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InLiquid presents Andrea Caldarise

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  • May 12 — July 9
  • 2nd Thursday receptions: May 12 and June 9, 6 – 9pm
  • The Hall
  • 12–6pm / Wednesday – Saturday

InLiquid presents In Two Parks at Once, which is a solo exhibition by InLiquid artist member Andrea Caldarise. Her art focuses on connecting audiences with an urban space, capturing the experience of discovery, and recreating a place through memory and imagination. These maps begin at one specific moment and continue to branch out to chart the details that define a bus stop or a familiar piece of sidewalk. The maps act both as a personal guide and as an atlas for viewers to experience their own recollections through the journeys of others. Working in collage, Caldarise’s map imagery oscillates from literal to abstract, as she works to capture the ephemeral experience of navigating a cityscape.

Caldarise is a painter, collage-maker, and collaborator inspired by happenstance conversations, exploring, and memories. Caldarise studied painting and art history at Tyler School of Art, Temple University where she received her BFA and completed an MA in Arts Administration at the University of Pennsylvania. She has participated in residencies at Contemporary Artists Center, Woodside, Troy, NY and Yale School of Art’s summer fellowship in Norfolk, CT. She is also an artistic collaborator with RealLivePeople, a Philadelphia-based dance company. Caldarise has exhibited her artwork in Philadelphia, Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Rome, Italy. She currently lives in Brooklyn, NY.

Links:
http://inliquid.org/happenings/inliquid-projects/crane-hall/in-two-parks-at-once-crane-hall/
http://www.andreacaldarise.com/

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Inliquid Presents: The Shortest Distance Between 2 Points

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  • Mar 10th - May 7th, 2016
  • Second Thursday Reception: March 10th, 6 - 9 pm
  • The Hall
  • Wednesday - Saturday / Noon - 6 pm

The Shortest Distance Between 2 Points, which is solo exhibition by InLiquid artist member Laura Krasnow. Her work blends art, science and technology to depict themes surrounding the intersection of time and place. Krasnow uses photography, and the embedded marks and symbols, to reconstruct recollections of time and place, specifically “the instant when time and place seem to merge to catch a moment.” Her images aim to force the viewer to look beyond the obvious and to reveal the essence beyond the normal visual spectrum. It is the “imperceptible connections” she seeks to define.

Krasnow, born in New York City, has lived and traveled throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, and Australia. In addition to being a freelance photographer, she has worked as an assistant editor in feature films, and been trained in film preservation and restoration. Her artwork has been exhibited throughout the United States and Europe, and is in the permanent collection of The Museum of Modern Art and The Brooklyn Museum. With a passion for art, science and technology, after obtaining an MFA at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, she returned to school to study math, physics and computer science. Krasnow has attended seminars at the Perimeter Institute of Theoretical Physics and the Centre for Brain and Mind in Canada.

Artist Website: http://laurakrasnow.com/

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Alexis Nutini: Still A Lot Left

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  • Second Thursday Reception: March 10th, 6-9 pm
  • Second State Press, 103B

We are pleased to present the Prints + Process of Alexis Nutini. Join us for the opening reception and view Nutini’s recent reductive relief prints along with his process.

More Info: http://secondstatepress.org/alexis-nutini-still-a-lot-left/
Artist Website: http://alexisnutini.com/

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Icebox Project Space Presents: Chewing the Scenery

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  • March 10th - 27th, 2016
  • Reception: Mar 11th, 2016, 6 - 10 pm
  • Grey Area
  • Wednesdays through Saturdays, noon to 6 pm.

An exhibition curated by Jonathan Santoro and Meredith Sellers

Featuring works by Gideon Barnett, Michael Ciervo, Micah Danges, Will Haughery, James Johnson, Sharon Koehlblinger, Paul Koneazny, Lauren Pakradooni, Paul Salveson, and Jon Weary, Chewing the Scenery is an exhibition of curatorial interventions by Jonathan Santoro and Meredith Sellers.

