There's a Bruce Pollack exhibit at the Fleisher-Olman gallery at 1610 Walnut St. in Philadelphia till May 9-- about 20 paintings, mostly fractal circle patterns like the one above, but also a few networks more or less like this:
about 30 little studies, some of them representational, and an amazing twenty foot pen and ink drawing which an abstract geometrical take on Escher's Metamorphasis. I had no idea tracking finely details (but not extremely polished) changes in lively geometrical patterns could make me so cheerful.
Actually, Bruce Pollack isn't just my favorite contemporary artist, he's the only contemporary artist I follow. It seems like the majority prefer a rough finish which bores me. Any recommendations for contemporary artists that put a lot of craft into their work?
The gallery hours are Monday - Friday: 10:30 - 5:30 and Saturday: 12 - 5, (closed Saturdays in June and July, and open by appointment in August).