marvel at Ron Johnson's paintings (which draw inspiration from photographs of shadows) and the sculpture work of Steven Earl Weber, including a series of anatomically correct ceramic human organs slapped with appropriate/cynical branding, like the Nike-swoosh-emblazoned heart on a swatch of AstroTurf dubbed "The Athlete With The Most Heart", "Marlboro Lungs", and another heart dangling from a gold chain, draped in signature Burberry plaid you'll deem "The Shopper With The Most Credit Cards".

Read the rest of the Thrillist Philadelphia List here.

Censored Work on Display

Back in 2008, the Art Institute in Philadelphia censored an artist in an exhibit about gun violence. The artist, Steven Earl Weber, will exhibit the censored work for the first time since, at James Oliver Gallery.

A reception with Steven Earl Weber and painter Ron Johnson is on Saturday, October 24th, 6:00 - 9:00 PM, and is free and open to the public.

Thanks to Victory Brewing for beverages!