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

Please join us for the opening reception of HICKEY, including works by Max Adrian, Kyle Vu-Dunn, Stephen Grebinski, Paul Peng, Curtis Welteroth and Justin Woody. The exhibition is curated by Fred Blauth and Eric Anthony Berdis.

HICKEY irreverently presents tales of intimacy and identity through the works of six queer men. By using traditional mediums such as paint, paper, pencil and fiber, then subverting their applications, the artists in the exhibition simultaneously make light of and shine light on, the absurdities of finding one’s self and then sharing with another. 

Aphrodisiacs have been sculpted from paper. Furries search for love. Dream homes become haunted houses. Floor to ceiling tapestries have been woven from hair. Voodoo dolls become dog toys. Beauty hurts. In an age where hetero normative social standards have begun to slip back into the LGBTQIA+ community, the artists in HICKEY stand by the strangeness that accompanies queerness. 

Opening Reception: Saturday, June 2, 6-9pm
On view: June 2nd-30th
Location: Little Berlin, 2430 Coral St, Philadelphia, PA 19125
Closing Reception: Saturday, June 30th, 6-9pm

Little Berlin is an undefined exhibition space run by 11 people who curate the space using a collaborative, do-it-yourself ethic. Individual members curate monthly exhibits in the main gallery space and members organize pop up exhibitions, poetry readings, performances and various community outreach events in the annex space. Little Berlin is home to Philadelphia's largest zine library. As an artist collective, it is unique for its focus on curation as well as its emphasis on experimental and innovative programming - supporting its overall mission to promote artists and ideas beyond the members' individual art practices.