(With quavering voice)
(In a lower tone)
(In an even lower tone)
(Leaving her abruptly)
(As before standing opposite him)
(In an exalted high-pitched voice)
(In the same high-pitched voice)
(Silence. There is a noise as if an immense wheel were turning and moving the air. A hurricane separates them. At the same time, two Stars are seen colliding and from them fall a series of legs of living flesh with feet, hands, scalps, masks, colonnades, porticos, temples, alembics, falling more and more slowly, as if
falling in a vacuum: then three scorpions one after another and finally a frog and a beetle which come to rest with desperate slowness, nauseating slowness)
(Crying with all his strength)
(He looks at the sky)
(He pushes the Young Girl before him)
(Screaming in high-pitch)
(Plunging her hands deep into her pockets which are as big as her breasts)
(She throws his papers at him)
(He gets up and from each paper he takes a huge hunk of Swiss cheese.
Suddenly he coughs and chokes)
(With full mouth)
(He runs out)
(Like shadows, a Priest, a Cobbler, a Beadle, a Bawd, a Judge, a Peddler, arrive on stage)
(In different tones)
(Tapping his forehead)
(He runs out)
(As if confessing someone)
(At this moment night suddenly falls on stage)
(With the sigh of one having an orgasm)
(In a terrible voice)
(Boldly and gaily)
(She lifts up her dress. The Young Man wants to run away but he is frozen like a petrified puppet)
(As if suspended in the air and with the voice of a ventriloquist.)

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LIFE’S A BEACH

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  • Feb 11th, 2016, 6 - 9 pm
  • Icebox Project Space

The Icebox Project Space is excited to kick off the New Year with a free publication and a pool party!  

Can you thing of anything you’d rather do in the middle of February then cooling off and chilling out in a pool?  We can’t either.  That’s why this February’s Second Thursday, the Icebox Project Space will be transformed into a heated tropical oasis, complete with a DJ, coat check, towel check, flamingoes, and an above-ground pool. Put on those trunks, grab a cocktail, and enjoy the sounds of POISON!!!

PLUS enter to win a private pool party on either Saturday February 13th or Valentine’s day February 14th!  Tickets will be sold at the event.

From 6 to 8 pm is a multimedia collaboration by Billy Green, Phil Conine, and Matt Noll.

From 8 pm on is a performance by Poison. 
 
Poison is an experimental rock band comprised of artists Joanna Belletiere, Teresa Cervantes, Filipe de Sousa, Jorge Galvan, Lisi Raskin and Kelsey Skaroff. The group formed after the spring semester of an Advanced Painting course taught by Raskin at Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia. Together they create improvised and composed songs using a variety of instruments like the keytar, stand-up bass, pizza, smartphones, and whatever else they can find at the second hand store in the children’s section. Recent performances include Infinite Rehearsal, at the Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft in Louisville.
 
Feel the flavor………..taste it but don’t eat it. Poison.*

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PREFACE

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  • MARCH 10 – APRIL 30, 2016
  • Opening March 10: 
Community Meeting 5-6 PM
 / Panel Discussion 6-7 PM
 / Reception 7-8 PM
  • PPAC
  • Tuesday–Saturday · 10am - 6pm

Works by:

Lisa Fairstein
Wyatt Gallery

Hiroyuki Ito

Will Steacy

Hank Willis Thomas

Lori Waselchuk

More Info: http://www.philaphotoarts.org/event/preface/

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TEEN PHOTO EXHIBITION

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  • MAY 12 – MAY 27, 2016
  • OPENING RECEPTION: MAY 12, 6-8PM
  • PPAC
  • Tuesday–Saturday · 10am - 6pm

* Photo by Alexus Yiv

The Philadelphia Photo Arts Center is proud to announce the exhibition and opening reception of Teen Photo (2015 – 2016), PPAC’s free after school teaching program. Area students had the opportunity to develop their own artistic style while learning photography using digital equipment at PPAC. The student photographers spent seven months learning and discovering the medium through their own lens.

