"Reinterpreting Landscape and Nature", curated by Barbara Harberger
Featuring: Margery Amdur, Won Choi, Rebecca Jacoby, Mallary Johnson, Michele Kishita, Tom Miles, Justin Rubich, and Miriam Singer
September 8 – October 29, 2016
Stanek Gallery, 242 N. 3rd St, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Public Opening Reception: September 9th, 5 – 8pm First Friday Reception: October 7th, 5 – 8pm
PHILADELPHIA—InLiquid and Stanek Gallery present Reinterpreting Landscape and Nature, a group exhibition of InLiquid Artist Members, curated by Barbara Harberger. This group of artists exhibited here at Stanek Gallery share a sensibility through which they approach their work that links them in a unique way.
Though the methods and intent of these artists vary, there is a common link through their nonrepresentational response to landscape and forms that take their clues from the natural world. The works in the exhibition, each involving varied materials, find an order through establishing connections between these abstracted elements inspired by a common source.
In partnership with Stanek Gallery, InLiquid is pleased to invite Barbara Harberger to curate work by InLiquid Artist Members for Stanek’s unique gallery space. This partnership is part of an initiative by Stanek to nurture relationships with other organizations deeply ingrained in the unique arts culture of Philadelphia, fostering a more connected cultural community.
About the Curator:
Barbara Harberger has been working as an Art Advisor since 2004. She has had the opportunity to curate numerous art collections for private residences, corporations, restaurants, and hotels throughout the United States as well as in London, Hong Kong, and the Caribbean. Additionally, Barbara curates gallery exhibitions, such as Diverging Affinities at Wexler Gallery in 2010, and has been included on various panel discussions pertaining to the impact of the arts and collecting.
Barbara received her Master’s Degree from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), where she was a teaching assistant, and her Bachelor’s Degree from The University of the Arts. She studied Art and Finance at Sotheby’s Institute in New York, was a visiting artist at SAIC’s Oxbow School, and served as an adjunct professor at Rowan University.
Barbara has been a member of the Leadership Circle at ICA Philadelphia since 2005, a member of InLiquid’s Benefit committee since 2004, a member of the University of the Arts “Art Unleashed” committee since 2010, a member of the Craft Now Philadelphia Consortium since 2014, and a member of ArtTable since 2015. Additionally, Barbara is an active member of the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art.
About Stanek Gallery:
Stanek Gallery, located in the heart of Philadelphia's historic Old City, was founded by Katherine Stanek and Deborah Fine, both working artists of national and international acclaim, to reinvent the gallery experience and become a pre-eminent force in Philadelphia's art landscape.
Stanek Gallery gives way to a new thought for art connoisseurs, brilliantly bridging the gap that too often exists between artists and art collectors and creating an engaging forum where art can be seen, shared and discussed.
The space is modern and multifaceted, offering not only an opportunity for both emerging and established artists to maximize exposure of high caliber work, but also provides an intimate experience for visitors to exclusively preview a working artist's studio, all while enjoying a featured exhibition on the same premises.
With a signature museum style exhibition program and collaborations with professional curators, Stanek Gallery displays a unique collection of representational and abstract, figurative and conceptual work of exceptional craftsmanship in a wide range of styles, techniques and subject matter.
Mission: InLiquid mobilizes and makes accessible the visual arts culture of the greater Philadelphia region in order to unite communities, establish wider audiences for artists and designers, facilitate the relationship between artists and collectors, and nurture the public’s appreciation of all forms of visual art.
Vision: InLiquid is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization committed to creating opportunities and exposure for visual artists while serving as a free, online, public hub that showcases Philadelphia’s vast visual arts culture.
Through the active promotion of artists’ work and credentials via online accessibility, numerous ongoing exhibition programs distributed throughout the city in galleries and alternative spaces, meaningful partnerships with cultural organizations and corporate clients, unique community-engaged events, and the facilitation of relationships with art collectors, InLiquid delivers the richness of our region’s visual art culture to broader audiences, thus increasing appreciation of all forms of visual culture.
InLiquid envisions a future Philadelphia where the visual art culture is so deeply integrated with the community that everyone can be a collector, regardless of socioeconomic position, profession, and location.