Phantom Hand Opening: Artificial Dissemination 2

Last Friday I had the pleasure of going to the Phantom Hand: Artificial Dissemination 2 Opening; Propaganda to Popaganda. And I can truly say that it was a pleasure. Phantom Hand is a Gallery at 604 South Street, Philadelphia, a space provided by the Arts on South program, something I hope to bring you more on in the future. The walls were lined with all different kinds of prints, skateboards, paintings and shirts. A certain type of no-holds-barred art. Artists with a certain type of toe on the precipice flair. A new kind of art made by new kind of people, people that don’t travel to the edge of their art as much as live there. The kind of stuff you don’t find in a museum, but that will be there as we grow old. It not so much predicated on the past as it is a product of the here and now. The frustrations of today, the technologies, the tastes of failure as much as the taste of success. So is the plight of the artist. But one must mark the differences between these artists and the ones 20 years before. The images that flash before these artists eyes are more varied than any before them. Such is the times.

 

Here’s some art from the over-stimulated minds at Phantom Hand, or Ghost Foot as it’s affectionately called by some of it’s inhabitants.

More after the jump… Pictures courtesy of Phantomhand.blogspot.com <—–Click for more

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Artist James Heimer hanging some art

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One thought on “Phantom Hand Opening: Artificial Dissemination 2

  1. Wow, really cool pictures. I had no idea this place existed. I’m always looking for new places to go to satisfy my art craving, besides the atypical art museum that is, so thanks for the information.

    I hope you do bring us more of this as you mentioned. While a great piece of artwork, you can only look at Starry Night so many times before your eyes glaze over. I’d love to see more modern arts, a real sign of the times and the people creating it.

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