The mixed-media Philadelphia-inspired exhibit runs
November 3-24 2019
Da Vinci Art Alliance (DVAA) is proud to host South Street from the 90’s, a solo exhibition of mixed-media works by DVAA member Phoebe Murer opening November 3, 2019 at 1pm and running through November 24, 2019. Murer uses layered paper and boxes to create sculptures that address how gentrification can destroy the personality of the neighborhood. The public opening reception will take place on November 3 from 1-3pm, followed by an after party Tattoed Mom starting at 3pm.
Due to rising rent and the struggle of small-business owners to keep up, South Street in Philadelphia looks and feels very different than it did in the 1990’s. TLA video, Tower Records, Pearl Paint, Zipperhead, Soho, and Book Trader are just a few of the small businesses that have been re-developed during the most recent phase of gentrification in Philadelphia. Phoebe Murer’s process of layering and recycling old materials into nostalgic landscapes preserves the memories of a space before the influence of forign investment. In the upstairs gallery at Da Vinci Art Alliance, Phoebe Murer’s 3D collages will bring some of the distant culture back to South Street. In addition to this exhibition, DVAA has created an instagram account, @southstreetinthe90s, digitally collecting and archiving photos of South Street in the 1990’s.
After the November 3 opening reception at DVAA, there will be an after-party at Tattooed Mom where the community is invited to color 90’s-inspired line drawings by Murer. In addition, Tattooed Mom will be selling 90’s-inspired screen prints by the artist.
Details on the exhibit is listed below. For more information, visit http://www.davinciartalliance.org.
Da Vinci Art Alliance Presents
South Street from the 90’s
November 3-24, 2019
704 Catharine Street, Philadelphia, PA
Open Gallery Hours: Thursdays – Sundays from 12-5pm, or by appointment
ABOUT THE ARTIST: Phoebe Murer is a mixed media artist and writer born and raised in Philadelphia. She received her Certificate of Fine Arts at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Painting, a bachelors in Psychology/ Pre-Art Therapy at Arcadia University, and a Masters in English/Creative Writing from Arcadia University. She has assisted in and led art activities at many schools and centers. She does paid and volunteer commissions, and gives tailor made art lessons. Phoebe Murer has shown work at Holy Family, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Metropolitan Cafe, Julia Roberts Gallery, DaVinci Art Alliance, Plastic Club, Mount Airy Art Garage, Plastic Club, Trenton Art Works, and many more places. Phoebe-murer.squarespace.com
Founded by 9 Italian immigrant artists in 1931, Da Vinci Art Alliance (DVAA) has continuously served as a space of creative refuge Our building in South Philadelphia was obtained in 1959 to provide community space and studio, and gallery spaces for our membership. DVAA members are a diverse group of adult creatives, including those with advanced degrees in their fields and those that are self-taught. Named the best place to buy affordable art (Philly Mag 2019), Da Vinci Art Alliance (DVAA) builds community through 30+ free and engaging exhibitions annually and outreach programs for the public.