THE GALLERIES ARE CLOSED THURSDAY-SUNDAY AND WILL REOPEN MONDAY 12/1. HAPPY THANKSGIVING.

DO IT

September 13 – December 6, 2014
 
What would happen if an exhibition never stopped? This is precisely what artists Christian Boltanski and Bertrand Lavier, and curator Hans Ulrich Obrist, asked themselves in a Paris café in 1993. To test the idea, they invited twelve artists to propose artworks based on written instructions that can be openly interpreted every time they are presented. Since then, hundreds of artists have been invited to submit instructions, and versions of do it have been presented in over fifty venues worldwide, giving new meaning to the concept of the “exhibition in progress.”  
 

For The Galleries’ presentation of do it, over seventy of these artist instructions will be interpreted by Philadelphia-based artists, performers and the public, resulting in installations, objects and performances that range from the sculptural to the performative, the poetic to the absurd. READ MORE >

 

JUMPSTART: RUNWAY OF BROTHERLY LOVE

November 8 - December 13, 2014

The concept for this year's Jumpstart Fashion Show was inspired by the Patrick Kelly: Runway of Love exhibition currently on view at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Many of Kelly's designs reflect his love of Paris; for this exhibition students were inspired by the city of Philadelphia. 

 

GIBBS CONNORS: WALL PATTERN NUMBER 2 FOR GLASS (#MYSHRINKINGHEAD)

On view through Fall 2015 | Window on Race

A site-specific installation on The Galleries' store-front window, this work addresses the overwhelming importance of money, status and social media in today's society and pays homage to the endless appetite for distraction and the perpetual entertainment that is offered by our ever-evolving portable technologies. Drawing inspiration from domestic objects, precious metals, symbols of wealth, and goods sold to tourists, Connors’ work symbolizes the grotesque and often horrifying nature of ego, status, self-involvement, wealth and narcissism as it manifests itself in social media.

We encourage you to visit and take selfies using #myshrinkinghead on Instagram.