In its eighty-ninth annual competition for the United States and Canada, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation has awarded Fellowships to a diverse group of 175 scholars, artists, and scientists. Appointed on the basis of prior achievement and exceptional promise, the successful candidates were chosen from a group of almost 3,000 applicants.
Sharon Harper is one of eleven Fellows selected for Photography. Ms. Sharon Harper, Photographer, Cambridge, Massachusetts, and Associate Professor of Visual and Environmental Studies, Harvard University: Photography.
Gallery Director and Owner Bridgette Mayer is featured in the April/May issue of Society Magazine, both as Guest Editor and in an interview with Christian S. Dougherty, President.
I met Radcliffe Bailey in 1996 at a pivotal moment in both of our careers. I was 23 and he was 28.
I was working in my first gallery job in NYC at the prominent David Beitzel Gallery in Soho and Radcliffe was having his first solo exhibition in NY in his young twenties with dreadlocks.
He was shy, I was shy and we hit it off right away.
Flash forward 17 years later and here we are coming full circle. Well, except:
Radcliffe is no longer shy and neither am I.
We have both reached a very high level of success in our respective careers and Radcliffe has skyrocketed professionally having had works and exhibitions all over the United States and the globe with works in many museum collections including:
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the High Museum of Art, Atlanta; the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; and the Art Institute of Chicago, among others.
(Check out his resume on my website:
Radcliffe Bailey - Resume )
He no longer has dreadlocks, my hair is blonder and we are both very passionate about being in the arts and Radcliffe is very excited to be having his first solo exhibition in Philadelphia as he has family and roots in Philadelphia and New Jersey.
I am excited to be showing my good friend and a very world renowned and respected African American artist in Philadelphia at my gallery.
I hope you will take some time to come out to the gallery on Friday, April 5th from 6:00pm-8:30pm to meet Radcliffe and see his incredible new body of work.
You will be blown away, I promise. I always am, as are the best collectors in the United States.
Here is a short video of an installation that Radcliffe did at the High Museum last year (we have the publication in the gallery if you are interested).
Here is a link to a TED Talk that Radcliffe gave in Atlanta:
Hope you can make it!
Bridgette Mayer, and gallery artist Shelley Spector were featured on NPR's "Newsworks" during a discussion about collecting art, particularly in Philadelphia.
Director, Bridgette Mayer was interviewed by Farrel Levenson- a student at the University of Pennsylvania who is currently taking an art and economics course. Studying the effects of the recession on the art market and other pertinent topics in the art industry, Farrel asked some interesting questions that pertain to the past several years of Mayer’s business. Read on for an insightful look into gallery practices, pre, during and post-recession.
Gallery artists, Arden Bendler Browning and Nathan Pankratz were selected for the Northeast issue of New American Paintings, #104.
Shelley Spector received an Art and Change Grant from the Leeway Foundation as well as a Faculty Development Grant from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts for her installation "Mariposa".
Bridgette Mayer Gallery is pleased to announce the appointment of new Assistant Directors Daniel Weiner and Mark Brosseau.
For the second year in a row, Michael Ryan Architects in conjunction with Bridgette Mayer Gallery, are hosting a Pop-Up Gallery at their space in Loveladies, Long Beach Island, NJ.
Click on the PDF to read an article about the show as published in The Sandpaper.
We are thrilled to announce that Bridgette Mayer was named as one of Philadelphia Business Journal's, 40 Under 40 winners.
Ivan Stojakovic will participate in "Nature’s Return," a multimedia exhibition curated by Omo Misha. On view March 8 through April 19, Nature’s Return explores the growing dissonance between humanity and the natural world.
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 owner and director, Bridgette Mayer, is featured in the spring issue of Philadelphia Style Magazine.
Shelley Spector will be exhibiting at Ester Klein Gallery at Breadboard with her new show "Dreck Groove". There will also be a workshop with the artist on Saturday, February 25, 12-3pm at NextFab Studio.
Charles Burwell's iconic paintings are on view at the Fountain Restaurant at the Four Seasons Hotel in Philadelphia.
Mark Brosseau's "Bulbous", 2011 is included in the US Department of State's Art Bank Program Recent Acquisitions group exhibition will be on view at the Art Bank Gallery, in Washington DC.
Gallery owner and director, Bridgette Mayer, was recently featured in a multi-page spread in the Philadelphia Daily News. Read on to learn about her early life, gallery practice and plans for the future of the art world in Philadelphia.
