Gallery 1, downstairs @ DVAA
Solo Exhibition of work by JRF Artist Prize recipient, Lucia Garzón
July 7th - 28th
July 7th, 6pm - 8pm
Thursdays - Sundays, 12-5pm
Lucia Garzon is a queer first generation Colombian American multidisciplinary artist who received a BFA from Tyler School of Art in 2018. Lucia’s work talks about the intersectionality between identity and culture through personal experience as a child of Immigrants. Focusing around the themes of labor, immigration, and family identity, Lucia navigates through personal narratives about her family arriving and creating foundation in the United States. Working mainly in performance and installation Lucia aims to shed light on the often invisible and silent stories of South and Central American immigrants. Lucia is currently living and working in Philadelphia, PA. Lucia Garzón is the winner of the DVAA open call for a grant-funded solo exhibition — generously funded by a donation from the Joseph Robert Foundation.
As a life-long artist, I was naturally drawn to the medium of photography at a young age. To me, photography is the art of painting with light and a profound way to share my perspective through shapes and stories. I've decided to tile my collection, "Penumbra." These photographs have an intentional tone of ambivalence; neither telling a story nor denying one. Like an eclipse that is constantly moving between worlds darkness and light. My subjects pose through empty narratives as notes of surrealist and contemporary photography meet cliche horror tropes. The body of work introduces a sense of strong character, captures the feigned product of limbo and perhaps provides evidence that expression can exist somewhere in-between light and shadow.
East Alcove Gallery @ International House Philadelphia
Group Exhibition, Juried by Bill Timmins
July 9th - September 19th
July 9th, 6pm - 8pm
Everyday, 8am - 10pm
Throughout the month of July, Lightbox Film Center at International House Philadelphia will present Shimmering Synths: The Film Music of Tangerine Dream. For over five decades the German electronic music group has created dreamy, minimalist soundscapes and iconic film scores. To a greater extent, the film score embodies the harmonious relationship between music and visual art forms. The interaction between the two has become an integral part of art theory and history, especially since the 20th century. Even when visual art and music do not overtly influence one another, they often share abstract qualities or similar external influences, such as cultural innovation, political movements, or technological developments.
Composition in Concert will accompany Lightbox’s programming as an exhibition showcasing visual artwork informed by or in conversation with music.
International House Philadelphia is located at 3701 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19104