Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Letha Wilson in Philadelphia

If you are in Philly, check out the work of Letha Wilson in two shows that are up during February.

Letha Wilson
Punch the Sky
319 N. 11th Street, 3rd Floor
Philadelphia PA
Feb 4th - 27th

For the exhibition Punch the Sky, Letha Wilson presents recent work that takes landscape photography as the starting point for sculptural construction and interruption. In her work the ability for a photograph to transport the viewer is both called upon and questioned; sculptural intervention attempts to compensate for the photograph's failure to encompass the physical site it represents. Wilson shoots and prints her own color photographs, often taken in the Western United States, and her work approaches the genre of Landscape Photography with equal parts reverence and skepticism.

Wilson was raised in Colorado and received her MFA from Hunter College in New York City, and her BFA from Syracuse University. She attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 2009, and her artwork has been shown at many venues including the Bronx Museum of the Arts, Socrates Sculpture Park, Exit Art, BravinLee Programs, Nudashank, PARTICIPANT Inc, and the Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art. This year Wilson will be an artist-in-residence at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, and she currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.

Off Camera
Fleischer/Ollman Gallery
January 20th - February 19th, 2011

Off Camera surveys photographic works that have been drawn on or painted, animated, collaged or made into sculpture. The exhibition includes a wide range of artists who set aside photography’s conventions, instead relying on invention when the media or the world does not meet expectations.

Participating artists include: Felipe Jesus Consalvos, Anthony Campuzano, Micah Danges, Lee Godie, Oliver Herring, Jessica Mein, Dan Murphy, Joe "40,000" Murphy, Brion Nuda Rosch, Virginia Poundstone, Martina Sauter, Miroslav Tichy, Isaac Tin Wei Lin, Letha Wilson, May Wilson, John Wood, Amelie von Wulffen.

Fleisher/Ollman Gallery
1616 Walnut, Suite 100
Philadelphia, PA 19103