PAULA CAHILL Progression

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  • Tenant Gallery
  • April 13 - May 28, 2017
  • Second Thursday Reception: May 11th, 6pm - 9pm
  • Hours: Wednesday - Saturday,  noon - 6pm

Paula Cahill – a graduate of Tyler School of Art Temple University and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts – is a tenant at Crane Old School in Philadelphia. She calls her studio a fortress, her kingdom, and has been known to paint for hours on end well into the next morning. 

Of the works in Progression, Paula says, “(The) compositions are often created with a single, continuous line that meanders, layers, changes color, moves backward, forward, or connects back to the beginning. Advancing through the painting process is a contemplative,
immersive process for me and I wish the viewer their own momentary immersion as they progress through the composition.”

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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Behind & Before a group exhibition

  • Spillway Collective
  • May 11 - 27, 2017
  • Second Thursday Reception: May 11th 2017, 6pm - 9pm

Spillway Collective presents Behind and Before. By creating a personal “altar”, each artist creates a microcosm of comfort and familiarity previously kept private. These collections of personal effects can serve as both the artists’ interpretations of adoration as well as an insight into the inspirational process that happens behind their polished works. This exhibition transforms Spillway’s gallery into a sanctuary for eight of its members, providing an intimate look into the collections and rituals that guide them in the making process. 

Mark Basco
Jenny Clay
Justine Ditto
Sean Hildreth
Shannon Moriarty
Krista Profitt
Allison Sims 
Megan Webb

Spillway is located in studio 100B, down the hallway to the left of the Icebox entry hall

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Time in Dreams is Frozen


PennMFA Thesis exhibition
Time in Dreams is Frozen

May 11–28, 2017

Opening Reception: May 11, 6–9pm

 Icebox Project Space
Crane Arts Building
1400 N American Street
19122-3803 Philadelphia, PA
Hours: Wednesday–Saturday noon–6pm

The University of Pennsylvania’s 2017 graduating class of Master of Fine Arts students will present their thesis exhibition in the Icebox Project Space of the Crane Arts Building in Philadelphia. The exhibition represents the culmination of two years’ study at Penn and will be curated by Creative Time artistic director Nato Thompson. During their time at Penn, students have developed a diverse body of work that speaks of their subject positions as young artists living in a world of flux. In various sub-groupings, they also partook in trips abroad including Havana, Dubai, Paris, Lugo (Italy), Rome, and Skowhegan that challenged their self-understanding in and of the world.


PennMFA Thesis exhibition artists
Joshua Beaver, Lindsay Buchman, Laura Carlson, Danielle Cartier, Gwendolyn Comings, Sharla Dyess, Casey Egner, Aimee Gilmore, Yaochi Jin, Jeremy Jirsa, Christopher Richards, Asha Sheshadri, Alexandra Snowden, Rebecca Tennenbaum and Ji Won Woo


Exhibition curator Nato Thompson is the Artistic Director for Creative Time. Since 2007, Thompson has organized such major Creative Time projects as The Creative Time Summit (2009–2015), Pedro Reyes’ Doomocracy (2016), Kara Walker’s A Subtlety (2014), Living as Form (2011), Trevor Paglen’s The Last Pictures (2012), Paul Ramírez Jonas’s Key to the City (2010), Jeremy Deller’s It is What it is (2009, with New Museum curators Laura Hoptman and Amy Mackie), Democracy in America: The National Campaign (2008), and Paul Chan’s Waiting for Godot in New Orleans (2007), among others. Previously, he worked as Curator at MASS MoCA, where he completed numerous large-scale exhibitions, including The Interventionists: Art in the Social Sphere (2004), with a catalogue distributed by MIT Press. His writings have appeared in numerous publications, BookForumFriezeArtforumThird Text, and Huffington Post among them. In 2005, he received the Art Journal Award for distinguished writing. For Independent Curators International, Thompson curated the exhibition Experimental Geography with a book available from Melville House Publishing. His has written two books of cultural criticism, Seeing Power: Art and Activism in the 21st Century (2015) and Culture as Weapon: The Art of Influence in Everyday Life to be published in January 2017.


Penn MFA program
The Master of Fine Arts program at Penn is focused on the professional development of visual artists. Through workshops, seminar courses, international residency opportunities and interactions with curators, writers and artists, the program provides an open intellectual framework to foster independent methods of artistic research. In addition to seminars within the Fine Arts department, graduate students are encouraged to pursue topics of science and the humanities through an impressive selection of courses offered across the university.


