Darkest Before Dawn: Art in a Time of Uncertainty is an exhibition of international artists that work in diverse media including painting, sculpture, photography, video, sound art and performance that explores a myriad of topical subject matter in a world of uncertainty. And similar to the exhibition’s title culled from the eponymous aphorism of a 17th century theologian, the exhibited artworks equally offer hope and, akin to an enlightening dawn, to break through one of the darkest moments we currently find ourselves in our collective, human history.
Not Forever receives the Carole Eisner Award for Sculpture
Check out the archive of the show A-ONE at Silvermine Galleries
70th A-ONE is a national competition/exhibition highlighting the diversity of work that is currently being made by established and emerging artists.
Juried by Barbara O’Brien, Independent curator and critic
Not Forever, 2020, Resin, plastic, mirror, epoxy, ink, and crystals, 82” h x 23” w x 13” d
Curatorial Statement from guest curator Patricia Moss-Vreeland
Creating this online exhibition, Remembering the Suffragists; 100 Years of Women Voting in the United States, I wanted to engage a large network of artists by making it an Open Call. I invited their participation in recognition of the Women’s Suffrage Movement, and questioned what that means to us as womxn, as well as to draw a connection to current and ongoing inequalities that still must be fought. I asked artists, how does this moment in time bring meaning to you? Art’s ability to represent history and personal narrative is its own form of activism.
Beyond The Trail of Tears, Arlene Rush, 2020, flock velvet, wood board, crystals, and digital archival collage, 12" x 12" x 1", Courtesy of the Sara M. Vance Waddell collection
Artist Studio Gallery @ Park Towne Place
2200 Benjamin Franklin Blvd
Philadelphia, PA 19130
Exhibition Dates: November 23, 2020 - January 17, 2021
Juried by artist Christina Massey
The USPS Art Project was started by artist Christina Massey as a call to action for her fellow artists to support the United States Postal Service amidst the COVID-19 crisis. The concept is simple, artists each begin artworks for their collaboration partners to finish, sending them to each other by mail. It is designed to help artists feel connected while practicing social distancing, and in doing so, supporting the financially struggling USPS at the same time.
Ever F_ _ ked The System, 2020, collaboration with Kate Fauvell, Mixed media collage, photography, fabric, wood, resin, and acrylic, 10" h x 8 ½" w x 1 ¼” d
Perils, 2020, Mask, wood, and acrylic, 5” h x 5” w x 3 ½” d
Pelham Art Center invited audiences to a virtual studio visit with artist Arlene Rush on Friday, May 29th 2020. She discussed her work, which consists of sculptural objects, installations and digital photography, explores issues surrounding women’s rights, gender and the political and social climate of this era. Rush addresses her latest series “Current Affairs” examining the current political state and how it affects gender identity, the “Me Too” movement, racism and human rights as a whole.