Upcoming Exhibitions

Patterns of Obsession: Claes Gabriel and Andrew Chalfen

Opening Reception: Friday, March 1, 2019; 6:00 – 9:00 PM
Patterns of Obsession highlights Claes Gabriel’s and Andrew Chalfen’s unconventional approach to painting and color. Similar to the obsessive patterning found within PMG, Gabriel and Chalfen have distinctive methods in the design, layering, and color play of their work.


He Lives a Painted Life: Decades of Paintings by Isaiah Zagar

Opening Reception: Friday, May 3, 2019; 6:00 – 9:00 PM
For decades, Isaiah Zagar has created artwork that chronicles his life, his influences, and his community. While known best for his mosaic work, his fluid and energetic artistic practice is expressed in many mediums. He Lives a Painted Life focuses on an extensive portfolio of colorful paintings that celebrate Zagar’s wide arc as an artist and his distinctive spot in Philadelphia and the greater art world.


Justin Tyner: Light as Memory: Recollections through Stained Glass

Opening Reception: Friday, July 12, 2019; 6:00 – 9:00 PM
Philadelphia-based artist Justin Tyner will illuminate Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens’ galleries with his handmade stained glass creations. The exhibition, Light as Memory, perfectly complements the materials that glisten throughout the Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens’ site.


Martha Clippinger: Translations

Opening Reception: Friday, September 13, 2019; 6:00 – 9:00 PM
Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens (PMG) welcomes awardwinning artist Martha Clippinger to show her most recent series of mixed-media works in Translations. Collaborating with folk artists in Mexico, her work is blend of contemporary ideas and cultural traditions, breaking down barriers between craft and fine art to exemplify the power of collaboration.


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