opening online: Friday, September 18th 2020
Arch Enemy Arts presents Spectrum, a group show featuring new work from twenty-three artists, all tied together by one common theme—spectral color.
It's no secret that 2020 has been a roller-coaster of emotions for people all over the world, and so we figured it could be a welcome and refreshing visual to curate a show that focused on highly saturated and colorful works to shine a light and distract from these dark and uneasy times. Also taking into consideration the fact that there was a chance this exhibition wouldn't be able to be viewed in person (surprise, it is!), we started thinking of ways virtual exhibitions were presented and what we could do to create a visually pleasing online show. Eventually we arrived at the idea of creating an actual spectrum of colors, and how we could arrange them to flow seamlessly with no common theme other than the progression and graduation of color from one to the next. To make this happen for SPECTRUM each invited artist was asked to select a color with which they would create a near-monochromatic work of art. Once received, the pieces were then arranged physically to create the Spectrum. Not only is each piece a stand-out/stand-alone work in its own right, but the exhibition as a whole is an absolute beauty to behold. If you're local to or in town visiting Philadelphia we encourage you to stop by to see the show for yourself.
Featured artists: Alex Eckman-Lawn, Alex Kuno, Arthur Haywood, Brian Mashburn, Caitlin McCormack, Erich Moffitt, Eva Redamonti, Jessica Dalva, Jon Ching, Kate O’Hara, Kelly Vivanco, Kristen Reichart, Lori Nelson, Makoto Chi, Matt Ritchie, Micah Ofstedal, Nom Kinnear King, O’Neil Scott, Olivia Rose, Rae Klein, Sam Levson, Sapphire Trickett, and Wiley Wallace.
The SPECTRUM group show exhibition will be on the walls from September 18th - October 11th, 2020.
In an effort to keep ourselves and visitors safe, we're limiting the amount of people in the space to 5 at a time with masks required.
While walk-ins are welcome, we recommend making an appointment to reserve your time slot if you're able.
Doors are open 10am - 4pm, Monday through Friday, with private viewing appointments available to be schedule after hours, if needed.
Sold works will begin to ship the week of October 18th.
Kate O'Hara"The Falconer" (2020)
acrylic and colored pencil on Vellum
12" x 12" framed to 16.25" x 16.25"
Caitlin McCormack"New Kind of Sorrel" (2020)
crocheted cotton string, glue, steel pins, natural pigment, velvet
8.5" x 8.5" x 1.5" in frame
Jessica Dalva"Never Meant To Cause You Any Sorrow" (2020)
mixed media sculpture in shadow box frame
11" x 11" x 4"
(additional pics available upon request)