Current & Upcoming
- University of the Arts, Philadelphia: 'Invisible City: Philadelphia and the Vernacular Avant-garde,' Jan. 21 - April 4. Opening reception: Thursday, Jan. 30, 5 to 7 p.m. at The Philadelphia Art Alliance, 251 S. 18th St., on Rittenhouse Square.
Past Solo Shows
- Makler Gallery, Philadelphia
- Kenmore Galleries, Philadelphia
- ‘The American Dream-Girl: Graffiti Pataphysic’ ~ Galerie AP, Copenhagen
- Peale Gallery, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA)
- ‘Graffiti Pataphysic’ ~ Kenmore Galleries, Philadelphia
- ‘Graffiti Pataphysic, for all mankind’ ~ Slought, Philadelphia
Installation view from "Invisible City: Philadelphia and the Vernacular Avant-garde," Jan. 21 - April 4, 2020. Jim McWilliams's poster for a group show with Brewton (left, 1967) and James E. Brewton's "The Pataphysics Times," right, 1964) at the Art Alliance, one of four venues for the show, curated by UArts Director of Exhibitions, Sid Sachs. Photo: John Heon.
Past Group Shows
- 26th Annual Exhibition of Young Philadelphia Artists, Friends Central School, Philadelphia
- Philadelphia Water Color Club (prize, for The Deposition)
- Annual exhibitions of painting & sculpture, PAFA
- 2nd Biennial, Detroit Institute of Arts (prize; show traveled to PAFA’s 155th Annual Exhibition)
- 45th Annual Exhibition, Wilmington Society of the Fine Arts (prize, for The Suicide of Judas)
- 46th Annual Exhibition, oils & sculpture, Wilmington Society of the Fine Arts, (honorable mention, Une Saison En Enfer)
- “Paintings, Drawings, Prints, and Sculpture Collected and Owned by Fourteen Philadelphia Artists,” Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, November - December.
- [exact dates unknown] Two group shows at Makler Gallery, Philadelphia
- Socrates Perakis Gallery, Philadelphia
- Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia: 'Haunting Narratives: Detours from Philadelphia Realism, 1935 to the Present.'
Solo at Slought, 2014
"James E. Brewton, Graffiti Pataphysic," was on view March 21- May 1, 2014, at Slought, 4017 Walnut St., Philadelphia.
The well-received Brewton show was part of Philadelphia a la 'Pataphysique, a festival, conference and long-term effort by various groups in Philadelphia and the University of Pennsylvania to build a physical and digital collection of scholarly resources related to 'Pataphysics.
Hear Michael R. Taylor's talk about Brewton, given on March 21. (Audio link is on the lower right of page.)
Edith Newhall reviewed the show in The Philadelphia Inquirer on Sunday, April 27. Mikala Jamison wrote a cover feature on the quest for Jim's artwork in Philadelphia City Paper on April 3, 2014.
Philadelphia a la 'Pataphysique generated so much interest that the Philadelphia Avant-Garde Studies Consortium (PASC) was formed. PASC has held annual symposia since then. The Brewton Foundation is proud to work with PASC, a perfect match for our mission to collaborate with educational and cultural organizations.