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Living and Real

  • Kapp Kapp 333 South 13th Street, 19107 (map)
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Kapp Kapp is proud to present, for its inaugural show, Living and Real,

which connects the figurative and the abstract with a roster of artists.

Annelie McKenzie reverses the classical heritage of gender in art history with

mash-ups in style. Grace Weaver cartoons the everyday with figures drawn in

space. LaKela Brown fossilizes personal effects, earrings and necklaces, to

bring the present in touch with the past. Chelsey Pettyjohn stretches the

familiar into figurines that are carnivalesque. Eve Ackroyd cuts and pastes

to turn a flat canvas into a frieze. Gretta Johnson goes rogue with ideas of

color and shape. Ana Benaroya queers the bust in the robust and epic.

One way to inaugurate the space of a gallery is to invite in the eccentric.

Bodies and shapes that are drawn and pasted and pulled: bodies that do

not settle—but ripple instead with thighs and toes, bright impastos. Bodies

that hold piercings, produce tears, and mammalian milk. Forms that double,

double, toil and trouble to engorge our sense of the Living and the Real.

Text written by Desiree Mitton