Donald E. Camp
Curated by Amie Potsic
CEO & Principal Curator, Amie Potsic Art Advisory, LLC
July 19 - September 15, 2018
VIP Event & Closing Reception: Saturday, September 15th, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Space and Company
2200 Walnut Street
Donald E. Camp is an NEA, Pew, and Guggenheim recipient whose work addressing the humanity of all people, including African-American men, has been influential on the national discourse related to race and human rights. Tom Judd is a Pollock-Krasner awardee whose internationally exhibited paintings, collages, and documentaries have provided a vital American vision from coast to coast for decades. Aubrie Costello is a sought after silk-graffiti artist whose work speaks of truth and female power by creating interventions in galleries, public spaces, performances, and street art dialogues. Together, their work embodies the growth, collaboration, and calls for social justice of our times.
Presented at Space and Company, the artwork resonates with the ornate décor of the historic building. The molding, accents, and chandeliers interact with the rough-around-the-edges aesthetic of the artwork to shed light on the fine line of between high and low culture as well as the line-in-the-sand drawn by class and racial differences. Depicting those often marginalized as revered portraits and voicing their words in silk slogans alongside suited businessmen in free-fall conjures the possibility that roles can be reversed and identity can be reformed.