Inliquid Projects

InLiquid @ Shipley

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Featuring Ben Woodward

November 18 – December 20

The Shipley School
814 Yarrow Street
Bryn Mawr, PA

Ben Woodward was born in West Philadelphia in 1974. He is a founding member
of the artist group Space 1026, and he has shown in galleries and museums
from South Philadelphia to Japan. He currently lives with his wife, Chi;
daughter, Atari; and their one-eyed pug, Leroy.

The Dancing Critter series are part of The Graffiti For Five Year-Olds
Project, which grew from father-daughter drawing sessions.

“I was interested in the way she interpreted my art and the process of
drawing. I wanted her to be more engaged in the world around her and to
know she had a place in it. We would make drawings together at home that
I’d take to studio and clean up. I made prints from these and put them up
around the neighborhood. The prints were placed at little kid eye level and
I would wait for her to find them.”

Atari Woodward was not the only one to notice these characters. Spotting
Ben’s Dancing Guys became a neighborhood ritual, enjoyed by children and
adults. A friend near the corner of 4th and Brown offered Ben wall space
for a mural. Here one can see a great gathering of Dancing Guys, an index
of some of the many characters.

With 10 x 10 works by:

Chogrin Muñoz (aka Joseph Game)

Brooke Hine

Colleen Hammond

Melinda Steffy

Jonathan Pinkett

Rebecca Gilbert

Margaux Kent

Keith Breitfeller

Brad Carney

Kara LaFleur

David Guinn

Walter Kent

El Toro (Justin Nagtalon)

Anne Canfield

Deborah Curtiss