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Miriam Singer, Jim Houser, and Andrew Jeffrey Wright: Pushing

Posted on May 17 2023

Miriam Singer, Jim Houser, and Andrew Jeffrey Wright: Pushing
June 2 - July 2, 2023

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Paradigm Gallery is pleased to present: PUSHING, a three-person show celebrating collage, color, and pattern. Miriam Singer, Jim Houser, and Andrew Jeffrey Wright are all past and/or present members of the artist collective Space 1026.

Miriam Singer

I use a variety of media including traditional printmaking, collage, markers, and acrylic paint to create small and large works on paper and panels. Most of the works included in the current show PUSHING are a response to a walk or daily travel through neighborhoods that I spend time in. I generally draw in a sketchbook or sometimes on a single sheet of paper while out in the field. I draw architecture and objects by looking. Often, bringing the drawings into my studio where I add sketches to paper or panels. I draw or paint from sketches, memory, photographs, and from invention. These works are about physical materials, color, and line as well as a playful response to my daily experience in the built environment. –Miriam Singer

Miriam Singer grew up in Buffalo, New York, having attended Brandeis University, and earning her MFA from Massachusetts College of Art. Singer has shown work in galleries, alternative spaces, and numerous public spaces including with Paradigm Gallery, LG Tripp Gallery, The Albright Knox public art program in Buffalo NY, James Oliver Gallery, The Philadelphia Airport, and even bus wraps at the Navy Yard. Singer uses a combination of printmaking and drawing media to create her unique works on paper, and designs for public art projects. Singer lives in Philadelphia and currently teaches printmaking at Fleisher Art Memorial and is a member of the artist collective, Space 1026.

Jim Houser

“I have been increasingly focused on the way in which I approach art-making and examining my practice. For me, art-making, music, and skateboarding all involve these similar repetitive routines which allow for some form of meditation to occur. Much of the work in this show is an examination of how intertwined these three things have become for me.” –Jim Houser

Jim Houser is a self-taught artist, musician, designer, and original member of the renowned artist collective Space1026 in Philadelphia. He is celebrated for his iconic patchwork paintings, color theory, stylized figures, and for challenging the definition of object versus painting. For PUSHING, Houser further develops his unique visual language through an emphasis on execution and concept. Centered with a focus on application and practice, Houser presents a complex body of unique pieces all interconnected by meditations on shapes, repurposing, and the inescapable weight of our current socio-political climate.

Jim Houser was born in 1973 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the city where he currently resides. Houserʼs collages, paintings, and installations have been exhibited extensively in institutions such as the Laguna Art Museum and the Philadelphia Academy of Fine Art as well as galleries in Milan, Paris, Sydney, and São Paulo. His work is included in the permanent collection of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Houser layers acrylic on wood, fabric, and found objects, blurring the lines between collage and sculpture. when viewed as a whole, it becomes clear that all of his works are associative and directly related. This deceptively dimensional quality is further highlighted when the pieces are assembled into one of the artist’s elaborate installations, adding to the complexity of each individual piece by emphasizing greater interconnectivity to the body of work as a whole.

Andrew Jeffrey Wright
Andrew Jeffrey Wright

Andrew Jeffrey Wright (Philadelphia, PA) is well known for his screenprints, paintings, animations, drawings, collages, videos, installations, and performances. His work includes optically charged screenprints of obsessively repeated abstract patterns and one or two color screenprints that incorporate hilarious social commentary drawn in an economic and knowingly naïve style. This collection for PUSHING features the artist’s “Super Rare” screen print series. A “super rare” screen print is a one-of-a-kind print created through a layering process that sometimes takes the artist years to create!

Wright is a current and founding member of Space 1026. He has BFA in Animation from The University Of The Arts. His works include murals, screen printing, painting, animation, drawing, collage, photography, sculpture, video, installation and performance. He has had solo exhibitions at The Hole (NYC), THIS Gallery (LA), Lamp Harajuku (Tokyo), The Luggage Store (San Francisco), The Print Center (Philadelphia) and Giant Robot NY (NYC). He has been in group exhibitions at The Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts (Philadelphia), ICA (Philadelphia), The Corcoran (DC) and Foundation Cartier (Paris). Wright's art has been featured in books published by Chronicle, Gingko, Picturebox Inc., Abrams Image and Buenaventura Press. Residencies include The Clocktower Gallery (NYC), The Philadelphia Free Library and The Silent Barn (Brooklyn)

Friday, June 2, 2023
6:00 - 8:00 PM
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Paradigm Gallery + Studio® was established in 2010 by co-founders and curators, Jason Chen and Sara McCorriston. The gallery exhibits meaningful, process-intense contemporary artwork from around the world. Paradigm Gallery is globally recognized and known as a tastemaker within the greater Philadelphia arts community. As the gallery grows, it maintains its original mission to keep art accessible, and continues to be a champion of small businesses and emerging and mid-career artists.