Inhabit: three variations on domesticity

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Inhabit: three variations on domesticity

September 2, 2021 - September 11, 2021

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Thomas Gartside • John Lindsay • Jason Thompson

Thomas Gartside has created a set of “hotels” for wild bees – temporary lodgings that can provide shelter for this endangered category of pollinators. While they inhabit an aesthetic space at the intersection of whimsy, craft and sculpture they are also a very practical solution – ready to be placed in a garden. These “hotels” will be on silent auction during the run of the exhibition, with all proceeds to benefit bee conservation.

To see all sixteen bee hotels in detail, with information on bidding: Bee Hotels

John Lindsay identifies particular vernacular objects (often tools) for close attention. He matches them with mounting surfaces and frames that further enhance their character, revealing them to be worthy works of art.

Jason Thompson‘s approach to both painting and sculpture employs a kind of reverse camouflage. While the normal visual aspect of an object is altered, it is not done in a way that causes it to become invisibly absorbed into the background. On the contrary, his objects become hyper-visible, but in a manner that causes the object’s ordinary function to disappear.

For an essay by Virginia Maksymowicz on Jason Thompson’s art: “Surface Event

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September 2, 2021
September 11, 2021
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Art on the Avenue Gallery
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Philadelphia, PA 19104 United States
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