"James E. Brewton, Graffiti Pataphysic" ends in 10 days. Slought, 4017 Walnut St., Philadelphia, is open Thursdays through Saturdays, 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. and by appointment (215.701.4627).
Since the show opened on March 21, we've had a lot of excitement. Our latest news is that two more paintings were found, and Philadelphia City Paper ran a cover story about our 'Pataphysical adventures on the quest for Jim's artwork. You can hear Dr. Michael Taylor's talk about Jim; audio is on the lower right side of this page on Slought's website.
We are very grateful for the opportunity to show Jim Brewton's work, thanks to Michael, Slought, and Philadelphia a la 'Pataphysique, a March 2014 festival and long-term effort by various groups in Philadelphia and at the University of Pennsylvania to build a physical and digital collection of scholarly resources related to 'Pataphysics.
Dr. Michael R. Taylor, renowned curator and former Director of Dartmouth’s Hood Museum of Art and former Philadelphia Museum of Art Curator of Modern Art, spoke about Jim at the opening on March 21. The audio recording is on Slought's website, lower right side of page. It's terrific!)
Wonderful news for the Brewton Foundation: Michael has joined our board of directors. We are thrilled!
Since we started our journey in 2008, Michael has guided, supported and inspired us. We're proud and delighted to welcome him to our board.
Slought Foundation is a perfect venue for Jim Brewton's return to the art scene in Philadelphia. The exhibition is part of a conference and celebration called "Philadelphia a la Pataphysique"; poets, scholars, musicians, curators and artists from all over the world came to the events.
Mikala Jamison, arts editor at Philadelphia City Paper, wrote a beautiful story about the quest for Jim's artwork. The feature is online here, and was the print edition's April 3 cover story.
Thank you! to all of you who support us; in particular our very hardworking board of directors: Barbara Berry, Simon Rosenthal, Patricia Weingrad and Ronald Weingrad. Thanks to collectors who lent Brewton works to the show at Slought: Jason Brewton Broede, Vera Carbo, and Barry and Marianne Promos.
The exhibition at Slought is up through Thursday, May 1. 4017 Walnut Street, Philadelphia. Hours are Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 1 p.m. to 6 p.m., and by appointment. Call (215) 701-4627. Free.