Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Greg Weaver in "Momentum"

I am proud to report (i.e., "leak") that the art work of the late and great Greg Weaver will be on display at the Allentown Chen Arts Group upcoming show, "Momentum." Greg started a hipster art scene in Allentown in the 1970's and was/is an inspiration to many artists, musicians, and writers. I spoke with his widow Fran recently for almost an hour and she is very excited about Greg's work being included in this show.

Greg Weaver said: "I see my painting as urban American folk art; that is an art that comes from responding to the tensions of national urbanization."
"I need the contradictions and paradoxes of modern American culture."

Speaking of cool contradictions, visualize Greg's "large black cow" and "large chicken" juxtaposed against the ultra-modern and mostly glass Butz Corporate Center. Wow. Just seeing Greg's work being unfurled during the set-up in the Butz building gave me a huge thrill.
Don't miss "Momentum," featuring the work of over 30 local artists converging on Hamilton Street in Allentown.

MOMENTUM- Expanding the Dialog of Contemporary Art in Allentown
Butz Corporate Center, 840 Hamilton St.
Opening Friday Dec 12th 5-9pm
Open Sat Dec 13th 12-5pm
Open daily Dec 15th-19th 11-2pm
Closing festivities Sat Dec 20th 5-9pm