The Philadelphia Art Alliance is one of the oldest fine art institutions in the city and, housed in a stunning historic mansion just off of Rittenhouse Square, visitors might think the galleries within show traditional paintings and classic sculpture.
Those visitors would be mistaken, though, since the Art Alliance galleries continually host boundary-pushing contemporary exhibitions.
Today, the Art Alliance debuts a compelling trio of contemporary winter exhibitions for the rooms of this celebrated center highlighting three remarkable artists.
Starting in the first floor galleries, Delainey Barclay: Paper and String showcases the artist’s recent work, which examines air, shadow, light and space, in an exhibit of both two- and three-dimensional pieces. The installation resembles the atomic structures found in textbooks, and feels all the more familiar due to its composition — the installation was created with mostly household items.
Next, Kate Clements: Charade focuses on fashion, incorporating media like glass, plywood and vinyl to provide commentary on our trend-driven culture.
Finally, Robin Weatherley: Trace addresses the ideas of passage, transition and residual memory in relation to the body, psyche and environment. The multimedia installation showcases several techniques, including blown glass, flame-worked glass and paper work.
These engaging exhibits are included with admission ($5 for adults, $3 for students and seniors, free for members).
Tonight, the new installations will open with a fine fete. A reception for all three exhibitions runs tonight from 6-8 p.m.
Be among the first to experience these amazing works of Kate Clements, Delainey Barclay and Robyn Weatherly in a gorgeous historic setting.
Philadelphia Art Alliance Winter Exhibitions
When: Thursday, January 29 through Sunday, April 5; Opening reception on Thursday, January 29, 6-8 p.m.
Where: Philadelphia Art Alliance, 251 S. 18th Street
Cost: $5 for adults, $3 for students and seniors, free for members
More info: www.philartalliance.org