For program inquires, contact: or T (215) 898 8374


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  • Spillway Collective
  • April 13 – May 6, 2017
  • Opening Reception: Thursday, April 13, 6-9pm

Sean Hildreth

Santiago Galeas, Morgan Hobbs, Taryn O’Reilly, Marcelle Reinecke, Alma Selimovic, Omid Shekari, Leigh Werrell

Homonym presents seven artists who cast the figure into parallel, interchangeable roles. Within each role, the figures manifest themselves through questions that mirror the viewer’s own presence. Are we submerged within a thought? A memory? Are we a recording of a specific reality? Or are we engulfed within the vast space in our minds, stumbling around as bodiless consciousness?

These questions blur the lines between the mental and physical conditions of being human. Through this exhibition, I intend to show the junctures where those lines meet.

-Sean Hildreth, curator

Sean Hildreth is an artist based in Philadelphia. He received his BFA from SUNY Purchase, and graduated from The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in May of 2015 with his MFA. His paintings consist primarily of interiors extracted and observed from within the three-story home he still lives in. His new series of work highlights similar moments out in the world to bring appreciation and awareness to little moments that go unnoticed. Sean has shown in numerous group shows in Philadelphia and in New York. He was awarded the Woodmere Purchase Prize in 2015, and was selected for the Dumfries House Residency in Scotland. He recently co-founded a new artist collective, Spillway, located in the Crane Arts building in Philadelphia.

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to chance, to wander

  • Fjord
  • April 13th - May 27th
  • Reception: 6-9pm Thursday April 13th / Wandering Tours: 9:30am April 15th, 5:30 April 23rd, 9:30am May 6th & 5:30pm May 21st / Interactive Board Game Happening with Paula Salas May 27th
  • Open Saturdays from 12pm - 4pm
    and by appointment

​FJORD Gallery is pleased to announce upcoming group show, To Chance To Wander including American artists Joe Bochynski, Anthony Bowers, Helen Mirra, Theo Mullen III, Asha Sheshadri, and artists from Santiago, Chile: Manuela Flores, Rafael Guendelman, Paz Ortuzar, Pablo Rivera, Paula Salas.

What does it mean to get lost, now?

Chances are, it means that your phone is dead. Modernity’s penchant for busy-ness has finally merged with Google Maps to swallow up our experience of time and place. Opportunity cost is as ever-present as our over determined calendars, collapsing the value of unstructured time spent in unknown spaces. Even escape to the unknown has become increasingly difficult as we are rerouted by our phones towards some inevitable destination, with any detours Yelped to ensure the worthiness of the stop.

The artists in To Chance To Wander are searching for an antidote, however brief and innocuous. Through sculpture, performance, collaboration, film, board games, painting, prose, and print we are searching for the sense of wonder that wandering can restore, coming from perspectives that cross languages, cultures, and our American continents.

As Rebecca Solnit put it in her book, Field Guide to Getting Lost, when “you get lost… the world has become larger than your knowledge of it.” As artists search for that infinite feeling of possibility, they address also the edges and dangers of lostness; the risk that your belonging will be questioned, that your person and senses will be overwhelmed, or that profundity will melt into the mundane.

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InLiquid Presents Melinda Steffy

  • The Hall
  • April 13 – May 28, 2017
  • Thursday Receptions: April 13, 6-9pm; May 11 6-9pm
  • Wed-Sat noon-6pm

Melinda Steffy: The Score Is Not The Music

“The maxim ‘the score is not the music’ suggests that music notation printed on a page is a poor substitute for the sound of the music itself. Printed notes are sterile, an alphabet that allows a musician to produce the right pitches, but which must be interpreted and expanded to be meaningful. If the score—a visual tool—lacks some necessary quality of the music, how else might music be visually conveyed that might better capture its essence?”  – Melinda Steffy

Steffy’s current work looks to answer this question by re-interpreting music as color patterns, exploring ideas of translation, how music theory and color theory intersect, and what it’s like to have a song stuck in your head. In this series of work, she has matched the 12 notes of the chromatic scale with 12 hues on a color wheel. Using mathematical constructs like grids and pie charts, she translates masterworks by composers J.S. Bach and Béla Bartók into vibrant color patterns. The music, usually time-based and heard in sequence, becomes spatial, able to be seen all at once. Unexpected patterns emerge, revealing the complexity inherent in the music.

Steffy received an MFA in Painting from The University of the Arts and a BA from Eastern Mennonite University. Her artwork has been on display at Rowan University, the Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival, Crane Arts, Fringe Wilmington, Sam Quinn Gallery, Villanova University, Finlandia University, Delaware Center for Contemporary Art, Lancaster Museum of Art, Micro Museum, and Stamford Art Association, among others.

