Thursday, April 17, 2014

Queer Communities in Print - Tuesday April 22 at our gallery!!!

The Queer Communities in Print Portfolio pays tribute to the ability of LGBTQ people to dialogue, agitate and build community across identities, experiences and distance. Organized for the 2014 Southern Graphic Council International Print Conference, The Queer Communities in Print Portfolio makes a pointed effort to acknowledge queer identified artists working in the medium of print, connect them across geographic locations and create an archive of contemporary LGBTQ artists, building a community that transcends geographic limitations. The portfolio consists of prints created in a variety of mediums by 29 LGBTQ identified artists.

Corinne Teed and Jaime Knight, both graduate students in the University of Iowa MFA Printmaking program with histories as educators, activists and organizers, share an interest in the exploration of queer identities. Through the use of print, and print logic in 2-d as well as sculptural and time-based media the two artists address issues of subjectivity, relationality and queer intimacies. Inspired by the relative isolation felt being queer in the 6th largest city in Iowa and the location of SGCI 2014, Knight and Teed organized 29 queer identified artists for the Queer Communities in print Portfolio.

The opening will be the 22nd from 5-8pm. There will be light snacks and wine!

Monday, April 14, 2014

Penn Students to display art in the orange storefront on 40th between Chestnut and Market!  Read about the submission process here.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

The Souls in the Bones by Brain Bazemore

On May 2nd, 2014, 40th Street AIR resident Brian Bazemore will be having an opening at the AIRSPACE gallery at 40th and Chestnut.  The opening begins at 5 and continues on til 9.  You do not want to miss it!

Monday, March 24, 2014

Neighborhood Bike Works 3/21/14

My name is Veronica Jones, the 40th Street AIR intern, and I made a visit to the Neighborhood Bike Works at 39th and Locust last Friday.  The kids are currently working on a kinetic bike sculpture.  I came in during snack time and this was conducive to some solid brainstorming. After snack time, the young artists were split up into groups.  These groups consisted of welding, electromagnet experimentation, and frame design.  I first made a visit to the welding group, the main take away here was that welding is awesome and thankfully the teacher has still got all his fingers.  Next, I made my way to the electromagnet experimentation station.  Here, I was introduced to some very strong magnets and informed by a lovely little girl that they are very bad to swallow. Finally, the frame design group was hard at work on the white board drawing out design possibilities. A charming young man told me the plan was to make a sculpture that is round, but not too round, and less than 7 feet wide. The space in which the students work is very organized and colorful, I can see why so many impressive ideas are extracted from the kids.  All in all, this program is stellar and I am very much looking forward to my next visit.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

New Twitter !

We have a new twitter page! Follow @40thStreetAIR

Friday, March 14, 2014

Now Accepting Applications for our 2014-2015 Residency!!!

Please visit for information on our policies and for an application. Applications are due on Monday May 19, 2014 at 11:59pm. The residency runs September 1, 2014-August 15, 2015.

Friday, March 7, 2014

Planning: Childhood Drawings Revisited by Brenna K. Murphy

Planning: Childhood Drawings Revisited by Brenna K. Murphy
March 8-29, 2014
Opening Reception: March 8, 5-8pm
AIRSPACE Gallery, 4007 Chestnut Street, 1st Floor

Here are a few photos of Brenna K. Murphy's installation of  hair paper on the corner of 40th and Chestnut. If you want to see more of Brenna's work, the opening reception for her show is at the 40th AIR Gallery tomorrow!