Daysleeping Sleepwalking
May
6
to Jul 1

Daysleeping Sleepwalking

Joshua Ben Longo explores design and material with his new body of work. Ranging from cute and small to more large scale ambitious works that become terrifying at times, the work has connections both physically and emotionally to the world of Joshua's creative sensibilities. Opening Friday May 6th from 6pm-9pm and by appointment until July 1st.   

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Joe Boruchow: Rally and Retreat
Mar
4
6:00 PM18:00

Joe Boruchow: Rally and Retreat

Rally and Retreat, opening at LMNL Gallery on March 4th, combines the wheatpasted installations that Joe Boruchow has become known for on the streets of Philadelphia with two new evolutions in his studio practice: metal cutouts and short films, both of which stem from his trademark paper cutouts and black and white posters.

Rally and Retreat is a polarizing body of work: Hard cut metal and fragile works on paper, temporary installations and works meant to last for centuries, static illustrations and short films, Republicans and Democrats, realism and cubism… Boruchow’s work captures this contentious moment as the country is divided by political party and then divided once more even within parties.

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NDA: Minor Anniversary
Feb
5
6:00 PM18:00

NDA: Minor Anniversary

One year ago, the artist NDA moved to Philadelphia. Immediately, he made his presence felt. Thanks to a series of hand-painted wheatpastes and ad disruptions, NDA has staked his claim as one of the most noteworthy street artists in the city.

On February 5th at LMNL Gallery, NDA reflects on his year in Philadelphia with Minor Anniversary, NDA’s diary of the friendly faces, characters, and environments he has come across this past year. While he’s still a relative newcomer to Philly, NDA’s keen eye captures the city and its people in a way that even lifetime Philadephians will appreciate.

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Reception: Shipwrecks of Unicorn Beach - Adam Wallacavage
Dec
4
7:00 PM19:00

Reception: Shipwrecks of Unicorn Beach - Adam Wallacavage

There is a beach, out along the Shore, called Unicorn Beach. That’s where Adam Wallacavage goes to find his shipwrecks.

It’s been over a decade since acclaimed photographer, sculpture, and Philadelphia icon Adam Wallacavage has had a solo show of his photography. Now, he’s back with Shipwrecks of Unicorn Beach, a mysterious series of still life photography conceived for Instagram in 2014.

A special reception for Shipwrecks of Unicorn Beach will be held at LMNL Gallery in on December 4th from 7-9pm.

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Adam Wallacavage: Shipwrecks of Unicorn Beach
Nov
6
7:00 PM19:00

Adam Wallacavage: Shipwrecks of Unicorn Beach

There is a beach, out along the Shore, called Unicorn Beach. That’s where Adam Wallacavage goes to find his shipwrecks.

It’s been over a decade since acclaimed photographer, sculpture, and Philadelphia icon Adam Wallacavage has had a solo show of his photography. Now, he’s back with Shipwrecks of Unicorn Beach, a mysterious series of still life photography conceived for Instagram in 2014. Shipwrecks of Unicorn Beach opens at LMNL Gallery in Philadelphia on November 6th.

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Oct
2
3:30 PM15:30

ICONOCLASSICIST

About Richard Pastor

Richard Pastor is a Philadelphia painter working and living in his home city. His work is a dialog between what could be described as high and low art, with influences ranging from classicism to fashion to pop art and advertisement. 

www.richardpastor.com

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Small Talk, curated by Phantom Hand
Jul
3
6:00 PM18:00

Small Talk, curated by Phantom Hand

For July, LMNL Gallery is handing over the keys to Phantom Hand, a loose collective of Philadelphia’s best young illustrators. Small Talk, curated by Phantom Hand and sponsored by Field Notes, is something special for the voyeurs and people-watchers out there. It will also be LMNL Gallery’s first group show.

Small Talk is an exploration of the awkward, forced, occasionally drunk, seemingly meaningless and yet necessary interactions we have with strangers every day. Participating artists were asked to go out into the world - whatever bars, coffee shops, buses or dark alleys they may haunt - and sketch from life, maybe even eavesdrop and jot down snippets of conversation. Each artist has been supplied with an identical Field Notes brand memo-book to work in, and their preliminary work will be included in the show in addition to the finished pieces, unifying the show and giving a glimpse of the artists’ studies.

Small Talk will feature work by Miguel Co, Kate Collins, Philip Dahl, Eamon Dougherty, Tim Durning, Kate Eagle, Alex Eckman-Lawn, Kate Glasheen, Kirsten Harper, Sam Heimer, Carol P. Jarvis, Edward Kelley, Robb Leef, Julianna Lose, Alex Rivera, and Mike Sgier.

Phantom Hand was an artist-run gallery space, now a free-floating artist unit, created by a small group of Philadelphia illustrators. The group pulls from the wide variety of local art institutions, societies, clans, brotherhoods, and esoteric orders.

LMNL Gallery is a contemporary art gallery on Frankford Avenue in Fishtown, in the entrance to the offices of Bluecadet, an Emmy Award-winning digital agency that creates world-class websites, mobile apps, interactive installations, and immersive environments. Led by Bluecadet founder Josh Goldblum, gallery director Thomas Buildmore and curator RJ Rushmore, LMNL Gallery exhibits artists who are expanding the horizons of contemporary art in sculpture, photography, painting, drawing, and new media.

