Jesse J. Gardner

     Well-known portraitist Jesse J. Gardner explores several neighborhoods familiar to the artist:

Kensington, Frankford, Northern Liberties and Manayunk.

     Sculptor and critic Leslie Kaufman has written of the artist’s work; “Gardner’s Philadelphia is

not on any visitor’s map…he searches city neighborhoods and industrial locations to illuminate lost

places whose histories were long abandoned and forgotten. As an urbanist dedicated to environmental

issues, Gardner wields his paintbrush as a spotlight – to reveal both what we have lost, and to suggest

what may still be reclaimed".