Friday, June 06, 2008

Fallon & Rosof Curate

Philly's Northern Liberties neighborhood is rapidly developing (no pun intended) into one of my favorite areas - it reminds me a lot of Brooklyn when I was a kid.

And Northern Liberty's Projects Gallery today opens their collaboration with curators and uber art bloggers Roberta Fallon and Libby Rosof in an exhibition simply titled ID.

This exhibition will put the gallery lights on a number of emerging Philadelphia artists united in pushing the boundaries of myth and persona in contemporary art. From what I know of the show so far, we will see video, performance, sculpture, and photography, as the exhibition explores "broad and self-focused concepts ranging from issues of applied identity to the id of the artist."

As Roberta and Libby put it, "the works are metaphorical in ways that come out of the core of who they are and what they see around them." Artists include:

Samantha Hill - Moore College of Art and Design
Andria Bibiloni and Carl Marin - Tyler School of Art
Jay Hardman, Alex Gartelmann, and Phil Jackson - The University of the Arts
Jamie Diamond, Katy Rose Glickman, and Sarah Zimmer - University of Pennsylvania

And Philadelphia-based artist Diedra Krieger from the Vermont College of Fine Arts.

ID opens tonight with an artist reception from 5-8 p.m. and continues through July 26. There will be a performance of artist Samantha Hill’s “Black Iconography” at 7 p.m. The reception is free and open to the public.

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