Kira Grennan

Collages of Romare Bearden

“The Richness of a Life I Know” The Collages of Romare Bearden Looking at Romare Bearden’s collages, I am struck by his rich content related to home and memory as well as his formal mastery of collage. Working within the milieu of the burgeoning civil rights and feminist movements of the 1960’s, Bearden was[…]

Archive: Exhibition articles

The following is a series of articles I wrote a few years back about several exhibitions happening in Philly for Color Coding: Katie Murken’s Continua Dance Amidst Art at Make It, Break It, Rebuild It Daisy Rockwell at Twelve Gates Arts Rock, Paper, Breath: Jill O’Brien at Gallery Joe Collage Perspectives at Swarthmore’s List Gallery  […]

Collage Perspectives: Swarthmore’s List Gallery

This post, written by me, was originally published on’s blog.  Collage Perspectives Collage Perspectives, a new exhibition on display at Swarthmore College’s List Gallery, curated by director Andrea Packard, brings together the work of five contemporary artists whose practices include the process of collage. Working at different scales and in[…]

Constructions & Obstructions @ Tower Hill

February 6th-27th, 2015 Curated by Abby King, this show featured artwork by fellow PAFA alumni: Matthew Herzog, Virginia Fleming, Kira Grennan, Elizabeth Hamilton, Marie Manski, Scott Schultheis, CJ Stahl, & Jeremy Uglow. A blurb from the catalog : In creating artwork for this show, each artist was presented with an[…]

First Friday @ Bottle Bar East

First Friday – March 6, 2015 Fun group show with Benjamin Howard and Jacob Gingert at the lovely Bottle Bar East on Frankford Ave. A jazz band and all!  Thank you to everyone who came out to play.