Baker's Dozen (Open Call Exhibition)

EXHIBITION: 10.7.17 - 10.29.17

OPENING: Saturday October 7,  7–9 pm

GALLERY HOURS: Sundays 12 - 4 pm

Freaky Friday the 13th Costume Karaoke!  : Friday October 13,  7 pm

Little Berlin is pleased to present “Baker’s Dozen” an exhibition which serves as a prism through which to view the stratified complexities and absurdities of the contemporary human experience. This exhibition is comprised of artists curated from the recent Open Call organized by our artist run gallery in Kensington, PHL. There will be an opening reception on Saturday, October 7th from 7pm - 9pm. 

The international grouping of 13 artists included in the exhibition present a delicious array of multimedia works of video, sculpture, live performance, paintings, drawings, and audio. The participating artist’s work, like a box of recently fried donuts, is a picked mix of various delights, challenges, and hilarities. There is something for everyone -- from whimsical works such as Christina Kerns Typology of American Chips, an assortment of chips encased in a shadow box reminiscent of insect displays, to politically charged works such as Cris Varela’s El Coyote, in which the artist uses the ubiquitous bodega sign as an icon of his Latin American Heritage and American upbringing in the larger context of the often overlooked issue of immigrant child detainment centers in the southernmost states of America sharing a border with Mexico. The works on view embody the cross section of the complexities and absurdities of the contemporary human experience experienced by each individual artist.

Participating artists:

Zeelie Brown, Brooklyn, NY
Julietta Cheung, Chicago, IL / Northern Florida
Cait Davis, Brooklyn, NY
Henry Gepfer, Lancaster, PA
Chris Harnan + Katie Shlon, London, UK + Baltimore, MD
Christina Kerns, Philadelphia, PA
Maritza Liebetreu,  Philadelphia, PA
Marsha Mack, Denver, CO
Eden Mitsenmacher, Rotterdam, NL / Tel Aviv, IL
Stephanie Price + Anne Pagana, Philadelphia, PA
Cris Varela, Philadelphia, PA
Dave Walsh, Philadelphia, PA
Jamie Williams, Philadelphia, PA

with Special Guests: Springboard Collective, Queens, NY


in the ANNEX



Combination Skin curated by Liz Barr is centered around the manipulation of the body, ranging from the abject to the whimsical. The body is a site of construction and maintenance, particularly for women. It is carved away, built up, filed, twisted, bent, and bound. Through hygiene rituals, anxious habits, and beauty regimens, women’s bodies are sculpted daily. Both visceral and playful, the work in this show will examine the body as sculpture, as well as the internal and external forces that sculpt it. 

Opening reception: October 7th, 6 - 9 pm
On view: October 7th - 15th

Artists: Polly Alexander, Liz Barr, Gina Lerman, Ann Moody, Aleia Murawski, Heather Raquel Phillips, Emily Slater, Alex Wallbaum + Aleia Murawski, Sky Yoo, and Crystal Zapata

Liz studied Fine Arts at the University of Pennsylvania and received the Fine Arts Outstanding Graduating Senior Award in 2016. She has exhibited her work in Philadelphia at the Brodsky Gallery, Goldilocks Gallery, and the Fleisher Art Memorial Center for Works on Paper; at the Lunchbox in Milwaukee; and at Aici Acolo in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. She has had visual work published in Title Magazine, Leste Magazine, and VICE Motherboard.Her zines and other printed works are included in the catalogs of Printed Matter, Inc., Ulises, the KWH Zine Library, and the Little Berlin Zine Library.

Liz Barr has held internships at the Common Press, the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA), and Philadelphia Mural Arts Program, as well as a printmaking fellowship at Kelly Writers House (KWH). She is currently the Public Engagement Assistant at the ICA and the Administrative Coordinator at BlackStar Film Festival.

The Zine Project Curator is a collaboration with an artist and Little Berlin to create space to support independent and emerging artist’s research beyond the studio and the zine library shelves.