“Relational Chemistry” is set to open at Ivben Studios on October 16th, 2018 featuring a collection of works by Philadelphia based contemporary artist across multiple practices.
ArtAboveReality is pleased to present “Relational Chemistry: An Introspective of Urban Experience”, a group survey highlighting nineteen contemporary artists in the city of Philadelphia. Focusing on their grassroots origins, “Relational History: A Introspective of Urban Experience” speaks to the artists using their practice to realize and then share their identities, an entrance, for the viewer, into the artist’s inner selves.
With urbanism being diverse and lively, advancing in technology, and shifting capital investment, It is shaped by power and wealth, as well as imagination and labor layered with intertwined cultural and social histories. The work manifests itself in facets of paint, sculpture and interactive installations, centering on interpretation of culture, society, identity and the complex but meaningful conversations relating to contemporary issues of urbanism and human chemistry. While the members of this show come from diverse backgrounds, it is this chemistry that tie their experiences and practices together.
Artists In The Exhibition:
Aubrie Costello, Holly Colaguori, Bariq Cobbs, Nema Etebar, Claes Gabriel, Kenneth Jackson, Caryn Kunkle, Nile Livingston, June Lopez, Alloyius McIlwaine, IvbenTaqiy, Taji Ra’oof Nahl, Dejeonge Reese, Serena Saunders, Richard Tenaglia, Ellen Tiberino, Gabe Tiberino, Raphael Tiberino, and Derrick Woodyard.
The exhibit will be on view to the public October 16th through 20th. Press release and show imagery available upon request. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. “Relational Chemistry: An Introspective of Urban Experience” is located at 3239 Amber Street., Philadelphia, PA 19134. Stay updated with ArtAboveReality on Instagram (@ArtAboveReality) via the hashtags #ArtAboveReality, #RelationalChemistry. Also visit us at https://www.artabovereality.com. All images are subject to copyright. Gallery approval must be granted prior to reproduction.
Badir McCleary is an independent curator and advisor in Los Angeles. He holds a MA in Arts Business from Sotheby’s Institute of Art, London with an undergraduate degree in Internet Computing from Cabrini University. In 2013, Badir created the art review and critique web space ArtAboveReality.com to focus on the educating underserved artists in the Art Market. Through dialogue and research, he hopes to educate and introduce collectors to trends and strategies to help build valuable collections. Badir was the Director of Gallery 38 (Los Angeles), a project that produced exhibitions for emerging artists of color in South Los Angeles and helped contribute to several public projects globally, helping artists transform communities through visual aesthetics.
Ivben Studios is located at 3239 Amber Street, Philadelphia, PA 19134.
Badir McCleary Editor in Chief
Badir McCleary is an independent consultant. He holds a M.A. in Arts Business from Sotheby’s Institute of Art (Los Angeles/London) where he focused on creating art markets and with an undergraduate degree in Internet Computing from Cabrini University focusing on e-commerce and digital trends. Badir enjoys working with artists and consider them crucial to informing his practice.
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