Found and Made

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Found and Made

May 4 - May 25


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DVAA is pleased to present Found and Made, a two-person exhibit by photographer, Howard Brunner and sculpture artist, Carol Wisker. An exploration of the city around them, Found and Made represents a journey of discovery and reconciliation.

For Howard, an intuitive process of unconscious artmaking, finding and photographing anything that draws him in. All the images were shot with a handheld camera on long walks around Philadelphia, with no agenda, ambition, or intention to make art. Howard’s process is a matter of becoming immersed in the spectacle of the urban environment and noticing those moments when he feels emotionally or psychologically connected to what he sees. Through his photographs, Howard is able to capture an intimate view of Philadelphia through his eyes and lens.

For Carol, Found and Made became an outlet in coming to terms with the current themes that are dominant in today’s culture – racial injustice, environmental disruption, feminism, and gun control. Everyday found and recycled objects became her canvases. The mannequins, furniture and cloth or wood objects are used as metaphors in her sculptural creations. Fabrications often contain labor-intensive processes of coiling, deconstruction of textiles, wrapping of wire or cutting thousands of individual medallions of raw, natural cotton cording. Once assembled, these artistic outputs become analogous to the surfaces of the body, the surfaces of our environment or reflect personal or collective psychological tension.

Both artist coming to terms with the city around them through different processes, Found and Made offers a unique view of Philadelphia. Found and Made by Howard Brunner and Carol Wisker will be on view in Gallery 1 at Da Vinci Art Alliance beginning May 4th, and will be available as a video walkthrough shortly after. The opening reception of the exhibit will be held on May 5th, from 5-7pm.

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Da Vinci Art Alliance
704 Catharine Street
Philadelphia, PA United States
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