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  • Ritual of Self: Isaiah Zagar’s Self-Portraits on Paper

    Friday, February 2, 2024 -through Sunday, May 12, 2024
    Time: All day

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    Though widely known for his large-scale public mosaics, Isaiah Zagar’s staggering collection of creations includes thousands of drawings, paintings, prints, and mixed-media works.  Ritual of Self: Isaiah Zagar’s Self-Portraits on Paper is a revelatory selection of never-before-seen mixed-media artworks. Between 1976 and 1993, Zagar worked daily on his self-portrait series and produced over 2,400 works during that time. Boundlessly energetic, moody, and experimental, the series evolved into a ritualistic practice of storytelling. Treated as a diary, the pieces incorporate found objects, photography, handwritten text, folk art, stamps, textiles, and painting materials. This exhibition reveals a look into Zagar’s obsessive, introspective, vibrating world- one that would eventually evolve even further with his public mosaics in the 90s through today.

     

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  • Threads of Transformation: Works by Krista Dedrick-Lai and Margaux McAllister

    Friday, May 17, 2024 -through Sunday, July 14, 2024
    Time: All day

    Description for Threads of Transformation: Works by Krista Dedrick-Lai and Margaux McAllister

    Pay-As-You-Wish Opening Reception: Friday, May 17, 2024; 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
    Tour & Talk: Tuesday, May 21, 2024; 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
    On View: May 17, 2024 – July 14, 2024

    “Threads of Transformation” showcases paintings, textiles, and sculptures by Krista Dedrick-Lai and Marguax McAllister. Dedrick-Lai and McAllister share their journeys of self-reflection and growth through womanhood and motherhood. Navigating brokenness, tenderness, and togetherness in these mixed-media works, they examine human connections and transformation.

    Krista Dedrick-Lai is a multidisciplinary Philadelphia-based artist whose work confronts the everyday struggles of motherhood, domesticity, and human connection. She earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Tyler School of Art and Architecture and her work is in the Philadelphia Museum of Art collection. She has had solo exhibitions in Philadelphia and Los Angeles. In her mixed-media works, she paints, weaves, and sews bittersweet realities to practice healing and acceptance.

    Margaux McAllister is a multidisciplinary artist whose masks and paintings express emotional states that challenge and define our identities. She received her Master of Fine Arts from the San Francisco Art Institute and her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Moore College of Art and Design. She resides in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania.

    With her rug-tufted masks and paintings, McAllister explores the complexities of motherhood, familial relationships, mental health, and healing. Her masks, figures, and animals are physical manifestations of feelings and self-expression. Joy, tenderness, anger, love, and frustration can be found in these works. Using the figure as the subject, McAllister analyzes the psychological impacts of self on familial relationships.

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  • After the Flowers Pass: Works by Amir Khadar

    Friday, July 19, 2024 -through Sunday, September 15, 2024
    Time: All day

    Description for After the Flowers Pass: Works by Amir Khadar

    Pay-As-You-Wish Opening Reception: Friday, July 19, 2024; 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
    Tour & Talk: Tuesday, July 23, 2024; 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
    On View: July 19, 2024 – September 15, 2024

    Amir Khadar is a multidisciplinary artist from Minneapolis, Minnesota who bridges the gap between fantasy and reality in otherworldly creations. In “After the Flowers Pass,” Khadar uses textiles and mixed-media to construct a post-apocalyptic world that reimages hierarchies in today’s society. Khadar liberates their figures and creates a visual language that centers on race, gender, and climate justice.

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