June 22, 2016
Two themes. Two cities. Thirty-two artists were each asked to create two pieces, one about "Growth" and one about "Decay." The pieces on "Growth" will be featured at South Philly's Paradigm Gallery + Studio beginning June 24, while the "Decay" pieces will be showcased at Antler Gallery in Portland a week later.
The friendship between the West Coast and East Coast galleries stemmed from working with a handful of the same artists. Caitlin McCormack, Drew Leshko and Jeremy Hush are among the Philadelphia-based artists who exhibit with both spaces.
Since both galleries have similar tastes in art, they decided to pair up for a bicoastal exhibit. Philly gets a chance to discover new Portland artists and vice versa.
For those interested in seeing the pieces side-by-side, since Portland isn't exactly nearby, Paradigm Gallery + Studio's website features a sneak peak of the artists' work.