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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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Old Enough to Know Better

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  • November 4 to November 28
  • Opening Reception: November 12, 2015 6-9PM
  • Gallery 105
  • Wed-Sat, Noon 6:00PM
  • Free & Open To The Public

The Women’s Caucus for Art, Philadelphia Chapter, is pleased to present Old Enough to Know Better, a group exhibition of work by women artists over the age of 35 at the Crane Arts Galleryl 05, November 4 to November 28, 2015 with an opening reception Thursday, November 12th from 6 9PM.

Juried by prominent Philadelphia based artists Eileen Neff and Diane Burko, 67 pieces were selected from over 2,000 works entered. This group of work reflects the need and desire of women to make art despite lack of feedback or support and the ongoing under-representation of women’s work in galleries and museums. The ensuing resiliency, born of stubbornness and persistence in pursuing an artistic vocation, is evident in the diverse works on view, which include paintings, sculpture, photography and video.

About the Women’s Caucus for Art: Founded in 1972 the WCA mission is to create community through art, education, and social activism. A founding member of the Feminist Art Project, WCA is part of a collaborative national initiative celebrating the Feminist Art Movement and the aesthetic, intellectual and political impact of women on the visual arts, art history, and art practice, past and present.

For more information, please contact:
The Women’s Caucus for Art, Philadelphia Chapter, wcaphiladelphia@gmail.com
Kristin Osgood Lamelas, 856-371-9133 or Jude Lang, 484 557 9492

Visit http://phila-wca.blogspot.com for more info

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PPAC: Greater Philly Photo Day Exhibition

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  • November 12, 2015 – January 2, 2016
  • Reception: Thursday, November 12 from 6-8 p.m
  • PPAC
  • Tuesday–Saturday · 10am - 6pm
  • Free & Open To The Public

On October 9, we asked you to help us capture 24 hours in the region on Greater Philly Photo Day. Well, you didn’t disappoint us! Transcending the boundaries of age, background, or skill level, photographers from all eleven counties shared their perspective in this day-long celebration of our collective creativity. Now, with 1,412 stunning photographs in hand, we’ve compiled each and every shot in a public exhibition running November 12, 2015 through January 2, 2016.

Can’t wait? Visit the PPAC website now to preview the online gallery, order prints, and even view a geotagged map of where photographs were shot.

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InLiquid presents xFree?

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  • October 8 – January 1, 2016
  • Second Thursday receptions: Oct. 8, Nov. 12, & Dec. 10, 6-9pm
  • The Hall
  • Wednesday-Saturday 12-6pm
  • Free & Open To The Public

“What is freedom to you? How do you define someone who is unfree? Can a person, physically liberated, be more restricted than someone who is serving a jail sentence? Can an imprisoned person be more unconfined than someone walking around like you and me? Are we in control of our own mental space? Is it possible for us to break down years of conditioning and unlearn what we’ve picked up to create better conditions? With this collection we’re exploring those questions. A lot of the process for this series was creating pieces using masking tape that were then broken down and used to create better pieces. With this show we’ve documented a small section of our own search for the meaning and ultimately the realization of true freedom. As always, we hope you enjoy the show.”

Smashed Label is a duo consisting of brothers Crae and Corei Washington. They were raised in Bear, DE with pretty typical childhoods. They drew and painted as kids and continued to do so as they matured. They promote the message of being yourself in the midst of any and all scrutiny, ridicule and/or judgment. They speak for the people that don’t “fit in” to any particular group or category.

Their art explores the dualities in people and ideas. They experiment with perception and popular opinion, and shine a light on the positive aspects of widely perceived negative concepts and vice versa. Smashed Label has a colorful, illustrative style that often clashes with the subject matter they choose, which further demonstrates that everything has both a good and bad side that can be spun either way depending on what angle you’re viewing it from. They source inspiration from music, film, friends, family, strangers and pretty much everything. They also create in a number of mediums from graphic design, to acrylic paintings on canvas, wall murals and screen print tee shirt designs. The duo’s goal is to simply spread their art, and will continue to participate in events and functions that bring an awareness and understanding that art has the power to save lives.

