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DVAA is proud to host Shelter, a collaborative exhibition with Philadelphia Sculptors. The artworks address the theme of “shelter,” and submitting artists were free to communicate their intent with any three-dimensional media of their own choosing. Points of view range from the personal to the political—and everything in between. The theme of refugees and immigration resonated with many of the artists, and a number of them use their work to present a shared desire to create a safe haven for people fleeing unsafe environments. The nurturing and protective side of the natural world is represented by nests and trees, while its destructive side is shown through allusions to climate-driven calamities. No matter what the perspective, the art in Shelter draws attention to many urgent issues confronting us today.
Juror Elaine Crivelli is an artist and curator. Having spent many years away, she brings the benefit of her wide-ranging academic, artistic, and curatorial experience back with her as she returns to Philadelphia.