GRAPHIC By Lindsay Keys

  • 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.

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A World of Masks 2015

  • 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

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Old Enough to Know Better

  • 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,
Kristin Osgood Lamelas, 856-371-9133 or Jude Lang, 484 557 9492

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PPAC: Greater Philly Photo Day Exhibition

  • 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?

  • 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.

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