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February 04, 2015

Six artists reimagine the city in new exhibit

Painted Bride Art Center presents "The City Real & Imagined"

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Too Many Heavens Painted Bride Mat Tomezsko/Painted Bride Art Center

Mat Tomezsko's "There Are Too Many Heavens To Ever Tell."

As part of InLiquid's Art for Action program, six artists have come together to create the exhibit "The City Real & Imagined: Urbanism, Identity and Identification." For the group show, each artist drew inspiration from their own experiences in cities and used that information to address issues like identity. 

Ceramic artist Roberto Lugo and painter Mat Tomezscko (whose work is above) worked together on a joint project called "I Was Of Three Minds: Understanding America Through Bluebirds and Blackbirds," which looks at representations of race and class in this country. The two previously worked together on InLiquid's "Juvenile In Justice" project.  

In their contributions, Amze Emmons explored feelings of abandonment found in city landscapes while Drew Leshko dissected gentrification and history in Kensington through sculpture. Jesse Krimes developed art work from objects and materials he could find while serving a 70 month prison sentence. Together, the six artists discuss a diverse range of topics. 

The exhibit will host a poetry reading and performance with C.A. Conrad and Frank Sherlock Thursday, Feb. 5, from 7 – 9 p.m. and a book signing with Richard Ross Saturday, March 7, at 1 p.m.

The City Real & Imagined Opening Reception

Friday, February 6
5-7 p.m. | Free admission
Painted Bride Art Center
230 Vine St.
(215) 925-9914