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STEVE BOYLE: Beyond the Game

  • Tenant Gallery
  • February 9 - April 1, 2017
  • Second Thursday Reception: February 9th, 6pm - 9pm
  • Wednesday-Saturday / noon-6PM

“Shooting sports is as much about capturing the action as it is about presenting the athlete. These days, I’m off the sidelines for the majority of my assignments, instead working in controlled studio environments with elite, perhaps even celebrity, athletes for editorial and commercial projects. Athlete portraiture is all about showing the athlete’s personality, their strengths and weaknesses, their motivation, their intensity, their commitment.”

Steve travels the country to create compelling imagery for advertising and editorial clients. When working with athletes he strives to capture their physicality, intensity, and inherent competitiveness. Steve attended the University of Missouri and received a degree in photojournalism. Before beginning his freelancing career, he spent a year as an assistant & lighting tech for Sports Illustrated and briefly held a desk job as a photo editor at a fitness magazine.

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Justine Kelley: Worm Moon

  • Second State Press
  • March 1- March 31
  • Opening Reception: March 9th, 6-9 PM, on view through March 31st.

Second State Press is pleased to present the prints of Justine Kelley. She screen prints whimsical and complex worlds by using colorful hand-drawn layers. Nature, animals, and women are often the subject of her prints and zines.

In Kelley’s words:
At the time of this spring Moon, the ground begins to soften and earthworm casts reappear, inviting the return of robins. This is also known as the SapMoon, as it marks the time when maple sap begins to flow and the annual tapping of maple trees begins.

Justine is a printmaker/designer/illustrator living in Philadelphia.

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  • Spillway (100B)
  • March 3rd - April 8th, 2017
  • Second Thursday Reception: March 9th 2017, 6pm - 9pm

Mixtape is the debut exhibition of the freshly formed Spillway collective, showcasing the diverse practices of our founding members: 

George Barreca, Mark Basco, Jenny Clay, Megan Coonelly, Rebecca Daniels, Justine Ditto, Sean Hildreth, Shannon Moriarty, Krista Profitt, Allison Sims, Megan Webb 

Spillway is located in studio 100B, down the hallway to the left of the Icebox entry hall
Image:  Krista Profitt –  Makeup on point, chewing on a hambone  2015, oil on canvas

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  • Fjord Gallery
  • March 3rd through March 24th
  • Opening Friday March 3rd, 7-9pm

From one moment to the next,from one place to another, from state to state,thought to thought, meaning to meaning. Whether conscious or unconscious, physical or psychological, passages constellate the human experience in situations of territorial, psychological, ceremonial, bodily, and social transitions.

But can these liminal states be isolated, described, analyzed, and stably defined? Are we to understand passages as personal or communal phenomena? Or could we conceive of a passage as the vehicle to mediate between binaries, a channel through which the individual and universal elements of a culture can overlap, collide, and modify one
another? This show understands the notion of passage as a productive oscillation between the subjective and the
objective,the magical and the scientific,the individual and the collective.

Please join the Incubation Series VII, March 3-24, 2017. In this edition,the collaborative effort of Art History and Fine Arts graduate students at the University of Pennsylvania features the works of Laura Carlson, Yaochi Jin, Jeremy Jirsa, and Jiwon Woo.

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  • PPAC
  • March 9 — May 20, 2017
  • Opening Reception & Artists Talk: March 9, 2017 / 6-8pm
  • Tuesday–Saturday · 10am - 6pm

Interference presents the work of Andre Bradley and Paul Anthony Smith, two artists who deal with relationships between personal experience and the social forces that shape our perceptions of self, others, and the world around us. Using distinct but related artistic means, Bradley and Smith explore experiences of selfhood and community as inseparable from the stereotypes and violence that pervade representation of black people.

This exhibition has been made possible with the generous support of the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.
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above image: Paul Anthony Smith

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  • FJORD Gallery
  • JAN 12, 2017 - Feb 25, 2017
  • Reception: Thursday, January 12th, 6-9pm / Performance with Tim Spelios: Feb 9th at 7pm.
  • Open 12-4pm on Saturdays and by appointment

