Reception: Saturday, May 8, 5-7pm
In the last 30 years, interest in figurative painting has returned worldwide. Philadelphia’s own rich native tradition of image-based painting has grown as the city’s artists have followed pluralistic and often idiosyncratic paths. Offering a range of approaches to imagery, meaning, and metaphor in contemporary painting, this exhibition, curated by Sarah Roche, offers a unique Philadelphia vision of figurative and narrative painting.
This exhibition features the works of 17 exceptional Philadelphia artists: Anne Canfield, Mike Cole, Sidney Goodman, Frank Hyder, Jane Irish, Kate Javens, Rob Matthews, Pamela McCabe, Sarah McEneaney, Susan Moore, Jen Packer, Sarah Roche, Hiro Sakaguchi, Bob Scheib, Charles Schmidt, Mark Shetabi, and Ira Upin.