More Space Brings More Art to Park Towne Place

Bardo Set I by Kristin Schattenfield-Rein

In the transitional time where commercial gallery spaces are changing in Philadelphia, InLiquid continues to redefine the gallery experience. With the support of Aimco, after much preparation, renovation, and curatorial strategy, InLiquid and Park Towne Place have expanded their gallery space by one more tower. In addition, two major pieces have been added to Park Towne’s permanent collection: the outdoor interactive sculpture Honey Locust by EKE and in the East tower Invisible Cities: The Benjamin Franklin Parkway Series by Maria Schneider

Pool Labyrinth by Nicholas Kripal

In the newly open-to-the-public North tower, Configuration: Nicholas Kripal kicks off the rotational exhibition space on its first floor. Kripal, who passed away in September 2016, was a central figure in the creative community in Philadelphia: a respected educator, influential to countless students as a ceramics professor and chair of the Crafts Department at Temple University’s Tyler School of Art, and head of the department’s Ceramics Program. As an artist, he was known for his deeply researched, site-specific art installations and elaborately constructed ceramic sculptures inspired by tools and objects from everyday life, such as hand tools and baking molds. Configuration celebrates Kripal’s work, life, and contributions to the arts and culture community. His exhibition will be up until April 2018.

 

 

Works by Colleen Keefe and Linda Brenner

Still serving as the central gallery space for InLiquid Art at Park Towne Place is the South Tower. Part of the Parkway 100’s Connections, InLiquid presents Architectonic Shift: an exhibition of four distinct artists telling the story of changing landscapes and cityscapes through art objects, actions, drawings, and installation, much like the evolution of The Ben Franklin Parkway. The artists Colleen Keefe, Kristin Schattenfield-Rein, Linda Brenner, and Margery Amdur together incorporate objects and imagery that are tied to a previous history, through recontextualization and iteration.  

 

 

Amass by Margery Amdur

 

 

While the two in-tandem exhibitions run with the newly added gems to Park Towne Place’s story, a new chapter filled with publicly accessed art, culture, and an open door for the community, begins for Philadelphia. We look forward to what this brightly lit path should bring. 

 

 

Bridget Purcell a mixed media visual artist who combines painting, conceptual color, installation, and collage techniques to explore cultural commentary and psychology.
Bridget Purcell

Bridget Purcell a mixed media visual artist who combines painting, conceptual color, installation, and collage techniques…

Bridget Purcell a mixed media visual artist who combines painting, conceptual color, installation, and collage techniques to explore cultural commentary and psychology.…

Bridget Purcell a mixed media visual artist who combines painting, conceptual color, installation, and collage techniques to explore cultural commentary and psychology.…

The beauty of nature, the grit of the city; an angry song and a positive attitude. It’s the contrast of our surroundings and the complexity of everyday life that inspires the artwork of Jodi Cachia.
Jodi Cachia

The beauty of nature, the grit of the city; an angry song and a positive attitude. It’s the contrast of our surroundings…

The beauty of nature, the grit of the city; an angry song and a positive attitude. It’s the contrast of our surroundings and the complexity of everyday life that inspires the artwork of Jodi Cachia. …

The beauty of nature, the grit of the city; an angry song and a positive attitude. It’s the contrast of our surroundings and the complexity of everyday life that inspires the artwork of Jodi Cachia. …

Jessica Demcsak creates sculptural paintings on various types of wood that focus on the rise of storms due to climate change. Most of her subject matter is architectural in nature however she lalso breaks down the various elements into abstract line and shape. Demcsak photographs places that have endured catastrophic storms and uses them in her paintings such as Hurricane Katrina, Sandy, and Maria.
Jessica Demcsak

Jessica Demcsak creates sculptural paintings on various types of wood that focus on the rise of storms due to climate change.…

Jessica Demcsak creates sculptural paintings on various types of wood that focus on the rise of storms due to climate change. Most of her subject matter is architectural in nature however she lalso breaks…

Jessica Demcsak creates sculptural paintings on various types of wood that focus on the rise of storms due to climate change. Most of her subject matter is architectural in nature however she lalso breaks down the various…

Currently working with fiber-reactive dyes on silk, Dianne employs deconstructed silk screening, direct-painting, and discharge to produce her works.
Dianne Koppisch-Hricko

Currently working with fiber-reactive dyes on silk, Dianne employs deconstructed silk screening, direct-painting, and discharge…

Currently working with fiber-reactive dyes on silk, Dianne employs deconstructed silk screening, direct-painting, and discharge to produce her works.…

Currently working with fiber-reactive dyes on silk, Dianne employs deconstructed silk screening, direct-painting, and discharge to produce her works.…

Phyllis Gorsen, a Philadelphia based painter, creates contemporary paintings that are a beautiful mixture of abstract and representation. She uses vibrant color and geometric elements blended with figuration. Her work is about how we are all connected through the commonality of everyday elements.
Phyllis Gorsen

Phyllis Gorsen, a Philadelphia based painter, creates contemporary paintings that are a beautiful mixture of abstract and…

Phyllis Gorsen, a Philadelphia based painter, creates contemporary paintings that are a beautiful mixture of abstract and representation. She uses vibrant color and geometric elements blended with figuration.…

Phyllis Gorsen, a Philadelphia based painter, creates contemporary paintings that are a beautiful mixture of abstract and representation. She uses vibrant color and geometric elements blended with figuration. Her work is…

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