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J. Matthew Schley Show at 3rd Street Gallery

April 5 @ 4:00 pm - April 28 @ 4:00 pm

3rd Street Gallery

610 S. 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147 United States

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J. Matthew Schley show FRISSON-FICTION-FRICTION opens at 3rd Street Gallery on Friday, April 5, and runs through Sunday April 28.

My interest in drawing the human body reflects a number of ideas-one the possibility of story in a picture -two the desire to create a visual frisson. An aesthetic elegance that is more a feeling I get from a drawn line than any specific preconceived image. The frisson has to do with the line being alive. The line can represent, be a metaphor for any number of emotions or states of being. But I am not trying to draw any particular state of being. I just try to draw honestly. These drawing are above all else playful. One drawing inspires another but because they are play, happenstance controls the direction they take. I don’t know where I am. The watercolor aspect of these drawing have a specific purpose to both draw the viewer closer to search and wonder about small things and to move the viewer outward towards a worldview of my imaginary world.

3rd Street Gallery is an Artist-Owned and Run Cooperative of local area artists. We’re located at 610 S 3rd Street. Gallery hours: Fridays, 4:00—7:30 p.m., Saturdays, 1:00—5:00 p.m., and Sundays, 12:00-4:00 p.m.


April 5 @ 4:00 pm
April 28 @ 4:00 pm


3rd Street Gallery
610 S. 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147 United States
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