El Mundo Vibrante de la Familia Lorenzo/ The Vibrant World of the Lorenzo Family
On View: May 1 – June 28, 2020
Opening Reception: Friday, May 1, 2020; 6:00 – 9:00 PM
Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens is excited to exhibit the stunningly colorful paintings of la Familia Lorenzo, a prominent, long-standing family of folk artists from Guerrero, Mexico. This exhibition will showcase hundreds of works that celebrate their country’s folklore and tradition.
Adam Crawford: Eyes on Many Sides
On View: July 3 – August 30, 2020
Opening Reception: Friday, July 10, 2020; 6:00 – 9:00 PM
Street artist Adam Crawford is known for his colorful swirls, intense patterning, and surrealistic imagery. His murals are a product of “stream of consciousness” design, which are directly drawn from brush-to- wall and painted to fit the environment they inhabit. Eyes on Many Sides will showcase Crawford’s works made with acrylic and spray paint and featuring radiating mandalas, geometric shapes, and fanciful creatures from his psychedelic world.
Matty Geez: You Never Lived in the Desert
On View: September 4 – November 8, 2020
Opening Reception: Friday, September 11, 2020; 6:00 – 9:00 PM
Philadelphia artist Matty Geez creates desert-like environments of bright and flamboyant cacti by using accessible materials like wood skewers and painted foam. His scenes are inspired by the set design of ‘80s and ‘90s “B” science-fiction film and TV, mixed with his focus on queer visibility. The materials Geez uses to build these works plays with soft versus sharp, approachable versus guarded, and masculine versus feminine. These concepts blend together to challenge the binary of stereotypical gender identities.