‘Dear Nemesis’: Nicole Eisenman 1993-2013
ICA hosts a thorough mid-career survey of the French-born, New York-based artist, featuring more than 120 paintings, drawings, prints and sculptures, many reinterpreting major works from art history through a queer and feminist lens.
Through Dec. 28, Institute of Contemporary Art, 118 S. 36th St., 215-573-9975, www.icaphila.org
‘A Hatchet to Kill Old Ugly’
A three-part exhibition by artists Joy Feasley and Paul Swenbeck drawing inspiration from Shaker spirit drawings, in which the religious sect depicted symbols revealed in visions.
Oct. 2-Jan. 4, The Fabric Workshop and Museum, 1214 Arch St., 215-561-8888, www.fabricworkshopandmuseum.org
‘Journey in Watercolor’: The Art of Deena Gu
The Chestnut Hill art museum presents an exhibition of recent work by the Shanghai-born PAFA grad.
Nov. 8-Feb. 22, Woodmere Art Museum, 9201 Germantown Ave., 215-247-0476, www.woodmereartmuseum.org
Peter Blume: ‘Nature and Metamorphosis’
PAFA presents the first retrospective of the late American modernist in nearly 40 years, with paintings and drawings that explore themes of rebirth and transformation, from urban cityscapes to scenes of nature.
Nov. 14-April 5, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, 118-128 N. Broad St., 215-972-7600, www.pafa.org