PHILADELPHIA, PA -- (June 26, 2018) – Edith, the upcoming exhibit at Esther Klein Gallery, is the IRL sequel to a virtual exhibit that took place at a rural Connecticut gallery. Edith will feature works by Colin Klockner that were displayed virtually during the 2017 exhibit Edith’s Ghost at the Ghost gallery, also a project of Klockner’s. Curated by Meredith Sellers, Edith opens on June 28 with an opening reception from 5:00 – 7:30 p.m. at EKG, 3600 Market Street, Philadelphia. Edith runs through July 28, 2018.
Edith ruminates on the idea of the memory palace, a mnemonic device first developed by the ancient Greeks and Romans, wherein one can use the memory of a specific architectural space to embed information to be memorized. Edith features a series of sculptures and images exploring concepts about space, memory, and narrative.
Klockner’s re-presentation at EKG will showcase sculptural forms that up until now have only been streamed online. The sculptures retain narratives of a previous time and place as well as the disembodied experience of their virtual forms. They will be displayed alongside new works made from the walls of the Ghost gallery.
Colin Klockner is an artist and writer currently working in Richmond, Virginia. Their work spans sculpture, video, and installation, and explores the notions of site as agent, power exchange, and the art object as syntactic component. They received a BFA from Maryland Institute College of Art in 2014 in Baltimore, Maryland, where they founded the artist-run critical platform Post-Office Arts Journal and co-directed Bb gallery. Klockner is currently completing an MFA in Sculpture + Extended Media at Virginia Commonwealth University. Recent exhibitions include The Luminary, St. Louis, MO; Interstate Projects (via Springsteen Gallery), Brooklyn, NY; and Towson University, Towson, MD.
Meredith Sellers is an artist and writer living and working in Philadelphia. She received her MFA from University of Pennsylvania and holds a BFA in painting from the Maryland Institute College of Art. She is an editor for Title Magazine, a 2018 Flaherty Fellow, and a participant in the 2017 Art Writing Workshop through the Andy Warhol Foundation. She co-curated the exhibitions Chewing the Scenery (2016) at Crane Arts and The Midnight Sun (2018) at Pilot Projects. Her work has been exhibited at ICA Philadelphia, Lord Ludd, Vox Populi, Icebox Project Space, Black Oak House, and Delaware County Community College.
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