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Opening: Rise and Shine

  • Paradigm Gallery 746 South 4th Street Philadelphia, PA, 19147 United States (map)

Paradigm Gallery + Studio is pleased to present Rise and Shine, an exhibition of new works by Luke O’Sullivan, on view from September 22 - November 11, 2017. The show includes a series of 6 multicolor silkscreen prints and several new sculptures.

O’Sullivan creates invented buildings, places, and objects describing unexplored worlds conjuring a sense of discovery and adventure. Rise and Shine represents a shift from the artist’s earlier work featuring structures, facades, and panoramic landscapes toward a more detailed approach. These new works depict encapsulated, floating environments devoid of humans. The sculptural objects are keepsakes or relics from these faraway places. Each piece plays with the shifting relationships between two and three dimensions, surface and underworld. O’Sullivan’s recent screen prints introduce color, imbuing these works with a certain levity and illustrative quality.

The playful nature of O’Sullivan’s work draws from Nintendo games, maps, science fiction movies, and movie set design. Likening his process to a lego set, the artist employs screen printed drawings in order to assemble two- and three-dimensional works that depict cities, labyrinths, and fantastical objects that embrace themes of exploration and adventure. Each drawing and sculpture contributes to an ongoing catalogue of a strange and invented world. 

*All involved parties (gallerists and artists) are available for comment or other media requests.*

* * If you would like to receive the digital collector preview for this exhibition prior to the opening, please email* * 

Friday, September 22nd • 5:30pm - 10:00pm

Friday, October 27th • 5:30pm - 10:00pm

Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays • 12:00pm – 6:00pm
And 7 days a week by appointment: / (267)266-0073

Paradigm Gallery + Studio / 746 S. 4th Street, 1st Floor / Philadelphia, PA 19147

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