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Girl in the Garden: Danger in Paradise

  • HOT•BED 723 Chestnut Street _ Floor 2, 19106 (map)

"Girl in the Garden: Danger in Paradise" is a solo exhibition of new work by Amie Potsic addressing climate change through the complex viewpoints of girlhood, deforestation, and Magical Realism. With site-specific installations, photographs, and mixed media works, Potsic collaborates with Hot Bed, a unique fine art and horticulture gallery, to produce an incarnate exploration of female identity, the forested lifeblood of our planet, and the fate of humankind.

After photographing her daughter in the lush forests of the northeastern United States, the artist traveled to Paradise, California and surrounding forests (located in the desert upwind from her extended family’s home) to photograph the complete devastation caused by the deadliest wildfire in the state’s history. Personal experience underscoring the urgency climate change, Potsic intertwines visions of girlhood in a magical and enchanted nature with its unprecedented destruction caused by wildfires.

Harnessing the power of imagination, Potsic’s work is a call to action. Visitors will find shared resources for taking environmental action in their own lives, distinguishing this show from many fine art exhibitions on climate. From the artist’s perspective, the time for concern has given way to a time for swift and meaningful action.

Opening Reception is FREE and open to the public.

"Girl in the Garden: Danger in Paradise" runs September 14 – November 16, 2019, with an opening reception on Saturday, September 14, 2019, 6 – 10pm.

Earlier Event: September 13
HEKLER Medium: Clear Hold Build
Later Event: September 14
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