Small Talk opens at LMNL Gallery on Friday, July 3rd, from 6-9pm. The exhibition will remain on view through July 31st by appointment. LMNL Gallery is located at 1526 Frankford Ave in Philadelphia, PA.

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Chang Liu: Wild Growth
Jun
12
5:00 PM17:00

Chang Liu: Wild Growth

Wild Growth, a solo show by Chang Liu opening June 12th at LMNL Gallery, promises to be one of the most exciting art exhibits in Philadelphia this year. Liu’s practice is grounded equally in code, chance, interactivity, and painting, with an accessibility and poetic energy rarely seen in new media and digital art.

Wild Growth will include a combination of printed, video, and interactive works. The centerpiece of the exhibition will be a live installation of Liu’s Wild Growth, an application created by Liu to digitally “paint” scenes from a nearby webcam. Viewers will be able to see Wild Growth in action, and participate in the creation of its digital paintings. The counterpoint to Wild Growth will be Super Light, a large-scale audiovisual installation reminiscent of glitches, test patterns, and the kinds of flickering imagery that we only glimpse briefly as our electronic devices power on and off. Rounding out the exhibition will be a series of printed works, outputs from a program by Liu that creates computer-generated works inspired by Jackson Pollock. Wild Growth explores the space in between spaces: In between the natural and the digital worlds, on and off, complete logical control and apparent chaos… It’s a mystical space on the edge of discovery.

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Crossover! Workshop with Chang Liu
Jun
12
2:00 PM14:00

Crossover! Workshop with Chang Liu

Join us for this unique workshop for anyone wanting to crossover to coding art using Processing. Be part of an informal discussion between Chang Liu and other artists, designers and art school students. Chang will talk about her personal methods of making coding art in Processing. She will cover some basic ideas of Processing and attendees will be able to participate in making cool stuff together by the end of workshop. 

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Tod Seelie: Outland Empire
May
1
6:00 PM18:00

Tod Seelie: Outland Empire

With Outland Empire, opening May 1st at LMNL Gallery, photographer Tod Seelie explores the eccentricities and underground of Southern California. Seelie’s photographs oscillate from depicting the forgotten vestiges of humanity to wild moments full of energy, always with his unique eye and penchant for exploration. Outland Empire is a reminder that the world is more than just carefully manicured people and places. There’s still a bit of dirt and magic out there, for now.

Originally shot earlier this year as part of a residency with Superchief Gallery in Los Angeles, Seelie’s Outland Empire series is now making its way to the East Coast, along with a number of photos in the series that were not included in the original exhibition.

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Cash For Your Warhol: No Questions Asked!
Apr
10
6:00 PM18:00

Cash For Your Warhol: No Questions Asked!

LMNL Gallery is bringing Boston-based Cash For Your Warhol to exhibit in Philadelphia for the first time with his solo show No Questions Asked! The opening will take place on April 10th.

CFYW is the brainchild of artist and photographer Geoff Hargadon. The project began in 2009 in response to the financial crisis, and to an art market that treats paintings and sculptures as investible assets similar to real estate and gold. Through stickers, stencils, plastic signs, and billboards, CFYW has been a subtly hilarious part of the urban landscape and the art market for over half a decade. In 2012, the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh even added a few of the signs to its permanent collection.

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stikman: Common Thread
Mar
6
6:00 PM18:00

stikman: Common Thread

Common Thread, a solo exhibition from the elusive street artist stikman, opens on March 6th at LMNL Gallery.

For months, stikman has been experimenting with the latest evolution to his ubiquitous character, and he has developed what he calls “thread paintings” for the way the paint looks like masses of thread thrown on the ground or stretched out like webbing. With Common Thread, stikman will be showing this new body of work for the first time.

Common Thread will also feature a digital installation of a new series of spy-cam-like photographs from stikman. The installation will also highlight how street art, and stikman’s work in particular, is simultaneously always different and always the same.

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Sam Heimer: Why Are You Here?
Feb
6
7:30 PM19:30

Sam Heimer: Why Are You Here?

Heimer goes to a lot of bars, to draw of course. In the right bar, you’ll find all sorts of characters. For Heimer, every bar in the city is a potential studio, every customer a potential subject. Why Are You Here? is a collection of the best of Heimer’s bar drawings, and an opportunity to make some yourself. Why Are You Here? includes of an interactive digital installation, dozens of drawings made in bars, and a selection of fully-realized ink-on-paper drawings based on bar drawings. At the opening reception, Heimer will be holding one of his drink-and-draw events, encouraging visitors to have a seat, observe the room, and sketch something out.

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LUCIA THOMÉ : FIRST ISLAND
Nov
7
7:00 PM19:00

LUCIA THOMÉ : FIRST ISLAND

With First Island, Thomé asks, “What happens when we run out of raw materials, when all of our stuff, from tape measures to islands to the sky itself, is made out of older stuff?” An imaginative collection of sculpture, drawings and an interactive digital installation, First Island is the first solo exhibition from one of Philadelphia’s most promising young artists.

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KID HAZO: Redirect
Oct
3
7:00 PM19:00

KID HAZO: Redirect

Known as a street artist, Kid Hazo has taken the opportunity to explore concepts and forms that wouldn’t be feasible outdoors, as well to display works that only had a very brief lifespan on the street. Redirect will be a rare concentrated glimpse of the ever-expanding and increasingly ridiculous Kid Hazo universe.

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