Upcoming Gallery Exhibits
February 20 – March 19
February 20, 2020
4:00 – 7:00 p.m.
The Patricia M. Nugent Gallery, Rosemont College
1400 Montgomery Ave, PA 19010
Art sometimes runs in families. Is it nature or nurture? A bit of both? Examples from art history include Jan Brueghel, Elder and Younger, Orazio and Artemisia Gentileschi, Suzanne Valadon and her son Maurice Utrillo, José Ruiz Blasco and his son Pablo Picasso.
This show brings two art making families from the Philadelphia region together. Sarah Bloom is a photographer who also works in transfer print and mixed media like her mother, Rosalind. Rosalind uses bits of old paintings as characters in her mixed media pieces. Found and repurposed materials are a source of meaning and inspiration for Dan Schimmel, while mother Eleanor is devoted to working in encaustic. As individuals, and as families, these artists all share, in addition to artistic talent, a commitment to social and environmental justice.
Sarah R. Bloom is an artist and photographer working in the Philadelphia region. Her photos have been featured in The Daily Mail, Philadelphia Magazine and The Huffington Post. Philadelphia Magazine named her Best Visual Artist in their 2015 Best of Philly Issue. In October 2015, Instagram flew her out to L.A. to take part in a pop-up art exhibit celebrating inspiring women and was featured in The Huffington Post's “28 Badass Women to Follow on Instagram.” Sarah is a current member of the Women’s Caucus for Art, Da Vinci Art Alliance, and Hidden City Philadelphia.
Rosalind Bloom is a graduate of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and has an MA in Art History from Columbia University. She has been a teacher at Villanova University and Rosemont College, a writer, and resident at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and Ucross Foundation in Wyoming. She is a founding member of Assemblage Artists Collective, an artist member of InLiquid, and is active with the Women’s Caucus for Art, and the DaVinci Art Alliance in Philadelphia.
Dan Schimmel is an artist based in Philadelphia and Brooksville, Maine. As an undergraduate at the University of California (Berkeley) he enjoyed extended independent study opportunities with Joan Brown and Boyd Allen. As a graduate student at University of Iowa (Iowa City), he worked closely with John Dilg and T.L. Solien. In addition to keeping a regular studio routine throughout his career, for twelve years (2001-2013) Schimmel directed and curated programs and exhibitions at the Esther Klein Gallery (Philadelphia).
Eleanor Schimmel works with encaustic (molten, pigmented wax) combining painting gestures while drawing upon poured surfaces of layered material. She focuses on what lies beneath and upon the surface through etching, engraving, and uncovering. Schimmel's paintings have an intense materiality and sense of exploration. The results are a visual language establishing its relationship to the natural world through a unique use of materials, concept, content, and configuration.
Her work has been exhibited nationally, represented in private, corporate, public and museum collections. She attended the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, holds a BA from Moore College of Art and Design, an MS in Art Therapy and is a distinguished alumna of Moore College of Art and Design.