Moon Over Me

  • September 10th - October 4th 2014
  • Reception: September 11th, 6 - 9pm
  • Archive Space
  • Wed - Sat 12 - 6pm
  • Free & Open To The Public

“Moon Over Me” is a mixed media installation by local printmaker Bailey M. Chick. The piece is an exploration of Middle Childhood, a psychological term used to define the developmental period just before puberty marked by a shift in cognitive ability. It is during this stage that awareness of one’s self as a being more complexly defined than by blunt physical characteristics solidifies. As a result, comparison to one’s peers physically and intellectually becomes a gauge of self-worth. This stage is crucial in staging the future of the individual, and it could be argued especially important to the well-being of females as puberty begins earlier than their male peers and physicality becomes increasingly interwoven with their self-worth.

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Prints and Process with Tom Vance and Amze Emmons

  • September 11 - October 4, 2014
  • Second Thursday Reception: September 11th, 6 - 9pm
  • Second State Press
  • by appointment
  • Free & Open To The Public

Second State Press has participated in Philagrafika’s Invitational Portfolio Program since 2011. Through the program we’ve been introduced to a pair of Philadelphian makers, Tom Vance and Amze Emmons, whose embrace of the collaborative process has yielded two incredible prints.

Join us this Second Thursday, September 11th from 6-9PM for a look inside the process. In addition to the portfolio prints, we’ll hang drawings, proofs, films, and hand written notes….some that represent substantive changes in direction, others that don’t. This event is free and open to the public. The work will be on view for the month of September.

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In Liquid Presents Jen McCleary

  • September 11 - November 7, 2014
  • Second Thursday receptions: September 11 & October 9, 6-9pm
  • The Hall
  • Wed - Sat 12-6PM
  • Free & Open To The Public

InLiquid presents Cut & Paste: New Mixed-Media and Digital Collages, a solo exhibition by artist member Jen McCleary. Jen McCleary’s digital and mixed-media work explores the connections between these two very different ways of creating layered collage images. Her images are inspired by scientific imagery, dreamlike imagined landscapes, dualities such as light/dark, complexity/simplicity, and the obvious beauty of nature and the sometimes hidden beauty of urban decay.

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Three Themes: Contemporary Connections With Paul Stand

  • September 11th – November 8th, 2014
  • Reception: September 11th, 6 - 9pm
  • Philadelphia Photo Arts Center
  • Tues - Thurs 12-8pm / Fri - Sat 12-6pm / Sun - Mon - Closed
  • Free & Open To The Public

Paul Strand was an important modernist photographer working in the first half of the twentieth century. He photographed primarily in three genres: portraiture, street photography, and abstraction. Today, Strand’s influence can still be felt.

Included in this exhibition are three photographers, Tanyth Berkeley, Doug Rickard and Paul Salveson, working in these same genres to push the medium in new and innovative directions while exploring more contemporary issues. This exhibition invites viewers to contemplate these issues and form their own connections between photography of the past and the present.

Tanyth Berkeley (b. 1969) lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. Berkeley’s portraits are intimate and nuanced depictions of individuals who tend to be marginalized and ignored by society. The photographs to invite viewers to question their definitions and expand the accepted boundaries of normality and beauty. Three Themes features seven photographs by Berkeley including three of her terrific, full-length portraits from the “Love Parade” series. Also included are two selections from Berkeley’s “Orchidaceae” series and two portraits of her most important muse, Grace.

Doug Rickard (b. 1968) lives and works in El Dorado Hills, CA. Rickard explores the United States utilizing Google Maps’ “street view” feature to find areas, which, because of high rates of poverty and unemployment, to him represent the “anti-American” dream. He then photographs these images on the screen of his home computer to challenge conventional notions of street photography and probe the complex issue of privacy rights. Nine of Rickard’s works from the series “A New American Picture” are included in the exhibition.

Paul Salveson (b. 1984) lives and works in Philadelphia, PA. Salveson photographs assemblages of everyday objects that test viewers’ perspectives, creating a disorienting abstraction through quotidian items as a new form of the traditional still life, focusing on an increasingly rampant American consumerist culture.

This exhibition was organized by PPAC’s Founder and Executive Director, Sarah Stolfa and Dan Leers. Leers is an independent curator currently based in New York City.

This exhibition is made possible with support from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts

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