Portfolio by Gravers Lane Gallery is a bi-monthly resource designed exclusively for the art consultant, interior design, and architect community. We specialize in Contemporary 2 & 3 dimensional works, with a strong emphasis on materials and studio craft practices. Our associates are trained studio artists well versed in handling site specific private and public commissions, managing client/arts consultations and supervising professional art transport, handling and installation.
We look forward to collaborating with you.
Bruce Hoffman, Barbara Botting, Bo-In Kim
Highlight: Robin Tedesco
Robin Tedesco
“Clean Slate” – 2021
Oil on panel
8″ x 24″
Robin Tedesco is an artist and educator, living and working in Philadelphia. Her degrees in Fine Arts are from Moore College of Art (BFA), Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, and University of Delaware (MFA). Her abstract oil paintings utilizing multiple layers of rich textures and colors on wood panels, reflect her experiences living in Italy, New York, and Philadelphia.
Tedesco describes herself as being both an archeologist and a detective. She loves to dig, uncover, restore and look for what the light and dark reveals and transforms. The wood panels serve as etching plates that color is pushed over and printed onto. A combination of printmaking, drawing, and painting interlace to form a cohesive image, revealing the interior light and structure present in the multiple layers of pigment and texture. Tedesco is committed to conveying the richness and depth of her experiences and observations in this work.
Her work has been exhibited internationally and is in public and private collections.
Fall 2021
ROBIN TEDESCO / “Passaggio”
8/13 – 9/19/2021
“When painting, I work like an archeologist – excavating, scratching, uncovering, and restoring. Forms and figuration appear and disappear as layers reveal and transform the hidden light.” -Robin Tedesco-
Bruce Metcalf / “Conditions of Ornament”
10/15 – 11/21/2021
“This series, ‘Conditions of Ornament,’ is brand new. My intention is to revivify these antique decorative motifs by making them contemporary. I started Xeroxing, tracing and cutting out some of the most dramatic designs I could find, with the purpose of somehow combining them. It was soon clear that layering was the most effective strategy. I could make a new mash up of unrelated patterns, and force comparisons that were never part of the original usages. It is the collision of very different contexts that make this work interesting.” -Bruce Metcalf-
Karin Birch
10/15 – 11/21/2021
Karin Birch has been using hand embroidery and hand stitched beadwork combined with acrylic paint as a medium for art making for more than twenty years. The act of hand stitching thread and beads is a slow and repetitive process that affords a space for uninterrupted thought. The act of painting is spontaneous, in the moment, physical movement. Combining these two opposite states gives form to endless exploration in to the mystery of being. “I work intuitively, mining personal experiences, energy, movement, nature and the occasional external interruptions of politics. I use this medium of minutiae as a practice for connecting with the vastness.”
New Arrivals
Robin Tedesco
“Passing Through” – 2020
Oil, Oil transfer on panel
36″ x 36″
Shane Fero
”Red/White Shifter”, white, red & black
Flameworked glass & acid-etched
4.5”h x 6.6”w x 3”d
Inspiration: The
The Market at the Fareway, located behind the historic Chestnut Hill Hotel. A feast for your eyes and your stomach. One of Gravers Lane Galleries favor places to dine, shop, and brick-oven pizza and Craft Beer.
Front of the Fareway Market
Commissioned from
Gravers Lane Gallery
(artist: Mark Chatterley)
Courtesy of Chestnut Hill Hotel and Brewery
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Located in the historic Chestnut Hill neighborhood of Philadelphia, PA, Gravers Lane Gallery represents the finest in Contemporary Crafts, Painting, and Sculpture, with an emphasis on Contemporary 2 & 3D Textile and Fiber Art, one-of-a-kind Jewelry, and Mixed Media Art. Gravers Lane remains one of the last galleries representing the full spectrum of Studio Crafts in the United States.
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Monday – Tuesday by appointment
info@graverslanegallery.com  / 215.247.1603
8405 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA19118
Gravers Lane Gallery | 8405 Germantown AvenuePhiladelphia, PA 19118