Philadelphia Weekly [December 28, 2005] - Roberta Fallon -----------------------------------

With works on paper ranging in date from the 1960s to yesterday, "Out of Line" at Seraphin Gallery is a great show. The gallery's forte is figurative works, and that's the glue that cements, for example, a brooding 1975 Sidney Goodman ballpoint pen landscape of a basketball court in the woods to a brooding 2002 Edgar Jerins charcoal-on-paper interior with dad and his disaffected boys. Phoebe Adams' three Field and Motion pieces are the most complex and intriguing works in the show. The artist starts with digital prints of microscopic images of a rock fragment (mica schist), adds a second layer of woodblock and stencil prints, and tops it off with abstract lines and shapes in pen and ink. The pieces are the primordial soup of the cosmos-and the cyber cosmos-and they're lovely. Also not to be missed is Walter Benjamin Smith II's virtuoso bird/man myth-maker. [click here to visit article]


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