Tropicalia #10, C-Print, 30″ x 30″ © Amie Potsic 2005
AMIE POTSIC, Brazilian Reverie: Tropicália, or Bread and Circuses
The Gallery at FRONT STREET, 1253 N Front Street, Philadelphia, PA 19122 (1 Block from the Girard El Station)
OPENING RECEPTION: First Friday, February 3rd | 5:00 – 8:00pm
Hours: Open Daily at 6:00am
Sunday – Thursday open until midnight
Friday & Saturday open until 2 am
The Gallery at FRONT STREET presents Brazilian Reverie, a solo exhibition featuring photographer and installation artist Amie Potsic. Her large-scale photographs of Brazilian festival flags conjure the colorful public celebrations in a country of nationalism, economic disparity, and reverie.
The reception will be in the second floor gallery with artisanal cheeses and wine from the chef’s selection.
“Front Street Cafe Philadelphia is a unique full service neighborhood Cafe open for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. The Cafe offers residents of Fishtown and surrounding neighborhoods a friendly atmosphere and fresh menu featuring farm-to-table, locally sourced and organic New American cuisine with international influences. This unique space houses a coffee shop, fresh juice bar, European beer garden, outdoor terrace with garden seating, indoor & outdoor bars and private upstairs event space.” – Mission Front Street Cafe
Installation View @ Front Street 2017
“Amie Potsic is a photographer and installation artist based on the Philadelphia area whose work addresses cultural, personal, and natural phenomena through the lens of social responsibility. With 19 solo exhibitions and over 100 group exhibitions, Potsic has exhibited her work internationally at the Art Park in Rhodes, Greece; The Royal College of London, England; Museo de Arte Moderno de Bogotá, Colombia; Medfoundart di Cagliari, Italy; the Museum of New Art in Detroit; The Woodmere Art Museum, The National Constitution Center Museum, The Painted Bride, The Gershman Y, and James Oliver Gallery in Philadelphia; Mission 17 in San Francisco; and 626 Gallery in Los Angeles. Potsic’s solo exhibition at James Oliver Gallery (Enchanted Forest) was selected for discussion by The Review Panel, presented by ArtCritical at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in 2015. In the same year, her work was presented at the Delaware Contemporary in New Eyes: Experimental Photography Today where she was awarded Best in Show. Potsic received her MFA in Photography from the San Francisco Art Institute and BA’s in Photojournalism and English Literature from Indiana University. She has held faculty appointments at the University of California at Berkeley, Ohlone College, and the San Francisco Art Institute and has been a guest lecturer at The University of the Arts, The Delaware Contemporary, and The International Center of Photography. Potsic is currently the Executive Director & Chief Curator of Main Line Art Center in Haverford, PA as well as Chair of the Artistic Advisory Board of the Art In City Hall program of the Office of Arts and Culture of the City of Philadelphia.” – About Amie Potsic
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