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PUBLIC OPENING RECEPTION:
Sunday, November 3rd, 1-3pm
AFTER PARTY & T-SHIRT SALE:
Tattood Mom – 530 South St, Philadelphia, PA
Sunday, November 3rd, 3pm
South Street from the 90’s is a solo exhibition of mixed-media works by Phoebe Murer. Phoebe uses layered paper and boxes to create sculptures that address how gentrification can destroy the personality of the neighborhood.
Due to rising rent and the struggle of small-business owners to keep up, South Street in Philadelphia looks and feels very different than it did in the 1990’s. TLA video, Tower Records, Pearl Paint, Zipperhead, Soho, and Book Trader are just a few of the small businesses that have been re-developed during the most recent phase of gentrification in Philadelphia. Phoebe Murer’s process of layering and recycling old materials into nostalgic landscapes preserves the memories of a space before the influence of forign investment. In the upstairs gallery at Da Vinci Art Alliance, Phoebe Murer’s 3D collages will bring some of the distant culture back to South Street.
After the opening reception at DVAA, there will be an after-party at Tattood Mom where the community is invited to color 90’s-inspired line drawings by Phoebe Murer. In addition to this activity, Tattood Mom will be selling 90’s-inspired screen prints by the artist.
In collaboration with this exhibition, there is an instagram account, @southstreetinthe90s, digitally collecting and archiving photos of South Street in the 1990’s.