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Incubation Series presents: Vestige

Opening Reception: Friday, January 20, 2023

Gallery Hours: Saturdays 12-5pm or by appointment

January 20, 2023 - February 11, 2023

Show Catalog

Curated by Emma Nell Jacobs and Lynette Qiuyang Shen

A vestige is that which is left behind: a reminder of a medical process, the tracks of a zoo animal, the detritus of industrial change, or the remnants of color across a dense canvas. This exhibition presents the work of four artists who explore such haunting traces as they are left by organic andinorganic forms. These works evoke damage and regeneration through new configurations, oscillating between sustaining life and sapping it. Through the mediums of painting, sculpture, and video installation, Min Baek, Mae Eskenazi, Adrienne Reid, and Vy Trịnh ask us to consider the entanglement of bodies and materials in our contemporary environments—and what survives in the wake of these encounters.

Vestige features the work of UPenn MFA candidates and is co-organized by Emma Nell Jacobsand Lynette Qiuyang Shen. It is the nineteenth exhibition in the Incubation Series—a student-led initiative that fosters new ways of making, exhibiting, and seeing art. 

This exhibitionis made possible with the generous support of Bryn Mawr College, and The Sachs Program forArts Innovation, the Department of Art History, School of Arts and Sciences, and the Department of Fine Arts, Weitzman School of Design at the University of Pennsylvania.

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