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"Generations" Opening Reception

  • Da Vinci Art Alliance 704 Catharine Street Philadelphia, PA, 19147 United States (map)

About the exhibition:

Generations is a group exhibition of inter-generational artists: Etta Winigrad, David Winigrad, Sandi Neiman Lovitz, and Adam Lovitz. Polychromatic paintings, kinetic wind sculptures, whimsical drawings, and figurative ceramics seem worlds apart until the generational line is traced and mapped.

Two sculptors and two painters share not only their familial relationship, but their feelings for the human condition in their art. Each in unique ways, these artists comment and reflect on the human condition. While Etta’s sculpture and Adam’s paintings appear very different, they are similarly whimsical and serious. David’s kinetic wind sculptures and Sandi’s polychromatic paintings, also being different art forms, share the power of movement and the joie de vivre…

About the artists:

Etta Zuritsky Winigrad is a Philadelphia artist, mother of three sons, and University of Pennsylvania graduate for whom ceramics have been her primary, though not her exclusive medium. For over 50 years, through clay and smoke, Etta has carefully explored the universal and elemental, human experience. Her thought-provoking sculptures, which combine figurative and fantastical elements, reflect her focus on the situation of humanity in the world. From the very beginning, her sculptural work has been a continuing exploration and attempt to illustrate ideas and concerns of the human condition, both whimsical and serious. Etta Winigrad has a retrospective exhibition coinciding with "Generations" at Main Line Art Center entitled, "Playing With Fire: The Life and Work of Etta Winigrad"

Sandi Neiman Lovitz graduated from Penn State University with a Bachelors in Art Education. She attended summer art classes at Carnegie Tech and participated in the Pittsburgh Watercolor Society before moving to Philadelphia. While teaching private classes, Sandi continued to exhibit her paintings in various galleries, including the Merrill Collection in West Chester, PA. Sandi was awarded 1st place by Thora Jacobson for The Tri-State Artist Equity members show in Wayne, Pa., and was juried into many prestigious shows including The Centennial exhibition at the Delaware Art Museum by John B. Ravenal, curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, and the Berks Art Alliance at the Reading Art Museum and awarded an honorable mention by Lisa Tremper Hanover. Sandi is currently on the board of directors at DVAA and is an active organizer for ARTsisters, a group of professional visual artists that support each other and women and children in the community. . Sandi is a faculty member at the Main Line Art Center in Haverford, PA and paints full time in her studio.

Adam Lovitz, a Philadelphia-based artist, received his BFA from University of Delaware in 2008 and his MFA from Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in 2012. In 2009, Lovitz received a Painter's grant to attend the Vermont Studio Center for a month long residency. Currently, he is exhibiting new works in his solo debut at Tiger Strikes Asteroid in Philadelphia, where he joined the artist-collective as a member in June of 2018. In recent years, select exhibitions include New Radicals at Cerulean Arts curated by Aubrey Levinthal, Alchemy Typology Entropy at Fleisher/Ollman Gallery curated by Alex Baker, Spring/Break Art Fair in NYC, and Satellite Art Show in Miami. Lovitz’s work has been reviewed in Two Coats of Paint, Title Magazine, The Philadelphia Inquirer, and Huffington Post.

David Winigrad has always been fascinated by the simple, whimsical motion of whirligigs. He was inspired to bring a more contemporary and modern aesthetic to this form of folk art. The many shapes of the cams provide myriad of opportunities to translate rotational motion into kinetic art. Then, the fish themselves form a natural weathervane that completes the whirligig. David Winigrad is long time resident of the Philadelphia area. David earned a BFA from Carnegie Mellon University. When not making whirligigs, he works in marketing and advertising. David has two children and a beautiful wife, Maureen.