Philadelphia, PA -- Join us Friday, January 19 from 5:30 - 8 pm for the free opening reception of two 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 17. 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.
Not Ready to Make Nice: Guerrilla Girls in the Artworld and Beyond
January 20 – March 17, 2018, Goldie Paley Gallery, Levy Galleries
This major presentation of the Guerrilla Girls collective, filling the two main spaces in The Galleries, illuminates and contextualizes the important past and ongoing work of these highly original, provocative and influential artists who have championed feminism and social change for more than three decades. Curated by Neysa Page-Lieberman and organized by Columbia College, Chicago, this traveling exhibition has been growing with the addition of recent works since its first iteration in 2012. Installations are punctuated by documentary material including ephemera from famous actions, behind-the-scenes photos and secret anecdotes that reveal the Guerrilla Girls’ process and the events that drive their incisive institutional interventions. A Guerrilla Girls performance is scheduled for Thursday, March 15, at 6 pm.
Kara Springer: Ten Days Before Freedom, A Hymnal
January 20 – March 17, 2018, Wilson Gallery
A new and monumental photographic installation by Kara Springer, a visual artist and industrial designer of Bajan and Jamaican heritage, features a selection of photographs taken in Fox Hill, Nassau, a historic site founded in the early 1800s by liberated Africans in The Bahamas. Fox Hill is said to be the last village to receive news of emancipation from bondage for Africans in the British Caribbean, ten days after the initial decree of freedom in 1834. This latest exhibition of Springer’s work presents large photographic prints in sculptural mass that occupy the gallery floor. Taken in a churchyard in the town of Fox Hill, the series of images shown in repetition offer space for a closer contemplation of the precarious nature of transition, of faith, and of building towards freedom. Springer, who received an MFA from Tyler School of Art, currently lives and works in New York City.