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October 26, 2012

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"In each of the painters we have chosen for this show I see a density of perception and density of painterly reality. One of the limitations of painting that other forms of art do not have is that everything happens all at once. when a painting is finished it can only be viewed as a whole picture that stops at the edges. Time is compressed to the single moment. In each of these painters i see a struggle against that compression through movement, layering and juxtaposition of desperate elements. each painter doesn't see the realization of the figure as the end of the painting but the beginning, the reality of the figure is the place to start shifting through other layers of unperceived reality.Each painter while committed to revealing the human figure through paint move me to see these paintings on purely abstract levels almost as if the figure is a foil for them to paint against, to achieve a painting familiar yet unimagined. " 

- Joseph Lozano

One night only: Friday November 2nd 2012, 5-10pm 3rd and arch streets Philadelphia Pa

Trust Us

Pop-up shows continue to grow throughout Philadelphia amid the city's economic stagnation. Exhibitions like Arts on South, Caryn Kunkle's Here Not There, and most recently, Das: Boom have all germinated from vacant real estate and a 'love of the game' mentality from the artists involved.

In that spirit is Trust Us, a one night only pop-up show in the building currently known as TRUST. This historic space boasts over 3,000 sq ft of grand architecture, and is located in old city's gallery district. The prope
rty is under lease to become a gourmet food market this spring. For November's First Friday, ten artists present new paintings and installation works that transform the historic venue into a tightly curated gallery space for one night only.

The exhibiting artists are Martin Campos, David Campbell, Joseph Lozano, Catherine Mulligan, Sterling Shaw, PJ Smalley, Nick Stathopolus, Jenn Warpole, and Tom Walton.

These artists have recently exhibited with museums and commercial galleries, in addition to artist-run spaces in Fishtown and Kensington. This DIY spirit mixed with the venue's location collapses previous notions of commercial and alternative exhibition space.