Gina Michaels & Amie Potsic
April 24 – August 20, 2017
@ Rittenhouse 1715: A Boutique Hotel
1715 Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia, PA 19103
InLiquid presents an exhibition featuring artist members Gina Michaels and Amie Potsic, who utilize printmaking and photography to highlight intrinsic relationships between society and the natural environment. While Michaels’ work explores the structural and emotional relationships between humans and plants, Potsic is driven by her interest in environmental and climate change issues, creating work that addresses cultural, personal, and natural phenomena through the lens of social responsibility.
About the Artists
Gina Michaels’ bronze sculpture and monotype prints have been featured in numerous solo, group and public art exhibitions. In New York her work has been exhibited at Ceres Gallery, Prince Street Gallery and Paula Barr Chelsea. Other shows include Palm Springs Art Museum, El Paseo in Palm Desert, California; Grounds for Sculpture in Hamilton, New Jersey; Woodmere Art Museum, iMPeRFeCT Gallery, Gratz College, Projects Gallery, Center for Emerging Visual Artists, Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, Fairmount Park, City Hall and University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia; Keystone Art and Culture Center in Lancaster, PA; Washington Square in Washington, D.C. Fellowships include Virginia Center for Creative Arts, Vermont Studio Center, New Courtland Fellowship in Philadelphia, and upcoming Dorland Mountain in Temecula, California. Gina received an M.F.A. from University of Pennsylvania, a B.A. from Oberlin College, and studied intensively at the New York Studio School. Gina lives and works in Philadelphia, PA.
With 19 solo exhibitions and over 100 group exhibitions, Amie Potsic has exhibited her work internationally at the Art Park in Rhodes, Greece; The Royal College of London, England; Museo de Arte Moderno de Bogotá, Colombia; Medfoundart di Cagliari, Italy; the Museum of New Art in Detroit; The Woodmere Art Museum, The National Constitution Center Museum, The Painted Bride, The Gershman Y, and James Oliver Gallery in Philadelphia; Mission 17 in San Francisco; and 626 Gallery in Los Angeles. Potsic’s solo exhibition at James Oliver Gallery (Enchanted Forest) was selected for discussion by The Review Panel, presented by ArtCritical at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in 2015. In the same year, her work was presented at the Delaware Contemporary in New Eyes: Experimental Photography Today where she was awarded Best in Show. 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, The Delaware Contemporary, and The International Center of Photography. Potsic is currently the Executive Director & Chief Curator 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.
Decorating the intimate foyers of the Rittenhouse 1715 boutique hotel, InLiquid curates rotating exhibitions throughout the year of work by member artists.