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Dig If You Will The Picture (The Body Electric)

  • Crane Arts 1400 North American Street Philadelphia, PA, 19122 United States (map)

Join us for the opening of Allan Espiritu's new body of work called Dig If You Will This Picture (The body Electric) on Thursday, Oct 11 at 6-9pm. 1st floor gallery of the Crane Arts Building. Free and open to the public. Parking our front and refreshments provided. 

With Dig If You Will This Picture (The body Electric), Espiritu asks his audience to participate in the creation of the work through the action of ripping, in hopes to create an awareness of one’s mobility. Diagnosed with a degenerative muscle condition, Espiritu explores and extends the limitation of his body through the actions of his audience. Creating a canvas that recontextualizes previous paper works until the “canvas” becomes thick, Espiritu (and his audience) rips away at layers revealing visceral and unexpected compositions and connections. This work brings Espiritu’s work to a new realm— a departure from the two-dimensional world of design into one that is 3D and sculptural.

Earlier Event: October 11
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