Philadelphia, PA

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September 07 - October 13, 2001

Recent Works


Philadelphia, PA – Gallery Joe is pleased to open the fall season with a solo show of drawings by Mary Judge. Recent Works opens on First Friday, September 7 and continues through October 13, 2001.

Recent Works is Mary Judge’s first solo show at Gallery Joe. Included are several large-scale drawings, marking a new direction for Judge. Measuring 64 x 45 inches these new drawings are executed on canvas and are much larger than previous works. Judge continues to develop the ancient method of Spolvero, which involves the technique of pouncing pigment through tiny perforations. However, in these drawings Judge breaks away from strictly concentric imagery to create undulating fields in blue and gray. In addition, Judge will also show several brand new works on paper.

This fall is a very busy one for Judge. Recent Works will run concurrently with two major museum exhibitions. In mid-September she opens a solo show in the Morris Gallery at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia and later in the month the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, DC hosts a two person show with Mary Judge and the Dumbacher twins.

Recent shows in Philadelphia include Taking Stock and Drawing Rules at Gallery Joe and Contemplation at the Abington Art Center. Other recent exhibitions include; Markers, 49th Biennale di Venezia, a project of The Artist Museum of Poland at this years Venice Biennale, Mind Fields at Wake Forest University, Wake Forest, NC, From Rags to Riches: 25 years of Paper Art from Dieu Donné Papermill, a traveling exhibition, Blurry Lines at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan,WI, phlat stuff at Flipside, Brooklyn, NY, Winter Selection ‘97 at The Drawing Center, New York, and solo shows at GAGA Gallery, New York and Constant Sculpture Gallery, Ramat Gan, Israel.

Judge has received numerous awards and grants including a Workshop Grant from Dieu Donné Papermill, New York in 1999, a National Endowment for the Arts Mid Atlantic Foundation Grant for works on paper, a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, and a New Jersey Council on the Arts Individual Artist’s Grant. Her drawings are included in the public collections of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Harvard University Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, MA, The British Museum and The Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England.

Judge was born in Easton, Pennsylvania and grew up in Hunterdon County, New Jersey. She received her MFA in 1978 from Tyler School of Art and her BA from Moore College of Art in 1975, where she also served on the faculty for several years. She and her husband, artist Jack Sal split their time between living on the Lower East Side in Manhattan and Umbria, Italy where they recently purchased a home.

Recent Works opens First Friday, September 7 and runs through October 13, 2001. The artist will be present at an opening reception on Friday, September 7, from 6:30- 8:30 P.M. Regular gallery hours are Wednesday through Saturday 12 - 5:30, other days by appointment. For additional information contact Becky Kerlin, 215.592.7752, FAX 215.238.6923 or email

Recent Works

  • Mary Judge
07 Sep - 13 Oct 2001