Urbanism provides an opportunity to look at four emerging artists from Philadelphia who, in various ways, re-focus the idea of the urban through a lens that explores the dreams, experience, and potential of the lived environment. Reflecting the overlays of planning that direct our movement within our urban surroundings, Arden Bendler Browning’s imaginations of the city are sprawling paintings where dynamically fractured space suggests the noise and speed of a vivid urban existence.
The Painting Center is pleased to present Shifting Speeds, an exhibition of recent paintings by Arden Bendler Browning, Rebecca Rutstein, and Charles Burwell, highly regarded artists who prompt us to reflect upon the elasticity of time, space, and perception. In varying ways, these artists explore multi-layered approaches to painting, from the use of screen-printing, templates, and overlapping transparencies, to combinations of broad strokes, evolving patterns, or precise detail.
Gallery artists, Arden Bendler Browning and Nathan Pankratz were selected for the Northeast issue of New American Paintings, #104.
Our summer exhibition "Young & Fun: Abstraction" was reviewed by Lauren Findlay for artblog.
Edith Newhall reviewed "Young & Fun: Abstraction" for the Philadelphia Inquirer.
The Office of Arts, Culture, and the Creative Economy's Percent for Art Program recently announced a new public art commission at the Philadelphia International Airport
from Arden Bendler Browning.
Exhibition Announcement - “Art on Paper 2019”
February 3 - May 5, 2019
The Weatherspoon Art Museum at UNC Greensboro proudly presents the 45th Art on Paper exhibition. Since 1965, this dynamic survey has uniquely taken the pulse of contemporary art by showcasing artworks made on or with paper. This year’s installation features compelling new work by twenty-four artists from across the country. In keeping with the exhibition’s parameters, all have created, within the last two years, one-of-a-kind artworks using paper as their medium. Each artist is represented by multiple works, offering visitors a deeper look into his/her/their interests, processes, and skills.
Bridgette Mayer Gallery announces its participation in the Philadelphia Fine Art Fair, the city’s first world class fine art fair where international, contemporary, and modern art collectors, curators and art lovers gather to acquire new works and exchange cultural ideas.
A View From the Easel During Times of Quarantine
This the 158th installment of a series in which artists send in a photo and a description of their workspace. In light of COVID-19, we’ve asked participants to reflect on how the pandemic has changed their studio space and/or if they are focusing on particular projects while quarantining.
Bridgette Mayer Gallery Re-Opens to the Public in its Historic Washington Square Location at 709 Walnut Street with a Bold and Exciting Group Exhibition, Karmic Joy,Starting June 1, 2021.
Philadelphia, PA – April 21, 2021. Bridgette Mayer Gallery is thrilled to announce that in its twenty-first year as a leader in the Philadelphia arts community, it will re-open its doors to the public on June 1, 2021. The gallery will be returning to its home on the 1st floor of 709 Walnut Street in Washington Square, where it existed as a public gallery from 2001 to 2016, before moving to the penthouse level of the building and becoming a private, appointment-only space. Founder and Owner Bridgette Mayer has made the exciting decision to re-open the gallery as a way to foster art and joy in Philadelphia in response to the difficulties facing the city due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Making Space in Painting, Virtual Reality & In a City: Arden Bendler Browning
Caitlin Correa, October 29, 2021
Philadelphia based artist Arden Bendler Browning makes large abstract paintings, small works on paper and panel, and virtual reality environments. Her work contemplates perception of landscapes affected by digital imagery, the flow of time throughout many moments and distractions, and the contemporary desire to capture many possible perspectives and directions at once.
Women take the spotlight in a pair of art shows at the A.U. Museum
March 2, 2022
The American University Museum exhibition “Positive Fragmentation: From the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation” is characterized by splintered imagery and ruptured identity. But that doesn’t mean the artwork itself is chopped into little pieces. In fact, “Positive Fragmentation” is one of two A.U. Museum shows — both highlighting art by women — that include pieces on an epic scale.
