Friday, March 4, 2011

Resident Jim Garvey's Circles and Circuits opens on Friday March 11, 2011

40th Street Artist-in-Residence 
Jim Garvey
opens his new show
Circles and Circuits  


Jim Garvey
Circles and Circuits 
opening Friday, March 11th, 2011 
also on display Fridays March 18 and 25, 3-7pm
AIR SPACE Gallery 4007 Chestnut St. Philadelphia

pictured: Circles and Circuits flyer 
imageJim Garvey, current resident artist at 40th Street Artist-In-Residence program, exhibits recent sculpture, installation, video and mixed media works.  Friday March 11th at AIR SPACE, 4007 Chestnut St. West Philadelphia, 5-9pm.
Fusing together many mediums and objects to reach an advanced visual-audible organization, Circles and Circuits questions, and teeters on the line of, work and play, the domestic and public, juxtaposing material concepts of leisure and maintenance, and pleasure or business. Following a linear pathway of process, with an accordion effect of ideas, the work connects the dots between painting, electronics, sculpture, sound, face, place,  objects, and more.

Jim Garvey graduated from Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in May 2007, working with masters from the faculty to focus on a body of work that incorporated multiple media.  He received several awards and grants, including the Lewis S. Ware Travel scholarship for the work "Transient" an installation weaving paintings, sculptures, and a sound arrangement.  Shortly after his return from European Travel Scholarship, Jim graduated from University of Pennsylvania. 
picured: jim garvey work
Recently working with a Center City flower shop, MODA botanica, painting a multimedia installation work for exhibition at the Philadelphia Flower Show 2010, the work, entitled "Box", won "Best in Show," and several other awards.  The wall paintings intertwined with floral arrangements displayed the possibilities of urban beatification.  While collaborating with the MODA botannica, Jim's work took a turn in the direction of beatification.  His current projects retain this purpose within mural work, and a series of outdoor garden sculptures arranged from found and recycled materials.     

Jim is currently working with Neighborhood Bike Works and fellow 40th Street Resident, Andria Biblioni-Morales on an after-school Kinetic Sculpture class for local West Philadelphia Youth.  The goal of the project is to design and build a kinetic bike sculpture to ride in this year's Kensington Kinetic Sculpture Derby. The project received the SCI-West grant for community partnerships and will exhibit and ride the sculpture this May.

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