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Incubation Series: Structure

Opening Reception:

Friday, January 26th from 6-9pm

Second Thursday Reception:

Thursday, February 8th from 6-9pm

Gallery Hours:

Saturdays 12-5pm and by appointment

January 26, 2024 - February 24, 2024

Show Catalog

From the smallest atom to the very forces which configure our world, we are shaped by structure. Structures may be governing systems or avenues for connection, at once discovered and created, natural and social, open and closed. This exhibition presents the work of four artists who engage with both naturally occurring forms and manmade ones: the microcosmic body of a tree, the violent clashes which constitute American football, the tools we use to protect ourselves from harm, and the remains of routes made by displacement and diaspora. In sculptures, paintings, and video installations, Cooper Campbell, Lin Li, Victoria Antoinette Megens, and Gabe Seamon build and break structures, exposing and exploring the arrangement of the things that we construct—and that construct us in the process.

Structure features the work of UPenn MFA candidates and is co-organized by Emma Nell Jacobs and Charlie Taylor. It is the twenty-second exhibition in the Incubation Series—a student-led initiative that fosters new ways of making, exhibiting, and seeing art. This exhibition is made possible with the generous support of the College Center for Visual Culture and the Department of the History of Art at Bryn Mawr College, and the Department of the History of Art, School of Arts and Sciences, and the Department of Fine Arts, Weitzman School of Design at the University of Pennsylvania.

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