FJORD Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of SLAP-STICK, a solo exhibition of sculptures, drawings and
performance by New York-based artist and long time Philadelphia Professor Matt Freedman, on view at 1400 N.
American Street, STE 105 from January 12 – February 25 2017. This is the artist’s first solo exhibition in
Philadelphia and first with FJORD Gallery.
SLAP-STICK will feature a living inventory of the artist’s recent sculptural and drawing works. The playfully
grotesque and humorously morose stack up against one another in a precarious storeroom, inviting viewers to
inspect and connect works in unusual ways. The exhibition’s layout follows the model of Freedman’s
performative storytelling to create a kind of improvisational academy, reconfiguring elements of the past into
something completely new. In the artist’s words, “Somewhere in the mix we hope to get to something as close as
possible to a moment of truth and to a point of living contact between maker and beholder.”
Over the last decade Freedman has made a variety of works investigating the power of myth and memory in both
the personal and cultural spheres. Drawing on fables as varied as Wile E. Coyote’s unending quest for Road
Runner, the conflation of the Women’s US Open Tennis Final in 2012 with the Tennis Court Oath of 1789 and the
subsequent French Revolution’s Reign of Terror, Freedman weaves together experience and fiction in a museum
that is also an active test site.
Matt Freedman grew up in Chicago, IL and received his B.A. from Harvard and M.A./M.F.A from the University of
Iowa. He has worked as a cartoonist and long time educator at the University of Pennsylvania, mentoring
generations of artists in Philadelphia. He currently works out of his studio in Queens and has held solo exhibitions
at venues including Pierogi Gallery (Brooklyn), vertexList (Brooklyn), Studio 10 Gallery (Brooklyn), Valentine
Gallery (Queens), Flipside (Brooklyn), FiveMyles (Brooklyn), and SculptureCenter (New York). Freedman has
performed at PS1 MoMA (New York), the Brooklyn Museum, The Kitchen (New York).

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InLiquid presents Jessica Doyle

  • Crane Hall
  • February 6 – March 31
  • 2nd Thursday Receptions: February 9 6-9pm; March 9, 6-9pm (see RSVP below)
  • Wednesday-Saturday 12-6PM

We Fearless Ones / Paintings by Jessica Doyle

Jessica Doyle’s work centers on the human––engaging philosophy and spirit. Her current body of work draws from and integrates the writings of Nietzsche, in particular, The Gay Science, an influential work addressing the creation of self—what he calls “becoming what one is.” Her scholarly interests include Jung, collective consciousness, virtuality, self, identity, and Other as self.

Doyle earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Painting from Tyler School of Art, and her Master of Fine Arts degree in Painting from University of Pennsylvania, and she received her PhD in Art Theory, Philosophy, and Aesthetics with Institute for Doctoral Studies in the Visual Arts. She teaches graduate courses in Aesthetics and Philosophy with Tiffin University. Her works in drawing, painting, video, and installation have been shown nationally and internationally.


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Fjord Members Show

  • Fjord
  • December 8 - January 2017
  • Reception: Dec. 8th, 6pm - 9pm

Let’s get fancy!

Please join us for a Fjord members show and holiday celebration!
Warm up with some hot toddys and other holiday inspired cocktails for a winter gathering of art, music, and friends.

In addition to the exhibition we will also be hosting a silent auction of limited edition prints and small works to raise funds for upcoming programming.

Light fare will be served. We hope to see you there!

Fjord members include: Natessa Amin, Anthony Bowers, Lindsay Chandler, Sean Fitzgerald, Liam Holding, Cameron Masters, Chrissy Scolaro, Elisa Smith, and AJ Rombach.
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Second State Press: 6th Annual Silent Auction + Party!!

  • Second State Press, 103B
  • DECEMBER 8, 2016 / 6pm - 9pm

Please join us and celebrate six years of community printmaking at Second State Press! BID on new artwork; BUY our limited edition hand-printed items in the sale shop, and EAT some delicious birthday cake. There will also be plenty of refreshments to quench your thirst including beer from Victory Brewing Company!

Silent Auction- Over 50 of our members have created new editions for our Sixth Annual Member Print Exchange. Follow #SSPExchange to see member prints in process.

NEW Products!- Our Fob Holders have been hard at work designing, printing, and sewing new goods! Pillows, aprons, 2017 calendar tea towels, t-shirts and more will be for sale at the party. Supplies are limited so come early!

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InLiquid Presents: Emily Brett Lukens

  • InLiquid Hall Gallery
  • December 8, 2016 - February 4, 2017
  • Receptions: DECEMBER 8, 2016 / 6-9pm & JANUARY 12, 2017 / 6-9pm

InLiquid presents an exhibition of new works by artist member Emily Brett Lukens. Emily Brett Lukens uses resources from nature to create drawings and paintings that represent close-up and far away views of the earth. Her work often reflects her Midwest upbringing, where the view is flat and travel from one location to another allows the viewer time to study the patterns of the landscape.

Her non-representational images are layers of texture-combining acrylic paint, oil stick and collage mediums-creating tension and unique patterns. The images appear when the color resonates through the layered surfaces, making them glow.