This year’s exhibition includes the work of 50 young artists: Abraham Cassis, Ada Marin, Alexandrea Gosnell, Alexis Peoples, Alexus Yiv, Ameera Polk, Andrew Robinson, Anny Liu, Aransy Feliciana, Brittany Moore, Coraletta Tucker, Danielle DiAmico, Elizabeth Nguyen, Gabriela Restituyo, Gavin Taylor, Georgina Powell, Jabree Benson, Jade Royster, Jennifer Le, Jonathan Adrien, Julie Louineus, Justice Understanding, Justina Refela, Katurrah Boyer, Keenan Smith, Leila Lorenze, Lemicha Bracey, Lisa Noel, Lotus Datts, Luis Cotto, Malik Barrett, Merhawi Tesfay, Nadia Jackson, Nakiya Owens, Nathalie Adrien, Nazhua Tairi, Oliwia Paszkowska, Patricia Cherry, Sabine Ostinvil, Santos Rivera, Selena Ortiz, Sharaine Eldafrawy, Souhanda Mohamed, Summer Blackwell, Tahje Jones, Touré Brooks, Tyteana Gutzmore, & Vanahi Diaz.

A special book and prints will be available for purchase during the course of the exhibition.

More Info: http://www.philaphotoarts.org/event/teen-photo-exhibition-3/

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Hearts on Fire!

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  • February 6, 2016 to March 6, 2016
  • Opening Reception: Thursday, February 11, 5 to 9PM
  • Indigo Arts
  • Wed - Sat: 12 PM to 6 PM

Hearts on Fire!
A Valentine’s month selection of the iconography of the heart, from Haiti, Mexico and Peru.   In Haiti the heart is the symbol or vévé of theloas (spirits) Erzulie Freda and Erzulie Dantor and the various other  manifestations of the Virgin Mary.  Hearts on Fire features beaded and sequinned drapo Vodou from Haitian Vodou flag artists, including Roudy Azor, Jean-Baptiste Jean Joseph, the late Sylva Joseph, Yves Telemak and Georges Valris, as well as Haitian sculpture from recycled oil-drums, papier maché and stone.  

Mexican artists such as Oaxaca’s Fernando Olivera employ the image of the Corazon Sagrada Sacred Heart to make a political statement, commemorating the sorrow of those left behind by Latin America’s fallen, imprisoned and desaparecidos, the disapeared.  

Peru’s premier retablista Claudio Jimenez Quispé and his brother Mabilon use the sacred heart imagery to make a lighter point.  His Casa de Corazones heart workshop retablos show Peruvian artisans not only fashioning new hearts, with romantic slogans such as  “Amor eterno” and “Te amo como a nadie en el mundo”, but carefully sewing together broken hearts as well.  

More info: http://indigoarts.com/

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InLiquid Presents: Ladies Night

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  • January 14th - Mar 4th, 2016
  • Opening Reception: Jan 14th, 6 -9 pm / Panel Discussion: Thursday, Jan 28th, 6-8 pm
  • The Hall
  • Wednesday - Saturday 12-6pm
  • Free & Open To The Public