More info:
smashedlabel.com
http://inliquid.org/

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Cast By The Sun (Philadelphia)

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  • Thursday, September 10th - Saturday September 26, 2015
  • Reception: Thursday, September 10th. 6-9PM
  • Crane International Project Space (Gallery 105)
  • Wednesday-Saturday, 12-6PM
  • Free & Open To The Public

Cast By The Sun (Philadelphia) is the second part of a two part exhibiton between Queensland College of Art and Tyler Art School academics and higher degree research students shown in Brisbane and in Philadelphia – including 32 photographers’ works.

The premise of this exhibition is to investigate the role of place in artistic practice.

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SCREEN TIME

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  • September 10th – November 7th, 2015
  • Reception: Thursday, Sept. 10th, 6-8PM / Artist & Curator Walk Through: 5:30-6:00PM
  • PPAC
  • Hours: Tuesday–Saturday · 10am - 6pm
  • Free & Open To The Public

Screen Time features works by artists Asha Schechter and Sandra Vaka Olsen and is guest curated by Tina Kukielski. The work in this exhibition challenges the definition of the photographic image. Both Schechter and Vaka Olsen explore the effects of the digital screen on the process and product of contemporary image-making. In Schechter and Vaka Olsen’s work, gestures, icons, and depictions of the screen itself break free from the confines of the rectilinear form, and extend into the material world.

Traditionally, the photograph has presented a window into another reality. Today we are surrounded by screens and digital displays with our visual fields rapidly reconfigured and replaced by the many devices that occupy our world. By creating works that transform the surface of the computer screen into printed material artworks that activate three dimensions, Schechter and Vaka Olsen’s works challenge a photograph’s state of matter.

In conjunction with this exhibition, PPAC will host a screening of The Invisible Photograph on Thursday, October 1st.

PARTICIPATING ARTISTS:

Asha Schechter (b. 1979, in Sebastopol, California; lives and works in Los Angeles) For artist Asha Schechter, digitally generated 3-D images represent a new kind of image that has a separate economy from that of the photograph, with its own descriptive language, production and terms. Schechter’s work explores this new economy of images that nonetheless require specialization in their making. Schechter liberates his chosen subjects, allowing images to step outside of the screen and into our surrounding environment. In so doing, he highlights the sometimes arbitrary and sometimes functional qualities of an emerging visual vocabulary.

Sandra Vaka Olsen (b. 1980 in Stavanger, Norway; lives and works in Berlin)
For artist Sandra Vaka Olsen, chemical and technical processes contribute to the work’s creation. Vaka Olsen’s thoroughly distinct approach reverses the process of digital photography. Her digital images are first altered on screen before they take on a material form. She does this through the application of liquids directly onto her LCD screen. Later, once the distorted, pixelated image is printed, Vaka Olsen then applies analogue photographic methods to create yet another layer of gestural expression. The work is a complex blend of analogue and digital effects that express the challenges of finding a place for human touch in an increasingly automated world.

EXHIBITION CURATOR:

Tina Kukielski was co-curator of the 2013 Carnegie International with Daniel Baumann and Dan Byers, and served as curator of the Hillman Photography Initiative. She recently curated the exhibition Cory Arcangel: Masters (November 3, 2012–January 27, 2013). Kukielski was formerly senior curatorial assistant at the Whitney Museum of American Art where she co-organized the museum’s contemporary project series from 2007–2011. While at the Whitney, she also curated a number of group exhibitions of photography. Her publications include catalogue essays for *William Eggleston: Democratic Camera, Photography and Video, 1958–2008* (2008), Taryn Simon: An American Index of the Hidden and Unfamiliar (2008), and Gordon Matta-Clark: You Are the Measure (2007), among others. She is also a recent contributor to Mousse and The Exhibitionist.

This exhibition is made possible with support from the Royal Norwegian Consulate General and PPAC’s donors and members.

Above Image: Moving Blue Sky 1, Moving Blue Sky 2, Moving Blue Sky 3, 2013 Sandra Vaka Olsen

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InLiquid Presents: Kathleen Shaver

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  • August 13 – October 2, 2015
  • Second Thursday receptions: August 13 & September 10, 6-9pm
  • The Hall
  • Wednesday-Saturday 12-6PM
  • Free & Open To The Public

InLiquid presents The Structure of Chaos, a solo exhibition by artist member Kathleen Shaver, at The Hall at Crane Arts from August 13 – October 2, 2015. This show presents new works, including six large paintings exploring the contrasts and tensions between free gestural paint application and structured repeating patterns. A lush paint application and lively gestural strokes characterize her work, which often exhibits a highly textured surface and dense buildup of pigment, demonstrating the influences of abstract expressionism and neo‐expressionism.

