The Rainbow Show is a debut collaboration by 26 artists of Philadelphia CollageWorks. Each artist created small, monochromatic collages in appreciation of the spectrum as showcased in the rainbow. The hundreds of small works in this exhibition are hung by color: yellow, green, blue, purple, red, orange, brown, and black to create a glowing rainbow that surrounds the Da Vinci Art Alliance upstairs gallery. The diverse styles and techniques of the many artists involved are highlighted as they stand in ideological harmony in support of the Philadelphia LGBTQ community and of Black Lives Matter.
Philadelphia CollageWorks aims to achieve an appreciation of collage as an important and strong art form. We encourage collage artists to express their individuality and to collaborate in addressing current art and social issues in a meaningful and creative way. Although this work was created during traumatic experiences of Covid-19, The Rainbow Show hopes to become a symbol of unity, hope and better things to come.
This exhibition, with a different concept, was originally scheduled for June 2020. Due to the Covid-19 shut down, the exhibition was postponed. However, the artists of Philadelphia CollageWorks continued to meet via ZOOM and started making small monochromatic works together. It was at that point the new concept for the show was born creating two to four collages per person, in each of the eight colors.
The Rainbow Show coincides with World Collage Day on May 8th. Philadelphia CollageWorks will create collage kits to distribute to the Philadelphia community to encourage people of all ages to know the joy of making collages.
The Rainbow Show will be on view in Gallery 2 at Da Vinci Art Alliance beginning April 22nd and will be available as a video walkthrough shortly after.
InLiquid Member Annie Stone will be featured in this exhibition!
More information on this event can be found here.
Full list of artists:
Alan Lankin, Annie Stone, Arlene Solomon, Bernadette Colburn, Candace Stoudt, Catherine Gontarek, Colleen Hammond, Danielle Gatto, Deena Flanagan, Elsa Wachs, Felise Luchansky, Florence Weisz, Gregory Laut, Heather Sandler, Jay Roth, Kara Mshinda, Linnie Greenberg, Robb Spath, Rueben Das, Sandra Benhaim, Sandra Koberlein, Sharon Ostrow, Sue Apter, Virginia Conover, Wendi Furman, and Wendy Raskas Greenberg.