Loeffler Depicts Post-Election America in New Exhibition

By Caitlin Burns | October 24, 2017

Photo provided by Melissa Madonni Haims

Carole Loeffler, associate professor and chair of Visual Arts, is featured in the Mount Airy Contemporary art exhibition “Achromatic,” which The Philadelphia Inquirer named as one of the “15 top-flight gallery shows to see in Philly this fall.”

Loeffler’s work, “Diminish,” is a direct reaction to our post-election political environment. The piece is created from white foam, felt, ribbon, pins, rods, thread, and pom-poms.

“It is a depiction of how it sometimes feels to be a woman, a mother, a wife, a daughter, a sister, a leader, an advocate, an artist,” said Loeffler, “I will not be silenced, made to feel ‘less than’ or be squished out of places where my voice can and should be heard.”

“Achromatic” is an exhibition of artists selected by Melissa Maddonni Haims, a Philadelphia-based sculptor and curator. Artists were asked to create works that are colorless and created with fiber that caused the pieces to rely on shape, form, and texture to communicate their meanings.

In addition to “Achromatic,” Loeffler also had a solo exhibition at Spillway Collective in September. The exhibition, “Brass Tacks,” was a collection of texts, found objects, and sculptural work that showcased post-election reactions in America.

“Achromatic” is on display until Oct. 28. The gallery is open every Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m. or by appointment.