Kathleen Shaver is a Philadelphia painter who studied at Moore College of Art & Design and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) with teachers and mentors including Bill Richards, Chuck Fahlen, and Thomas Chimes. Her work has been included in a major survey of contemporary Philadelphia artists at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and in exhibits at PAFA, Woodmere Art Museum, James A. Michener Art Museum, The State Museum of Pennsylvania, and Moore. Shaver is also a graduate of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing. In 2011, she completed a permanent installation of 27 paintings, The History of Nursing as Seen Through the Lens of Art, at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing to celebrate 125 years of nursing at Penn.

Shaver writes about her art:
“My interest in painting focuses on the ability of paint, through gestural mark-making, texture, and color, to record the mysterious aspects of human existence and to convey what lies beyond verbal expression. The act of painting helps me to find meaning. I want my canvases to inspire others to grasp a revealed meaning and be enriched.”

Support provided in part by the Philadelphia Cultural Fund.

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KALI YUGA ZOO BRIGADE

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  • August 3rd-23rd, 2015
  • Reception: Thursday, August 13th / A Special Program of Special Performances by Esteemed Allied Community Members: August 22nd
  • The Icebox
  • Open gallery hours: Aug. 13th, 7-10pm | Aug. 14th-15th 12-6pm | Aug. 20th-21st 12-6pm | Aug. 22nd: 2-10pm
  • Free & Open The The Public

STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURE / SIGNAL GHOST / SATURNALIA will be an occupation by the Kali Yuga Zoo Brigade in the Icebox Project Space, with the objective to establish a Temporary Autonomous Zone – an exercise in scaled suzerainty.

The Brigade will compose an installation on site of various carnivalesque and ritual/performance centered spatial objects,bringing a formidable assortment of sound equipment, instruments, less-lethal weapons, tools, lights, smoke machines, costumes, semantra, and more.

The exhibition will feature in part the public debut of the WINVASION video project, to be accompanied live on the evening of Thursday the 13th by an ensemble of musicians featuring the Brigade and an assortment of invited guests who will perform a continuous improvised group sound action from approximately 7 until 10 pm.
Saturday the 22nd will feature a series of 30 minute performances / sound projects by various Philadelphia based musicians/artists in a carnival atmosphere running from approximately 2 – 10 pm. The Brigade will be conducting various actions throughout the day.

About the KALI YUGA ZOO BRIGADE:

The Kali Yuga Zoo Brigade is an enthusiastic band of artist-musician-culture saboteurs – a most serious collective of prankster / activists. Formed in late 2011 in city of Quaker William Penn, to whom in part we owe our position in marginal philosophies, the Brigade is a small organization dedicated to the direct action of untrammeled creative expression. Hailing from a variety of backgrounds, individual members pursue independent enterprises but come together when opportunity arises to manifest beguiling circumstances at the confluence of art and performance in the public sphere. Having co-opted the structure of a military unit and transformed it into a vehicle of artistic action, they seek to draw even the most casual observers into our web of limitless freedom of thought and the thrilling psychic terrain it makes accessible to all. While dominant trends in contemporary art practice have skewed heavily into critical theory and practice, the Brigade engages the world and its occupants outside of hyper-intellectualized frameworks.

More Info: http://lapsitexillis.tumblr.com/post/125400491555/iceyboxy2015

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THE FOOL by JESUS BENAVENTE

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  • AUGUST 28th (Time TBA)
  • The Icebox
  • Free & Open To The Public

The Icebox Project Space is excited to present Jesus Benavente: The Fool, a new performance piece. Jesus Benavente is a Brooklyn-based artist who, in his own words, “isn’t afraid to dream big and look stupid”, and believes that sneaky jokes and false bravado help create a network of works that test and challenge our institutions and forms. The Fool features brash performances, funny videos and physical works that build on each other to create a night of live performances that will climax into a farewell dance party for an old friend.

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