Former Forever,  James Oliver Gallery, March 4 - April 8th, 2017

Karen Mauch Photography

James Oliver Gallery is proud to announce the induction of FORMER FOREVER featuring artists Miriam Singer, Ryan Beck, and Jason Andrew Turner. FORMER FOREVER will run through April 8th. Catch the opening reception Saturday, March 4th from 6-10pm.

As former studio mates, these three artists have been sharing their space, and ideas for some time, facilitating a relationship that feels natural and helps them move forward as individual artists and collaborators. This is their first experience in having their own exclusive show together. See how they transform the walls and room of James Oliver Gallery with their colorful contemporary works. Singer, Beck, and Turner have been sharing their progress with each other and with the public through Instagram at #formerforever. Through the layers in their works, we see many forms of the human touch and urban experience. Former Forever shares in its embodiment the collaborative enthusiasm in working together and encouraging one-another through their artistic involvements, true virtuosity.

Jason Andrew Turner:

Ryan Beck:

Endless Day,  LGTripp Gallery, September 5 - October 11, 2014

                            Karen Mauch Photography

" Complex expressions require basic vocabularies. Composers need libraries of notation to craft symphonies; artists need foundational visual vocabularies to create insight. Usher and Singer both use abstraction as a means of communication and exploration, but they choose different foundational marks. Usher uses the circle and spiral to delve into the connections of the natural world, while Singer uses the square as her basic measurement for the built environment. Hanging in proximity, Usher’s paintings and Singer’s drawings provide a dynamic and balanced perspective on the natural and constructed environments.

... In the drawings that comprise her Endless Day series, Miriam Singer uses dense stacks of shape, color and pattern to construct highly playful, cacophonous depictions of a city that is both familiar and imaginary. Her process is intrinsically linked to her own explorations of Philadelphia. A walk through the city becomes itself a sketching exercise—her sensory observations of the environment are mentally filed and then reinterpreted and translated on paper later. Drawings she creates on site, sometimes over multiple days in multiple locations, become the collaged base which can either be added to or erased. Says Singer, “I think about a finished and unfinished moment in time together on the same field…The city metaphorically building and disappearing at once, as a metaphor to time changing and being in flux.”

- Luella Tripp, 2014