Jennifer Baker and Fara’h Salehi Exhibition

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ART 101 will present new work by Jennifer Baker and Fara’h Salehi.

Jennifer Baker’s paintings and monoprints reflect the ongoing deconstruction and reassembling of her Philadelphia neighborhood, an area much like Williamsburg. After the fires, demolitions, and deindustrialization, a new neighborhood emerged, shorn of memory and the familiar. A few old landmarks remain, mostly church steeples and domes. “I have captured them as they are — visible now only in small glimpses between the giant new townhouses,” she says.

Fara’h Salehi looks at the ordinary and extracts the unexpected in her welded metal sculptures. “My work focuses on the underdog, the seemingly insignificant species that we take for granted” she says. She has fabricated a squadron of drone surveillance pigeons, embedded with video cameras, which will monitor gallery activity.

Jennifer Baker is a painter and sculptor working in Northern Liberties, Philadelphia, where she has been documenting neighborhood transformation for 30 years. She has shown extensively in both Philadelphia and New York, most recently at La Mama Experimental Theater Club where her exhibit “Portraits of People on the Move” was part of the La MaMa Moves Festival.

Fara’h Salehi has a degree from Pratt in industrial design. She is a metal fabricator and welder. “What I love about metal is that I feel it’s a living organic material, it’s warm & forgiving. It also has memory - metal holds what you give it.” Salehi lives and works in Brooklyn.



from January 13, 2017 to February 05, 2017

Opening Reception on 2017-01-13 from 18:00 to 21:00

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