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Opening: Absurd!

  • Little Berlin 2430 Coral Street Philadelphia, PA, 19125 United States (map)


Craft Beyond the Limit


Recommendation for a Landmark
New works by Danica Radoshevich

February 3rd - 26th
Opening Reception: February 3rd, 2018 // 7pm - 9pm
Gallery Hours: Sundays 12 - 4pm + By Appointment

Little Berlin is pleased to present two new shows; Absurd! a group exhibition of artists working in traditional craft vernaculars to create absurdist objects and push against the historical presumptions of functionality, and Recommendation for a Landmark, a section of new works by Danica Radoshevich.. 
There will be an opening reception for both shows on Saturday, February 3rd from 7pm - 9pm.

Absurd! is a collection of multimedia works from artists working with traditional craft methodologies. Whether focusing on ceramics, woodworking, sewing, metal smithing, and tromp l’oeil painting, the each artist’s practice moves beyond the functional and the domestic tropes of craft. Whether the uneasy examination of domestic space seen in Paul Rouphail’s obsessively precise illusionist paintings or the ludicrous eroticism of Emily Culver’s mixed media sculptures, all of the work in consciously pushes back against the self-seriousness of contemporary craft while maintaining a dedication to precision and care.

Featured Artists:
Sutton Demlong, Baltimore, MD
Emily Culver, Gatlinburg, Tennessee
Danielle O’Brein, Washington, D.C.
Robert Aiosa, Tampa, Florida
Paul Rouphail, Philadelphia, PA

In Recommendation for a Landmark, Danica Radoshevich has created a body of work exploring the dissociative space of American motorways. Mining the forms of strip malls, roadways and construction signage, Radoshevich’s new pieces reflect on the structures made invisible through constant overexposure in daily urban life. Sitting in between painting, sculpture and installation, these artworks ask the audience to reconsider the mental geographies of banal lived experience, embracing a new context for the unassuming.

Curated by Little Berlin member Alex Schechter

Earlier Event: February 3
Opening: AFTER(work)