Digital Mirrors

group exhibition • August 7th - 30th, 2015

Arch Enemy Arts in Philadelphia is excited to announce the opening of Digital Mirrors, a group show featuring 17 artists tackling 17 of the modern ways we share our emotions.

The concept for this show focuses on emoji, not so much as just the symbols themselves, but more the evolving role of the symbols in modern language and as a increasingly universal method to communicate human emotions. You don’t have to look very hard to find a myriad of think pieces all over the internet asking if emoji is on its way to becoming the first truly global language. Not necessarily agreeing or disagreeing with this idea we thought it might be interesting to have some of our artists incorporate this new way of visually communicating human emotions on an effective but often superficial or ordinary level, with their own work and the way that good art communicates feelings and the human condition universally, albeit in what has historically been a much deeper, richer. and more culturally impactful way.

Each artist chose one emoji to focus on and either build a piece around the symbol and intended vibe. With many pieces the symbol was incorporated directly, and in a few cases the artist chose to take the intended emotion and simply render that in their own style. 

 

For purchasing information and availability, contact archenemyarts@gmail.com or call 215.717.7774

Dessie Jackson
Dessie Jackson

"Maybe" (2015) graphite, charcoal & colored pencil 14 x 17" framed to 19 x 23" $900

Aof Smith
Aof Smith

"Would You Like A Smile For Dessert?" (2015) oil on canvas 19 x 24" framed to 24 x 27" $2,800

JoKa
JoKa

"Night Consort" (2015) acrylic on canvas 12 x 12" $1,111

Marjolien Caljouw
Marjolien Caljouw

"Mizaru, Mikazaru, Mazaru" (2015) acrylics on arches hoppers watercolor paper 28 x 12" $900

Emily May Rose
Emily May Rose

"Crying Cat Emoji" (2015) mixed media on wood panel 16 x 20" $300

Jason Snyder
Jason Snyder

"Weltschmerz Emoji" (2015) oil on wood 10" circle (framed to 14" circle) $600

Joe Hengst
Joe Hengst

"How I Think You Think I Feel" (2015) acrylic on wood 10.5 x 10.5" $600

Hanna Jaeun
Hanna Jaeun

"Playing Hearts" (2015) acrylic on wood panel 24 x 30" SOLD

Alex Garant
Alex Garant

"Forbidden Fruit" (2015) oil on canvas 12 x 16" SOLD

Naoto Hattori
Naoto Hattori

"Descent to Earth" (2015) acrylic on board 3.6 x 3.6" (framed to 8 x 8") SOLD

Rachael Bridge
Rachael Bridge

"Cyber Love" (2015) oil on board 12 x 16" framed SOLD

Dilka Bear
Dilka Bear

"Death Is Not The End" (2015) oil on canvas panel 14 x 12" (framed to 18.5 x 16.5") SOLD

Peca
Peca

"We Are The Love" (2015) acrylic on canvas 16 x 13" (framed to 24 x 20") SOLD