Re-materialize is open!

September 30, 2020

RE-MATERIALIZE

September 19 – December 20, 2020

Arthur Ross Gallery of the University of Pennsylvania is pleased to present Re-materialize featuring artists who have built their practices using materials sourced from discarded packaging, personal items, and architectural elements. Works by the Ghanaian-Nigerian artist El Anatsui reflect his career-long interest in the changeability of material culture and the unfixed nature of art. Brooklyn-based sculptor Shari Mendelson creates vessels that glow with the delicate iridescence of glass artifacts from the ancient world, despite the fact that they are made from discarded plastic bottles. Recent pieces by the California-based artist Alison Saar narrate the neglected history of Southern Black communities through experimental printmaking on vintage textile fragments and handkerchiefs. Jackie Milad, a Baltimore-based artist, incorporates elements from earlier works and found graphics into collaged canvases richly laden with symbols relating to her Egyptian and Honduran heritage.

 

El Anatsui, Untitled (Blue Metallic Eclipse), 2016; Intaglio print with collage and chine-collé; Courtesy of October Gallery, London and Factum Arte, Madrid

RELATED EVENTS (Virtual)

Use this link for all events: https://upenn.zoom.us/j/99578241978

Conversation with Shari Mendelson
Friday, October 9 at 12pm

Conversation with Jackie Milad
Friday, October 16 at 12pm

Re-assemble: Sound performance by June Lopez
Friday, October 23 at 12pm

Rematerializing Care: A Conversation with Dr. Roksana Filipowska
Friday, October 30 at 12pm

 

 

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