“The contemporary new work of Robert McNellis is a bold departure from his lit abstractions of the last year. Expanding from the previous structural solutions, he has turned to using surprising, anonymous images derived from photographs, or photographs derived from anonymous images, and combining these with precise, sleek structures. The elements that makes this possible are vague, almost anonymous, figuration and focused light. In the earlier abstract work, the image relied almost entirely on the structure. This new work is an attempt to bring image and structure onto a more equal footing. This required a movement towards limited figuration in the images, for abstraction rests almost entirely on structure. The brilliant resonances produced are sure to reward those who are able to spend time with the work.” – 1241 CARPENTER
Reception Saturday, April 8, 4 – 7 pm
1241 CARPENTER Studios / Ground Floor + @HBHQ | A creative community : artist studios : creative businesses : exhibition spaces.
“1241 CARPENTER – Over fifty artists and craftspeople working in an awesome 19th Century factory building.
We’re in the Hawthorne neighborhood of Philadelphia. We’re often lumped in with Bella Vista to the east and South Philadelphia which officially begins south of Washington Avenue. Our building is always buzzing with our many creative businesses and art studios.
One exhibition venues is ARTSPACE 1241. It features our tenants and some guest artists each month.
Our close proximity to the Italian Market is terrific for us and our visitors. It’s an authentic taste of Philadelphia!”
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