We are excited to announce that Stuart Shils, a renowned Philadelphia artist is hosting an intimate group conversation and critique in the BARN's Print Studio. Stuart envisions this as a communal conversation in which he will be the facilitator for a small group of printmakers, no more than ten, with each person bringing in a maximum of three pieces for discussion.
Stuart encourages anyone who signs up for this afternoon session to join him for lunch so he can get to know you during the in-between hour.
Note: Since the time for this free-form critique is limited, depending on the depth and scope of the afternoon's journey not all pieces may receive equal attention.
About the Artist
Stuart Shils painted outside and looking through windows for 30 years, but now is in the studio with an eye tuned to mining his cumulative visual memory. His current work includes figurative painting, collage, cut and torn paper on LED light tables, and monotype. Recently, he made improvisational window collages by day and night for a year, with torn paper and tape, shaping conversations on the kitchen window that now only exist by way of photo documentation.
Over time his work has been presented in solo shows in New York, Philadelphia, Tel Aviv, Boston, Scottsdale, Stuttgart, Los Angeles, Richmond, San Francisco and Cork (Ireland).
Critical review and commentary has appeared in newspapers, journals and magazines, including: The Brooklyn Rail, The New York Times, The New Yorker, The New York Sun, Ha'aretz, The Jerusalem Post, artcritical.com, The Wall Street Journal, The Boston Globe, The Boston Phoenix, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Irish Times, Art in America, The New Republic, The New Criterion, Art New England, American Artist and The Hudson Review.
His summers working on the northwest coast of Ireland, an extended painting campaign, are described in the PBS film documentary, 'Ballycastle'.
Now though much of that is history and his thoughts turn, while walking his dear dog, to parsing the distinctive acoustical space of birds drawing with their voices in the morning forest.