Top Up-and-Coming Artists In Philadelphia
112 S 20th St
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Estelle Carraz-Bernabei's work is regularly shown around Philadelphia, including at the Balance Gallery, where she is the director. The first Friday of the month is a great time to visit the Balance Gallery because it hosts a First Friday Opening Reception that provides an opportunity to meet the artists and purchase their work. Ms. Carraz-Bernabei produces mixed-media paintings as well as photography. All of her art uses energetic colors as well as organic and cosmic elements to create beautiful effects.
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Douglas Witmer was raised in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, but has lived and worked in Philadelphia since 1995. His work has been the subject of over 10 solo exhibitions around the United States, as well as group shows internationally. His painting combines simple shapes and patterns, bright colors and inventive mediums. For example, Witmer's "School Papers" series utilizes wide-ruled lined paper and simple geometric imagery to evoke feelings that were once thought to be reserved for a bygone era.
Rebecca is a printmaker working primarily in the woodcut and intaglio mediums. She has exhibited locally, nationally and internationally. Many of her recent pieces are currently being feature in "Clip, Cut; Paper Thin" at the Noyes Museum's satellite gallery in Hammonton, New Jersey. Her work draws on symbols in history, science and literature in which a variety of viewers can relate. Using mostly neutral colors (browns, grays, greens and muted pinks and purples), each piece evokes a soothing effect.
Vox Populi Gallery
319 N 11th St, Third Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Juliana Foster lives in Philadelphia and teaches at The University of the Arts in the Media Arts Department. Her work spans the mediums of both book arts as well as photography, with her most recent work involving a series of images that represent an overarching narrative. With just a few minutes of pondering, you can see the influence of both cinema and photography in her artistic pieces. Her book spreads include beautiful images that are letterpress, screen-print and inkjet on film. Vox Populi Gallery showcases Foster's collection so you can check it out firsthand.
Joe Brenman has been a Philadelphia artist since the 1970s. In addition to his sculptures, he creates beautiful mosaic murals for public and private spaces. His inspiring pieces can be seen all over Philadelphia in SEPTA stations, bars and sides of buildings. These mosaics employ bright colors and striking human and natural figures. In each of them, there is a movement to the work that transcends the surface of the piece of art. His sculptures include terra cotta, stoneware, clay and bronze in more muted colors, but with the same feeling of motion.
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