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Closing reception for Jeremy Holmes show in Pearlstein Gallery

September 22, 2014

In abstract sculpture artist Jeremy Holmes’ largest work, fourteen hundred feet of bentwood loops weave elegantly through the Leonard Pearlstein Gallery. On view since August 6, Convergence will close with a free and open-to-the-public reception on Thursday, September 25 at 6:00 pm (URBN Center Annex, 3401 Filbert Street). Holmes will join for an artist’s talk during the reception.

In Convergence, viewers are invited to choose their own paths through a winding, larger-than-life sculpture made of five different woods found in Pennsylvania. Through his site-specific exploration, Holmes wants audiences to “feel a connection to the material…to seek out different perspectives within the work, to feel a part of the work, and to evoke a new curiosity in such a traditional material as wood,” he explained in a  Philadelphia Inquirer feature on the exhibition.

Pearlstein Gallery Assistant and Arts Administration Graduate student, Marnie Lersch, curated the show. "I hope Convergence challenges audiences to think about how experiencing art and gallery-going can be more than rectangular shapes on white walls," Lersch said. "That it makes viewers question how they interact with art and what they need from the gallery experience.”

Expanding the work’s interactivity, Leah Stein Dance Company’s new site-specific dance piece was designed to unfurl inside of the installation. Inspired by the lightness and tension in Holmes’ work, Splice premiered in the Pearlstein Gallery in September as part of the 2014 Fringe Festival.

No pre-registration is required to join us for the closing reception. Please click here for more information on the Gallery’s hours and upcoming shows.