Best Made Plans at Philly Fringe Festival

See Here Now Pop-Up 

2237 N. Front St. 1st floor, Philadelphia, PA 19133 

Gallery Hours: September 9, 12-6pm & September 10, 12-6pm. Drop-in, free. 

Opening Reception: September 9, 6-8pm. 

I am exhibiting with See Here Now in a Pop Up Exhibition at the Philly Fringe Festival. 

An exhibition titled “Best Laid Plans” at See Here Now Pop-Up Enterprises Worldwide Gallery as part of the Philadelphia Fringe Festival 2023 is scheduled to take place on September 9, 12-6 p.m. & September 10, 12-6 p.m., 2023. The opening reception of the exhibition is scheduled to take place on September 9, 6-8 p.m., 2023. This exhibition is the curated group exhibition of absurd, incomplete, stalled, and discarded works, projects and ideas by local and national artists Christine Walinski, Sabrina Small, Christopher Moss, Ronna Lebo, Patty Hudak, Robert Fanelli, Shannon Cronin and Derek Ayres

“The standard visual art exhibition traditionally presents polished objects and ideas, ready to be considered and defended. This is not that. Eight artists present a room full of abandoned projects, suspect ideas, unworkable proposals, and folly that suggests the residue of struggle can still yield poetry.” 

- 2023 Philly Fringe Festival Guide 

By presenting drawings and works on paper consisting of abandoned ideas and projects, harebrained schemes, weird notebook pages, shitastic drawings, and failed preliminary studies, “Best Laid Plans” embraces imperfection and unveils artistic churning. To that end, this exhibit defies convention by exploring artistic experimentation and vulnerability, celebrates the raw, impractical, and stalled, and ultimately grants access to artists’ personal journeys by exposing triumphs and tribulations and showing how the sausage is made.” 

I am showing a number of drawings I aimed to transfer and carve 

onto magnolia blocks and print with sumi ink under the guidance of a Japanese sensei. After two months prep, and breaking many knife blades while chipping away outlines, I realized I had neither the skill nor tenacity to finish the project, resulting in a deepened respect for the process and adjusted expectations vis-a-vis my skill set at the time. See Hear Now will be exhibiting some of these drawings and some of the partially carved woodblocks. 

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