Art Alliance Ed Ferzt Jim Dine + Friedlander @ Garrick Fine Art
Tandem Exhibit at Alliance Edmund Ferszt and Stuart Saks are exhibiting in tandem at the Philadelphia Art Alliance, 251 S. 18th st. (to March 22). Using the gun of the skilled airbrush artist, artist, Ferszt gives his paintings a machine look which belies the otherwise biomorphic bent of these big simple involuted involuted and interlocking roseate shapes. Such canvases are clever of their kind, if illogical. Saks combines photography photography with acrylic plexiglas. An exhibit of Tibetan "tankas" and Indian and Bali-nese Bali-nese Bali-nese paintings from the 15th and 20th centuries is featured featured at Zodiac Gallery, 913 Montgomery ave., Narberth (to March 28). In Tibet it was the custom to make religious religious paintings on cloth or paper to be mounted on brocade brocade and used in the temples for meditation with incense burning before them or else to be carried in processions. Several typical examples show an infernal divinity as the central dominant motif, a reminder of suffering in this world. The artists were by no means free from foreign influences, influences, but created works dependent for their conog-raphy conog-raphy conog-raphy on Indian models. Balinese tempera paintings of recent origin, mostly village scenes, have a bolder and more vigorous approach that contrasts with what appears to the layman as the hazy lyricism of the older religious pictures. Jim Dine's graphics and Lee Friedlander's photographs photographs are featured in an exhibit at Garick Fine Arts Inc., 1811 Pine st. (to early April), centering around a portfolio of black and white etchings and photos they produced together last year. London's Petersburg Press published them and included supplemental material, some of it in color. It's a sophisticated show that is very much of the moment. Wed.-Fri. Wed.-Fri. Wed.-Fri. 5 to 8, Sat. 11 to 3.