Anna Fine Foer: AnachroniCity
In the Gershman Gallery: September 14 – December 15, 2017
Opening Reception: Thursday, September 14 • 5:30-7:30 PM
Free • Registration required • RSVP HERE
Artist Anna Fine Foer will show her complex collages in the Gershman Gallery of the Gershman Y this fall, opening September 14, 2017 and closing December 15, 2017. The public is invited to a reception for the artist on Thursday, September 14, 5:30 – 7:30 PM. Foer is a BFA graduate of the Philadelphia College of Art, now the University of the Arts. While the topics of her works range far and wide from science and games to terrorism, she has created a special works specifically for this exhibition with the subject of the architecture of Philadelphia. Today, Foer lives in Annapolis, MD, but she has many fond memories of Philadelphia.
In her Broad Street Meets Bauhaus work, she emphasizes John Haviland’s classically-designed Pennsylvania Institute for the Deaf and Dumb, which became the Philadelphia College of Art, and is now Hamilton Hall the University of Arts. Collaged images of other buildings in this work include: the High Victorian Gothic exuberance of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, designed by Frank Furness; the classical Girard Bank (now the Ritz Hotel) designed by McKim, Mead & White; John McArthur Jr.’s Second Empire-styled City Hall; the Philadelphia Free Library building, which, along with the Philadelphia Museum of Art, was designed by Julian Francis Abele of the Horace Trumbauer Company (Abele was African-American and the first such graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Fine Art); John Latrobe’s classical Philadelphia Waterworks; and, most importantly for the artist, a modern Bauhaus apartment building in Tel-Aviv, Israel.
Works in the exhibition include, among others, En Cherchant Pokemon sur la Promenade des Anglais (Searching for Pokemon), A Space Elevator for Tintin, Entangled Particles, Benjamin Franklin Bridge, and Einstein Thought Experiment in Central Park. In addition to her BFA, Foer has a Post-Graduate Diploma in Textile Conservation from the Courtauld Institute, London. Her work has been on exhibit in many different venues, among them the Blackrock Art Center, Germantown, MD; Center for the Arts Gallery, Towson University, MD; the United States Geological Survey Center, Reston, VA; the Artists’ House, Jerusalem, Israel; and the SciArt Center, NYC.
Free and open to the public: Monday-Saturday, 9 AM-5 PM, and Sunday, 9 AM-2 PM.
Support for this exhibition is provided, in part, by the Dolfinger-McMahon Foundation.