Philadelphia’s celebrated history of dynamic artistic expression shines in a fascinating breadth of art exhibitions in 2019. The lineup features a diverse range of artists and media exploring personal stories and issues of the day. READ MORE.
I’ve been thinking about this project for the past few months, figuring out how I want to represent myself. I made a number of self-portraits in my 20s, especially when I was drawing more, but this will be the first I’ve done in 5 years. You know, I think I look the same. READ MORE.
"A float is a map. A map of everything with all possible destinations and points of interest. There is not a choice in which direction your float takes you. Embrace the direction. Go past the direction. Find out why you're there. Or not there yet." -Justin Tyner READ MORE.
The Rail Park Philadelphia Stained Glass Install.
Philadelphia International Airport Exhibit - July 19, 2016 - February 5, 2017
“If you stand in front of a stained glass window you can feel the light, the warmth of it, and that feeling can be transformative.” – Justin Tyner
Philadelphia artist Justin Tyner creates contemporary stained glass medallions using found glass – particularly, circular bottoms of broken bottles. Tyner salvages his materials from throughout the city and from a unique location known as Bottle Beach in New York where thousands of bottles wash ashore. He also collects unusable historical stained glass remnants and scraps from his work place Beyer Studio, Philadelphia. With his amassed collection of glass, he refines the shape of each one and collectively composes them to create larger circular forms that feature various sizes, colors, and patterns. Tyner is inspired by color and the translucency of colored glass. The details within each of his compositions are reminiscent of viewing into a kaleidoscope of abstracted, dazzling, light filled colors. READ MORE.
Inspired by a big hole in a fence that he spotted along South Broad Street (at Washington avenue) when seeing the Mummer’s this year, Philly glass artist Justin Tyner decided to create a stained glass ‘psychedelic portal’ along with the help of his son Hendrix and his son’s friend Adrianna… LOVE this! READ MORE.
I’ve been a fan of stained glass artist Justin Tyner since he and I sort of inhabited the same apartment building in the mid 2000s. So it was especially exciting when, last week, he invited me and Streets Dept.’s Conrad along to ride shotgun/document his installation of a couple of site-specific pieces in the Italian Market. READ MORE.