A Visit to Jennifer Baker’s Studio – Viewing and Documenting Changes in Northern Liberties

Four flights of stairs up in a 100-year-old warehouse, Jennifer Baker creates her empowering paintings and beautiful sculptures in a high-ceiling fortress filled with giant windows that filter in the endless natural light.

It’s a dream come true—almost. The Northern Liberties neighborhood was once known for its rustic and artistic neighborhood filled with color, energy, and great views. Today, a new community is making its way in through giant townhomes right in front of Baker’s eyes. In response, she is documenting these changes not only from walking around the neighborhood but also from looking right outside her window as a perfect view of Philadelphia turns into a wall of gray siding.

Changing Philadelphia from InLiquid on Vimeo.

 
To see her works, visit Jennifer Baker’s Northern Liberties Paintings: 1970-2017. The exhibit will take place from August 10 – September 29 in Crane Hall.  

Anne D. Marble
As my concern for our planet grows daily, I make art to express this, in the beautiful, mysterious language of abstraction. For the last 6 years I have been painting about our climate crisis in a series on rising waters, rain, birds, coral, forests and lost ice. I show both the beauty and desecration of our environment. I convey feeling through the use of color and movement.
Pamela Tudor

As my concern for our planet grows daily, I make art to express this, in the beautiful, mysterious language of abstraction.…

As my concern for our planet grows daily, I make art to express this, in the beautiful, mysterious language of abstraction. For the last 6 years I have been painting about our climate crisis in a series…

As my concern for our planet grows daily, I make art to express this, in the beautiful, mysterious language of abstraction. For the last 6 years I have been painting about our climate crisis in a series on rising waters,…

Paula Cahill's abstract paintings, comprised of single continuous meandering lines, often have the luminous quality of a LED light or screen and invite participation by the viewer.
Paula Cahill

Paula Cahill's abstract paintings, comprised of single continuous meandering lines, often have the luminous quality of a…

Paula Cahill's abstract paintings, comprised of single continuous meandering lines, often have the luminous quality of a LED light or screen and invite participation by the viewer.…

Paula Cahill's abstract paintings, comprised of single continuous meandering lines, often have the luminous quality of a LED light or screen and invite participation by the viewer.…

Mark Thellmann
Carole Loeffler's red fiber and soft sculpture obsessively accumulated, stacked and sewn to replicate feelings of peace and awe.
Carole Loeffler

Carole Loeffler's red fiber and soft sculpture obsessively accumulated, stacked and sewn to replicate feelings of peace and…

Carole Loeffler's red fiber and soft sculpture obsessively accumulated, stacked and sewn to replicate feelings of peace and awe.…

Carole Loeffler's red fiber and soft sculpture obsessively accumulated, stacked and sewn to replicate feelings of peace and awe.…

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