PAFA MFA STUDENT, LORENA SFERLAZZA SHOWS HER RECENT WORK IN OUR
NEW GALLERY SPACE, LOWER LEVEL
a hid·ing place
1. a space of reckoning
2. a temporary shelter from external threat or danger
We are sheltered in walls like a hiding place. In the city of Philadelphia where we live, these walls shield us, providing retreat from the outer world. However, they are also subject to invasion, demolition, and rapid gentrification: eroded by time and trauma to protect what's within.
I make paintings of decaying walled facades in the post-industrial landscape. Sourcing sites from memory and experience, I paint the histories of human interaction these walls absorb, like transitory records or scars on a body. I am inspired by the many metaphors implied by the term wall in relation to hiding: "walling something in" protects or conceals, whereas "letting your walls down" exposes truth. My paintings-weathered, rusted, carved, pressed, burned, bruised-re-interpret battled exteriors to make transience, and our own struggle against time, palpable.
For more info on the artist: lorenasferlazza.com
WHO : Lorena Sferlazza, MFA Student at The Pennsylvainia Acadamy of Fine Arts
Twenty-Two Gallery B - lower level
WHEN : Show runs May 17, 2019 to June 2, 2019
Opening Reception is May 17th, 6-9 pm
WHERE : Twenty-Two Gallery - gallery B
236 S. 22nd St. Philadelphia, PA 19103
"gallery B" is our new additional gallery space located in our lower level.
About Lorena Sferlazza:
Lorena is a final year MFA student at PAFA
About Twenty-Two Gallery:
Since 2003, Twenty-Two Gallery has been showing local emerging and established artist's work. The gallery represents 22 artists that work in many mediums including oil, pastel, watercolor, photography, sculpture, various printing processes as well as mixed media. This bright space with great light, nestled in Philadelphia's premier neighborhood Rittenhouse Square. Twenty-Two Gallery is pleased to announce the Grand Opening of "gallery B" our new additional gallery space located in our lower level.
Owned by Shawn Murray, the gallery is also the permanent home of the Bruce Murray Collection of original photography depicting vintage baseball images and Americana from the early 20th century.
For more information: www.22gallery.com