OPENING RECEPTION: FALL SHOWS
Friday, September 15th 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
The Galleries at Moore
Join us as we celebrate the opening of our fall exhibitions, this event is free and open to the public. Featured artists include Andrea Baldeck, Kay Healy, Nick Lenker, Sophia Narrett, Erin M. Riley and Ursula Von Rydingsvard, among others. All shows are presented in conjunction with CraftNow, a citywide exhibition celebrating Philadelphia’s rich legacy in craft and promoting the city’s continuing role as an incubator for arts based in fiber, wood, clay, metal, glass and more.
This exhibition presents the work of three women—Kay Healy, Sophia Narrett and Erin Riley—whose contemporary studio practices are heavily influenced by traditions steeped in functional craft and the handmade. Emphasizing each artist's dedication to varying fiber-based and textile-derivative techniques, Narrative Horizons examines the ambiguous line that both unites and divides fine art and craft, and demonstrates how these artists utilize conventional processes to create meticulously constructed imagery surrounding female identity.
Bodyworks is a festival of performances, workshops and collaborative projects that examine the body as both material and tool in contemporary performance. Incorporating practices of dance, theatre, costume and sound, this exhibition brings together a diverse group of Philadelphia artists who use their bodies to engage viewers with their craft and create new spaces for social action, dialogue and representation. Presented in conjunction with CraftNow—a citywide exhibition examining the fluid boundaries that exist between, among and surrounding varying practices in art, design and craft—The Levy Gallery for the Arts in Philadelphia will be transformed into a multi-use performance space that will host a robust calendar of performances and community events. For a complete list of programs, visit thegalleriesatmoore.org/bodyworks
NICK LENKER: RECREATION, THE FIRST PERSON
Philadelphia artist Nick Lenker addresses the complexities of dealing with identity and intimacy within virtual/digital spaces. Through exploring voyeurism and performance of self, Lenker transforms the gallery space into a narrative environment that tells the story of a character whose world is rendered through three-dimensional, digital modeling software and whose existence is the sum of the objects he collects through his journeys.
ANDREA BALDECK & URSULA VON RYDINGSVARD: VISIONARY WOMEN
We are pleased to honor both Visionary Women Awardees Andrea Baldeck and Ursula Von Rydingsvard with presence in The Galleries’ fall exhibition season.