Exhibit by Philly Artist Collective Features Illustration, Printmaking Alumni
Phantom Hand presents 'The Dead Cats of Civilization' at Jinxed, the group's new Northern Liberties location, March 16 – April 19
March 13, 2013
Philadelphia-based artist collective Phantom Hand presents "The Dead Cats of Civilization," an exhibition of the antiquated and obsolete that will pay tribute to occupations, tools and practices now relegated to the "dust-bin of progress."
The show runs March 16 through April 19 at Phantom Hand's new location at Jinxed in Northern Liberties (the Piazza at Schmidts, 1050 N. Hancock Street, Philadelphia). An opening reception is set for Saturday, March 16 from 6 to 10 p.m.
Participating artists include University of the Arts alumni Max Gordon BFA '11 (Illustration), Jeff Daniels BFA '07 (Illustration), Christine Larsen BFA '04 (Illustration), Dan Trauten BFA '07 (Illustration), Caitlyn McCormack BFA '10 (Illustration), Eamon Dougherty BFA '07 (Illustration), Julie Laquer BFA '07 (Illustration), Alex Eckman-Lawn BFA '07 (Illustration), Anthony Pedro BFA '07 (Illustration), Tim Durning BFA '08 (Illustration), Julianna Lose BFA '08 (Printmaking), Katy Halbeisen BFA '07 (Illustration), Steve Streisguth BFA '09 (Illustration). Sam Heimer BFA '07 (Illustration), Paul Palcko BFA '98 (Illustration) and Mike Wohlberg BFA '07 (Illustration).
Established originally as a gallery space in December of 2011, Phantom Hand is a collective of over 100 Philadelphia artists headed by several UArts alumni, including Heimer, Pedro, Dougherty, Eckman-Lawn and Laquer.
While existing as a gallery, the collective hosted salon-style group exhibits populated by local illustrators, screenprinters, cartoonists and designers. Phantom Hand boasts work that is approachable in that it is largely concept-driven, accessible and affordable, holding true to the notion that everyone should be able to enjoy, view and buy art. The group’s main objective is to show the wide variety of artists working locally, banding them together in themed exhibitions in hopes of exposing their work to new audiences while exploring new venues and opportunities.