Philly Art Experience
at Bridgette Mayer Gallery
Massive contemporary arts exhibition to benefit BalletX
July 9-August 9
A Philadelphia contemporary arts hub, Bridgette Mayer Gallery exhibits museum-quality, often large-scale fine art in a minimalist Washington Square space.
Now on view at the Bridgette Mayer Gallery through August 9, PhillyArtExperience: Benefiting BalletX features works from more than 200 local, regional and international established and up-and-coming artists. The show, the largest in the gallery’s history, is to support dynamic dance troupe BalletX, Philadelphia’s premier contemporary ballet company.
Each artist created one or two works on 10-inch square panels (donated by Ampersand Art Supply), and all works are priced at either $500 or $1000, with 20 percent or more of sales going to benefitting the ballet company.
Installed as a grid on nearly every available wall of the gallery, the 10-by-10 panels hang side by side without drawing a distinction between price or notability. Works by recent MFA graduates sit right next to those by established artists held in prominent museum collections.
Look for such works as a geometric acrylic by Alison Berry, a graphic abstract by Charles Burwell and a realistic orange frog by Rebecca Saylor Sack.
Priced to sell, the small-scale pieces suit both novice art buyers — who might balk at the idea of investing thousands in a single work –and aficionados looking to expand a collection.
Concurrently with the new summer exhibition, the gallery has launched a new site to aid artists, art lovers and art buyers, www.phillyartexperience.com.
Check the site and sign up to learn more about the exhibition, to purchase works and — maybe the best part — to learn about opportunities to engage with the artists.
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