Two weeks ago, I hopped the Market-Frankford El to the Kensington neighborhood of Philadelphia in search of the Boston Street Gallery. The Boston Street Gallery is about a mile from the York-Dauphin El stop. I had occasion to visit this neighborhood on a regular basis in another life, but I had not back for many years. It certainly has changed.
I went to the Boston Street Gallery to attend the opening of a show called Lyrical Perceptions which includes work by Wayne Cambern. I met Wayne at the open pottery studio at Fleisher Art Memorial. Like me, he was getting back into pottery after a multi-year hiatus. But his primary interests are drawing and painting. So I jumped at the chance to see his other work when he told me about the show.
The urge to make art has been with me for as long as I can remember. I love color, design and craftsmanship in its many manifestations. I hope this quest to make something that qualifies as art speaks to the viewer. –Wayne Cambern
My big regret in writing this post is that my pictures simply cannot convey the mastery of Wayne’s drawings and portraits. In order to get the full effect, you will have to visit the show which runs until December 1, 2018. In the meantime, I will let the pictures speak for themselves.