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“Old Souls” at Wexler Gallery Preview

Opening first Friday May 6th at Philadelphia’sWexler Gallery is ‘Old Souls’, a four person show featuring intriguing works byartists Jessica Joslin (recently interviewed here), Orly Cogan, BrianDettmer, and Flore Gardner, all of whom work with lost, antique andappropriated objects that serve as fertile materials, infused with a fresh lifewhen used in each artist’s respective vision and medium. Part of the allure ofeach finished work is their anatomies' mysterious past lives or reassigned andunexpected new functions; books are carefully carved into like clay to createstimulating sculptures, bones merge with metal to create hybrid creatures, linens and textiles serve as canvases while antique photographs are embroidered over,creating strange new narratives within the pre-existing image. Take a peek atmore preview images after the jump.

Orly Cogan

Opening first Friday May 6th at Philadelphia’s Wexler Gallery is ‘Old Souls’, a four person show featuring intriguing works by artists Jessica Joslin (recently interviewed here), Orly CoganBrian Dettmer, and Flore Gardner, all of whom work with lost, antique and appropriated objects that serve as fertile materials, infused with a fresh life when used in each artist’s respective vision and medium. Part of the allure of each finished work is their anatomies mysterious past lives or reassigned and unexpected new functions; books are carefully carved into like clay to create stimulating sculptures, bones merge with metal to create hybrid creatures, linens and textiles serve as canvases while antique photographs are embroidered over, creating strange new narratives within the pre-existing image. Take a peek at more preview images below.

Orly Cogan

Brian Dettmer

Brian Dettmer

Jessica Joslin

Jessica Joslin

Flore Gardner

Flore Garnder

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