Featured artists include Andrea Baldeck, Kay Healy, Nick Lenker, Sophia Narrett, Erin M. Riley and Ursula Von Rydingsvard. All of our 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. 
 

NARRATIVE HORIZONS

September 16 – December 9, 2017
Narrative Horizons presents the work of three women—Kay Healy, Sophia Narrett and Erin M. Riley—whose contemporary studio practices are heavily influenced by traditions steeped in functional craft and the handmade. Presented in conjunction with CraftNOW—a citywide exhibition examining the fluid boundaries that exist around art, design and craft—this show considers how contemporary revivals of sewing, weaving and embroidery reflect the continuing feminist interest in historical technique and play a crucial role in helping these artists understand the past while addressing identity in the present and future. Artist Talk: Thursday, October 19, 6:30 pm.
 
The Galleries at Moore: Bodyworks
 

BODYWORKS

September 16 – December 9, 2017

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, the Levy Gallery will be transformed into a multi-use performance space that will host a robust calendar of performances and community events. Unless otherwise noted, all events are free & open to the public and will take place in The Levy Gallery for the Arts in Philadelphia. For more information and to see a complete calendar, including a number of partner events, visit thegalleriesatmoore.org/bodyworks.

 

NICK LENKER

RECREATION: FIRST PERSON

September 16, 2017 – January 6, 2018

This exhibition addresses the complexities of dealing with identity and intimacy within virtual and digital spaces. Exploring voyeurism and performance of self, Philadelphia artist Nick Lenker uses hand-built ceramic objects, digital video and sound to transform the gallery 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. Artist Talk: Thursday October 12, 6:30pm.

 

ANDREA BALDECK & URSULA VON RYDINGSVARD: VISIONARY WOMEN

September 9 – November 11, 2017

The Galleries at Moore are pleased to honor both Visionary Women Awardees Andrea Baldeck and Ursula von Rydingsvard with presence in The Galleries’ fall exhibition season. 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 exhibition features a selection of photographs of craftsmen and women taken by Baldeck throughout her international journeys and a series of recent handmade paper by von Rydingsvard. 

 
The Galleries are celebrating The Parkway's 100th aniversary this fall.  Click here for information on The Parkway’s 100th