Edith Newhall has been reviewing gallery exhibitions for The Inquirer since April 2005. She is a former staff writer for New York Magazine, where she covered the New York art world in features, exhibition reviews and interviews with artists.
Ed Emshwiller is a big-name attraction on Philadelphia's art gallery scene right now. Two more must-sees this month: the first in a series of guest-curated shows at Moore and a big craft-art exhibit in Frankford that is worth the effort of booking a visit.
Clay Studio artists dust off some pieces on storage at the Philadelphia Art Museum. Penn brings in a Spanish sculptor. And a historic Bucks County barn displays contemporary art that's worth the drive.
From huge abstract paintings at Locks Gallery to found-object rugs at Magic Gardens, it's a stunning season for visual art. One highlight: an overdue retrospective for Ed Emshwiller, who illustrated the covers for sci-fi books.