I'm excited to be a part of Salvage, curated by Christopher Jobson, founder of Colossal, at Paradigm Gallery in Philadelphia. The exhibition opens Friday, January 22, and there will be an online Q & A with the curator and artists at 5:30 pm EST. The Q & A is free with limited space available. (RSVP here). Salvage is a group exhibition featuring new work by Yurim Gough, Debra Broz, André Schulze, and the Recycled Artist in Residency (RAIR).
From the gallery: In a culture awash in disposable objects and materiality, it is seemingly impossible to determine what has finally outlived its usefulness or nostalgic pull only to be relegated to storage, the thrift store, or finally, the landfill. This faded sentiment is just the beginning of the journey for this group of four artists who use their abilities to miraculously salvage fragments of tradition and culture that were destined to be lost, relegated to the periphery, or buried forever....
From her studio in L.A., artist Debra Broz morphs the dusty porcelain animals from an antique curio into wholly new hybrid creatures. At once hilarious and jarring, she deftly shatters and reassembles each figure to introduce duplicate limbs, heads, or tails. As if tampering with the DNA of an industrial porcelain workshop itself, the cross-species organisms appear wholly intentional and disturbingly cute.
Read more about the exhibition here.