Schmidt Dean Gallery
  • Leila Cartier, Art and Decadence

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    There is something about Leila Cartier’s art that just won’t let you look away. Her lush oil paintings and intricate collages simultaneously attract and repel your eye. They are beautiful but also a bit frightening.

    Leila began making collages of jewelry as a counterpoint to her painting. She was inspired when she saw a print by the British horticulturalist Robert Ferber.

    Laila’s art extends a tradition that goes back to the Mannerist painter Bronzino, whose paintings I once compared to the dangerous beauty of a coral snake. Show less
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    • Jan Baltzell: Light That Moves - Duration: 6 minutes, 32 seconds.

      • 6 years ago
      Jan Baltzell's life and art have been formed by sets of opposing forces.

      Her parents were both hugely influential figures in the cultural life of Philadelphia. Artist Jane Piper and Sociologist E...
    • Dennis Beach: discovery - Duration: 6 minutes, 14 seconds.

      • 6 years ago
      Dennis Beach creates beautiful and complex abstract works in layered plywood that relate to the repetitive rhythms of nature. This graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art also makes kinet...
    • Michael Gallagher, Painting Without Limits - Duration: 6 minutes, 14 seconds.

      • 5 years ago
      Michael Gallagher is one of those rare artists who can cross boundaries in his painting. His aesthetic encompasses meticulously detailed paintings of birds and botanical subjects as well as work th...
    • Michael Kessler, State of Grace - Duration: 9 minutes, 35 seconds.

      • 6 years ago
      The artist Michael Kessler appreciates the beauty of yellow aspen leaves upon snow.

      In his new show of abstract paintings at Schmidt Dean Gallery, he pays homage to the processes that form the loo...
    • Robert Straight at Schmidt Dean - Duration: 8 minutes, 10 seconds.

      • 8 years ago
      Robert Straight's brilliantly colored and highly complex compositions are on exhibit from June 4 through July 17 at Schmidt Dean Gallery in Philadelphia. He uses a variety of layering techniques t...
    • Wei Jia's New Language of Art - Duration: 8 minutes, 44 seconds.

      • 6 years ago
      I believe Wei Jia is is on the verge of something like perfection in his art.
      Every thing he loves, all his training, all his experiences in the East and the West appear in his sublimely beautifu...
    • Susan Fenton, Painting With Light - Duration: 7 minutes, 52 seconds.

      • 7 years ago
      Susan Fenton is an artist with a unique vision. She is best known for her classically composed and elegant hand painted photographs of women. But this month she will be exhibiting 2 new bodies of w...
    • Thomas Brummett: Abstraction, Photographic Document, or Dream - Duration: 6 minutes, 47 seconds.

      • 4 years ago
      Thomas Brummett is exhibiting "Of Earth and Heaven, Selections from the Series "Infinities" at the Schmidt Dean Gallery in Philadelphia. These complex and layered photographs combine stars, snow, m...
    • Tracey Stuckey: The Murder of Soufflé and Truffles and Other True Tales of the New West - Duration: 7 minutes, 39 seconds.

      • 8 years ago
      Tracey Stuckey paints riveting scenes of the American West. In his narratives, he pays homage to the mythology of the classic Western while ladling onto that past generous helpings of Postmodern ir...
    • Kessler and Kandinsky: a Gift of Art - Duration: 4 minutes.

      • 8 years ago
      Learn to love abstract art, smell colors, taste melodies! The works of Kandinsky and Kessler will enrich you beyond imagination!
    • Ruth Thorne-Thomsen, Messengers - Duration: 6 minutes, 50 seconds.

      • 4 years ago
      Ruth Thorne-Thomsen is an internationally renowned photographer best known for her innovative work with pinhole cameras. In her current show at Philadelphia's Schmidt Dean Gallery, she is exhibiti...
    • Clouds, Dean Dass Dreaming a Portrait of God - Duration: 5 minutes, 59 seconds.

      • 7 years ago
      Noted painter and printmaker Dean Dass talks about the process and inspiration for his new work at Schmidt Dean. Dass is a professor at the University of Virginia and has a uniquely beautiful and s...
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