Friday, February 17, 2012


This Friday, February 24th, come feel the grimy, vintage love at Phantom Hand with the opening of PULP LOVE, curated by Jeffro Kilpatrick and Eamon Dougherty.

"The Pulp magazines from the old days is where the hardboiled detective was born, and featured stories set in the Jungles of Tarzan, the orbits of Mars even the saloons and deserts of the old west. This February, Philadelphia artists are borrowing from that wealth of cheap and lurid culture, and giving it a shot with cupid's arrow for a belated Valentine's Day celebration! What would a yegg and his moll do for a romantic evening after robbing the bank? What if the space damsel in distress falls for her robot alien suitor? Come find out in an exhibition that pulls from the vast wealth of Pulp genres and puts a romantic spin on it."

Afterwards, come have a drink with some of the participating artists at the after-party, upstairs at Tattooed Moms. Drink Specials, 21+ with ID.

 ALSO, tomorrow night, 2/18, is the closing reception for Artificial Dissemination 2; Propaganda to Popaganda and Braulio Amado's Houdini, 6:00PM-10:00PM. Come out and get your propaganda and escapist bondage on before the shows are gone!

Saturday, February 11, 2012

New Work at PHANTOM HAND 2/11

New work by David Rankin, Erik Hamline, Nevada Hill, Jl Joseph Beaulieu, Sheila Marcello, and James Heimer. Closing reception for AD2 and Houdini THIS COMING SATURDAY 6:00PM - 10:00PM.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Braulio Amado's HOUDINI // Opening Reception

This past Saturday Phantom Hand hosted the opening reception for Braulio Amado's traveling show, 'Houdini'. A few words about the show and Braulio:

"Houdini is a travelling exhibition by Braulio Amado. Inspired by the greatest magician that ever lived, the series alludes to abstract universes and fantasies, exploring mind tricks and the possibilities of the impossible. The pieces invoke the unexpected and draw from raging sounds, like those of the Melvin's "Houdini" record. Expect weird stuff.

Braulio Amado is a portuguese kid born in '87 who recently moved to NYC. He works as a graphic designer for Pentagram Design and is the director of "Pedal," a free monthly newspaper in Portugal. He plays music and tours the world with his band "Adorno."

Check out Braulio's work here:

An awesome night was had. Special thanks to Braulio for bringing his great work (and a gaggle of New Yorkers), the Phantom crew, and everybody who came out to support Braulio, the gallery, and our exhibiting artists.
The closing reception for Houdini and Artificial Dissemination 2 is Saturday, February 18th 6:00-10:00.