Image courtesy Nick Cassway
Opening Reception: Thursday, October 13 | 5 – 7 PM
On View: October 8 – November 10
CFEVA, Felicity R. “Bebe” Benoliel Gallery
The Center for Emerging Visual Artists (CFEVA) presents: Above the Sound of Ideologues Clashing, an 80-foot long experimental wall covering by artist Nick Cassway. The exhibition runs through November 10th and is a featured exhibition of the Philadelphia Open Studios Tour (POST).
Nick Cassway merges a fine arts practice with commercial design, iconography, and illustration to create vibrant works with bold and impactful imagery. Above the Sound of Ideologues Clashing is an immersive room-sized installation of a custom wallpaper pattern involving 80 sequential drawings that progresses and ultimately repeats over the four walls of CFEVA’s gallery space. In this narrative-based wallcovering, a fraught encounter takes place between a stage magician and a sorceress and erupts into a confrontation between their distinct approaches to using magic. Above the Sound of Ideologues Clashing brings to the foreground a conversation about the coexistence of oppositional forces, which is especially necessary in this politically and ideologically charged time.