Featuring: Mark Havens
Gravy is proud to present Poetics of Place, a group exhibition of eight artists focusing on ideas of home, place and identity. The work was exhibited in Miami, FL at the Satellite Art Show in December 2017 during Miami Art Week. We are excited to bring the work back in Philadelphia for an encore showing.
What relationship do we have with our physical surroundings? How do these spaces factor into our concepts of home and identity? In a polarized political landscape, these questions seem ever more important. As the political powers question policies regarding immigration, environment and poverty, definitions of identity, home and place are brought to scrutiny. “The Poetics of Place” is titled in reference to Gaston Bachelard’s book, The Poetics of Space, which explores the phenomenology of architecture in relationship to the lived experience. This photographic exhibition examines humanity’s innate link with “Place”, historically, geographically, economically and culturally. Each artist, in their own way, explores a “topophilic” response to the nature of place. Artists included in this exhibition are: Rebekah Flake, Mark Havens, Neil Kohl, Sage Lewis, Ben Riley, Amy Ritter, Krista Svalbonas and Katie Tackman. Gravy also collaborated with designers Permanent Drift to create a special exhibition catalog which can be purchased at the exhibit along with other books, zines, and prints they have created.
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