JOHN N. PHILLIPS "Red Barbie And Other Totems"
ROCIO CABELLO "And I Wonder..." in the Red Room
Nov. 8 - Nov. 29, 2014
Opening Reception, Sat. Nov. 8
6 - 9pm
John N. Phillips
Phillips' Toy Totems consist of tanks, cartoon characters, Barbies, Monopoly houses and other toys assembled into spiritual markers, as though unearthed in the future from the remnants of our civilization. This exhibit will also include his photography, and his works with iron, resin...etc.
Phillips work has been featured in solo and group exhibitions at Grounds for Sculpture in Hamilton, NJ, The Woodmere Art Museum, the Painted Bride, the University of the Arts and others. John is also a Master Lecturer in Foundry and Moldmaking at the University of the Arts. For more on his work, phillipscasting.com
"And I Wonder", A glimpse into Rocio's mind...and heart. There are statements, words, or realizations that give you a hint of her musings, concerns, motivations... that she is reminded of over and over when they are written on the walls.
Originally from Peru, Cabello studied and became an artist in NYC, where she was involved with several public projects including wall and floor murals, and creating gardens in vacant lots. She has been in Philadelphia since 2003. Her studio work is mostly wirework, for now... outside, she's very interested in public art and community greening projects