Philadelphia, PA

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February 04 - March 12, 2005

Spiral Form Drawings


Philadelphia, PA – Gallery Joe is pleased to present Spiral Form Drawings, the second solo show of drawings at the gallery by Mary Judge. Spiral Form Drawings opens on Friday, February 4 in the Front Gallery along with Below the Surface by Stephen Robin in the Vault Gallery. Both shows continue through March 12, 2005.

In her new works Judge continues to develop the ancient method of spolvero, the technique of pouncing pigment through tiny perforations onto another surface. Using this technique, Judge will create a spolvero drawing directly on the wall of the gallery. In addition, Judge will show the largest works on paper that she has attempted to date using this technique. Several of the drawings measure 54 x 40 inches. Small works will also be part of the show. Over the past year Judge has been working on a series of one of a kind books also employing the method of spolvero. Four of these will be included in the show.

Upcoming exhibitions include a solo show this spring at Metaphor Contemporary Art, in Brooklyn, NY. Recent exhibitions include solo shows at Kentler International Space, Red Hook, Brooklyn, NY, Galleria Vanna Cassati, Bergamo, Italy, the Morris Gallery at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia, and a two-person show at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, DC with the Dumbacher twins. Other recent exhibitions include Value and Presence, List Gallery, Swarthmore College, Philadelphia, PA, New York New York Now, Pierogi Flat Files at Currier Museum of Art, Manchester, NH,.Markers, 49th Biennale di Venezia, a project of The Artist Museum of Poland at the Venice Biennale, From Rags to Riches: 25 years of Paper Art from Dieu Donné Papermill, a traveling exhibition, and Blurry Lines at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI. Judge was in the Winter Selection ‘97 at The Drawing Center, New York.

Judge has received numerous awards and grants including a Workshop Grant from Dieu Donné Papermill, New York, 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, Palmer Museum of Art at Penn State, 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.

Spiral Form Drawings opens First Friday, February 4 and runs through March 12, 2005. The artist will be present at an opening reception on First Friday, February 4, 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

Spiral Form Drawings

  • Mary Judge
04 Feb - 12 Mar 2005