The first in a series of exhibitions highlighting artists from the major cities surrounding Salisbury, “Young Philly” is a group show featuring artwork never before seen on the Eastern Shore by emerging artists currently living and working in Philadelphia. Artists include Thomas Clark, Micah Danges, Alexander Rosenberg, Anne Schaefer, Becky Suss, Marc Zajack and Mauro Zamora.
These artists, though at the beginning of their careers, already have achieved accolades from such sources as New American Paintings, Vox Populi, Title Magazine and the Fleisher Art Memorial, and won awards including the Belgium International Glass Prize and Pew Fellowship in the Arts.
Thomas Clark: Clark is a predominantly self taught musician and visual artist. He is observant and filters all of his surroundings. He creates figural work that is stark and minimal. His inspirations stems from country music, noise, pink, brown and blue.
Micah Danges: Danges lives and works in Philadelphia. He has worked as a photography technician and educator. His recent work creates a connection between photography and collage. His subjects are objects, removed from their surroundings and then placed into the artist’s own formal environments.
Alexander Rosenberg: Rosenberg is an artist and educator. His main interest is in glass as a material but has since crossed over into many other medias. He now lives and works in Philadelphia where he heads the glass program at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia.
Anne Schaefer: Schaefer’s work consists of large-scale installations, paintings, works on paper and objects which all rely on the use of abstraction, pattern, and complex color relationships to tap into an experiential or sensorial type of viewing.
Becky Suss: Suss is a painter and sculpture that was born and currently lives in Philadelphia. Drawing inspiration from her grandfather, her work shows interest in how still life and interior paintings can become a portrait of a person, time and place.She is a member of Vox Populi and a former member of Space 1026.
Marc Zajack: Zajack has been involved in both the creative music and arts community since relocating to Philadelphia in 2003. His work crosses many platforms within performance, sound, installation, drawing/painting, sculpture and video. He is also the founder and director of Bunker Hull, a project space & gallery in Philadelphia.
Mauro Zamora: Zamora is a painter living and working in Philadelphia. His work questions our relationship with the land: socially, politically and environmentally. In 2008, Zamora was awarded a Pew Fellowship from the Pennsylvania Council. He is currently working on faculty at The College of New Jersey