Featuring: Jasmine Alleger
Opening reception on Fourth Friday, October 25 from 5 to 9 pm
3rd Street Gallery Hours: Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, 12 to 6 pm,
Fourth Fridays 5 to 9 pm
About Wanderlust: From Prague to Belgrade by Jasmine Alleger:
When my Grandmom (aka GMoney) made her grand farewell, I was lost,
broken, and ravished with grief, but a bit wealthier all the same. I packed
my bags, looking for peace. I took G’s gold (and a stuffed alligator) to
Prague, Budapest and Belgrade. What I saw was beautiful and unfamiliar.
The Romanesque architecture was every bit as inspiring as the rattle can
graffiti. I spent the weeks observing, crying and smiling. Even if just for a
moment, I found peace in hills of Prague. She never would have understood
why I picked Budapest, but she would have waited for my phone call from
the airport and delighted in my stories. We are different in that way. She
never had a passport and I’ve never been able to sit still. But I hope to love
as fiercely as she taught me was possible.
In the following year, I painted my observations. This is a show about
wandering, loving and longing.
About Jamine Alleger:
Jasmine Alleger is a Philadelphia based artist, originally from California.
She received her bachelor’s degree in drawing and painting from Portland
State University in 2010 and her Masters of Fine Art from Moore College of
Art & Design in 2013. Burren College of Art in County Clair, Ireland and
worked for the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program and The Sol LeWitt
Estate. Her work has been featured in numerous venues including
exhibitions at Site: Brooklyn in Brooklyn NY, The Blue Line Gallery in
Sacramento CA and BSquare Gallery in Philadelphia PA. In 2017, she was
awarded a solo exhibition and honorarium at North Charleston City Hall
from the City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department. Her work is
included in the corporate collection at Capitol One, Wilmington, DE. She is
currently a full member of 3rd Street Gallery in Philadelphia.