The 3rd Street Gallery is pleased to present Tapestry: An Intricate andComplex Combination of Ideas and Images, featuring the work ofAssociate Members Meri Adelman, Jean Burdick, Carol Deutsch, RyanDrummond, Tom Herbert, Robert Hunter, Bill Kendzierski, and Judith Schermer.
First Friday: July 7, 5-9pm
Artist Reception: Sunday, July 9, 1-3 pm
About the Artists:
Meri Adelman is a painter whose work includes portraiture, still life and
paintings derived from mythology. A graduate of the Maryland Institute
College of Art, Baltimore, Md. with a BA in painting, Adelman also has a
Masters in Art History from Temple University and was formerly Curator of
Education at the Woodmere Art Museum from 1992-2005. She is also an
In her paintings and works on paper, Burdick references landscape
photographs in a process involving successive layers, beginning with
silkscreen printing and enhanced by drawing, painting, printing and
experimental mark-making. Burdick has an MFA from The University of the
Arts, Philadelphia, PA, and a BFA from Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY She
has worked as a textile designer and an arts educator. She has been the
recipient of an artist’s residency in Visual Arts at the Banff Centre in
Canada, and was awarded a G.R. Dodge Foundation Visual Artist/Educator
Carol Deutsch's works on paper are inspired by sumi-e brush painting,
eastern and western style calligraphy, manuscript illumination and in a bit of
whimsy, by "magical creatures". Her paintings and drawings are a
meditative art form as well as a means of expression. Deutsch is also a PhD
in physiology who studies cell biology at the Perelman School of Medicine
of the University of Pennsylvania.
An architect by training and profession, Drummond brings the sensibility of
a designer to the creation of artworks that explore continually evolving
interests in history, architecture, urbanism, art history, and literature. These
cultural aspects find expression through the media of drawing and collage,
where he builds upon the legacy of analytical and speculative visualization
that has recurred within architecture discourse through the ages.
Tom Herbert exhibits in the Philadelphia area. In his mixed media work,
which is a blend of collage, painting and assemblage, he attempts to reflect
and distort the world around us. His method of work involves deconstructing
print images and reassembling them in a way that creates a new narrative.
Robert S. Hunter
Robert S. Hunter presents a series of prints that use predominantly earth
tones and texture to explore personal narratives which also have political and
biblical sources. Some are more specific and others more general in theme
but all are combinations of allegory and metaphor offered as reflections on
contemporary culture. Hunter is a former arts educator and recipient of
numerous teaching awards, including a Robert Rauschenberg Foundation
Bill Kendzierski wants people to see his sculptures as 3D photographs and
uses life casting and fiber and resin to create works based on the human
form. sculpting hyperrealistic pieces. He exhibits in the Philadelphia area.
Judith Schermer;s work has been described as "contemporary realism". She
combines imaginary elements with others from her sketches and
photographs to create images of city homes and scenes which convey a
sense of quiet intimacy, place and time.