InLiquid presents Ladies Night: Connecting Women Through Art and Dialogue, which is a special collaborative exhibition between InLiquid artist member Cathleen Cohen, the People’s Paper Co-op (led by Mark Strandquist and Courtney Bowles), and community women from North Philadelphia. As a part of our Art For Action series, which utilizes the arts as a means of education and social reform through exhibitions and public programming, InLiquid sought to create a special exhibition for our Crane Arts gallery space, The Hall. The vision was for an InLiquid artist member to create a series of work inspired from their interaction and collaboration with a local community organization. Painter and poet Cathleen Cohen quickly dove into this project working with our partners at the People’s Paper Co-op. Collaborating with the co-op’s Ladies Night participants at the Village of Arts and Humanities, Cohen has been working with women from the North Philadelphia community that meet regularly to support one another through their experiences with re-entry and more. Every month, community activist and People’s Paper Co-op Fellow Faith Bartley invites all the women from the local community to gather for conversation, art, healing, and nonjudgmental support. Cohen has documented her experiences at Ladies Night through watercolor portraits of the participating women. Cohen shares, “It is a challenge to paint someone’s portrait, to depict the play of the emotions across a face or the gestures of a body. But it is a privilege to sit quietly with someone for a long time and attempt to capture their likeness.”

Come by on Thursday, January 28th, for a panel discussion from 6 – 8 pm, with moderator William Cromar, Cathleen Cohen, Joe Brenman, Amie Potsic, and Judy Gelles.

More info: http://inliquid.org/happenings/inliquid-projects/crane-hall/ladies-night-connecting-women-through-art-and-dialogue-crane-hall/

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Mary Mihelic: 53 Running Girls

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  • January 14th - March 10th, 2016
  • Reception: 2nd Thursday, February 11th, 6 - 9 pm
  • Gallery 105
  • By Appointment Only (please email trutt@truttartist.com)
  • Free & Open To The Public

Mary Mihelic’s Running Girls is inspired by the courage of the schoolgirls who ran for their lives and escaped from the Boko Haram terrorists in Nigeria when they attacked their school and kidnapped their classmates. On April 14, 2014, over fifty schoolgirls made that split-second decision to run for it. So the artist is creating over fifty artworks of girls running. Thirty-six are completed to date.

The term Boko Haram translated means western education is a sin and the group believes that women should not be educated; instead women should be used as cooks or sex slaves. The art reflects on war under the guise of religion, religious freedom, education for women, and global feminism.

When the series began almost two years ago, James Foley hadn’t been beheaded, the Boko Haram wasn’t allied with ISIL, Charlie Hebdo was still alive – and hundreds of thousands of people weren’t running from war and migrating to Europe. NPR recently reported (November 18, 2015) that in the last year the Boko Haram killed more people than ISIL (6,644) making it the deadliest terrorist organization in the world. The kidnapped schoolgirls still have not been found.

More info: http://www.marymihelicartist.com/Mihelic_Running_Girls_Artist_Statement.html

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T.RUMP – America on the Rag

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  • January 14th - March 10th, 2016
  • Reception: 2nd Thursday, February 11th, 6 - 9 pm
  • Gallery 106
  • By Appointment Only (please email trutt@truttartist.com)
  • Free & Open To The Public

T.RUMP – America on the Rag explores the political divisions that face and frustrate the American people as they prepare to endure another presidential election cycle. The artwork uses the bizarre realities of Donald Trump’s bullying and sexist presidential campaign to question what is really at play in the relationships between men and women in America. It also explores the bullying aspects of male-to-male culture and Trump’s xenophobic vision for America’s future.

As part of T.RUMP – America on the Rag, the anonymous artist t.Rutt bought a bus used by the Trump campaign in Iowa. This Trump bus attained notoriety when it was reported about by USA Today and The Rachel Maddow Show. t.Rutt hopes the bus and other artwork will help the American electorate to channel its frustrations with the Republican Primary in a more constructive direction.

The T.RUMP bus will be featured at Crane Arts each 2nd Thursday in February and March, also by appointment only. Please contact trutt@truttartist.com for scheduling.

More info: http://truttartist.com/

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FATE SHIFTS SHAPES

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  • January 14, 2016- February 27, 2016
  • Opening Reception: January 14, 2016 from 6-8pm (Poetry Reading by Anzhelina Polonskaya at 5:30pm)
  • PPAC
  • Tuesday–Saturday · 10am - 6pm
  • Free & Open To The Public

In ‘Fate Shifts Shapes,’ four artists dramatize the Russian compulsion to shape psychic and physical identities around inexorable social forces. As the idea excludes rationalism in favor of destiny, poet Anzhelina Polonskaya, artists Sasha Rudensky and Clemens Von Wedemeyer, and artist-curator Nicholas Muellner reject documentary realism to present theatrical depictions of individuals’ responses to the lives laid out for them.

