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. 

Marilyn MacGregor
Marilyn MacGregor
Scranton-based artist, Joseph Opshinsky, reflects the post industrial landscape of Northeast PA with renewed vibrancy in his award-winning, cut-paper collages.
Joseph Opshinsky
Joseph Opshinsky

Scranton-based artist, Joseph Opshinsky, reflects the post industrial landscape of Northeast PA with renewed vibrancy in…

Scranton-based artist, Joseph Opshinsky, reflects the post industrial landscape of Northeast PA with renewed vibrancy in his award-winning, cut-paper collages.…

Scranton-based artist, Joseph Opshinsky, reflects the post industrial landscape of Northeast PA with renewed vibrancy in his award-winning, cut-paper collages.…

Born in Buenos Aires, I grew up immersed in energy and color, inspired by the people, the art and architecture, the variance, intricacies and connections of colors and patterns. Today, with my Argentinean roots embedded in my soul, I employ an array of techniques to create an impressionistic series of autobiographical works.
Dora Ficher
Dora Ficher

Born in Buenos Aires, I grew up immersed in energy and color, inspired by the people, the art and architecture, the variance,…

Born in Buenos Aires, I grew up immersed in energy and color, inspired by the people, the art and architecture, the variance, intricacies and connections of colors and patterns. Today, with my Argentinean…

Born in Buenos Aires, I grew up immersed in energy and color, inspired by the people, the art and architecture, the variance, intricacies and connections of colors and patterns. Today, with my Argentinean roots embedded in…

Greg Kelly
Greg Kelly
My work is primarily in oils and focuses on urban street scenes and still life settings made up of vintage housewares and toys.  I am interested in all things old as I believe they have the most interesting stories to tell.  Buildings and objects from the past both bring back memories for those who have previously interacted with them, and discovery to those seeing them for the first time.  I work in a contemporary realist style, looking to bring to attention the beautiful design elements that already exist in the subjects that I paint.
Jean Broden
Jean Broden

My work is primarily in oils and focuses on urban street scenes and still life settings made up of vintage housewares and…

My work is primarily in oils and focuses on urban street scenes and still life settings made up of vintage housewares and toys. I am interested in all things old as I believe they have the most interesting…

My work is primarily in oils and focuses on urban street scenes and still life settings made up of vintage housewares and toys. I am interested in all things old as I believe they have the most interesting stories to tell.…

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