A solo exhibition by Amie Potsic
October 24 – December 5, 2015
Reception and artist talk: Saturday, November 7, 6 – 10 pm
Talk begins at 7 pm
Closing reception: Saturday, December 5, 1 – 5 pm
James Oliver Gallery
723 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA
James Oliver Gallery, located at 723 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA presents Enchanted Forest, a solo exhibition featuring renowned photographer and installation artist Amie Potsic. The exhibition will include a new large-scale photographic installation and a series of complementary prints. The exhibition begins on October 24 and runs through December 5. The artist reception will be on Saturday, November 7 from 6 – 10 pm with the artist giving a talk on her work in the gallery at 7:00pm. Gallery hours are Wednesday through Friday from 5 – 8 pm and Saturday from 1 – 8 pm or by appointment.
Amie Potsic’s works reference the sensory experience of being within the forest while encouraging us to appreciate and preserve its future. Her incarnate environmental explorations entice the viewer to connect with their own perception of nature in a manner that is simultaneously intimate and enchanting. This new series focuses attention on the beauty of the forest to create an appreciation for and protection of the environment. James Oliver Gallery invites audiences to experience these captivating and experiential works as Potsic transforms their contemporary and modern loft-style space located in historic Philadelphia.
In addition to this solo exhibition, artist Amie Potsic is currently exhibiting her installation work at the Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts through October 25th in New Eyes: Experimental Photography Today where she was awarded Best in Show for her piece Endangered Seasons. In addition to her photography and installation artwork, Potsic serves as the Executive Director of Main Line Art Center in Haverford, PA, and as Chair of the Artistic Advisory Board of the Art In City Hall program of the Office of Arts and Culture of the City of Philadelphia. She is also the curator of the current exhibition at Main Line Art Center called Modern Utopias, which is the featured exhibition of Panorama 2015: Image-Based Art In the 21st Century, the first annual Philadelphia-area celebration of the photographic image.
Enchanted Forest at James Oliver Gallery is presented in partnership with Inliquid and in conjunction with Panorama 2015: Image-Based Art in the 21st Century, the first annual Philadelphia-area celebration of the photographic image and its expansive role in contemporary mediums like digital photography, printmaking, video, film, animation, and gaming design, presented by Main Line Art Center. The two-month event features a dynamic and interactive evening festival, physical and virtual exhibitions, lectures, educational programs led by accomplished artists, and image-based exhibitions, programs, and 60+ events presented by over 35 Creative Partners across the Philadelphia area.
Amie Potsic is a photographer and installation artist living in the Philadelphia area whose work addresses cultural, personal, and natural phenomena through the lens of social responsibility. With 14 solo exhibitions and over 85 group exhibitions, Potsic has exhibited her work internationally at the Art Park in Rhodes, Greece; Museo de Arte Moderno de Bogotá, Colombia; Medfoundart di Cagliari, Italy; the Royal College of London; the Museum of New Art in Detroit; The Woodmere Art Museum, The National Constitution Center Museum, The Painted Bride and The Gershman Y in Philadelphia; Mission 17 in San Francisco; and 626 Gallery in Los Angeles. She was also featured in “Keystone 1”, the first Pennsylvania Photography Biennial, at Silver Eye Center for Photography in Pittsburgh. Her work has been published in or awarded by publications including The San Francisco Chronicle, Art Matters, The Photo Review, and The Philadelphia Inquirer. Potsic received her MFA in Photography from the San Francisco Art Institute and BA’s in Photojournalism and English Literature from Indiana University. She has held faculty appointments at the University of California at Berkeley, Ohlone College, and the San Francisco Art Institute and has been a guest lecturer at The University of the Arts, Ursinus College, and The International Center of Photography. Potsic is currently the Executive Director of Main Line Art Center in Haverford, PA as well as Chair of the Artistic Advisory Board of the Art In City Hall program of the Office of Arts and Culture of the City of Philadelphia.
James Oliver Gallery is a unique, contemporary loft-style art gallery nestled in the heart of Philadelphia’s historic area, above the world-famous Morimoto Restaurant. James Oliver Gallery features local, national, and international artists in the realms of painting, sculpture, mixed media, photography, and installation works and has been recognized by such notables as National Public Radio (NPR) and the Huffington Post.
Enchanted Forest will be on view from October 24 – December 5, 2015 at James Oliver Gallery, located at 723 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA. The gallery will host an artist reception on Saturday, November 7th from 6:00 – 10:00 pm with the artist speaking on her work at 7:00 pm. Gallery hours are Wednesday through Friday from 5:00 – 8:00 pm, Saturday from 1:00 – 8:00 pm, or by appointment. Admission is free.
For more information, please contact Amie Potsic at firstname.lastname@example.org or 610-731-6312 or James Oliver Gallery at JamesOliverGallery@gmail.com.
HOURS: Wednesday – Friday 5 – 8 pm
Saturday 1 – 8 pm or by appointment.
Admission is free.