Jan 19—Feb 28 2017
The Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery of the University of the Arts is pleased to present After Now, a group exhibition of six artists, each of them among the most exciting artists working in contemporary Philadelphia. As such, this exhibit can be understood as an extension of the Circa 1995 project in the Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery this past fall. The artists in this current iteration are Gideon Barnett, Michael Ciervo, Micah Danges, Samuel Hindolo, Peter Allen Hoffmann and Kelsey Halliday Johnson.
What ties these artists together is both generational and the fact that all derive their sources from mediated images. These Philadelphia artists transcend the first Image Generation that appropriated print technology (Sherman, Prince, Kruger et al.) to gather information trolled from the Internet and more complex relationships involving private semiotic meanings. Some of these artists are painters, some are photographers; some consider their work post studio, dealing rather directly with web imagery. Whereas previous Philadelphia generations lived on South Street, in South Philly or in Old City, this younger group is situated widely in the "newer" neighborhoods of Girard, Grey's Ferry or Kensington. The viewer must be aware that this grouping is of a curatorial construct. Still, as will be seen, there are visual connections between these six bricoleurs that are coolly intelligent and sensuous.
These artists are also engaged locally in major curatorial programs, as entrepreneurial gallerists, and as studio assistants, and all carve out the time to devote to their craft in ways that are cohesive and compelling.
This exhibition is free and open to the public.
Opening Reception: Thursday, January 19, 5 – 7:30 p.m.Anderson Hall
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