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  • PPAC
  • December 8, 2016 - February 25, 2017.
    DECEMBER 8, 2016 / 6-8PM

Out of 180 submissions in their Annual Contemporary Photography Competition and Exhibition, the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center (PPAC) and Shane LaValette, Director of LightWork, selected two stand-out artists to showcase photographic narratives through concurrent solo exhibitions: Hannah Price and Hrvoje Slovenc. With these compelling artists shown together, they collectively send a powerful message about identity and how it is constructed internally and from the outside world. Through respective explorations of race and immigration, Hannah and Hrvoje’s photos convey meaningful perspectives on how others define us, and how we define ourselves. The two artists’ exhibitions reject stereotypical perspectives and assumed contexts. The exhibitions debut on December 8, 2016 with an artist talk and gallery walkthrough from 6-8pm. They will remain on display in the PPAC gallery through February 25, 2017.
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Emily Orzech selected works from the Translated Cities series

  • Main lobby of Crane Arts
  • December 8, 2016 - January 26 2017
  • Reception: Thursday, December 8th, 6pm - 9pm
  • Wednesday - Saturday, noon - 6pm

” The prints and drawings from my series Translated Cities have developed out of repeat trips to the same neighborhood over a period of eight years. Cao Changdi, which lies on the outskirts of Beijing, is something between village, city, and suburb. ”

Emily Orzech studied at Smith College and received her MFA from the University of Michigan. She spent over a year at the Central Academy of Fine Art in Beijing on a Fulbright grant in lithography. Her current art practice is based at Crane Arts in Philadelphia. She is Assistant Professor of printmaking at Muhlenberg College.

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Prints + Process: Mollie Goldstrom

  • Second State Press
  • October 13th - November 27th
  • Reception: Thursday, October 13th

We are pleased to present the Prints + Process of Mollie Goldstrom. She will exhibit recent etchings, along with drawings, research, and other critical components to her process. The image here shows preliminary stages of a speculative narrative of time travel and seaweed, human endeavor and folly in drawing and print, enriched by visits to the Rare Book Room of the Brooklyn Botanic Garden and late night readings of Lucy Kavaler’s ‘The Wonders of Algae’ (1961).

In Goldstroms words:

The sun was hot. Neddy Merrill sat by the green water, one hand in it, one around a glass of gin.
John Cheever, “The Swimmer”

Summer bathers float, immersed in undulating, green mats of Enteromorpha prolifera.

Lucy Kavaler sits at her desk, contemplating how to capture, in prose, an organism that ranges from the unicellular to the complex multicellular: Multiplying in toxic blooms in the hypoxic ocean, is it a harbinger of end times? Fuel, food, fertilizer, will our hopes and dreams proliferate on beds of agar?

A lone figure emerges from the waves, trailing tendrils of Ascophyllum nodosum across sun-warmed granite, and with the tangled strands, spells the word A-L-G-A-E
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MEXICANISMO: Expressions of Identity

  • Indigo Arts
  • October 13, 2016 to January 28, 2017
  • Opening receptions: Second Thursday, October 13, 6 to 9pm.

  • Gallery Hours: Wednesday through Saturday, 12 to 6pm.

Indigo Arts’ 30th anniversary show – including work by Enrique Flores, Nicolas de Jesus, Eddie Martinez, Felipe Morales, Rodolfo Morales, Fernando Olivera, Carlomagno Pedro, Mario Romero, Shinzaburo Takeda & others.


Mexicanismo reflects an intentional expression of Mexican identity in art which came to its fore in the years following the Mexican Revolution. A selection of prints and paintings of the last 30 years from the Indigo Arts’ collection, the exhibit testifies to the rich legacy of 20th century Mexican art. Mexicanismo illustrates many of the artistic movements unleashed by the Mexican Revolution and the advent of Mexican modernism over a century ago. While not immune to other tendencies in contemporary art of the last three decades, the artists shown here – many from the artistically fertile southern state of Oaxaca – have retained and developed the key characteristics of the period that established the Mexican School in art.

The influence of Los Tres Grandes – painter/muralists Diego Rivera, José Clemente Orozco and David Alfaro Siqueiros – persists in the political and cultural awareness of these artists. Oaxacan artist Fernando Olivera shares their heroic vision of the Indio peasant, and has unrelentingly championed the plight of the marginalized and the desaparecidos (the disappeared), particularly among the Tehuana peoples of the Isthmus. Mexico City artist Mario Romero recalls the heroic images of pre-Columbian art, but often uses them in an ironic way, juxtaposing them with modern articles and context. Indigenismo, a celebration of indigenous Mexican culture, inspired Rivera, Frida Kahlo, and particularly that chronicler of Mexican history and culture, Miguel Covarrubias. It lives on in the woodcuts of Oaxacan artist Modesto Bernardo and the prints and paintings of Shinzaburo Takeda. While born in Japan, Takeda has spent his entire adult life in Mexico, and has been called the “mas Mexicano” of Mexican artists. To American viewers this work bears a strong resemblance in style to American work of the Depression and New Deal era. This is no coincidence, because both were influenced by Rivera and the other Mexican muralists.