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Bridgette Mayer Gallery Reopens with Expanded Gallery, Evolved Program November 15
Closed for much of 2011, the Washington Square gallery presents “Karmic Abstraction” this fall, a group show of sixteen artists, including a black-lit centerpiece by Ryan McGinness
PHILADELPHIA (Oct. 25, 2011) — Bridgette Mayer Gallery is celebrating its 10-year anniversary with a massive transformation — a renovated gallery space on Washington Square and an evolved program. The public will get its first look Nov. 15 when “Karmic Abstraction” opens, highlighting not only the expanded physical space but also an expanding roster of contemporary artists from around the world.
Bridgette Mayer Gallery is pleased to announce its participation for a second year in Art Miami 2011, Miami's premiere anchor art fair.
This year, Bridgette Mayer Gallery will exhibit an exciting mix of secondary market works alongside cutting-edge painting, photography and sculpture from the Gallery's contemporary program. Artists include: Neil Anderson, Charles Burwell, Jim Dine, Sam Francis, German Gomez, Eileen Neff, Kenneth Noland, Paul Oberst, David Slovic, Pat Steir, and Steve Tobin.
Dana Hargrove will participate in Rollins College's Studio Faculty Biennial Exhibition, featuring the recent work of five artists, on view at the Cornell Fine Arts Museum, October 29, 2011- January 15, 2012.
Grounds For Sculpture Debuts Seven New Acres with Inaugural Outdoor Exhibit
October 1, 2011 - April 8, 2012
Steve Tobin’s sculptures range in media and content, but what connects them is the sense of wonder that the work evokes. Tobin’s sculptures are often a result of an interaction with nature, presenting a unique view of objects or processes that could easily be overlooked, but which hold the power to drive and shape our world.
Bridgette Mayer Gallery is pleased to announce Rebecca Rutstein's solo exhibition "Zero Gravity" at Sylvia White Gallery in Ventura, CA. The exhibition will run September 14 - October 15, 2011. In this latest body of work, Rutstein shifts her perspective from the deep ocean to deep space, in an exploration of imagined topographies and physical environments, which convey the undercurrents and forces that continually shape and reshape our world.
Working in many mediums, artist Paul Oberst creates objects that reference universal themes of ritual and ceremony. Recently he has been “banding” his created objects and photographic subjects in black and white and colored stripes, inspired by the “trickster” gods of the Southwest Pueblo people.
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 exhibition Steve Tobin: Master Pieces, curated by Bridgette Mayer, is a collaborative effort by Michael Ryan Architects and Bridgette Mayer Gallery (Philadelphia, PA) that will run June 30 through August 28, 2011, with an opening reception Friday July 1, from 5:30 - 8pm. The exhibition will be open Fridays through Sundays at Michael Ryan Architects' Long Beach Island space: 60 Loveladies Harbor, Loveladies, NJ.
Sixteen sculptures...four seasons...infinite wonder.
Steve Tobin's sculptures are a dramatic fusion of nature and art. Set among the Arboretum's glowing gardens and peaceful groves, they invite you to touch, stroll through or even lie down beneath them, to discover your own unique views of the land around you, views that change with the light and the seasons.
In this show of nine recent paintings, "Structuring Desire/Desiring Structure," Charles Burwell offered no quiet moments. The title suggests a mind comfortable with systems of order, such as those found in math and science. But Burwell's visual world, which comprises overlapping shapes and striated hues, is brilliant and delightful. While we think of scientific investigations as somber and labored, Burwell's abstract structures, replete with optical effects, dazzle the eye, prompting viewers to check and recheck what they see.
Bridgette Mayer Gallery recently completed a large-scale, commissioned mural project in the Alter Hall MBA Commons at Temple University's Fox School of Business. Dean Moshe Porat wished to fill the empty walls in this large gathering space with depictions of landmarks in cities and regions where the Fox School has a satellite business program or vested cultural interest.
In 2009-2010, Bridgette Mayer Gallery placed over 200 original artworks by 27 artists throughout Alter Hall at Temple University's Fox School of Business. On the occasion of the University's Art Collection Dedication on October 13, 2010, the Gallery produced a fully illustrated catalogue of the artworks in the Collection. Please contact the gallery for information on purchasing a copy of the catalogue.
Bridgette Mayer Gallery is pleased to announce that Neil Anderson's work Apollo 3 (2010, Oil on Linen, 48 x 96") has been acquired by the Philadelphia Museum of Art and is now represented in their permanent collection.