Distance ≠ Time

  • Icebox Project Space
  • September 6th - October 12th 2017
  • Reception: September 14th, 6pm - 9pm
  • Wednesdays - Saturdays, 12pm - 6pm

The Icebox Project Space is pleased to announce Distance ≠ Time, an immersive multimedia exhibition featuring the efforts of two collectives that investigate relationships between science and the self: the Dr. Pawel Norway Dream Machine, an interactive installation and performance by the Culture Industry Dot Club, and Time Camp 001, artworks, multimedia workshops, and lectures by Black Quantum Futurism.

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Time Camp 001

  • Icebox Project Space
  • September 30th - October 1st
  • 11am - 6pm

In collaboration with Icebox Project Space Distance ≠ Time exhibition and performance, Black Quantum Futurism presents Time Camp 001, a two-day program and interactive installation exploring time, alternative temporalities, time travel, and temporal shifts from various frameworks, disciplines, and cultural traditions. The program includes two days of workshops, presentations, rituals, film screenings, interactive installations and special performances from local and national artists, scientists, social activists, filmmakers, writers, poets and more at Icebox Project Space.

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Brass Tacks

  • SPILLWAY
  • September 14th - September 30th, 2017
  • Reception: September 14th 2017, 6pm - 9pm
  • Fridays 12pm - 6pm and Saturdays 12pm - 4pm

Spillway is pleased to present a solo exhibition of sculptural works by Philadelphia-based artist Carole Loeffler.

“The work in the exhibition Brass Tacks has been produced in the past six months and is a departure from my previous, primarily abstract and monochromatic red work. These text and found object based sculptural works are a reaction to the post-election, toxic political environment that is enveloping the United States and the world. They are an attempt for me to personally process what it means to be a woman, be married to a family of immigrants and try to raise kind, thoughtful children in a world that feels upside down and inside out. I’ve been thinking not only of my role in society but am trying to give a voice to the experiences my mother, father, relatives and friends have had, and may continue to have, in their everyday lives. It will be O.K., it will get better, it’s fine. And if not, if we are squashed, silenced, unseen, not listened to, laden with problems, given unattainable expectations, diminished and feel like a target and a sitting duck, we will be each others sanctuary and SEE each other.”
* Spillway is located in studio 100B, down the hallway to the left of the Icebox entry hall
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She’s Got a System

  • TSA
  • September 16th - September 30th, 2017
  • Reception: September 22nd 2017, 6pm - 9pm

Please join Tiger Strikes Asteroid in celebration of their new space in the Crane Arts Building. They will be re-staging their 2017 Open Call She’s Got a System featuring Emily Belshaw, Thomas McArdle, and Hannah Mitsu Shimabukuro, the winnders of TSA PHL’S 2017 Open Call. The three independent artists were chosen out of nearly 350 applicants, emerging as a dynamic trio of witty, layered voices.

The event will be sponsored by Dock Street Brewing and fabulous totes and prints will be available for sale!

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桃花源記 Tao Hua Yuan Ji

  • PPAC
  • September 14th - November 25th 2017
  • Soft Opening: Sept. 14th, 6pm - 9pm

Meet The Artist
September 22nd, 2pm – 3:30pm

VIP Preview and Celebration Dinner
September 27th, 6pm

Colette Fu will build the biggest pop-up book in the world inside PPAC’s Gallery. It will be approximately 13.75′ x 21′ x 58” and is inspired by Tao Yuanming, a Jin Dynasty (317-420) poet, who wrote of a traveler who came upon an isolated peach blossom valley beyond a cave where people seeking political refuge lived an ideal, harmonic life with nature and each other. Although villagers told the traveler not to tell of their location, he vainly marked his path and sent government officials who were unable to find it. To the Chinese, this story is metaphoric to an imaginary unattainable Utopia where the peach blossom symbolizes luck, love, and longevity, and to some – immortality. 