The Mexican flavor of surrealism embraced by Frida Kahlo, Maria Izquierdo and others is reflected in the elegant work of José Eddie Martinez. The artists of the Oaxacan School in particular became known for a variety of magic realism that was described by poet Alberto Blanco: “The appearance in our history of another time and place; a space within another space; a time within another time.” It infuses the work of the late 20th century maestro, Rodolfo Morales and many that he influenced, including Enrique Flores, Leovigildo Martinez, Felipe Morales, and Fernando Olivera.

The great Mexican engraver, cartoonist and social satirist Guadalupe Posada – while of the generation preceding the Mexican muralists – was the progenitor for much of their political and social art. He introduced the figure of the calavera or skeleton that remains the primary actor of social satire in Mexican art and popular culture today. Both Posada’s political concerns and his dark humor inspired the artists of the Taller de Grafica Popolar (the People’s Graphic Workshop) founded in 1937. Posada’s work also inspires the Guerrero print-maker Nicolas de Jesus (who prints his satiric scenes on traditional amate bark-paper) and the Oaxacan calavera-sculptor and print-maker Carlomagno Pedro.

Indigo Arts has exhibited the fine art and folk arts of Mexico, particularly Oaxaca, since 1986.

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Caroline Gore: Drawings.

  • Crane Arts & Crane Old School Tenant Gallery
  • October 13 - November 26
  • Second Thursday receptions: October 13 & November 10, 6 – 9pm
  • Wednesday-Saturday 12-6pm

The Tenant Gallery presents its inaugural exhibition, Caroline Gore: Drawings.

About the work being exhibited, Caroline says, “In 2009, I visited the Cy Twombly Gallery located on the grounds of the Menil Collection in Houston, Texas. Encountering the breadth, scale and intensity of this work in person profoundly impacted me, and I left with a desire to work larger and quicker – counter to my work as a jeweler. I have since expanded my studio practice to include a continuous pursuit of drawing by using a torch or branding tool directly on paper eliminating any additive medium. The resulting works possess a tautness between imagined constructions and emotive suggestion.”

The results of Caroline Gore’s studio practice vary in media, scale and implementation – ranging from small-scale wearable pieces to large sculptural installations and drawings. Her work can be found in the permanent collection of The Museum of Fine Arts – Houston and numerous private collections. Gore is currently Associate Professor of Jewelry, in the Craft & Material Studies Program at The University of the Arts.

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  • PPAC
  • SEPTEMBER 8 to NOVEMBER 30, 2016
Opening Reception: SEPTEMBER 8, 6-8PM
  • Hours: Tuesday–Saturday · 10am - 6pm

Hank Willis Thomas and Wyatt Gallery welcome you to ‘The Block,’ the visual culmination of the year-long Philly Block Project. Working in partnership with the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center and collaborating artists Lisa Fairstein, Hiroyuki Ito and Will Steacy, the exhibit highlights present-day South Kensington, celebrates its inspiring residents, and showcases the Project’s work in building community ties through the arts.

As the Philly Block Project has figuratively broken down walls in South Kensington, the exhibit will visually transform PPAC’s Gallery into a reflection of these diverse streets. With floor-to-ceiling photographs stitched together like a block of row homes, and smaller portraits taking viewers inside, the 500 images celebrate—as Block Captain Carmen Fernandez would say—‘the life that is beating here.’
Head to the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center (1400 N. American Street) through November 30, and discover the inspiring stories from ‘The Block.’

Major support for Philly Block Project has been provided by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage with additional support from:
The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
Penn Treaty Special Services District
The National Endowment for the Arts
Julie Jensen Bryan and Robert Bryan
Lynne and Harold Honickman
Margaret Harris and Phil Straus
Jane and Leonard Korman
Christine Lussier and Robert Hamill

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Image: Residents of N. Cadwallader Street in the South Kensington neighborhood of Philadelphia PA pose for Philly Block Project artists Hank Willis Thomas and Wyatt Gallery in June, 2016.

