See-Through: Opening Reception @ James Oliver Gallery, Philadelphia [1 July]

See-Through: Opening Reception

18:00 - 22:00

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James Oliver Gallery
723 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19106
SEE-THROUGH: Opening Reception — Saturday, July 1st, 6-10pm

SEE-THROUGH, opening July 1st 2017, features the work of Michael Barker, Mark Basco, Tim McFarlane, Wendee Yudis and James Crowell. A multi-disciplinary exhibition with a contemporary Americana feel, accentuates the use of layers, texture and the manipulation of organic compositions and embodies the free spirit of the ephemeral.


A Brit from the world of advertising who spent 20 years as an Art Director and Creative Director at agencies in London, New York, and a few stops in between.

Always telling stories, inventing worlds, searching for originality and always being honest-

Until it got to be time to tell his own stories through photography. A natural progression inspired by the experience of living in, and traveling through the most exciting country in the world, The USA.

Tim McFarlane is a painter based in Philadelphia, PA. McFarlane’s
paintings and works on paper examine the fluid nature of memory, time and place, with an emphasis on color, multi-layered systems and process. A 1994 Temple University/Tyler School of Art graduate, McFarlane exhibited in various group exhibitions around the Philadelphia region before gaining representation with the Bridgette Mayer Gallery in 2002, where he has had several solo

Tim McFarlane has exhibited his work extensively in the U.S. in group exhibitions and featured in art fairs in New York, Miami, Dallas, and San Francisco. He has been a visiting artist at several universities participated in artist panels and has been a juror for several exhibitions and grants. Tim McFarlane’s paintings and works on paper reside in numerous private and public collections, including those of West Virginia University, Bucknell University, Temple University, The Hyatt Hotel at the Bellevue and more.

Mark Basco works with a combination of sculpture and paint to explore, both the natural and man-made forms of light, atmosphere, and compartments of space that he observe on the daily. Mark works with wooden geometric shapes as a surface in mixture of thoughtfully concealed color. The perception of light and color is vital to his work. He is fascinated with indirect light and the build up of color on surfaces as it reveals itself to the viewer.

Wendee Yudis is a Serigraph Mixed Media Artist whose paintings and prints have been exhibited in solo and group shows in galleries in NYC, Chicago, and Philadelphia since the mid-1990’s. Solo exhibitions include Ceres Gallery in NYC and Gallery 1633 in Chicago. A selection of group exhibitions include The Albright/Knox Museum in NY, Manhattan Graphics Center in NYC, Philadelphia Art Alliance in PA, James Oliver Gallery in Phila, PA, University of Pennsylvania: Penn Medicine in PA, and The Trenton Museum in NJ. Select work was in a national juried competition in the Pheonix Gallery in NYC by Thelma Golden, then curator of The Whitney Museum of American Art.

Wendee Yudis received an MFA in Printmaking and Painting from Pratt Institute and BFA in Printmaking and Photography from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She also studied archaeology at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem and photography at Richmond College in London.

Jim Crowell founded his design practice over 30 years ago and has been the recipient of local and national lighting design awards; first award in 1979 and the most recent in 2017. He is a long term member of the IESNA (Illuminating Engineering Society of North America) and an affiliate member of AIA (Philadelphia Chapter of American Institute of Architects.) Jim is a graduate of the architectural program at RISD (Rhode Island School of Design) He was a Trustee of the University of the Arts in Philadelphia for over 10 years, and a founding member of Collab, the contemporary design collection at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

As an adjunct to his professional practice Jim is a contributing editor to Architectural Lighting Magazine highlighting the International Lighting Exhibition Euroluce, in Milan, Italy. He is the founding editor of, an online journal of lighting design. This journal highlights good design gathered from research, travel to national and local trade exhibitions, and awareness of quality manufacturing using new technology for product design.
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