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TOMORROW {Sat} NIGHT! <3 Forever Two Wheels <3 May 7, 2010

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Save the date! OPENING RECEPTION for artist Mark McQuilling! SAT MAY 8th! May 1, 2010

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Forever Two Wheels | Mark McQuilling | a solo exhibit

Opening Reception | Saturday May 8th | 7-11pm



THIS SATURDAY MARCH 13th opening reception! March 8, 2010

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“My Humps”  | A solo exhibit by artist Heather Jo Wingate
OPENING RECEPTION SATURDAY MARCH 13th 2010

7-11pm

Artist Statement | Heather Jo Wingate

I’ve always been interested in seduction.  It isn’t just the straight-forward sexual or physical seduction, but the kind of seduction that makes you question what you want and why you do things.  I like the way a picture can seduce a viewer, the way water seduces the paint and the way I’m seduced by color.

In these paintings, I’ve clearly been seduced by flesh.  I like the color of flesh.  I love to paint flesh.  It’s a challenge to try to interpret the softness of the skin or the plasticity of the forms with a medium like watercolor.  The water wants to do its own thing and I like that.  I don’t fight with the watercolor and try to control it too much.  I respect its rebellious nature.

I never question my instincts until after a painting is started.  So what if I want to paint barbie legs or a hot pink bra or a man’s bulge or a naked woman?  I don’t care.  I paint what I’m attracted to.  I paint what I’m obsessed with. If I’m honest in my painting, then the work will always be a reflection of myself.  The work will have continuity.

Heather Jo Wingate | Biography

Born in 1981 in suburban Philadelphia, Heather Jo Wingate studied painting at The University of the Arts after suffering through a very stifling experience at a local Catholic High School.  At the University of the Arts, Heather Jo was awarded the Larry Day Memorial award and the Philadelphia Watercolor Society award to a promising young artist.  She has a BFA in Drawing and an MA in some other shit.  Heather Jo has been exhibiting her work since 2001 at local galleries, boutiques and cafes like the Padlock Gallery, The Blackfloor Gallery, Chapterhouse Cafe and now Amberella.  Heather Jo works in Arts Administration and she designs jewelry and underwear.  In her free time, Heather Jo likes to plant things, travel, and watch jeopardy.  She has a really old cat, a really hot husband, and an awesome family- all of which have been a great inspiration to her.

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 !

KONNICHI-WOW OPENING RECEPTION THIS SAT FEB 13th 7-11pm! February 11, 2010

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KONNICHI – WOW”
An Exhibition by Stephanie Kao & Travis Heck
February 13th through March 9th 2010

Opening Reception:
Saturday February 13th 2010
7-11pm

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.

www.stephaniekao.com

<3 SAVE THE DATE!!! SAT FEB 13th <3 February 1, 2010

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The much anticipated exhibition of Stephanie Kao and Travis Heck approaches!

Save The Date and more info to come !! ❤    SAT FEB 13th OPENING 7-11pm @ Amberella Gallery! ❤

SEE BELOW SOME SNEEK PEEKS….. !!!!!!!!! ❤

**THIS SATURDAY the incredible artist Myles Smutney releases new work to the universe** Please join us at AMBERELLA GALLERY for a never to forget release of Myles Smutney’s 2010 Calendar! December 8, 2009

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Night Train and Amberella Gallery presents “Nothing But Trouble”

Myles Smutney’s 2010 Calendar Relase Party!

Myles Smutney is a Philadelphia-based artist exploring the darker side of beauty through her silkscreen prints, pen-and-ink illustrations and mixed-media installations. Born and raised in Chicago, Myles received her training through brief interludes at art school in both Chicago and New York City.

Borrowing from the iconography of classic tattoo flash and punk rock subculture, Smutney endorses a homegrown, D.I.Y. attitude.

She examines themes of mortality through reoccurring imagery, such as picturesque roses, expressive skeletons, and striking women. These momento moris embody the fragile and fleeting nature of life.  But all is not bleak in Smutney’s universe; symbols of fortune, strength, and eternal love are woven into her compositions.  She dabbles in fashion, collaborating with designers, participating in live screen printing events, and fabricating her designs on new and repurposed clothing.

This time Myles has turned her focus onto a 2010 Calender.  Each month is depicted with a corresponding modern take on the classic American pin-up girl.  She has maintained their authenticity by using traditional 1940’s poses, celebrating Woman’s sexuality as something to be admired with an added rock and roll twist.  Each illustration is drawn by hand.

Saturday, December 12th
Amberella Gallery
(located in the Piazza at Schmidt’s)
1050 N. Hancock St. | Suite 62 | Philadelphia, PA.

7 to 10pm.

With The Night Train DJ’s:
Ian St. Laurent
Dennis Wolffang
Pin-Up Shot girls serving complimentary PBR & Sailor Jerry Rum all night.

After party to at 700 Club with Night Train DJs.
700 Club | 700 N. 2nd St. | Philadelphia, PA.


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

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The Weekend Guide…. What to do this weekend.

Special LASER MO SHOW opening reception poster! November 28, 2009

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<3 LASER MO SHOW! <3 November 28, 2009

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Laser Mo Show
Fabrication of Scripted Works by Morgan Martinson
Special Opening Reception Friday December 4th @ 7pm
Show Runs December 4, 2009 through December 29, 2009

Amberella Gallery is pleased to present the Laser Mo Show, a fabrication of scripted works by artist Morgan Martinson.  Laser Mo Show is a study of contemporary processes and modes of fabrication as digital work is brought to a physical, sensual realm. Morgan Martinson works as an architect and artist, and this show represents a study in the discrepancies between drawing and object. She received her Master of Architecture from PennDesign in 2008 and is currently working in landscape architecture and planning. She is co-founder of via books and edited its first edition, via Occupation.

Morgan Martinson: http://morganmartinson.carbonmade.com