First Friday Picture Show: Positive Visual Attention Intervention by Joe Castro

Joe Castro is an accomplished Philadelphia-based artist, musician and graphic designer. His paintings and collages have been exhibited in galleries and art spaces across the United States and Canada, and have been described as "intelligent and brooding...the subjects are often just a little-bit skewed -- leading you to take a deeper look." When not making art, he is also the guitarist/singer for the indie garage rock three piece, The Lift Up. For more information, please visit For now, enjoy his artwork for this month's First Friday Picture Show!

Tornado Alley
(mixed media collage on paper, 13" x 15" July 2012)

(oil on canvas, 24" x 12" February 2012)

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  1. Gayle5:10 PM

    Beautiful Work!

  2. Anonymous2:28 AM

    Having seen a number of the Picture Shows, I especially appreciate how they have evolved to include artists and a more serious collection of photos and images. Thanks!

    This show is amazing - keep them coming!

  3. phillygirl8:43 PM

    excellent show!

  4. Ashley9:09 AM

    I love this work! The quote sums up my feelings about the portraits exactly - there is something dark to them that you can't quite put your finger on. And the collages are spectacular. I would love to see them in person.

  5. james3:08 PM

    I love the portraits, they just draw you into the painting. And I agree, I would love to see these in person. Thanks for the show!


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