Currently on View:  January 27 - March 13, 2020

"2020 Visions of Art"

Can you believe it? National Geographic has named Philadelphia the number one and only city of twenty ‘must see’ world sites for 2020! With some luck and a burst of uncanny 2020 vision, the Gallery Committee coincidently has assembled four of the best of Philly artists into our first show of the year with two coveted, returning vitrine artists and two established painters launching their very first showings in our space.

Cosmopolitan Club Members and their Guests, Artists and their Patrons are most welcome to attend.

Exhibition Opening
Friday, January 31, 2020
5:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Meet the Artists
Thursday, February 13, 2020
5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Jewelry Ensembles Combining Old and New Objects
by Amanda Kaiserman

East Vitrines

Amanda combines the warm tones of brass and leather with found objects, old and new, which when reassembled into a new context take on new identities. Some pieces transform into a sleek, futuristic statement; others give way to a magical, ritualistic spirit from the past. Each piece is handcrafted, one by one, with ever so slight imperfections and variations that become an intrinsic part of each piece. 

Monochromatic, Minimalistic Ceramics
by Ryan J. Greenheck

West Vitrines

Ryan concentrates on being very present in the moment, in the surroundings and the world about him. His new body of work captures his present time in an urban, more worldly setting with more modern design and minimalist sculptural elements. This purposeful shift has given way to more understated surface decoration on his ceramic work but at the same time but carries forward the most constant component of all of his mastery pottery work: the infrastructure.

Mixed Media Paintings on Paper 
by Laura Marconi

First Floor Gallery

Laura, an immigrant, feels the push and the pull of culturally belonging to two cultures simultaneously; her paintings reflect that inner dichotomy through her sensitive use of space in her paintings. Note especially her series, Icelandic Variations wherein the angles go in and out and shift ever so slightly. Her unique process of applying oil paint on heavy watercolor paper produces paintings that look like sleek graphic, woodcuts intensified by the careful tonality of her small color palette.

Direct Observation Oil Paintings
by Giovanni Casadei

Second Floor Gallery

Giovanni loves the how the light interacts with the outer nature of everything that light touches versus the inner nature of light that exists in the form of the feelings or thoughts in the artist. Whether on location to complete a painting in one sitting or in a studio with multiple sittings, he always paints from direct observation. His mantra is that light transforms objects; light transcends concepts; light creates space. Through his long, exceptional painting career, Giovanni still sees the world with new eyes every single time he paints.