Great Press for GLEANERS // INFORMERS

Our August Show Gets INK!

Curated by member Liza Coviello, GLEANERS // INFORMERS gets the attention of both the ‘Philadelphia Inquirer’ and ‘KnightArts’.

In the Philadelphia Inquirer article, Edith Newhall calls the show “Broken Beauty” and writes:

Liza Coviello has organized a mesmerizing little show for the collectively run project space Napoleon. “Gleaners//Informers” brings together paintings by Mauro Zamora, photographs by Brian Spies, and found-wood constructions by Heather Riley that speak of the fragility of the natural and man-made world.

Zamora’s paintings look like decaying, damaged landscapes in which built infrastructures have been sucked into their own toxic chemical spills. Spies’ black-and-white photos of bleak everyday scenes in northern Pennsylvania, accompanied by his writing, are pleas for environmental stewardship in the face of fracking. Riley’s whimsical assemblages of bits of discarded wood, which inspired Coviello to organize this show, suggest the DIY-resourcefulness that might supersede human carelessness.

To see the entire article online, go to http://articles.philly.com/2013-08-12/news/41292170_1_photographers-haverford-college-elliott-erwitt

In the KnightArts article, Chip Schwartz concludes his entry getting to the heart of the show:

Merely capturing and informing, these three artists manage to piece together an exhibit that is emotionally charged and aesthetically precise. While the subtext of environmental concern seems quite potent, there is very little actual profession of opinion or action in the show. That responsibility belongs to all of us.

To see the entire blog entry, click http://www.knightarts.org/community/philadelphia/napoleon-gleaners-informers

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