Visible Cities

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Visible Cities

June 21, 2019 - June 30, 2019

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Visible Cities
a group exhibition curated by Andrew Hart in Gallery 1

Opening Reception: Friday, June 21st

“Cities also believe they are the work of the mind or of chance, but neither the one nor the other suffices to hold up their walls. You take delight not in a city’s seven or seventy wonders, but in the answer it gives to a question of yours. or to the question it asks you, forcing you to answer…” Italo Calvino Invisible Cities

The city can be viewed simultaneously as a detailed layered creation or abstracted idea of unseen or surreal relationships, the city can be utilized to create and inspire the imaginary, the fantastic. As the author Italo Calvino created a dual image of the city, reading both the real and imaginary in his book Invisible Cities – this exhibit Visible Cities will posit two artist/architects to bring their sketchbooks, their lens for seeing the city to face each other revisiting and re-presenting their views of the city one an fantastic reality, the other rigorous imaginary – both showcasing their observations and delineations of the visible city.

Participating Artists:
Andrew Hart (curator)
Ben Leech
Betty Bluvshtein
Iken Cheng
Alyssa Moyer
and other collaborating artist exhibitors


June 21, 2019
June 30, 2019
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Da Vinci Art Alliance
704 Catharine Street
Philadelphia, PA United States
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