Thursday, March 3, 2011

art in philly

Last time I went home to Philly I had the pleasure of meeting Jonathan Slingluff, owner of the Slingluff Gallery on Girard Ave. I had heard about him doing a show with Neil Krug the month before and was curious to see the space and find out what kind of art scene (if any) was going on in the city these days. Fishtown is definitely a bit of a hipster 'hood with Johnny Brenda's a few doors down so it seems like the perfect place for a gallery. But as we know, hipsters usually only come out at night. And they typically don't have money to spend on art. Despite all this, it's a lovely little space with exposed brick and lots of warm light streaming in, run by the very friendly Jonathan who has an amazing eye for up and coming artists. Their next show opens tomorrow - Jai Tanju, a street artist/photographer from San Jose. Support the art scene in Philly! Slingluff is one of the few galleries that feels relaxed and unpretentious, so definitely stop by, for the stellar art and stimulating conversation.

Jai Tanju