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InLiquid Presents Joseph Opshinsky

  • The Hall
  • July 14 – August 27, 2016
  • Second Thursday receptions: July 14 & August 11, 6 – 9pm
  • Wednesday-Saturday 12-6pm

InLiquid presents Local Color: Cut Paper Collages, which is a solo exhibition in The Hall of the Crane Arts building by InLiquid artist member Joseph Opshinsky. Finding its roots in the natural world of Northeastern Pennsylvania, Opshinsky’s work often grows out of nature’s reclaiming localized scenery or the contemplation of time’s natural wear on man’s additions to the landscape. His images reveal and provide careful consideration of moments, spaces, and landscapes which often get ignored. Opshinsky’s use of bold color, the meticulous process of hand cutting and layering paper, and specific imagery evokes a sense of wonder while offering visions of beauty in places people don’t always seek it.

Opshinsky creates murals, paintings, drawings, and, more recently, paper collages inspired by localized scenery and the often overlooked landscape. He studied painting and drawing at University of the Arts, where he earned his BFA after completing an AFA in Fine Arts at Keystone College in LaPlume, Pennsylvania. Opshinsky has had several solo exhibitions recently, participated in many juried shows – especially in the last three years, and has received various awards and honors, including the Alumni Studio Spotlight through University of the Arts. Due to the localized nature of his work, Opshinsky has seen much success in exhibiting his artwork throughout the MidAtlantic region, especially – of course – in Pennsylvania. He currently lives and works in Scranton, PA.

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AFRICA Modern / 1960-2010

  • Indigo Arts
  • May 18 - October 8, 2016
  • Wed - Sat: 12 PM to 6 PM

Africa Modern celebrates thirty years of showing the arts of Africa at Indigo Arts Gallery. The exhibit samples the broad range of artwork from the fifty years following Africa’s independence from colonial rule – roughly from 1960 to 2010. It includes paintings, prints and sculpture by artists from Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, Tanzania and Senegal. Artists include: Kamante Gatura, Kamau “Cartoon” Joseph, John Kamicha, James Mbuthia and Sane Wadu from Kenya; “Dino” (Camordino Mustafa Jetha) from Mozambique; Yinka Adeyemi, Toyin Folorunso, Femi Johnson and Twins Seven-Seven from Nigeria; Omary Amonde, Mohammed Wasia Charinda, George Lilanga, Sayuki Matindiko and Simon Mpata from Tanzania; and Gora Mbengue and Alexis Ngom from Senegal.

The artists’ work is as diverse as the African continent. Most of these artists are self-taught, or come out of a workshop environment. Their work is modern in style and medium, but in many cases draws on an older, “tribal” or religious tradition. The Nigerian artists all come out of the Oshogbo artists’ workshops that date from the early sixties. While they worked in various media – oil and acrylic painting, etching, batik, repoussé metal and even beadwork – much of their work was inspired by the traditions and mythology of their Yoruba ethnicity. The most prominent member of this group was Twins Seven-Seven, who exploded on the Nigerian scene to great acclaim in 1964, but spent much of his later life in exile in Philadelphia.

The Kenyan artists vary in style and background but most are self-taught and passed through an artists’ workshop, such as the Banana Hill Art Studio, Ngecha Artist Association, or Kuona Trust Art Studio.

The Tanzanian artists all have links to the Tinga-Tinga popular painting movement invented by the late Edward Saidi Tingatinga in 1968. His brother Simon Mpata and his cousin Omary Amonde both worked in the lively style he pioneered, but some have veered in other directions – Mohammed Charinda to a documentary and sometimes brutally realistic style and Sayuki Matindiko to a playful cartoonlike style inspired by the magical shetani figures of George Lilanga.

Mozambique wood-carver Dino also works in a documentary style, depicting places, professions, ceremonies and events of modern Mozambican life with precision and humor.

The Senegalese artists work with reverse-painting on glass, expanding on a tradition of Muslim religious icons and family portraits, with subjects that draw on modern Senegalese life and folklore.

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Wednesdays through Saturdays, noon to 6 pm.

The Icebox Project Space is pleased to announce LIVE/WORK, an exhibition of artists residing in the greater Philadelphia area born after 1990 (26 and under). The featured artists were selected from an open call to the city- none are currently enrolled in a degree program.

In a city as expansive as Philadelphia, our ever-growing arts community is not growing fast enough. The diversity of makers here is not always apparent, and the opportunity to be seen and heard is not always present, especially for those early in their careers. In response to this certain lack, The Icebox Project Space presents LIVE/WORK, specifically focusing on providing a chance for younger artists outside of academic structures to exhibit. Providing this platform is meant not only as an act of inclusion, but also as an acknowledgement of the commitment that every artist makes in working and negotiating a space for their practice. Please join us in recognizing more members of our community.

