PHILADELPHIA--(June 9, 2016) — What will scientific journals look like 3,000 years from now? Intergalactic Geographic Retrospective, the newest exhibit at the University City Science Center’s Esther Klein Gallery (EKG), will offer some answers to those who are willing to suspend reality and take a trip into the future.
The mixed-media, sci-fi comic-book-inspired exhibition by Pat Aulisio and Josh Burggraf, will open on June 16, 2016 and run through July 30th. An opening reception will be held at EKG, located at 3600 Market Street in Philadelphia, on Thursday June 16th, from 5:00 – 7:30 p.m. A closing reception will be held on Saturday, July 30th from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Innovation Plaza, a pocket park located on 37th Street between Market and Chestnut Streets.
The exhibition features work by the farcical publication from the future’s galactic journalists, photographers, holographers, dark mirror reporters, and primetime superstars in a retrospective that spans thousands of years. Aulisio and Burggraf will debut a special-edition printed copy of Intergalactic Geographic as part of the show.
Pat Aulisio is a Philadelphia-based artist and educator focused primarily in comics with hobbies including amateur time travel. By day, Josh Burggraf works as a commercial animator and storyboard artist; by night he is the editor of the Astro Plus Press where he constructs alternate personal universes on paper, the web and on screen.
About the Science Center
The University City Science Center is a dynamic hub for innovation, and entrepreneurship and technology development in the Greater Philadelphia region. It provides business incubation, programming, lab and office facilities, and support services for entrepreneurs, start-ups, and growing and established companies. Since it was founded in 1963, graduate organizations and current residents of the University City Science Center’s Port business incubators have created more than 15,000 jobs that remain in the Greater Philadelphia region today and contribute more than $9 billion to the regional economy annually. The Science Center is leveraging its history as the nation’s oldest and largest urban research park as it joins forces with Wexford Science + Technology, a BioMed Realty company, to expand its footprint and rebrand its physical campus as uCity Square — a true mixed-use community of ingenuity. For more information about the Science Center, go to ucscreview.org.
About the Esther Klein Gallery
The Esther Klein Gallery (EKG), which opened in 1976, uses the creative arts as a platform to explore relationships between art, science and technology. EKG seeks to positively impact the cultural life of both its immediate neighborhood of West Philadelphia and the broader Philadelphia community. EKG programming is designed to explore the range of art, science and technology exhibitions and includes gallery talks, panel discussions, and education programs. For more information, visit http://www.EstherKleinGallery.tumblr.com