Interface considers the user interface as both a space of freedom, performativity, and agency; yet also the site of control, surveillance and submission to the digital gaze. The work in Interface explores this duality in contemporary life and its residual effects on other means of living and working.
FJORD is pleased to announce an open call for our September exhibition month, curated by our current members. There will be an opening reception on September 4th, 2015. Artists may submit any media; the deadline for submissions is Friday, July 31st, 2015 at midnight.
BARBARISM is a multimedia project developed by Sarah Secunda and Rebecca Katherine Hirsch that produces visual art, time-based media and manifestos designed to expand the understanding and experience of individual multiplicities within absolutist social hierarchies.
Richard said is a group show formed in response to written excerpts by Alex Roth, whose studio practice is based in a post industrial, American Landscape; a flood-damaged, active coal mining community in Pennsylvania where a living and dissociative history causes daily interactions to become charged and tentative.
Opening Reception: May 1st 7-10pm Fjord Gallery is pleased to present Greetings from Lake Zwenkau, a group show opening May 1st, curated by Cameron Masters and featuring works by Laura Brothers, Clement Valla, Lisa Sigal and Molly Zuckerman-Hartung. Folded and torn pages, mosaics, vague landscapes, question marks, geometric shapes, red dots, and exes fill the empty […]
Historical Drift, or: If You Say Something, See Something is a playful exploitation of American fear and contentment. Thumbing the cliff notes of history in search of lost ideals and complicit behavior, finding comfort and complacency within. Taking stage in a satirical display of black and white morals, the work, utilizing an educational and theatrical aesthetic, offers dramatic solutions to imaginary problems, allowing violence and vice to shelter us from the complexity and uncertainty of reality.
featuring works by Hao Ni & Bayne Peterson. Fjord presents Accidental Translation, a two-person exhibition of sculpture, video, and works on paper by Hao Ni and Bayne Peterson, that explores formal and conceptual translations and the ways in which ideas and objects mutate across cultures and time periods. Participatory culture creates a frenzy of translations as ideas change hands. When translation is constantly taking place, ideas, histories, and objects take on an increased malleability, potentially approaching formlessness.
General Objects concerns how the familiarity of image archetypes helps construct the narrative of daily life. Curated by Danny Floyd. Produced by Ballroom Projects, Chicago
Through processes that make and unmake their materials to leave, after much labor, a result barely different from what they started with, the sculptors and painters Magali Hebert-Huot, Justin Hoekstra, and Nick Van Zanten investigate the misleading simulated reality of post-industrial life.
Organized by Shanna Waddell and curated by Dona Nelson. Philadelphia, with a rich figurative painting tradition and freedom from the inhibiting influence of the international art market, is a good place to paint with abandon.