Dedication Ceremony Announced for Arden Bendler Browning’s Philadelphia Mural Elastic Geography
April 9, 2022 – Philadelphia, PA. In partnership with Mural Arts Philadelphia and Yard’s Brewing Company, Bridgette Mayer Gallery is excited to announce a public dedication ceremony for Arden Bendler Browning’s new mural Elastic Geography. The ceremony will take place on Wednesday, May 11 at 4:30pm and will feature guest speakers and an official ribbon cutting.
Sitting in Uncertainty
Review of 'Fields and Formations: A Survey of Mid-Atlantic Abstraction' at the Katzen Arts Center
May 18, 2022
White waves of paper arch and twist. Neon ropes stretch like muscles. Empty pages inhale. The materials around us are alive with meaning if we stop to look. What happens to a hundred-year-old story when we cut out its pages? Or to a map when we paint over its colors and borders? As objects around us evolve, they offer the opportunity to challenge our expectations, open our minds, and see changes in ourselves.
Bridgette Mayer Gallery Presents:
Wayfinding, a solo exhibition by Arden Bendler Browning,
September 6 – October 22, 2022
Extended Hours & Artist Reception: Friday, September 9, 5 – 7:30pm
Philadelphia, PA –August 23, 2022. The Bridgette Mayer Gallery is excited to announce a solo exhibition of works by Arden Bendler Browning tilted Wayfinding. The exhibition follows Bendler Browning’s recent completion of a major public art project, Elastic Geography, which is a 25-by-140-foot mural on the side of Yards Brewery, commissioned by Mural Arts Philadelphia. Wayfinding will be on view at the Bridgette Mayer Gallery from Tuesday, September 6 to Saturday, October 22, 2022, with an artist reception on Friday, September 9 from 5:00 to 7:30pm.
Reflections on the work of contemporary artists
POSTED ON OCTOBER 7, 2022 BY ART SPIEL
Arden Bendler Browning at Bridgette Mayer Gallery
Wayfinding, Arden Bendler Browning’s solo exhibition at Bridgette Mayer Gallery in Philadelphia, follows the artist’s recent completion of a major public art project, Elastic Geography, a 25 by 140 foot mural on the side of Yards Brewery, commissioned by Mural Arts Philadelphia. The show includes 21 new paintings, a Vault installation of over 50 mixed media works on panel, and a custom interactive virtual reality. It runs through October 22nd.
Arden Bendler Browning conquers virtual reality, Luve More LC + Thinkers Makers Society, and opportunity
By Roberta Fallon, October 19, 2022
Three notable events rounded up for your consideration! A short Q&A and video by Roberta talking with Arden Bendler Browning about her show and virtual reality piece at Bridgette Mayer Gallery; plus a great-sounding event at Thinkers Makers Society collaborating with Luve More LC to present Jeff Rivers' art; and Scribe Video's Young Mediamakers Fund is open for applications to college students and student-age filmmakers -- applications due Oct. 31.
Arden Bendler Browning
February 14, 2023
by Laura Sallade
Arden Bendler Browning has cultivated a dualistic practice: between acrylic and virtual reality (VR) paintings; natural and artificial inspiration; tactile and intangible processes. Bendler Browning does not walk the line between these opposing dyads, rather she continually crosses it. By oscillating between VR and painting on panel, she investigates how these two languages expand, propagate, and eclipse one another. Whether sprayed, rolled, poured, brushed, pressed, or digitally painted, these marks make up the vocabulary for Bendler Browning’s distinct visual language.
Arden Bendler Browning collaborates with Yards Brewing Co. on ‘Made in Phila.’ beer label and interactive Virtual Reality experience.
March 29, 2023 - Philadelphia. Arden Bendler Browning, Yards Brewing Co. and Bridgette Mayer Gallery recently announced a new project in Bendler Browning’s ongoing collaboration with Yards. The collaboration began in partnership with Mural Arts and Alliance HSP and saw Bendler Browning create a custom mural for the exterior of Yards’ Philadelphia brewery. The mural, collectively titled Elastic Geography, consists of four circular paintings inspired by Yards product labels, brewery, and neighborhood landmarks.