Lucia Rose Alber, Michelle Albertson, Gérardine Aldamar, Kim Altomare, Jayna Anderson, Eric Anthony Berdis, Cody Bluett, Ian Bosak, Hilary Brashnear, Mathew Coldony, Corinna Cowles, Anna DeCaria, Morgan Gilbreath, Maddie Hewitt, Kees Holterman, Alexa Jensky, Thomas Lauria, Isabel Lederman, Kevin Lowenthal, Olivia Menta, Yue Nakayama, Erin O’Brien, John Riggi, Michael Schaffner, Ethan Patrick Sherman, James Sturner, Brett Suemnicht, Morgan Twist, Tara Vaughn, Hilary Wang, Kenneth Winterschladen, Cara Yarmolowicz, Maya Yu Zhang

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  • PPAC
  • JUNE 9 TO AUGUST 28, 2016
  • Tuesday–Saturday · 10am - 6pm

This summer, ‘Archive Collective: South Kensington 19122’ will call on South Kensington’s residents to narrate the story of their community as it has changed over time. As part of the Philly Block Project, an ongoing, grassroots collaboration in this community, curator Kalia Brooks will unveil ‘Archive Collective’ as the first of two exhibitions in the PPAC Gallery.

Since September 2015, the Collective has been gathering and organizing media that tells the story of South Kensington. The resulting archive includes photography and film that reflect the civic, industrial, spiritual, recreational and familial components that make up the dynamics of a place.

More than 1,200 images were submitted to the archive by current and former residents; through these images, you will ‘meet’ Hakan Ibisi, who carries a photograph of the Turkish grandfather who passed before he was born, but inspires him through their shared connection to Kensington’s streets. Then there’s David Livewell, a homegrown poet whose writing is inspired by his family photography. Joined by dozens of new and experienced artists in South Kensington, their narratives will activate the history and the experience of the South Kensington neighborhood as it continues to shift.

Sourcing archival images from libraries, city records and beyond, the exhibit also showcases landmarks like America’s first Salvation Army, Girard Ave’s iconic trolleys, and the once prolific Stetson hat factory.

Whether you’ve witnessed these changes first-hand, or you’ve only experienced a small piece of South Kensington, the exhibition will take a deeper look at where our community has been and where we’re heading. Meet us at PPAC this June for the opening of ‘Archive Collective: South Kensington 19122!’

Major support for the Philly Block Project was provided by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, with additional support from The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts and Penn Treaty Special Services District.

* Photograph by David Livewell of his brother and his friends hanging out at Hancock Playground in the 80’s.

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InLiquid presents Andrea Caldarise

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


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Inliquid Presents: The Shortest Distance Between 2 Points

  • The Hall
  • Mar 10th - May 7th, 2016
  • Second Thursday Reception: March 10th, 6 - 9 pm
  • 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.

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Icebox Project Space Presents: Chewing the Scenery

  • Grey Area
  • March 10th - 27th, 2016
  • Reception: Mar 11th, 2016, 6 - 10 pm
  • 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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  • Icebox Project Space
  • Feb 11th, 2016, 6 - 9 pm

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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  • PPAC
  • MAY 12 – MAY 27, 2016
  • 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.

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Hearts on Fire!

  • Indigo Arts
  • February 6, 2016 to March 6, 2016
  • Opening Reception: Thursday, February 11, 5 to 9PM
  • 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.  

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InLiquid Presents: Ladies Night

  • The Hall
  • January 14th - Mar 4th, 2016
  • Opening Reception: Jan 14th, 6 -9 pm / Panel Discussion: Thursday, Jan 28th, 6-8 pm
  • 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.

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Mary Mihelic: 53 Running Girls

  • Gallery 105
  • January 14th - March 10th, 2016
  • Reception: 2nd Thursday, February 11th, 6 - 9 pm
  • By Appointment Only (please email
  • 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.

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T.RUMP – America on the Rag

  • Gallery 106
  • January 14th - March 10th, 2016
  • Reception: 2nd Thursday, February 11th, 6 - 9 pm
  • By Appointment Only (please email
  • 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 for scheduling.

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  • PPAC
  • January 14, 2016- February 27, 2016
  • Opening Reception: January 14, 2016 from 6-8pm (Poetry Reading by Anzhelina Polonskaya at 5:30pm)
  • 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

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InLiquid Presents RedAct

  • The Icebox Project Space and Grey Area
  • January 14 – 29, 2016
  • Opening Reception: Thursday, January 14, 6 – 9 pm (with Live Performance by TangenT)
  • 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.

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  • The Icebox
  • December 5th - December 30th (closed December 24th - 26th)
  • Reception: December 4th, 7-9 PM / 5-7 PM Champagne preview ($25, reservations required)
  • 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 / / 323.481.8623

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

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)

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