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Anachronism and Liberation

  • Tiger Strikes Asteroid
  • August 4th - September 17th, 2017
  • Second Thursday Reception: August 10th 2017, 6pm - 9pm

Anachronism and Liberation presents nine artists, ranging from emerging to established, creating work that engages with social and/or political issues in subtle and surprising ways. The artists involved are all committed makers, whose approaches offer an expanded vision of what political art pieces that consider issues of imperialism, political oppression, labor rights, environmental justice, race, gender and sexuality can look like. The work deliberately connects to traditional practices and engages in dialog with art history; at the same time, it is powerfully responsive to the urgency of this political moment.

Featured Artists: Ana Hernandez, Roberto Lugo, Rebecca Ness, Odili Donald Odita, Robert Pruitt, Lisi Raskin, Han Wang, Charles Edward Williams, Alexi Worth

Guest Curator and Essayist:Jane Irish and Crispin Sartwell

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predator, twilight, edible

  • FJORD
  • August 10th - September 23rd, 2017
  • Second Thursday Reception: August 10th 2017, 6pm - 9pm (with 7:30pm performances by Torey Akers & Benjamin Santiago)
    Closing Reception: September 23rd, 4-8pm, with portraits taken by Tiffany Smith from 5 - 7pm

FJORD Gallery is pleased to announce upcoming group exhibition “Predator, Twilight, Edible”. Curated by Fjord member, Chrissy Scolaro and featuring work by New York based artists Torey Akers, Benjamin Santiago and Tiffany Smith. Through performance, video, photography, sculpture and drawing we are sharing intimate space with work that is pushing the boundaries of self-disclosure as Akers, Santiago and Smith navigate identity-based themes such as communication, history and ego.

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e.c. bradley

  • Crane Arts & Crane Old School Tenant Gallery
  • August 10th - September 30th, 2017
  • Second Thursday Reception: August 10th 2017, 6pm - 9pm

Quantum Space: Light, Space, Time, Grace

Edward Bradley is an outsider whose work has been influenced both by his career in biomedical research, looking at nature at the microscopic and molecular level , and by his strong roots in mid-century minimalism. His thick, almost sculptural surfaces, use of rough and natural media such as plaster, wood, string, and fabric, and subdued color palettes are characteristic of many of his works. As if looking through a microscope at ” low power” – a quick glance at a work across a room, for example, – we see a highly ordered image composed of many seemingly identical components. But under ” higher magnification” the uniqueness of each element, their variation and frequent structural aberrancy emerge. The depth of the work’s surface invites the viewer to look at what is hidden beneath, just out of the viewer’s focal plane. Sometimes written text alluding to a place or event, or a fragment from literature, is inserted into the work to provide an emotional context for it. A quantal perception of all of ” what is” – light, space, time, grace – grounds most of the work presented here.

See more of e.c. bradley’s work here!

The Crane Arts & Crane Old School Tenant Gallery is located in the main lobby of Crane Arts
(right across from Indigo Arts Gallery!)

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Jennifer Baker: Northern Liberties

  • Crane Hall
  • August 10, 2017 – September 29, 2017
  • Receptions: Thursday, August 10 & September 14, from 6pm–9pm

Jennifer Baker’s ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Northern Liberties is the second exhibition in our Changing Philadelphia series, comprised of three solo exhibitions featuring artwork about Philadelphia neighborhoods.

As Baker shares, “Many of my paintings and monoprints are about the life, death and rebirth of a city neighborhood as I experienced it during three decades as an artist living and working in the Northern Liberties section of Philadelphia. Throughout the period I painted the fires and the wrecking balls, the dumpers and the downtrodden residents, and then the building and new streetscape that eventually emerged – a whole cycle of urban life in motion around me. The images constitute a visual diary of drawn out, convulsive change.”

The exhibit includes a small survey of Baker’s Northern Liberties paintings and monoprints, from the abandoned buildings and fires of the 80s and 90s to the current period of unrestrained development. The artist notes, “The changing landscape of the neighborhood is of great importance at this time, and Northern Liberties has always been a microcosm of the larger city, often in extreme.” A short text narrative will accompany each image to help tell the story.

Presented by InLiquid.
More info: https://inliquid.org/exhibitions/jennifer-baker-northern-liberties/

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