Housing over fifty works from the 1960s to the present in what appears to be a vacant exhibition space, "Open" considers the elasticity of emptiness, the thresholds of perception, and the physical and cultural parameters of the white cube.
Co-curated by Sandra Firmin, Associate Curator, University at Buffalo Art Gallery, and Richard Torchia, Director, Arcadia University Art Gallery, in conjunction with "The Big Nothing," a citywide festival initiated by the Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia. Catalog available Fall 2004.
For more information about the ICA’s exhibition, as well as a comprehensive listing of citywide programming developed in conjunction with “The Big Nothing,” go to www.icaphila.org.
Tues, Wed, Fri, 10 am-4 pm; Thurs, 12-7 pm, and by appointment. Closed July 2-5 for Independence Day Weekend.
Sunday, June 20, 8-10 pm
Solstice Reception in the art gallery
Friday, June 25, 4 pm through Saturday, June 26, 4 pm Extra Day, Yane Calovski
Employing time as a sculptural material and making the gallery space vulnerable to unexpected possibility, this work extends the exhibition by a continuous 24-hour period.
Tuesday, July 13, 12:00 noon The Ideology of Invisibility
Gallery talk by Dr. Peter Appelbaum, Associate Professor, Coordinator of Mathematics Education Programs, Arcadia University
Thursday, July 29, 6:30 pm 0.00001 Percent Volume
Dave Dyment, Toronto-based artist/curator, will address the legacy of the (near) empty gallery from Yves Klein’s The Void(1958) to the present.
Mirror Room, Grey Towers Castle