Artists: Noemi Armstrong · Aaron Asis · Lewis Colburn · Heejin Jang · Tom Judd · Eun Hye Kang · Tyler Klein · Mat Tomezsko Art in the Open (AiO) is a citywide event that celebrates artists, their inspirations for creating art, and their relationships with the urban environment. AiO debuted in June 2010, bringing a jury-selected group of artists to the Schuylkill Banks – from the historic Fairmount Water Works to Bartram’s Garden – to inspire new ways of seeing the river and the city it runs through. Each Spring, a new group of artists is chosen to for a three day event, creating new works of art outside, in a creative process open to everyone. Working over the course of four days, from May 16-18, 2014, thirty artists converged on Philadelphia’s Schuylkill River river path to create works of art that transcend the static view of a familiar setting and to share contemporary ideas of artistic practice. The UCAL gallery is privileged to show works from eight of the 2014 Art in the Open artists, who will exhibit a translation of their outdoor creations for our gallery. The works have undergone further development and exploration. The result is an exhibition that will transform the UCAL gallery into a stroll that conjures the open spaces themselves with works of art that become powerful touchstones of shared experience and individual discovery. ALSO! Ci-Lines is a temporary installation by Aaron Asis inside St. Andrew’s Collegiate Chapel Asis’s creative objective has long been fixated on isolating everyday areas/elements of the public realm, with a focus on highlighting their use and relationship to the broader urban landscape. This objective has resulted in works that have ranged from temporary interventions to permanent applications – with most feedback suggesting that more inclusive and interactive approaches to activating public space, are both appreciated and necessary. He works at the intersection between art, architecture and public space, and believes that this conceptual proposal merges these disciplines onto the perfect platform to playfully investigate temporary, site-specific forms with direct access to the community. Asis wants his work to be a part of a continuing movement, where art and community unite – to create a more transparent urban landscape and a more inspired (and interested) consumer of the experiential landscape that surrounds us all. Due to the unusual nature of this space and installation there is limited access for viewing. This installation will be open to the public at the following times: February 28, 12-4pm March 1, 12-4pm This project is in collaboration with students from the Penn Alexander School. The chapel is located at 4205 Spruce Street, directly across the street from the Arts League.
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