Little Berlin, an artist-run collective in Philadelphia, PA is excited to present a cross-country gallery exchange with The Front in New Orleans, LA. Founded within a year of each other, both Little Berlin and The Front share commitments to experimental, DIY shows, performances and events.
Throughout the month of June, Little Berlin will be hosting a comprehensive, six-part exhibition at The Front. Little Berlin’s fourteen current members divided the rooms of the gallery space into sections: curating six separate, smaller exhibitions under the larger collective theme and premise of the switch. Calling into question ideas of exchange- across places, ideas and cultures and through different mediums: humor, symbolism, words and sound- each grouping of artwork encompasses different aspects of the paradigm shift. The exhibition as a whole connects artists from across the country in eclectic vignettes while simultaneously providing a glimpse into Little Berlin’s quirky yet carefully considered approach to curation and dedication to innovative, collaborative programming.
First solo exhibition of Luan Joy Sherman
May 24- June 3, 2018
Opening reception: May 26th, 6-9pm
Little Berlin is pleased to present the first solo exhibition by Brooklyn-based artist Luan Joy Sherman. Titled “Homecoming,” the upcoming Annex show presents works conceived over an 11 month period, when the artist managed the effects of post-operative cognitive dysfunction, resulting from two consecutive surgeries in 2016. During this time, Luan revisited sites from his childhood, retracing his steps to understand where he came from, how he came to be, and who he is relative to who he was. The sculptures, objects, and videos on view in “Homecoming” examine origin and ‘home’, masculinity, queer & trans bodies, and the impact of time, location, and identity on memory as well as reality.
For further questions please contact the artist, Luan Joy Sherman or the curator Terrill Warrenburg
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