The organization's Philadelphia Chapter showcases the work of seven artists exploring the connections between the personal and the political, the present and the past, and the human form and the natural world.
Artist Reception and Talk, Tuesday, September 9, 6-8 p.m.
Exhibit will be open from September 3 – 29, 2014
Holy Family Art Gallery, Education & Technology Center
Holy Family University, 9801 Frankford Ave, Philadelphia PA 19114
Through a variety of mediums, seven Philadelphia-based female artists will showcase their work at the Holy Family University Art Gallery this month in conjunction with the Women's Caucus for Art's Philadelphia Chapter, whose mission is to celebrate community through art, education and social activism.
"We are excited to bring the work of these spectacular artists to the campus," said Pamela Flynn, Professor of Art and Coordinator of Fine Arts at Holy Family University. "The mission of the university aligns closely with that of the Women's Art Caucus, with a nod to our responsibilities towards our community. By bringing this dynamic show to the university, we invite our community to visit and share in its wonder."
The seven artists each bring a unique perspective to the exhibit.
Rosalind Bloom connects past and present through her collages referencing Leonardo da Vinci, Cezanne and Duchamp, while Jude Lang considers childhood memories, giving them both personal and communal significance. Laura Petrovich-Cheney and Kristin Osgood Lamelas concern themselves with the landscape from the vantage point of their own bodies; one through the lens of a camera with an eye towards environmental responsibility and the other through her and her husband's own biological cells, maps, paint and wood.
Simone Spicer exhibits concern for the natural environment through her choice of sculptural materials—discarded cardboard and plastic milk jugs—and ties that aesthetic to the human form. Claire Giblin utilizes mapping as well, her abstracted figurative paintings acting as documentation of her wanderings through ancestral history.
Virginia Maksymowicz's hand-colored prints tie together the physical and metaphorical by looking at the literal incorporation of women's bodies into the structure of fountains, and the connotations inherent in using those figures to facilitate the flow of water.
This exhibit is part of Holy Family's monthly Gallery shows held throughout the academic year, each of which showcases a new and diverse exhibit featuring artists from around the world as well as Holy Family University's graduating art majors.
Holy Family University is a premier Catholic university offering 45 undergraduate, graduate and accelerated degree programs. The University's main campus is in Northeast Philadelphia, with additional locations in Bensalem and Newtown, Pennsylvania. Founded in 1954 by the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth as a private, not-for-profit, faith-inspired community, Holy Family University propels graduates to purpose-driven, values-centered lives through outstanding academic programs, flexible delivery options, manifold experiential learning opportunities, supportive career development and deep personal connections. Visit www.holyfamily.edu for more information.