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Art at Elixr
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April 2 2016 - September 18th 2016
Sidewalk Watchers A Mural Installation by Miriam Singer
Artwork on view at Paradigms. 746 South 4th St for HahaXParadigm Class Reunion II. May 27th - June 18. http://www.paradigmarts.org/blogs/news/171281607-hahaxparadigm-class-reunion-ii
In/Dwelling: Meditations on Built Environments as Cultural Narrative
301 High Street, Glassboro New Jersey
Artist's talk and reception
Thursday, February 25, 5 - 8 pm
Rowan University Art Gallery at High Street explores built environments, both external and internal, as emblems of a cultural past, present, and future with In/Dwelling: Meditations on Built Environments as Cultural Narrative. The exhibition is on display from February 22 to April 14, with an artist’s lecture and reception on February 25 from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
We are compelled to imagine a time when architectural spaces and objects were new representations of manufacturing, design, and aesthetic tastes and trends. The urban / suburban motifs have time and again provided artists with the perfect vehicle in which to explore universal topics such as: the complexity of infrastructure, commerce, demographics, and identity as inspiration to create new work. In this exhibition the participating artists imbue architectural structures and domestic objects with interpretations of historical experiences, social customs, and emotional memories as a cultural narrative. Artists include Philadelphia based artists: Lewis Colburn, Ben Grasso, Kay Healy, Erin Murray, and Miriam Singer. Chicago based artistAnn Toebbe, and New York based artist Brian Tolle. A work by Louise Bourgeois is included courtesy of the gallery permanent collection.
The catalyst behind the framing of this exhibition concept was the print Femme Maison, 1984, by Louise Bourgeois from the gallery collection. Femme Maison, which means both “woman-house” and “house-wife,” is one of Louise Bourgeois’s most famous motifs. For the artist, who was raised in France, the home was closely connected to female identity. By combining residential architecture and the curvaceous female body, Bourgeois portrays a woman who is obscured and entrapped by the domestic realm that she simultaneously supports.
The selected artists for this exhibition approach domesticity, architecture, and everyday objects from singular and accumulative perspectives. Brian Tolle creates a cross-wiring of reality and fiction in his sculptures and installations and blurs the border between the contemporary and historical with recurring themes of architecture, site, and technology. Lewis Colburn, of Philadelphia, sees objects as unreliable tour guides. He investigates ways in which we re-interpret and re-tell the past through the filter of our current experience. Ben Grasso, of Brooklyn, NY, presents a re-imagining of what actually exists and recasts these things in new terms creating a re-alignment of logic that makes plastic the anxiety underlying objects in the world through his painting. Miriam Singer, looks perceptually at multiple locations in Philadelphia and expresses the fragmentation of a fictional city as a collage of noise, pattern, and density.
By recounting memories of unique, collective, or habitual memories these artists investigate identity and history through interior and exterior experiences. Kay Healy, a Philadelphia based artist, creates large-scale screen printed and stuffed fabric furniture based on other people’s descriptions of their childhood homes and investigates how we relate to objects and cope with the fact that there is no way to truly return home. Ann Toebbe, a Chicago based artist, creates meticulous paintings using reconstructed memory and multiple perspectives to depict domestic and architectural spaces in cut-out paper doll fashion. Erin Murray, of Philadelphia, relates to buildings and built forms as being understood to represent our physical body, our cultural history, our economic reality, and our long-formed habits.
Brian Tolle, from New York, offers a lecture on February 25. He has completed several public art installations in New York, including the Irish Hunger Memorial in New York City. He has exhibited around the world and his work is included in numerous museum collections. He holds a B.A. in Political Science from SUNY at Albany; a B.F.A. from Parsons the New School for Design, NY; and an M.F.A. from Yale University in New Haven, CT.
Show dates: June 3rd – June 25th 2016 @ Space 1026
Space 1026 is looking for artists to submit 1-3 pieces of 2D visual art that look into the FUTURE. We want to see your loose interpretation of what you think Philadelphia will look like in the year 2076. For example: post apocalyptic nightmares, environmental meltdowns, dreamlike futurescapes, new versions of the same old.
Conrad Benner, Founder and Editor of StreetsDept.com, a Philly-based photo-blog that documents and celebrates street art, graffiti, and urban exploration in and around the city of Philadelphia. https://streetsdept.com
Ryan Beck, A Philadelphia based artist whose paintings have muted and watery tones with defined marks and vibrant colors and has shown at Paradigms, James Oliver Gallery, Space 1026, Gallery 222. www.ryanbeckart.tumblr.com
Miriam Singer: creates abstract cityscapes and colorful cartographical drawings inspired by walking around Philadelphia. Exhbitions include Rowan University Gallery, LG Tripp Gallery, Woodmere Art Museum. Miriam currently teaches at Fleisher Art Memorial and is a member of Space 1026 www.miriamsinger.net