Alright Okay: Solo Exhibition by Soumya Dhulekar

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  • June 11th - August 13th
  • Second Thursday Reception: June 11th, 6 - 9 pm
  • The Archive Space
  • Wednesday - Saturday, 12- 6 pm
  • Free & Open To The Public

Alright Okay presents glimpses of a 22-year old’s adjustment to adulthood in Philadelphia. Featuring an installation, a zine, and three collages, this series of work marks pivotal moments over the past five months of the artist’s major doubt and overwhelming relief.

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InLiquid Presents Eric Fausnacht & Woodley White

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  • June 11 – August 7, 2015
  • Second Thursday receptions: June 11 and July 9, 6-9pm
  • The Hall
  • Wed-Sat 12-6PM
  • Free & Open To The Public

InLiquid presents Point of Reference, featuring the work of InLiquid artist member Eric Fausnacht and guest artist Woodley White, at The Hall at Crane Arts from June 11 – August 7, 2015. The works of both artists are based around themed studies, each using careful observation and documentation to uniquely capture the familiar.

Eric Fausnacht paints portraits of domestic fowl in a contemporary/pop/baroque style. His paintings of roosters and chickens are depicted in a photo-realistic style brought together with an ornate baroque background, illuminating the regal portraiture of the subject matter. Fausnacht is a Philadelphia artist based out of Bucks County Pennsylvania, whose work is in private collections throughout the United States, Europe, Canada, and Asia. After receiving a BSE in Art Education from Millersville University of Pennsylvania, Fausnacht continued his education at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and The Art Institute of Philadelphia. He has exhibited throughout the region, including Muse Gallery, Hicks Gallery, Bucks County Community College/Temple University and a numerous juried exhibitions. He is also a member of the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen and the Designer Craftsmen of Philadelphia.

Woodley White’s history with bottles began with purchasing colognes from vendors in the markets of Philadelphia. The experience of selecting and purchasing the fragrances in each bottle inspired Woodley to begin drawing these vessels dozens at a time. Over the years Woodley’s love for bottles has grown and developed artistically from pencil drawings on notebook paper to acrylic paintings on large canvases. Woodley continues to find new ways to express his passion for bottles and replications of other objects he values. Woodley is a member of CIS’s Outside the Frame (OTF) Studios and has exhibited work at the Philadelphia Brighter Futures Awards, Dick Blick, Fringe Salon, Swarthmore Library, and 40th St. Artists in Residence, Philadelphia. Woodley’s paintings were also featured in a solo exhibit at Halycon Floats in 2014.

More Info: http://inliquid.org/happenings/inliquid-projects/crane-hall/point-of-reference-crane-hall/

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6Th Annual Contemporary Photography Exhibition

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  • THURSDAY, JUNE 11TH – SATURDAY, AUGUST 8TH, 2015
  • OPENING RECEPTION JUNE 11TH, 6-8PM
  • PPAC
  • Tuesday–Saturday · 10am - 6pm
  • Free & Open To The Public

Competition Jurors:
Whitney Richardson, Photo Editor, The New York Times & Producer, NYTimes Lens Blog
Paige West, Curator & Collector, West Collection & Gallery Owner, Mixed Greens, NYC

This years exhibition will include:
Markam Keith Adams, Samuel Archer, Philip Bagley, Leah Bank, Bonnies Barnes, David Basedow, Amy Becker, Matthew, Bender, Angelo Benedetto, Timothy Benston, Ava Blitz, Sarah Bloom, Art Braitman, Christopher Brown, Lori An Brunetti, James Bryan, Diane Burko, Clarissa Caponera, Samuel Cohen-Tanugi, Ronald Cooley, Rachel Cox, Francis, Crisafio, Aja Crites, Richard Davidson, Adam Davies, Gabriela De Jesus, William Douglas, Daniel Drufovka, Natan Dvir, Mark Farmer, Ray Felix, Uta Fellechner, Jessica Gamble, Paul Gargagliano, Matt Gehring, Clare Gillen, Thom Goertel, Kris Graves, Dana Greenblatt, Chelsea Griffith, Gary Grissom, Bill Hanson, Mikaela Hawk, Chris Heintze, Michelle Hetrick, Karina Hjort, Alexa Hoyer, Andrew Huth, Liz Jelsomine, Aubrey J. Kauffman, Sarah Kaufman, E.A. Kennedy, Michael Koehler, Susan Kott, Eric Lawton, Jane Lyons, Yael Malka, Lynne Mass, Nicholas Mehedin, Joe Mikuliak, Janice Milhem, Paolo Morales, Robert Moran, Charles Mostoller, Nina Mouritzen, Susan Nam, Francesca Pfister, Alexandra Pierce, Julia Pontes, Heather Quercio, Liana Rios, Alec Rogers, Lee Saloutos, Laurence Salzmann, Stephanie Seguino, Fred Siegel, Mark Steigelman, Charles Stonewall, John Stritzinger, Shawn Theodore, Lex Thompson, Marie Tomanova, Joe Van Eeckhout, Gili Yaari

More info at http://www.philaphotoarts.org/

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M.A.D (Mutual Assured Destruction)

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  • July 9 - July 31
  • Reception: Thursday, July 9
  • Gallery 105
  • Wednesday - Saturday 12-6PM
  • Free & Open To The Public
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2015 Philadelphia Mobile Home Rally

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  • One Day Only!
  • August 1st, 5-10PM
  • The Icebox
  • Free & Open To The Public

This August 1st will find the Icebox Project Space taken over by variety of pickup trucks and other vehicles, all transformed into works of art. The 2015 Mobile Home Rally follows in the footsteps of the popular 2012 and 2014 Philadelphia Pickup Truck Expos, and, as always, promises all of the excitement of seeing dirty, used and abused artist’s pickups, cars, or other vehicles as objects of beauty and sites for installation. This year’s entries will be judged on the concept of “Mobile Home” by jurors Timothy Belknap and Ryan McCartney, directors of the Icebox Project Space. Artists from Philadelphia and the surrounding areas will be participating in this year’s event, including Jerry Kaba, Sean Stoops, Jim Lint, John Paul Monge, Tim Eads, Tara White, Timothy Rusterholtz, Loo Bain, and Dietrich Meyer. We are also excited to have DC-based artist Calder Brannock, the founder of Camper Contemporary, join us with his 1967 Yellowstone Camper, which has been transformed into a fully functional art gallery. Camper Contemporary gallery was created as a solution for many problems a gallery faces in the modern art market, allowing the gallerist to showcase work without being tethered to a geographic location. This is sure to be an exciting–and entertaining–event, made better with the promise of beer and hot dogs; join us from 5 pm to 10 pm.

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KALI YUGA ZOO BRIGADE

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  • August 3rd-23rd, 2015
  • Reception: Thursday, August 13th / Special Performance: August 22nd
  • The Icebox
  • Wednesday-Saturday 12-6pm
  • Free & Open The The Public

From August 3rd through the 23rd, the Icebox Project Space will be hosting the contemporary artist group Kali Yuga Zoo Brigade, a self-described band of artists, musicians, and culture saboteurs – a most serious collective of pranksters-cum-activists. Formed in late 2011, 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, we 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, they engage the world and its occupants outside of hyper-intellectualized frameworks. The show will continue through much of August but be sure to join us on August 13th for Second Thursday, and on August 22nd for a special performance.

Kali Yuga Zoo Brigade @ “Hive / Cave” Exhibition Closing from Breathmint on Vimeo.

Kali Yuga Zoo Brigade – live @ “Hive / Cave” Exhibition Opening Reception @ Pageant Soloveev – Philadelphia, PA 07.15.2011

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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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