ON VIEW IN JULY
July 9th 6-9 pm
July 9th- 31th
Little Berlin is excited to announce solo exhibitions from four recent MFA graduates. The selected artists represent graduate programs from Pacific Northwest College of Art, University of Pennsylvania, Tyler School of the Arts, and Moore College of Art & Design. The MFA Series is looking to tap into the momentum of two years of intensive graduate studio practice by offering each artist a solo exhibition just weeks after graduation. These exhibitions offer an opportunity to exhibit four emerging artists representing four distinct methodologies utilizing painting, photography, installation, sculpture and digital approaches. The exhibitions will take place in July during four weekends with opening receptions on the 2nd, 9th, 23rd and 30th.
AS IS (Emerald St., Philadelphia) is a site-specific, time-based, documentary project dealing with vacant space, urban development, painting, participation, chance and change. This multi-media work foregrounds a series of events that took place upon the insertion of a painting into a vacant lot, just steps away from the Little Berlin gallery space. The painting, depicting the facade of an old factory building, was installed just beside this same building, offering to the public a strange doubling of space and thus an opportunity for a kind of self reflection. Pomerantz's installation poses questions about vacant space (is it really vacant?), the relationship between sanctioned public art and vernacular public expression, the meaning of place in a rapidly developing urban landscape, opportunities for communal reflexivity, and possibilities of audience beyond the art space.
Curated by: Brett Suemnicht
NORBERTO GOMEZ, JR.
BRYAN MCGOVERN WILSON
JONATHAN BRUCE WILLIAMS
The Post-Humanities are anti-utopian disciplines concerned with the radical mutability of human beings. When our understanding of "nature" is challenged by the escalating syntheses of biological and digital, our grasp on human nature is likewise undermined. We are therefore in need of new methods for navigating these unstable landscapes of being.
Post-humanists do not take to be certain the primacy of humankind over coexistent forms of matter, nor do they take for granted the impermanence of the human species. Post-humantities are not empirical modes of inquiry, but rather prioritize expression over definition, employing mystic and science-fictional techniques. The works presented here anticipate an evolution of the human species, asking, "What remains when we step outside the specifics of the present - of personal identity, gender, race, species?"
Opening Reception: Saturday, July 9th, 6-9pm
Exhibition: July 9th - July 31st
LUNAR INSURRECTION for the release of Volume 3 Control Space