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.  

Susanna W. Gold, PhD, is an art historian & independent curator working with private, commercial, corporate and institutional clients to curate art exhibitions and build art collections.
Susanna W. Gold
Susanna W. Gold

Susanna W. Gold, PhD, is an art historian & independent curator working with private, commercial, corporate and institutional…

Susanna W. Gold, PhD, is an art historian & independent curator working with private, commercial, corporate and institutional clients to curate art exhibitions and build art collections.…

Susanna W. Gold, PhD, is an art historian & independent curator working with private, commercial, corporate and institutional clients to curate art exhibitions and build art collections.…

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Rachel Blythe Udell

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Adam Erlbaum
Adam Erlbaum

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Stephanie Rogers

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Brooke Lanier

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Brooke Lanier creates colorful, detailed, meditative watercolor and oil paintings of interactions between nature and architecture. They combine elements of figurative and abstract painting.…

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