Greetings, friends, artists, and supporters!!
We can't believe how quickly this past month has gone by! It's been amazing to have reopened our doors and to have guests back in the gallery enjoying artwork by artists we adore. “WAITING FOR SUNSHINE,” featuring new works by Rebecca Johnson & Macauley Norman was such a gorgeous show and was a much needed respite from the intensely transformative times that have characterized 2020 thus far. So many visitors remarked on the healing and therapeutic value of the show and we're so grateful that Rebecca & Macauley brought us their beautifully impactful works and that our community responded with so much admiration and appreciation. Available works from their show can be viewed here. Our opening and closing weekends, in addition to the weeks in between, went so smoothly, with guests respecting our capacity limitations, 6 feet of social distancing and mask wearing requests.
We're now readying the gallery for a brand new exhibition, "LIVING TOGETHER," featuring ceramics, drawings, and paintings by Philadelphia-based artists Francesca Reyes and Max Budnick. Nearly every piece in the show is a collaborative one and the results are exquisite. Both artists have shown with us before—in fact, Francesca last showed in our all woman group exhibition beside Rebecca Johnson in March and Max last showed beside Macauley a little over a year ago.
“LIVING TOGETHER” opens this coming weekend and the safety of our guests remains our top priority. We've once again made the opening a two-day event so that we can accommodate shorter visits and less visitors in the gallery at a time. The exhibition will be open for viewing on:
WHEN: Saturday, August 1st from 2-11pm & Sunday, August 2nd from 2-8pm.
While walk-ins are welcome, those with reservations will be prioritized. Only 6 people are permitted in the gallery at a time and for a duration of a half hour. All guests must wear a face mask and respect safe social distancing (6 feet) of those outside of their "quarantine pod." We will have several hand sanitizing stations throughout the space and we ask that you utilize them.
We are asking everyone to please reply to this email with the date and time that you would like to come and see the show. If you can't make it this weekend, no worries, the gallery will be open every day and evening by appointment, both on weekdays and weekends. Also, if you are feeling at all ill, please stay home and take care of yourself. There will be many opportunities to see this show and all works will be viewable and purchasable online.
Both Francesca and Max will be on the premises to greet you and speak with you about their work. They have been looking forward to this exhibition for quite a while. See the description of their process below.
"Through a body of collaborative paintings, drawings, and ceramics, Living Together invites you into a series of shared spaces. It is a glimpse inward, a small window into our home, our workplace, and our studio. A world of hodgepodge table tops, paper flowers, and planters built like houses. We are attempting to create moments of rest in uncertainty. By working together we are able to appreciate the places where we spend time in a new way, and honor how they are shared. In turn we welcome viewers to further recognize and cherish the spaces they take up both alone and together."
About the artists:
Max Budnick and Francesca Reyes are Philadelphia based artists with a passion for art and teaching. Francesca is a Lower School teacher, and Max is the Technical Theater Director at Friends Select School. They have been developing their individual studio practices since graduating from Tyler School of Art in 2015. This is their first time working collaboratively. They are excited to share this new body of collaborative work.
For a catalog of available works, presale opportunities, or for any questions, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
See you this weekend!
Deep Space crew
p.s. Stay tuned for events hosted by the artists throughout this month, including in-person and online programming based on each of their unique expertise!!