Recent Trip to the Philadelphia Museum of Art

I went to see the “Japanese Masters of the Brush” show and was so impressed with the sheer volume of the work. So many ink paintings, and the mounting was as integral to the pieces as the composition.

Ike Tiaga and Tokuyama Gyokuran create work with traditional themes interpreted in their own style, and I have to say I left the show inspired and refreshed.

Thomas Chimes a local Philadelphia artist had a collection of work on display titled “Adventures in ‘Pataphysics” where visitors had the opportunity to see the breadth of his artistic practice. Pop icons in metal collages, and expertly rendered paintings on panel shared the same gallery space. I share the fascination with representations of clean technology and organic ideals in his metal boxes.

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