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Pics From Layers

This Globe Dye Works Layers event has done some fine press for Frankford.  There was an article about it in CityPaper.  I guess this entry in Thrillist is worth noting.  And down on the site they are saying cool things about it.  And I personally saw the downtown crew getting off the Market-Frankford El at Church Street and walking down to Torresdale.








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Haitian-American Painter GUY STANLEY PHILOCHE featured at Globe Dye Works in One of Only TWO Philly Shows

I’ve been press released on a featured artist coming to the Globe Dye Works: Layers exhibition next Saturday.  Haitian born, Connecticut raised Guy Stanley Philoche is being shown courtesy of the James Oliver Gallery in center city.  Friday he’s opening in Olde City but Saturday he’s coming to Frankford.   Here he is talking about his art form in ebony.  George Clooney owns his stuff(that just peaked my wife’s attention).  IT’S ABSTRACT ART!!.  You gotta show up for this.  The full press release follows.
"Untitled Series" 2008

"Untitled Series" 2008

As you may know, the art season is in full swing, and while many artists and galleries in New York are focusing on their shows, locally James Oliver and Veronica Scarpellino are bringing New York to Philadelphia. Its part of a growing trend of artists leaving the traditional art pockets of the US: New York, Miami, Los Angeles, to gain exposure in markets that are proving to be just as strong critically and financially.

Guy’s tour begins with a solo show at James Oliver Gallery with an Opening reception Friday, May 8th, 6-10pm. “When you see Guy’s work in person, you can see that he is a naturally talented painter,” says James Oliver, of his decision to bring Philoche to his namesake gallery. “He’s definitely an rising star in the art world, and his works show a lot of potential. Even though Guy is a contemporary artist, his work appeals to the young and the hip as well as the more conservative.” He adds, “The quality of the work is there-15 layers of paint!–and you can see there is a dynamic progression if you look at is work as a whole.”

The following day, curator Veronica Scarpellino hosts an Opening reception Saturday, May 9th 5:00-9pm for Guy and other artists at the Globe Dye Works warehouse. The warehouse compound has been the site of one of longest running dye factories in Philadelphia. Now under new ownership, Globe will enter its next phase of life as an art community. “Globe Dye Works: Layers,” its first art exhibition, will showcase some of Philadelphia’s and the art world’s best established and emerging artists.

Philoche’s Haitian background causes Basquiat to come to mind, yet his art is more reflective of Rothko and Barnett Newman. Born in Haiti and moving to Connecticut with his parents at the age of three, Philoche has always been driven by his interest in art, deciding at an early age that he wanted to be a painter. After graduation from art school, Philoche was scouted by an independent art dealer, with his works were purchased by white gloved society members and celebrities such as George Clooney and Uma Thurman. He is now an independent artist being courted by the renowned Marlborough Gallery but his collections can be seen as part of corporate collections at Deutsche Bank, Morgan Stanley and sold at Christie’s auctions.

Guy Stanley Philoche
Please also see a recent article about Philoche on

James Oliver Gallery
723 chestnut street, 4th Floor
Philadelphia, PA

Globe Dye Works
Veronica Scarpillino
4500 Worth Street
· Philadelphia, PA 19124

Portia Holt
Agrani Consulting
244 Fifth Avenue#223C
New York, NY 10001

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Warehouse Transitioning; Globe Dye Works: Layers

Globe Dye WorksPhiladelphia warehouse makes the transition to its next incarnation: from textile factory to art community.

Since 1865, the Globe Dye Works warehouse compound has been the site of one of longest running dye factories in Philadelphia. Now under new ownership, Globe will enter its next phase of life as an art community. “Globe Dye Works: Layers,” its first art exhibition, will premier Saturday, May 9th to showcase some of Philadelphia’s best established and emerging artists, including Greek artist Maria Anasazi. A reception with the artists is being held Saturday, May 9th from 5:00 – 9:00 pm and is open to the public. Light fare will be served, and Philadelphia Brewing Company will provide beverages as the reception sponsor. The exhibit runs through June 7th by appointment only.

Curated by Philadelphia artist Veronica Scarpellino, “Globe Dye Works: Layers” will bring together 13 artists to celebrate the transition of the Globe Dye Works building into its next incarnation. Artist Maria Anasazi, a recent Philadelphia transplant from Greece, will headline the exhibit with delicate sculptures created from antique and discarded books. Anasazi is a prolific artist who has shown her work extensively across the country and has received numerous awards and accolades. Anasazi will be joined in the main gallery by other established artists Steven Earl Weber, Kiki Gaffney and Pete Checchia. Together their artwork will pay homage to the past as it meets the present, in unison with the space around them.

The exhibition continues upstairs in two other exhibit rooms, featuring the works of Candace Karch and Joshua Erb, Romy Scheroder, Ron Johnson, Justin Coffin, Deb Imler and Allen Spencer, James Oliver and Peter Stanfield.

Globe Dye Works has been remade to support art studios, craftsman studios, offices and stores. Public spaces within will serve as areas to exhibit art, communicate with fellow tenants, and give residents an opportunity to collaborate. Spaces vary in size, from 500 sq. ft. to 3000 sq. ft., giving residents a flexibility in scope that is rare.

Join the partners of Globe Dye Works and Philadelphia Brewing Company in this celebration on Saturday, May 9th from 5:00 – 9:00 pm.