The Golgi Apparatus: An Essay by C.J. Stahl on Tyler Kline’s Exhibit at Grizzly Grizzly

Philadelphia based artist and curator C.J. Stahl immerses himself in Tyler Kline’s April exhibit, The Golgi Apparatus, exploring the interconnectedness between the artist’s materials and practice, his collaborators, the collective, and the sharing of a creative act. In preparing for this post, I thought that I would do all the things that one does to […]

Read more "The Golgi Apparatus: An Essay by C.J. Stahl on Tyler Kline’s Exhibit at Grizzly Grizzly"

Come and Wrap Around Me: Alan Beyersdorf Muses About Grizzly Grizzly Exhibit “Sadly, Occupied”

Philadelphia based writer, Alan Beyersdorf, contemplates the work of Gary Kachadourian and Michael Siporin Levine in Grizzly Grizzly’s March exhibit, Sadly, occupied. In his braided essay, Beyersdorf explores the efficacy of communication, thinking and the recognition of objects, meditation, Ohio, and memories of smoking cigarettes in his ‘97 Chevy Lumina. Come and Wrap Around Me There’s […]

Read more "Come and Wrap Around Me: Alan Beyersdorf Muses About Grizzly Grizzly Exhibit “Sadly, Occupied”"

The Illusionist: An Interview with Brent Wahl by Robyn Wise

Brent Wahl, the multimedia artist behind the February exhibit at Grizzly Grizzly, Think Much, Cry Much, on working both against and within the photographic tradition, his perverse urge to conceal things, and the poetry of rocks. Since the early nineties, Philadelphia-based artist Brent Wahl has been sounding the conceptual depths of photography and sculpture with […]

Read more "The Illusionist: An Interview with Brent Wahl by Robyn Wise"

Reasoned Likelihood / Instinctive Naturalness / Future Imperfect Continuous: A Curatorial Exchange With Arlington Arts Center

For our May and June shows, Grizzly Grizzly developed a two-part exchange exhibition with Karyn Miller, Director of Exhibitions at the Arlington Arts Center [AAC] in Virginia. This two-month series features work by the AAC Artists in Residence, viewed through the lens of two creative hypotheses: Instinct and Reason. In the May iteration, titled Reasoned […]

Read more "Reasoned Likelihood / Instinctive Naturalness / Future Imperfect Continuous: A Curatorial Exchange With Arlington Arts Center"

Picturing Places of Rupture and Change: An Essay by Kelsey Halliday Johnson

Grizzly Grizzly’s April exhibit, Foraged, features the photography of Anna Collette and the small sculpture of Jessica Lund-Higgins. In a show that rethinks traditional divides between artist and landscape, Kelsey Halliday Johnson (artist, writer, and art historian) explores the concept of nature as a human construct. Through a distinctly scientific framework, Johnson brings the subject […]

Read more "Picturing Places of Rupture and Change: An Essay by Kelsey Halliday Johnson"

Wearing Words: An Essay by Nishat Hossain on the work of Brendan Fernandes, Adrienne Gaither and Liss LaFleur at Grizzly Grizzly

Wearing Words was written by Nishat Hossain in response to a recent three person exhibit at Grizzly Grizzly, Tongues, Ties, in which Hossain teases out and explores the relational underpinnings of the exhibit. The opening shot of Brendan Fernandes’ Foe (2016) confronts us with a mouth straining to produce bizarre phonemes, then cuts to an […]

Read more "Wearing Words: An Essay by Nishat Hossain on the work of Brendan Fernandes, Adrienne Gaither and Liss LaFleur at Grizzly Grizzly"

Wax and Wane: Scott Hewicker and Clint Takeda in Conversation with Roberta Fallon

Listen in to Roberta Fallon’s Artblog podcast interview with Scott Hewicker and Clint Takeda musing about psychedelia, music, art and their current 2-person show, Wax and Wane, at Grizzly Grizzly running from Sept 2 through Oct 2, 2016.   Listen Here:  Artblog Listen Here : The Galleries at Moore TGMR radio project The impetus for […]

Read more "Wax and Wane: Scott Hewicker and Clint Takeda in Conversation with Roberta Fallon"