Monday, September 7th, 2009

Hyman Bloom

The 97 year old Hyman Bloom passed away August 26. His work is included in the current exhibition at the Phillips Collection, Paint Made Flesh, reviewed at artcritical by David Cohen, while a traveling exhibition of his work opens September 13 at Yeshiva University Museum. A full tribute and review will follow at artcritical. Back in the spring veteran Philadelphian artist Thomas Chimes, known for his exquisite and idiosyncratic explorations of Symbolist literature, in particular the occult symbology of Alfred Jarry. His style was a quirky fusion of Duchamp and Thomas Eakins. Locks Gallery, Philadelphia, opens a show of Chimes early work September 10, with a reception to celebrate the artist’s life on October 2. (9/7/2009)