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SAVE THE DATE! Sat MARCH 13th! March 5, 2010

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I am so thrilled that artist heather jo wingate is having a solo exhibit at amberella!  She is sharing her HUMPS with the world… as she presents a new body of work.  I am convinced that Heather Jo is a master of watercolor.  EEEEEEEEEEP!! I am so excited,… I mean yeah, she has been my BFF since the 80’s or 90’s … uhhhh. how old are we? I forget,..but she’s one of my true loves in life and just so happens to be an incredible artist.  So yeah. SAVE THE DATE!  Her opening reception is next SATURDAY MARCH 13th from 7-11pm!

…formal press release to come 🙂

xoxoxo amber lynn !



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Also! At  JInxed/The Toothless Cat Opening Saturday night from 6-10pm is the GROUP HEART SHOW!!!  “Custom hearts for your valentine from over 100 artists.   The biggest group show of the year.  Featuring an impressive line-up of artists, this year promises to bring you all the amazingness of previous shows with the excitement of it being in a new location within the Piazza.”


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An Exhibition by Stephanie Kao & Travis Heck
February 13th through March 9th 2010

Opening Reception:
Saturday February 13th 2010

Stephanie Kao | Artist Statement
Each of my drawings offers a suspended glimpse into a flamboyant and mildly disturbed playground that I have erected. Strange, enigmatic characters invite you to partake in their uncertain adventures of youth, indulgence, and oddity… ones that you may very well later regret. These characters are offshoots of me; they are the only grandchildren I am prepared to give to my expectant mother.

Travis Heck| Artist Statement
When I was young and bored with no license, I would amuse myself by concocting ways to distress my mother. This intuitive impulse to upset her with motorcycles, sophomoric late nights, and inappropriate girlfriends has extended into my work. This is to say, I enjoy exploring subject matter my peers have slowly and lovingly explained to me is crass.
My paintings are infused with irresponsible materiality, quasi-psychedelic color, and directional light. Fields of color and bulging vertical pyramids recur in each painting. They allude to a history or a story that exists not only in the making of each painting, but by understanding that each experience is unique and meaningful. My paintings are painted over, covered with collage, and reduced to a blank, unapologetic surface before I can make sense of each experience. I liberate myself from the hegemony of rules in painting by allowing a personal, spiritual, and witty take on the anonymity of geometrical forms.

Stephanie Kao | Artist Biography
Stephanie Kao is a Philadelphia native and self-taught illustrator. She receieved her BA in Advertising from Temple University and is now a second year fashion student at the Moore College of Art and Design. Stephanie freelances as a calligrapher, henna artist, and events photographer; she is also collaborating on a line of handmade decorative porcelain ware with ceramicist Robert Siegel.

Travis Heck | Artist Biography
Travis Heck received his BFA in Painting and Sculpture from Miami University in 2005 and his MFA in Painting from the University of Pennsylvania in 2008.


DAILY CANDY SAYS….. SEE MO! December 4, 2009

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The Weekend Guide…. What to do this weekend.

!!! Get Excited !!! September 25, 2009

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Solo Exhibition : Jesse Beamesderfer

October 2, 2009 through October 31, 2009

Opening Reception

Friday, October 2, 2009 6-9pm

Amberella Gallery is pleased to present to you new work by Jesse Beamesderfer. A few months after a debut near sold-out show, Beamesderfer returns with “SOUGHT”, a show focusing on Obsession, Compulsion, and Collection. Focused this time on exploiting the warping of reality through extensive fascination with a singular ideal or subject, the series reflects a pop art graphicness without room for peripheral senses.

Jesse Beamesderfer

Jesse Beamesderfer’s heart and soul lies somewhere on the outskirts

of this reality and a few inches a plane away. It is from that space

that he can observe reality and safely make art without leaving a

footprint capable of interrupting the flow of natural existence. His

art, in return, reflects a reality that is usually only glimpsed for a

few seconds, made true in that moment, and then turned away from as

its original truth returns. Although reinventing work regularly, his

recent series depicts pieces of The Fashion Industry, a culture

Beamesderfer truly lives outside of, with a narrow but true sense of

its reality.

Previously, Beamesderfer has worked on pieces reflecting religion as

propaganda, strange noises as shamanism, and the feeling of complete

loss of hope as strength. His current projects include writing an

Artist’s Bio. Future plans include themes such as the internet as a

blueprint for the future, language as a form of communication, and the

state of Louisiana as a can of beets.

Beamesderfer grew up in south eastern Pennsylvania where he spent

most of the time watching 90’s television, walking on back roads until

getting lost and hitchhiking home, and constantly re-designing the

attic. He graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design in

2005 with a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts. In 2007 he moved to Philadelphia

where he resides today. You can find him selling high-end craft beer

in Northern Liberties or in his studio in Kensington trying to find

his pen.

The Outlook Beamesderfer has in the creative process perhaps is not

unique, rather a path to defining art or even perception in general.

On the other hand, it could quite possibly be a downfall as life may

become increasingly disconnected through this application. For this

reason, Beamesderfer is looking into Buddhism.

Artist Contact: assaultwithbatteries@gmail.com Blog: jbeamesderfer.blogspot.com