Matt Hurst, Lauren Klein, Katie Reynolds, Katie Tackman, and Jesse Todd at gravy.
November 2nd – December 1st, 2018
Opening Reception: First Friday November 2nd, 6 – 10pm, Gravy Studio & Gallery, 910 N. 2ND Street, Philadelphia, PA 19123 · 267.825.7071
This collection follows five Philadelphia-based photographers who’ve traveled near and far, from places such as the shore towns of Wildwood, NJ and Atlantic City, NJ to Williams, Arizona and Miami Beach, FL, searching for inspiration in the leisurely and recreational activities that define the American consciousness.
Images of mid-century motels and diners, rodeos, carnivals, and classic cars, seen through the eyes of photographers Matt Hurst, Katie Reynolds, Katie Tackman, Jesse Todd, and Lauren Todd, populate American Leisure.
Inspired by the work of John Baeder, Robert Frank, William Eggleston, and Robert Adams this series of 35mm and 120 film photographs offer a glimpse at how average Americans spend their time and providing a link between the past and present.
Additional American Leisure events:
South Broad St. Photo Walk: November 17th
Artist Talk/ Movie Event: December 1st at 1pm
Open Hours: Saturdays 1-5pm
Sponsors: Powers Whiskey and Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company
“Gravy started in 2011 by Drexel photography program alumni Emma Stern, Katie Tackman, and Benjamin Riley in a motorcycle warehouse space in Fishtown. Since then Gravy Studio + Gallery has grown to include six members and functions as a collaborative photography workspace and gallery located on 2nd Street in the Northern Liberties neighborhood of Philadelphia. Our goal is to serve as a multi-functional space that promotes the discussion and advancement of photography as an art form. As one of the only photography-based galleries in Philadelphia, we strive to support local photographers through gallery exhibitions, events, artist talks, and workshops. We are an artist-owned gallery collective which fosters an equal dialogue between curator and artist. We strive to connect with the community through open dialogue about social, political, and artistic ideas filtered through the lens of photography. The rest is Gravy.” – Gravy
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