Philadelphia Sculptors is proud to announce the sixteenth year of 5 into 1, its annual exhibition showcasing the works of emerging sculptors. The exhibition highlights the achievements and artistic merit of selected artists from five Philadelphia colleges and universities: Moore College of Art & Design, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Tyler School of Art, The University of the Arts, and University of Pennsylvania.
The exhibition will be on display in The Galleries at Moore College of Art & Design from Friday, May 29 – Saturday, July 25, 2015. The opening reception is Friday, May 29, from 7:00 – 8:30 pm, with a special presentation by the Schuylkill Center’s Environmental Art Director Christina Catanese preceding the reception from 6:00 – 6:30 pm. Both events are free and open to the public.
Continuing its commitment to both emerging arts professionals and emerging artists, Philadelphia Sculptors has selected Jacintha Clark and Moore alumna Samantha Lynch '09 to curate the exhibition, with support by the 2013 5 into 1 Project Manager Adam Mazur. Jacintha Clark is a prolific practicing artist whose work has been exhibited in numerous solo and group exhibitions, including 2013’s 5 into 1. Samantha Lynch is a practicing artist and is an active member of Philadelphia Sculptors’ Steering Committee.
In the exhibition, individual works are juxtaposed with one another to illuminate contrasting ideals, concepts, and materials that then coalesce into a brightly stimulating exhibition. 5 into 1 provides soon-to-be graduates with a special opportunity to exhibit their art in a professional gallery and presents the public with a way to enhance the experience of visiting art destinations along The Parkway. This exhibition celebrates the strengths of young artists as credits to their individual institutions, as it also reveals the value of the statement made by a unified show.
The selected artists from Moore College of Art & Design are Victoria Lattanzi and Jessica Lawrence. Victoria Lattanzi has been focusing on the idea of beautiful decay through the process of Tibetan papermaking. Her works are composed of multiple handmade sheets that are torn, punctured and stained. They are then assembled together to create temporary soft sculptures that are meant to emulate a sense of simultaneous growth and deterioration. Jessica Lawrence is based in Philadelphia and is interested in digital image making and installation based art.
Continuing the sustainable art theme initiated in April at the inaugural event of the PS Dina Wind Lecture Series, Christina Catanese will begin the evening’s program with a presentation, “Novel Ecologies: Exploring Art, Environment and Community.” Catanese will also present a “Best in Show” award to one of the exhibiting artists during the opening reception. All artists will receive a student membership in Philadelphia Sculptors, as well as a membership from the International Sculpture Center.
Moore College of Art & Design is located at 20th Street and The Parkway in Philadelphia. The exhibition will be open to the public from May 29 – July 25, 2015. Gallery hours during the exhibition: Monday-Thursday, 11 am – 5 pm, Friday, 11 am - 8 pm, and Saturday, 11 am – 5pm. The Galleries are closed on Sunday and during all academic and regular holidays.
Additional support for this exhibition is provided by Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Tyler School of Art, The University of the Arts, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Sculptors and the International Sculpture Center.
ABOUT PHILADELPHIA SCULPTORS
Philadelphia Sculptors is the only professional organization of sculptors in the Philadelphia region. Incorporated in 1997, its mission is to promote contemporary sculpture and serve as an advocate for sculptors by expanding public awareness of the role and value of sculpture within our culture. Since its inception, it has organized numerous indoor and outdoor juried and non-juried group exhibitions at both traditional and non-traditional venues and has sponsored programs, conferences, workshops and performances. Membership is open to all.