Inliquid Projects

The City Real & Imagined @ The Bride

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Amze Emmons, Drew Leshko, Roberto Lugo, Mat Tomezsko and guest artist Jesse Krimes

January 23 – March 7, 2015
First Friday receptions: February 6 and March 6, 5 – 7 pm
Poetry reading and performance with CAConrad and Frank Sherlock: Thursday, February 5, 7 – 9 pm
Talk and Book Signing with Richard Ross: Saturday, March 7, 1 pm (RSVP here.)

Painted Bride Art Center
230 Vine Street, Philadelphia

InLiquid presents The City Real & Imagined: Urbanism, Identity, and Identification, a group show featuring the work of five artists at the Painted Bride Art Center. Drawing inspiration from direct interaction with the urban environment, each artist’s work uniquely addresses issues surrounding identity formation, perception, and social consciousness. The exhibition features InLiquid artist members Amze Emmons, Drew Leshko, Roberto Lugo, and Mat Tomezsko, as well as guest artist Jesse Krimes. This exhibition is part of InLiquid’s Art For Action program, which uses art exhibitions as a platform for dialog, community events, and social awareness efforts.

Poetry reading and performance with CAConrad and Frank Sherlock: Thursday, February 5, 7 – 9 pm

CAConrad and Frank Sherlock will give a reading with an integrated performance at the Painted Bride Art Center in response to The City Real & Imagined: Urbanism, Identity, and Identification. The title of the exhibition is taken from a book of poetry by CAConrad and Frank Sherlock published in 2010 which provides poetic insight into the people and cityscapes of Philadelphia.

Frank Sherlock is the current poet laureate of Philadelphia, and a 2013 Pew Fellow for the Arts. Most recently, he is the author of Space Between These Lines Not Dedicated (ixnay press, 2014). Other projects and books include Neighbor Ballads (Mural Arts Program, 2011), Over Here (Factory School, 2009), The City Real & Imagined (Factory School, 2010) written with 2011 Pew Fellow CAConrad, and a collaboration with Brett Evans entitled Ready-to-Eat Individual (Lavender Ink, 2008).

CAConrad is the author of seven books including ECODEVIANCE: (Soma)tics for the Future Wilderness (Wave Books, 2014), A Beautiful Marsupial Afternoon (Wave Books, 2012), The Book of Frank (Chax Press, 2009/Wave Books, 2010). A 2014 Lannan Fellow, a 2013 MacDowell Fellow, and a 2011 Pew Fellow, Conrad also conducts workshops on (Soma)tic poetry and Ecopoetics.

Talk and Book Signing with Richard Ross: Saturday, March 7, 1 pm (RSVP here.)

“Juvenile-in-Justice” is a project by photographer Richard Ross to document the placement and treatment of American juveniles housed by law in facilities that treat, confine, punish, assist and, occasionally, harm them. To date, the project includes photographs and interviews with more than 1,000 juveniles at over 200 facilities in 31 states in the U.S., from detention, correction, and treatment facilities to group homes, police departments, and courtrooms. The work exists at the juncture of art, social practice, and politics.

Richard Ross will provide an indispensable visual dimension to the understanding of the juvenile justice system, revealing both the obsolete and effective practices currently serving juveniles.

Ross presents a humanizing survey of the lives and narratives of incarcerated youth. These powerful testaments will initiate discussion about this faulty system and where change must occur to better serve our most vulnerable kids.

This talk will be followed by a book signing of his new publication, “Girls In Justice.” Books will be on sale at the event and are also available for pre-order here.

Gallery Hours at the Painted Bride Art Center are Tuesday through Saturday, 12pm to 6pm.