Get your Sound Affect on at Icebox Project Space Thursday, Jan. 11; Mt. Airy Contemporary partners with Intuitive Art Space in new art venture in Manyunk; and Opportunity with Maake Magazine!
News from our friends at the Icebox Project Space and Mt. Airy Contemporary, plus a solid opportunity to get your work into Maake Magazine!



Image for Sound Affect at the Icebox Project Space
Image for Sound Affect at the Icebox Project Space

Sound Affect at Icebox Project Space captures your voice, noise, or other audible for the record. What do you predict for the future? People want to know. This Thursday, Jan. 11, 6-9 PM, the Icebox opens its audio capture project for the year. Get your voice heard. More below and at this link.

Sound Affect
Thurs, Jan. 11, 6-9 PM
Icebox Project Space

The Icebox Project Space is excited to welcome in the new year with Sound Affect, a month-long project transforming the Icebox into a hybrid recording booth/observatory. For the past three years in January, the Icebox has asked members of Philadelphia’s greater creative community to submit a prediction for the coming year, published as a document of hopes and fears told through collected dinner conversations, drawings, images, and text. Last year, our predictions resulted in an incredible night of performances: Future Perfect.

This year, we listen to sound as having both the ability to tell the future, but also speak of the past; and as such we will be recording audio predictions in the Icebox. Considering the comment by Ruth Bader Ginsburg about the true symbol of the United States not being a bald eagle but a pendulum, and looking back at several conversations that came out of our 2017 programming including Taji Ra’oof Nahl’s Amplified Repertoir-Baton, Mina Zarfsaz’s A Corporal Orchestration of Sounds, and Black Quantum Futurism’s Time Camp 001, we are stuck by time’s ability to coexist in both the past and future simultaneously. So, to imagine our past and future as the swings of a pendulum, the acoustical byproduct of this rhythmic cycle becomes the metronome or cadence of where we are today.

We are once again asking our community to contribute to this year’s collection of predictions. The Icebox will be available to anyone who is interested in contributing a sound, a song, spoken word, foot stomp, crash, or a whisper to the Sound Affect project. These sounds will be compiled and distributed as a sonic archive for 2018. Record your prediction at our Second Thursday reception January 11th from 6-9, or contact to schedule a personal recording time.

Emily White, detail from installation of "Constructed Nature at MAC at Intuitive Art Space
Emily White, detail from installation of
“Constructed Nature” at MAC at Intuitive Art Space, Manayunk

From our friends Colin and Andi Keefe at Mt. Airy Contemporary, the artist/gallerists have embarked on a new partnership with Intuitive Art Space on Main Street in Manayunk. They wil curate art into the design workspace, Intuitive Art Space at 4236 Main Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19127. The first event is Wednesday, January 31 at 6 PM – 8 PM. More below and at the Facebook event page.

MAC (Mount Airy Contemporary) at Intuitive Art Space is pleased to present Constructed Nature, a sculptural installation by Emily White.

Originally installed in 2014 at the Philadelphia Airport as part of the Art at the Airport program, Constructed Nature is an elegiac sculptural work depicting a lone bison followed by a flock of passenger pigeons. Endangered and extinct species move through visual space in what appear to be varying degrees of construction – the animals’ wooden substructures are left exposed to the viewer. These sculptures call to mind dioramas in natural history museums. Unlike dioramas, where the flora and fauna are frozen in time, this work shows two species in transition. On first examination, the viewer may first read these objects as under construction, a work in progress toward completion. One can, however, alternately read the species depicted as disappearing or de-constructing. The work carries an implicit environmental message that species are ephemeral and vulnerable.

Emily White was born in 1987 in Brockton, MA. White received her BFA from Massachusetts College of Art and Design (Boston, MA) with a focus in sculpture. White has received awards including the Wind Challenge (Fleisher Art Memorial- Philadelphia, PA) and the Helen Blair Crosbie Sculpture Award (Massachusetts College of Art and Design – Boston, MA). She was nominated for the International Sculpture Center’s outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award for two consecutive years (2010, 2011). White’s work is currently on display at the Peabody Essex Museum. She has had solo exhibitions at View (Old Forge, NY) and Penn State Altoona (Altoona, PA). Emily White has had sculpture displayed in public spaces such as The Philadelphia Flower Show (Philadelphia, PA), the Philadelphia International Airport (Philadelphia, PA), and the Massachusetts Transportation Building (Boston, MA). White’s work has been in group exhibitions in the US and abroad including shows at The Philadelphia Art Alliance (Philadelphia, PA), James Oliver Gallery (Philadelphia, PA), The Royal Castle (Warsaw, Poland), City Hall (Philadelphia, PA), Pterodactyl (Philadelphia, PA), Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center (Solomons, MD), and Gallery 263 (Cambridge, MA). White has been featured in publications such as Textile Fiber Forum Magazine (Neroli Henderson), Contemporary Art of Nature: Mammals (Ashley Rooney), and The Whitefish Review. Emily White now lives in Philadelphia and works for the Philadelphia Mural Arts Program.

MAC @ IAS is a partnership between Mount Airy Contemporary and Intuitive Art Space.

MAC (Mount Airy Contemporary) has been presenting exhibitions in northwest Philadelphia since 2009. Andrea Wohl Keefe and Colin Keefe have been curating small group shows, primarily contemporary, regional artists. Shows have been exhibited in a carriage house behind their home. They are pleased by the opportunity to present exhibitions at Intuitive Art Space.
Intuitive Art Space, in partnership with Mount Airy Contemporary, is a new community gallery located at the corner of Main and Rector Streets in the Manayunk neighborhood of Philadelphia. Quarterly exhibitions, utilizing the large windows of the EY Intuitive office, will be viewable to pedestrians day and night.

This is the opening reception for Constructed Nature, an art installation by Emily White. It is also the inaugural art exhibition at Intuitive Art Space, located at 4236 Main Street in Manayunk. Hope you can join us for the event, meet Emily White and the Intuitive Art Space partners and see the new space too.


OPEN CALL for Maake Magazine – Deadline Feb. 13, 2018

Happy New Year! We are excited to announce our OPEN CALL for Issue 7 of Maake Magazine, curated by Tiger Strikes Asteroid. Artists will be selected by curators from each of the TSA locations across the US: Chicago, Los Angeles, New York City, and Philadelphia,

We are looking for contemporary artists working in all media.

Submission Deadline
February 13, 2018 at 11:59 pm EST

Curated by
Submission fee: $20
More information here.



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