Philadelphia's Magic Gardens hosts two special exhibits this summer, through July 7. (Image courtesy Philadelphia Magic Gardens)
South Street’s iconic Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens hosts two brand-new exhibits this summer under a larger exhibition entitled Portrait Stories.
The exhibit centers in on works by the creator of the Magic Gardens, Isaiah Zagar and his assistant, Majid Iraei.
Zagar’s exhibit, A Year of Portraits, showcases his changing face over the course of 20 years.
For years, Zagar created six self-portraits each day. Each one of his self-portraits were created with varying mixed materials meant to tell stories relevant to specific times in his life.
Zagar’s assistant, Majid Iraei, displays his works in Exploring the Figure, in which he used friends as models to create life sized replicas made from paper mache, plaster, painted pieces and found objects.
Both exhibits will be on display from June 14 to July 7.
The free opening reception is this Friday, June 14 from 6 to 9 p.m.
Note that Mother Nature has forced the Magic Gardens outdoor area to close today, but visitors can still stop into the gallery to view the exhibition and get a pass to come back on a nicer day.
Portrait Stories at Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens
When: Opening reception, June 14, 6-9 p.m.; Exhibit, June 14-July 7
Where: Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens, 1020 South Street
Cost: Included in general admission
More info: www.phillymagicgardens.org