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Talk: Benjamin F. Weaver and Mike Tanis

  • James Oliver Gallery 723 Chestnut Street, 19106 _ 4th Floor (map)
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James Oliver Gallery presents: RECONSTRUCT
Works by Benjamin F. Weaver & Mike Tanis.
Artist Talk: Thursday, March 21st // 6-8pm
February 23 - April 6, 2019

Please join us for the Artist Talk for RECONSTRUCT featuring Benjamin F. Weaver and Mike Tanis! These two incredible artists will be sharing their processes of planning and creating their multi-faceted and captivating works. Don't miss it! Thursday, March 21st from 6-8pm.

Playing on our perceptions of three dimensional forms, Weaver and Tanis encourage viewers to rethink the convention of the "beginning and end". Weaver's acrylic works create a structural entanglement as his use of color and placement drives the eye through abstracted shapes, creating and disproving paths and connections. In Weaver's words, "This duality of interacting visual opposites is what drives this series of work." Tanis' sculptural works have a fluidity encouraged by their unsolvable shapes and intertwining paths. Tanis works with kirigami (or "cut paper") at University of Pennsylvania to create creative solutions in scientific research. His sculptural works split the line between what occurs organically in nature and man-made innovative uses of space and motion.

Don't miss these captivating works on view through April 6 and a second chance to view our show Sacred Geometry at Hot-Bed.

Later Event: March 22
Laura Mecklenburger - Spell Craft