Join us this coming First Friday at Colorspace Labs for a multimedia group show, Process Excess
Musical vibes for the evening will be provided by Phonographiq
Complimentary kombucha cocktails will be provided thanks to master brewer Funky Fresh and local craftsmen Faber Vodka
A case of special kombucha with labels featuring photography from the artists will be available at the bar for purchase
Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company are bringing refreshing beers
— FEATURING WORK BY
Ethan Patrick Sherman
The image of Michelangelo's David is a result of removing material from a block of marble. This positive image is a monument to the work which was applied to it, and yet tells only part of the story. It is mirrored by the negative image of the stone that was carved away, which describes the figure in just as much detail, but in a diffuse, lost, and inscrutable way. Studio detritus is inextricably linked to the object and object-making itself. That which was sloughed off of the David contains the same amount of information, only given up to entropy: antithetical in nature to its positive counterpart.
Waste made present within an exhibition brings the viewer closer to the voice of the work, as all work within a show was born in a studio and eventually separated in an editorial gesture before being shown. This translation will necessarily interrupt a continuity created in the process of creating work, that all objects (and living things) are not only in, but are themselves a constant flux and movement of matter and energy through space.
The work presented within this show was at one point, to each of the artists, considered a step in the process of a finished work. What is on display has been subject to treatment reserved for «finished» work. Presented in this manner, under the imprimatur of a formal exhibition, these pieces tell a narrative they weren't initially intended for, but have arrived at nonetheless.
— Colorspace Labs is a creative work studio, print shop, and exhibition space in Kensington, Philadelphia — by independent artists for independent artists!
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