Tracing lines of fate across contemporary Russia, Ukraine and occupied Crimea, these works articulate how vulnerable individuals like women, gay men, and economic migrants are particularly pressured to mold their identities to fit conservative cultural norms. Confronted by provocative images ranging from erotic dancers and cornered military cadets to faceless figures disappearing into landscapes, viewers will question their ideas about identity, choice, and the degree of control we really have over our lives.

Kicking off with a poetry reading by Anzhelina Polonskaya and opening reception on January 14, 2016 at PPAC, PPAC will also produce a limited edition publication of poetry and images by the artists.

Photo by Sasha Rudensky

More info: http://www.philaphotoarts.org/event/fate-shifts-shapes-poetry-reading-and-opening-reception/

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InLiquid Presents RedAct

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  • January 14 – 29, 2016
  • Opening Reception: Thursday, January 14, 6 – 9 pm (with Live Performance by TangenT)
  • The Icebox Project Space and Grey Area
  • Wednesday - Saturday 12-6pm
  • Free & Open To The Public

Panel Discussion: Thursday, January 28, 6 – 8 pm
with moderator William Cromar, Cathleen Cohen, Joe Brenman, Amie Potsic, Judy Gelles

InLiquid presents the final installment of TangenT’s RedAct series. RedAct is a series of artworks that explores visual renderings of facts detailed in redacted public documents. Drawing from state and federal reporting on children and institutions that govern child welfare, along with redaction in its many forms, the redact series is as much a meditation on information control, privacy, truth, and the increasing vagaries of childhood in America, as much as it is about what is left behind, what we can record, see and know.

Fly Spec No. 1, the inaugural artwork in the series, designed for the Dumbo Arts Festival 2014, uses the patterns of redacted text coupled with an original soundtrack as a metaphor for disconnection of experience, falsehood and a suspension of truth. In Fly Spec No. 2 from the series RedAct, 2014, it is both an artifact of an earlier performance and mediation on recording a memory of an event. The artworks rely on intentional use of imagery and material as metaphor. The third iteration, in collaboration with InLiquid for Philly Tech Week 2015, occurred on April 23rd at the Kimmel Center. TangenT used three areas—the Cube, a screen inside the Kimmel, and a stage—where they held a second performance in their Tyvec suits – with projections of hands redacting information on their bodies, with live music and sound from Mike Brenner and percussionist Hoagey Wing. The fourth and final installment at Crane Arts will pull together these previous elements, including sound, projection, performance, artifacts from previous performances, and newly created objects, to create a completely immersed environment based on the theme of redaction. As a part of InLiquid’s Art for Action series, there will be additional public programming, including a live performance by TangenT at the opening reception and a panel discussion on art and social practice (details TBA).

Founded in 2007 by InLiquid artist members Yvonne Love, Gabrielle Russomagno, William Cromar, and Mike “Slo-Mo” Brenner, TangenT (collaborative) is dedicated to mixed-media, project-based, immersive art environments exploring socially relevant and politically current themes. Originally designed as a side project meant to explore the intersection of traditional fine art media with new media forms, their collaborative efforts over the past seven years have become an essential part of their creative lives shaping and informing their artistic endeavors.

More info: http://inliquid.org/happenings/inliquid-projects/crane-hall/redact-crane-hall/

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You Can Curate!

