Join us Friday, January 27 from 5:30 - 8 pm for the free opening reception of three winter exhibitions at The Galleries at Moore College of Art & Design, located at 20th Street and The Parkway. The exhibitions are on view through March 11. The Galleries are free and open Monday - Saturday: 11 am - 5 pm. For more information, please visit www.thegalleriesatmoore.org or call 215.965.4027.
This survey examines the residencies, special projects and performances the Philadelphia-based nonprofit organization has facilitated since its founding in 2010. RAIR interrupts the waste stream in order to promote and support sustainable practices in the worlds of art and design. Co-curated with Billy Blaise Dufala, Director of Residencies at RAIR, and Lucia Thome, Director of Special Projects at RAIR, the presentation will include sculptural objects, photography, video, and performance and process documentation.
Stockton's latest works, made specifically for this exhibition, focus on the radical female voice and the breadth of its interpretation through hand-drawn imagery. Working from photographs of women taken exclusively by men - including Angela Davis, Joan Didion, Kim Gordon, Georgia O'Keefe, Alice Neel and Gertrude Stein - Stockton investigates how the popular or sensational is made familiar through rendering these intimate portraits using pencil and paper in extraordinary detail. The exhibit will also present some of Stockton's previously exhibited projects that are largely and exclusively portraits of male subjects.
Paper Giants is an ongoing project that brings together the works of three New York-based artists: Ky Anderson, Meg Lipke and Vicki Sher. Each work is exactly 72 x 60 inches on heavyweight paper and while all three artists utilize varying colors, mediums and composition, their collaborative rigor is decidedly evident. The exhibition was conceived in 2013 as a means of investigating individual ideas within a shared space and through similar format, which each artist maintains her own studio practice. This collective body of work includes new works by all three women alongside recent works that have been previously shown.
Join The Galleries at Moore for an interactive panel talk where members of the RAIR organization are reintroduced to mystery artists and contributors from their past. Led by moderator and host Dr. Paul Farber, each surprise guest will help excavate and illustrate the organization's complex impact on the art and people of Philadelphia. This event is being held in conjunction with "RAIR: Filthy Rich - Projects Made Possible by the Waste Stream," on view at The Galleries at Moore from January 28 through March 11.
Join The Galleries for evening of recycled, remixed, and repurposed musical sets. This event will showcase local musicians and visual artists who waste nothing as they turn trash into instruments, up-cycle discarded beats and explore the intersection of consumer and music culture. Performers to be announced at later date. This event is in conjunction with the exhibit "RAIR: Filthy Rich," on view at The Galleries at Moore from January 28 through March 11.