“Matter of Time”

The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Museum

This exhibition marked the tenth anniversary of the Academy’s Morris Gallery, a space dedicated to showing Pennsylvania-affiliated artists. It also inaugurated “Philadelphia Art Now,” a three-year series of city-wide events intended to promote local artists. The original concept for the exhibition was to commission a single, integrated, collectively created project on the theme of time, to be produced by the 12 participants selected by an academy-appointed review committee. Not surprisingly, the intended collaboration gradually devolved into a series of solo and dual efforts (with one three-member attempt) exploring different aspects of the common theme. Works dealt with such concepts as the end of time (Ralfka Gonzalez); the passage and effects of time (Connie Coleman/Alan Powell, Eileen Neff); as well as time’s cost (Cheryl Gelover/Thomas Murray/Mitchell Smith). The pieces varied wildly

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