Judith McCabe Jarvis

Judith Mccabe-Jarvis at Salon des Amis Gallery in Malvern, PA

Salon Des Amis Gallery. In the current 24-artist, 60-piece "Atmosphere" theme show at Amis, the best works dealing with outer space are by painters Jeanne Alleva and Laima Sprangauskaite and glass artist Gateson Recko. Others with a particularly interesting point of view, associated with misty air and water conditions offshore, are Maria Maneos' brushy paintings, Kevin Coffey's small, robust landscape drawings, and Judy Jarvis' harbor scenes - attractive despite polluted waters. Jeremy McGirl's sensitive rural landscapes are similarly imperiled. Mary Beaumont and Hugo Hsu also zero in on peril around us. Joe Gorman's photos confidently capture several shades of lonely urban atmosphere, while Joe Sweeney's oils cite pungent colonial history in our midst. (Philly.com)

Salon des Amis Gallery, 2321 Yellow Springs Rd., Malvern. To Jan. 25. Tue-Sat 11-6, Sun 1-6. 610-647-6010.