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20th Annual 5 into 1 Exhibition

Logan Cryer,  Closeness to Rainbows

Logan Cryer, Closeness to Rainbows

May 23 - June 23, 2019
at Green Hallway Gallery, Tyler School of Art

Philadelphia Sculptors is proud to announce the twentieth year of 5 into 1, its annual exhibition showcasing the works of emerging sculptors. The exhibition highlights the achievements and artistic merit of selected artists from five Philadelphia colleges and universities: Moore College of Art & Design, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Tyler School of Art, The University of the Arts, and University of Pennsylvania. For the first time, the exhibition will be on display in the Green Hallway Gallery located at Tyler School of Art, May 23 through June 23, 2019. A free public reception will take place on Thursday, May 23 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm.

Continuing its commitment to both emerging arts professionals and emerging artists, Philadelphia Sculptors has selected Chenlin Cai, Jacintha Clark, Melissa Joseph, Chelsea Nader and Christine McDonald, all former 5 into 1 artists, as this year’s curators. This year is special too in that the 5 Into 1 curators chose to select works from departments not solely dedicated to sculpture, focusing on students who choose to work in a way that promotes sculptural thinking and movement.

Selected Artists:

Moore College of Art & Design
Logan Cryer
Jessica Shields

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Silas McDonough

Tyler School of Art
Juan Hurtado Salazar
Molly McDonald
Madeline Marvin
Emilie Patton

The University of the Arts
Halle Ballard

University of Pennsylvania
Ana Beatriz Valente Soares

Jessica Shields,  Elevator

Jessica Shields, Elevator

Exhibited in Tyler’s spacious Green Hallway Gallery, each of the works is a composite speaking to a material wholeness through the seams in its making. Prop-making and craft play an important role in identifying the artists’ atmospheres as students and makers, with some pieces pulling directly from their immediate surroundings and others fabricating elements of fantasy. Emilie Patton makes a quilt with portraits of family and heritage. Silas McDonough makes a monument that wakes. Jessica Shields rebuilds an elevator to a tenth of its scale to dramatize an architectural landmark. Madeline Marvin softens the explicit and invites close discovery. Ana Beatriz Valente Soares and Halle Ballard both display and hide parts of their projections and video evidence in their poignant performative sculptures. The mediums and direction of each work vary greatly, yet they coalesce on the idea of simplifying and using the knowledge they’ve acquired to make work that sheds light on the years they have spent working towards their artistic goals.

5 into 1 provides recent graduates with a special opportunity to exhibit their art in a professional setting, and presents the public with art by some of the best emerging artists in Philadelphia. This exhibition celebrates the strengths of young artists as credits to their individual institutions as it also reveals the impact made by a show of their combined works.

The public is invited to attend the free opening reception, from 6:00 – 8:00 PM. A “Best in Show” award will be announced during the reception. Complimentary refreshments will be served.

The Green Hallway Gallery is located in the Tyler School of Art building at 2001 N. 13th St. in Philadelphia, with the entrance on W. Norris St. Additional support for this exhibition is provided by Moore College of Art & Design, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, The University of the Arts, University of Pennsylvania, and Philadelphia Sculptors.

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Silas McDonough,  Walking Monument

Silas McDonough, Walking Monument