John James Pron

John James Pron“PHILLY AND ME: FOR BETTER OR WORSE…FOR RICHER OR POORER…” This is a city that I love- its parks and neighborhoods, its grand public buildings and cultural institutions, its superlative universities and breathtaking skyscrapers. I also love its diversity…old with young, residents and visitors, extraordinary lively festivals and quiet enclaves, polished gentility and in-your-face grit. It’s a city of many races, many backgrounds and many beliefs. But I also fret about this city: the things that tear it apart, the endemic problems growing ever larger, the social behaviors that destroy its unity and civility. Here are my pleasures as well as my concerns, my savoring of its (sometimes checkered) past, my images suggesting a brighter future. Warnings and wishes….I can only hope the new next mayor will rise to the challenge.  

James Pron Artist Statement 
John James Pron Resume

John James Pron's solo exhibition was held July 5 - 30, 2023. A selection of his works is currently available at the gallery as indicated below.  For inquiries on all other works shown, please Contact Us
Cerulean Arts Collective Virtual Tour & Talk - July 19, 2023 
John James Pron Exhibition Powerpoint Presentation 

The Unseen Wall of Economic Inequality, collage, 20.5" x 20.5"  

Paradise Restored, collage, 20.5" x 20.5"  SOLD 

Sanctuary City, collage, 20.5" x 20.5"  

Up Up into the Wild Green Yonder, collage, 20.5" x 20.5"  

Their Body? No, MY Body!, collage, 20.5" x 20.5"  

The Sudden Eruption of Mt. Covid, collage, 20.5" x 20.5"  

A Solar and Wind-Farm Windfall, collage, 20.5" x 20.5"  

Neighborhood Gun-venience Store, collage, 20.5" x 20.5"  

The Walmart of Opioids, collage, 20.5" x 20.5"  SOLD

The Golden Age of Filly, collage, 20.5" x 20.5"  

Statue of Limitations, collage, 20.5" x 20.5"  

We, the People say ..., collage, 20.5" x 20.5"  

Once a Sculler, Now a Surfer, collage, 20.5" x 20.5"  

... and Now, Asbestos and Guns, collage, 20.5" x 20.5"  

Life Over Death, collage, 20.5" x 20.5"  Available

Block Party Interruptus, collage, 20.5" x 20.5"  SOLD

City Hall Wheelie and Donut Sweepstakes, collage, 20.5" x 20.5"  

Crack, collage, 20.5" x 20.5"  

Society Hill at High High Tide, collage, 20.5" x 20.5"  Available 

Reclaiming Shackamaxon, collage, 20.5" x 20.5" 

Phorbidden City #6: Penn Center, mixed media collage, 21" x 21"  Available 

PHILApocalypse #12: Reading Headhouse, mixed media collage, 21" x 21"  Available 

Philadelphia Interior Life Series #3: Penn's Original Landing, mixed media collage, 21" x 21"  Available 

Philadelphia Interior Life Series #2: Christina's (Dream) World, mixed media collage, 21" x 21"  SOLD 

Baghdad Christmas #2, mixed media collage, 21" x 21"  Available 

John James Pron, Thou Shall Not Sexually Abuse, mixed media collage, 21" x 21"  Available