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Beauties of the Common Tool

  • Gravy Studio 910 North 2nd Street, 19123 (map)

Join us for First Friday Opening Reception of 'Beauties of the Common Tool' on June 7th, 6-9pm featuring artists who combine photography and elements of sculpture.

Roxana Azar
Jen Blazina
Will Douglas (featuring collaborations with Matthew Wicks)
Maria Möller
Cecilia Paredes
Makeba Rainey

Documenting objects with photography slowly transformed into its own artform with artists like Man Ray, Duchamp, Hans Bellmer, creating pieces which intertwined the two mediums. This exhibition at Gravy Studio titled; Beauties of the Common Tool, references Walker Evans’ famous portfolio of photographs of ordinary tools in the 1950’s. Today everyone used a new “common tool”; the photographic camera to document their lives and manipulate their world into art. While digital technology has created imagery only used on a screen; this exhibition hopes to explore ways photographers are using materiality, the body, textures, objects, and installation to create multi dimensional pieces which expand our definition of photography.

Drinks sponsored by POWERS Irish Whiskey
Music by Mother MaryRose

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Earlier Event: June 7
Alex Garant & Kristen Egan
Later Event: June 7
Being on a Seesaw