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VOX XIV: Omnipresent Elsewhere

  • Vox Populi 319 North 11th Street \ Floor 3 Philadelphia, PA, 19107 United States (map)
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Join us on Friday, July 13 from 6-10pm for the opening reception of VOX XIV: Omnipresent Elsewhere!

Juried by Didier William, Associate Professor of Art at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia, VOX XIV: Omnipresent Elsewhere is Vox Populi’s 14th annual juried exhibition. The exhibition features work by 20 contemporary artists from across the country selected from a pool of over 300 applicants.

Omnipresent Elsewhere is an excursion in the hidden and yet nameless spaces of our world. “Even a cursory glance at the world we’ve built reveals some of the monumental cultural shifts that are at play in the present moment,” said Didier William. “The artists in the exhibition Omnipresent Elsewhere provoke us to direct those glancing gazes elsewhere. They insist on materials that have been neglected, bodies that have been rendered invisible and spaces yet to be named. Their objects imagine potential futures and attempt to reignite our empathy for things unknown.”

FEATURING WORKS BY
Max Adrian, Shwarga Bhattacharjee, Andrew Brown, Holden Brown, Autumn Casey, Haoran Chang, Susannah Dotson, Emily Erb, Matt Ferranto, Benjamin Grzenia, Jamie Hamilton, Erick Hernandez, Gralin Hughes, Will Hutnick, Katherine Mann, Elena Ordille, Samuel Thuman, Thomas Wixo, Sasha Phyars-Burgess, and Asha Sheshadri.

ABOUT THE JUROR
Originally from Port-au-prince Haiti, Didier William received his BFA in painting from The Maryland Institute College of Art and an MFA in painting and printmaking from Yale University School of Art. His work has been exhibited at the Bronx Museum of Art, The Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach, The Fraenkel Gallery, Frederick and Freiser Gallery, and The American Academy of Arts and Letters. He was an artist in residence at the Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation in Brooklyn, NY and has taught at Yale School of Art, Vassar College, Columbia University, and SUNY Purchase. His work has been reviewed by Hyperallergic, Two Coats of Paint, Los Angeles Times and New York Times. He is currently Associate Professor of Art and the Chair of the MFA Program at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia. More info: http://www.didierwilliam.com

IMAGE: Katherine Mann, Dunhuang 5, 2016. Acrylic and silkscreen on woven paper, 51 x 82 inch. Courtesy of the artist.