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. 


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Dessie Jackson
"Maybe" (2015)
graphite, charcoal & colored pencil
14 x 17" framed to 19 x 23"
Aof Smith
"Would You Like A Smile For Dessert?" (2015)
oil on canvas
19 x 24" framed to 24 x 27"
"Night Consort" (2015)
acrylic on canvas
12 x 12"
Marjolien Caljouw
"Mizaru, Mikazaru, Mazaru" (2015)
acrylics on arches hoppers watercolor paper
28 x 12"
Emily May Rose
"Crying Cat Emoji" (2015)
mixed media on wood panel
16 x 20"
Jason Snyder
"Weltschmerz Emoji" (2015)
oil on wood
10" circle (framed to 14" circle)
Joe Hengst
"How I Think You Think I Feel" (2015)
acrylic on wood
10.5 x 10.5"
Hanna Jaeun
"Playing Hearts" (2015)
acrylic on wood panel
24 x 30"
Alex Garant
"Forbidden Fruit" (2015)
oil on canvas
12 x 16"
Naoto Hattori
"Descent to Earth" (2015)
acrylic on board
3.6 x 3.6" (framed to 8 x 8")
Rachael Bridge
"Cyber Love" (2015)
oil on board
12 x 16" framed
Dilka Bear
"Death Is Not The End" (2015)
oil on canvas panel
14 x 12" (framed to 18.5 x 16.5")
"We Are The Love" (2015)
acrylic on canvas
16 x 13" (framed to 24 x 20")
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Arch Enemy Arts • 109 + 111 Arch Street in Philadelphia, PA 19106 • (215) 717-7774
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