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October 26, 2012

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.

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