At the Philadelphia Airport: Experience Art Before Your Flight With These Installations

Taking flight in 1998, the Philadelphia Airport launched Art at the Airport: a nationally acclaimed exhibition program curated and directed by the Airport’s Exhibition Program. Since then, the program has made the airport home to hundreds of exhibitions, all featuring a wide variety of work from local artists. Designed to celebrate the Philadelphia visual arts community,  Art at the Airport welcomes travelers to the city, giving travelers just a small taste of its creative side.  

Currently exhibiting at PHL International, are several of our InLiquid Artists: Michel Delgado, Lyn Godley, Deirdre Murphy, and Sarah Zwerling.  Get to know a little bit about these artists below, and check out a small sneak-peak of what’s up at the airport!

 

Michel Delgado: The Gum Spotting Experience  

“Growing up in Senegal, on the west coast of Africa, life and art shared the same space. They were indistinguishable. As a young boy in Dakar, I learned that art is the tool I have for a direct and honest conversation with my own heart… I’m a self-taught painter, able to create in any medium, always painting work that is straightforward and personal, work coming from a place within me that is constantly loud and growing.”
— Michel Delgado, Artist Statement

A self-taught painter and illustrator Michael Delgado has taken inspiration from sidewalk gum for this latest exhibition of work at the airport in Terminal F. Gum on the sidewalk is of course, a staple in any urban environment, and Michel has taken that and stuck his own spin in the form of colorful and quirky paintings. 

 

 

 

 

Lyn Godley: SOAR

“Lyn Godley began her career in Fine Arts, and then spent 25 years working as a designer, bringing form and beauty to functional objects. Her work, done both individually and as a partner of Godley-Schwan (1984-1998) has been exhibited internationally and is in numerous public and private collections.”
— excerpt from Lyn Godley, Artist Biography

Lyn Godley is a fine artist that works with a variety of mediums, such as drawing, sculpture, lighting, and 3D. SOAR is an installation of light and sculpture that transforms Terminal C with its neon tubes. Like something out of science fiction, SOAR is a must-see. 

 

 

 

Deirdre Murphy: Sky Paintings

“Deirdre Murphy has been researching the effects of climate change on bird migration for several years, using the visual data that scientists share with her to conceptualize and execute her paintings.”
— Deirdre Murphy, Artist Statement

Spreading her wings, Deirdre Murphy has a series of paintings located in the halls between Terminals C and D that feature birds in flight as they travel across broad and colorful landscapes. 

 

 

Sarah Zwerling: Hamilton Street, Philadelphia

Sarah Zwerling is a Philadelphia artist that works in various digital mediums and printmaking for installations. Her work focuses on a blend between nature and urban architecture. You can find her display, Hamilton Street, Philadelphia, at Terminal A- East, in which she has shared the experience of what it is like to walk down the West Philadelphia residential street. 

Brian David Dennis

Transcendence is an important element in the artwork of Brian Dennis. He strives to capture the realm floating in my peripheral…

Transcendence is an important element in the artwork of Brian Dennis. He strives to capture the realm floating in my peripheral vision. Drawn to use common materials.…

Transcendence is an important element in the artwork of Brian Dennis. He strives to capture the realm floating in my peripheral vision. Drawn to use common materials.…

Jill Robostello

Jill Robostello's painting style invokes organic and anatomical forms that are aesthetically pleasing and provoke a meditative…

Jill Robostello's painting style invokes organic and anatomical forms that are aesthetically pleasing and provoke a meditative and emotional response.…

Jill Robostello's painting style invokes organic and anatomical forms that are aesthetically pleasing and provoke a meditative and emotional response.…

Susan C. Breitsch

Susan C. Breitsch is a Philadelphia-based artist who uses collage and mixed media to alter found images. …

Susan C. Breitsch is a Philadelphia-based artist who uses collage and mixed media to alter found images. …

Susan C. Breitsch is a Philadelphia-based artist who uses collage and mixed media to alter found images. …

Nicholas Kripal

Nicholas Kripal is an InLiquid artist member.…

Nicholas Kripal is an InLiquid artist member.…

Nicholas Kripal is an InLiquid artist member.…

Sandra Benhaim

Sandra Benhaim’s paintings are about place and take inspiration from landscape, but are not a representation of any specific…

Sandra Benhaim’s paintings are about place and take inspiration from landscape, but are not a representation of any specific location. She invites the viewer to engage with her paintings through memory,…

Sandra Benhaim’s paintings are about place and take inspiration from landscape, but are not a representation of any specific location. She invites the viewer to engage with her paintings through memory, imagination, and reverie.…

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