Jamie Wilson: Smart phone Small town

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January 15 – February 17, 2016

Front Window Gallery is excited to present Smart phone Small town, an exhibition of Jamie Wilson’s ethereal photograph #untitled. Using only his cell phone camera, Wilson photographs overlooked or hidden moments of beauty discovered as he wanders around Milton, PA. By manipulating these images with various filters, Wilson manages to transform what most people think of as commonplace or ordinary into poetic, mysterious, and often unsettling images. Wilson’s work, such as #untitled, hints at the strange and wonderful lurking just beneath the surface of what we think we know when we look at everyday objects.

Kim Beck: The Sky is the Limit

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December 18 – January 13, 2016

Front Window Gallery is thrilled to present Kim Beck’s Space, a unique lightbox from her ambitious 2011 public art project, “The Sky is the Limit”. Over New York City and Pittsburgh, Beck commissioned skywriting planes to write fleeting messages such as “Space Available,” “Everything Must Go,” and “All Sales Final”. Referencing the history of skywriting as an early medium of mass advertising, Beck appropriated common advertising slogans from everyday flyers and newspapers and put them back in the sky, albeit without any product to sell. Without a product, the empty language takes on new open-ended meanings, hovering somewhere between the evanescently poetic and prophetically apocalyptic.

Evelyn Twitchell: On the River

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November 20 – December 16, 2015

Front Window Gallery is pleased to present On the River, an exhibition of three  works by Evelyn Twitchell that evoke the forms and forces of the natural world. Twitchell’s oil paintings and clay relief sculpture are engaging and idiosyncratic riddles, products of a Thoreau-ean attempt to give form to elusive, skittering, peripheral impressions of natural forces and rhythms like growth and flight. Animal, vegetable, and mineral are all drawn from nature, essences tapped at the source and distilled into metaphors. These works are a reconstruction after the experience, not a one-to-one response, and exist in a time and space guided entirely by their own very particular rules.

Sonya German: roue de charrette

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October 23 – November 18, 2015

NOTE: video will be on view from 5pm – 11pm daily

Front Window Gallery is pleased to present Sonya German’s roue de charrette. This single-channel video of people performing the mesmerizing, playful act of a cartwheel is intended to evoke false nostalgia for a place just outside of memory. German intentionally degrades the quality of the video through a repetitive process of breaking down and rebuilding in order to mimic the shifting space where actual memories are created.

Don Joint: St. Thomas à Becket

 

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September 15–October 19, 2015

Front Window Gallery is pleased to present Don Joint’s St. Thomas à Becket. Composed of hand-cut glass tiles and gold leaf, this mosaic is based on a medieval manuscript painting depicting Thomas à Becket, the late 12th-century Archbishop of Canterbury. Joint treats this source material as a type of still life: he looks at shape, color, movement, and line quality in the original medieval manuscript and then creates an original composition.