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  • Second Thursday Reception: Dec 10th, 6 pm - 9 pm
  • The Icebox
  • Wednesday-Saturday 12-6pm
  • Free & Open to the Public

Finally, the moment you’ve all been waiting for….The You Can Curate! entries have been collected, and our juror, Sean Robert Fitzgerald, has selected the winner of this year’s competition. Local artist Matt Giel’s entry has been chosen to be exhibited at full scale in the Icebox Project Space. Come join us on December’s Second Thursday, the 10th, from 6 pm to 9 pm to check it out. 

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MAKING CONTACT

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  • December 5th - December 30th (closed December 24th - 26th)
  • Reception: December 4th, 7-9 PM / 5-7 PM Champagne preview ($25, reservations required)
  • The Icebox
  • Wednesday - Saturday, 12 - 6 PM
  • Some events require $10 materials fee (see schedule below)

Philadelphia, PA – THE HALIDE PROJECT is pleased to announce MAKING CONTACT, an exhibition featuring the work of five artists practicing different traditional photographic techniques.

Ranging from salt prints to chromogenic prints, these images exemplify the creative breadth that is possible within the umbrella of traditional photography. In bringing this work to Philadelphia, THE HALIDE PROJECT hopes to inspire people to explore photographic processes that were developed prior to the digital era. Information on the artists and image samples can be found on the following pages.

To kick off the exhibition, there will be a champagne preview prior to the public opening, with hors d’oeuvres generously provided by Russet restaurant. Tickets will cost $25, and reservations can be made through THE HALIDE PROJECT web- site.

Throughout the month of December, there will be educational programming held in conjunction with the exhibition. Events include: A gallery talk and book signing with Vincent Feldman, where he will discuss his project City Abandoned and the public policies that have contributed to the changing face of Philadelphia neighborhoods and architecture; a large format camera workshop led by Rick Wright, where people interested in taking their photography to the next level can learn about shooting large format; and a pinhole camera-building workshop led by Stephanie Slate, where participants will create cameras out of every day objects and use them to shoot paper negatives.
Space for the workshops is limited; registration is required and can be made through THE HALIDE PROJECT website.

THE HALIDE PROJECT invites educators to arrange tours of the exhibition by contacting:
Dale Rio / info@thehalideproject.org / 323.481.8623

MAKING CONTACT has been generously supported by a grant from the Penn Treaty Special Services District.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Champagne preview: December 4th, 5 – 7 PM ($25, reservations required)
Opening reception: December 4th, 7 – 9 PM
Crane Building open studios: December 10th, 6 – 9 PM
Gallery talk and book signing with Vincent Feldman:
December 11th, 6 – 8 PM (free to the public) Large format camera workshop with Rick Wright:
December 12th, 12 – 4 PM ($10 materials fee, registration required) Pinhole camera workshop with Stephanie Slate:
December 13th, 12- 4 PM ($10 materials fee, registration required)

Download complete Exhibition PDF here

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GRAPHIC By Lindsay Keys

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  • Nov 12th - Dec 7th, 2015
  • Second Thursday Reception: November 12th, 6 - 9 pm
  • The Archive Space
  • Wednesday - Saturday 12-6PM
  • Free & Open To The Public

Shot with an iPhone camera, GRAPHIC considers the boundaries between safe and unsafe, selfie and self-portrait, exhibitionist and artist. It is a dissection of the self as an assemblage of flesh, expressed in equal parts and pixels. Decontextualized, it is a shared fantasy. In reality, this is my body. 

http://www.lindsaykeys.com/

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You Can Curate!

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  • Sep. 10th – Oct. 3rd, 2015
  • The Icebox
  • Wednesday-Saturday 12-6PM
  • Free & Open To The Public

Come curate with the Icebox Project Space!

From September 10th through October 3rd of 2015, the directors of the Icebox Project Space invited the public to be the curator of the Icebox Project Space. Using provided painted wooden sticks, participants “curated” a show within a scaled model of the Icebox.

