Artist of the Month
April 2 - April 27
Public reception: Sunday, April 27, 1:30 p.m.
Fireside Room Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Sunday
Nancy Agati was born and raised in upstate New York. After graduating with a BFA in painting and printmaking from Alfred University School of Art and Design, she relocated to Philadelphia. In 2007, Agati received her master’s degree from The University of The Arts in Philadelphia.
Agati’s work, which addresses transformations in nature, often speaks of time elements through physical investigations of materials. Drawing is the preliminary process in the work. Through alternative means of drawing and mark making, objects and images are altered and transformed into works on paper, paintings, sculpture, or installation pieces. She currently resides and maintains an active studio practice in close proximity to the wooded area of Fairmount Park in Philadelphia, which along with the contrasting city streets, offer an abundance of source material.
Agati has steadily exhibited her work throughout Philadelphia and the United States. She has had solo exhibitions at Pentimenti Gallery, Philadelphia, Hillyer Art Space, Washington DC, Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts, Harrisburg, The Crane Arts Building, Philadelphia, Abington Art Center, Jenkintown, PA, and ARC Gallery and Educational Foundation, Chicago, IL.
In describing her art, Agati says, “Drawing is an essential element to my work. In making marks I seek a sense of order, to investigate geometry and reveal the essence of the natural state. To initiate the work, I often take note of the minute details and extract material directly from nature. Natural objects are gathered as forms to be considered, then later to be reconstructed. The process often involves subtraction—reducing an object to its thinnest layer of matter. Each work contains elements of alteration, assemblage, and restructuring of the original source material.”
Mark Mellett (February 26 - March 31)
Select Invitational Show and Fabric of Peace Quilts (January 17 - February 23)
Featuring paintings by Leslie Bowen, Giuliana Calabi, Mary Kane, Sandi Neiman Lovitz, and Valetta
ArtWell Group Exhibit (December 7 - January 12, 2014)
Laszlo Bagi: Almost All Trees (October 27 - December 1)
Betsy R. Miraglia: Paper / Print / Collage (September 15 - October 20)
Members Art Show (May 4 - September 8)
Amie Potsic: Made in China and Endangered Seasons (March 21 - April 28)
ARTsisters: Recycled, green art (February 16 - March 17)
Dumpster Divers: Upcycling Trash to Treasure (January 5 - February 10, 2013)
Emmy Lou Packard: Retrospective presented by her son Don Cairns (November 25 - December 31)
Kassem Amoudi: Narrative figure and color field paintings (October 13 - November 18, 2012)