Entries are to be reviewed by our juror, Sean Robert FitzGerald, a Philadelphia-based painter and one of the founders of Fjord Gallery. The chosen entry will be executed in the real Icebox for one week during December of 2015. The actual size of the Icebox is 47′ x 97′, with a 20′ ceiling. Each piece represented in the model will be a 16 foot 2″x6″ in the corresponding color.

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A World of Masks 2015

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  • October 8 to December 31, 2015
  • Second Thursday Receptions:  October 8, November 12, December 10, 6 to 9pm
  • Indigo Arts
  • Wednesday - Saturday 12-6PM
  • Free & Open To The Public

This is the season of transition and transformation.  In the spirit of Halloween and Los Dias de los Muertos, the Days of the Dead, Indigo Arts presents a collection of masks from Africa, Asia, the Americas and the Pacific.  They are masks that conceal, but may also reveal the wearer behind them. Masks are agents of celebration and transcendence, of commemoration and transformation.

The exhibit includes dance, festival and ritual masks, of wood, metal and papier maché from many countries, including Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Congo, Gabon, Guatemala, Haiti, India, Indonesia, Ivory Coast, Mali, Mexico, Nepal, New Guinea, Nigeria, Peru and Sierra Leone.

“The Mexican, whether young or old, criollo or mestizo, general or laborer or lawyer, seems to me to be a person who shuts himself away to protect himself: his face is a mask and so is his smile. In his harsh solitude, which is both barbed and courteous, everything serves him as a defense: silence and words, politeness and disdain, irony and resignation…. He builds a wall of indifference and remoteness between reality and himself, a wall that is no less impenetrable for being invisible. The Mexican is always remote, from the world and from other people. And also from himself.”
– Octavio Paz in The Labyrinth of Solitude, 1961

more info: http://indigoarts.com/news_masks2015.html

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RAIR 2015 Fundraiser

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  • November 11th
  • November 11th, 7-10pm
  • The Icebox
  • See below for schedule
  • See pricing breakdown for tickets below

Join us at the Icebox for a night celebrating RAIR’s 2015 year and fundraising for what’s to come in 2016. Enjoy light fare and refreshments, meet RAIR artists, and party down with the RAIR family while supporting a great cause. There will be an exhibit of artwork by RAIR’s friends; all work will be available as part of the evening’s silent auction. Packages for experiences and items from local businesses will also be available for auction. Proceeds from the auction will directly support RAIR’s programming in 2016.

Tickets:
VIP: $75 (VIP Reception with artist from 6 pm-7 pm, including first look at auction with exclusive option to “Buy Now”)
General Admission: $35 (General admission from 7 pm – 10 pm, open bar)
Young Friends (under 25): $20 (General admission from 7 pm – 10 pm, one drink ticket)

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Ann-Marie LeQuesn

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  • October 8th, 2015
  • The Icebox
  • Free & Open To The Public

On Thursday, October 8th of 2015, the Icebox Project Space hosted Ann-Marie LeQuesne, a London-based artist who works with the public to stage collaborative performances, for a screening of her works performed this summer in Philadelphia. These films included performances of Crescendo, which she most recently executed at the Icebox Project Space in August, and Fanfare for Crossing the Road, which was recently performed on the University of Pennsylvania’s campus, as well as other works.

Crescendo responds to the acoustic and the physical space of Icebox. Participants were asked to make “structured noise” by constantly repeat initials (their own or anything they wanted to chant) as they entered the space. The sharp staccato sounds became tones that extended and mingled in the long echo of the space. Crescendo was previously performed in Sweden.

Fanfare for Crossing the Road began in London and has since been performed in Helsinki, Lisbon, Cardiff, New York, and now, Philadelphia. In each country Ann-Marie ask musicians, dressed in uniforms and positioned beside the traffic lights, to add ceremony to an everyday event: to mimic as closely as possible the digital acoustic crossing sounds (different in every country) that signal the time to cross for the blind. For the Philadelphia sound – a bird chirp – Ann-Marie used piccolos for the first time, with speakers to count down the lights.

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