Paradigm Gallery is happy to announce the grand opening of its new location in Previous Metropolis at 12 N. third St. on Friday, April seventh, 2023. The 7,000 sq. ft., 5-story constructing was bought by Paradigm founders Sara McCorriston and Jason Chen in Fall 2022. Along with serving because the gallery’s new, everlasting residence, the mixed-use business house will actualize McCorriston and Chen’s mission to additional develop and contribute to the humanities and tradition panorama of Philadelphia.
The opening of the brand new house will characteristic two exhibitions: on the primary ground shall be Nazeer Sabree’s debut solo exhibition Pursuit of Therapeutic, curated by Ginger Rudolph of HAHA Journal. The second ground will current a solo exhibition by Jason Andrew Turner, entitled Welcome Dwelling.
Sabree’s first solo exhibition will discover the method of therapeutic from the artist’s perspective, constructing upon his earlier work within the “False Face” collection. Rudolph’s curation is knowledgeable by her intimate understanding of Sabree’s follow, having mentored the artist since 2020 within the Philadelphia Mural Arts Fellowship for Black Artists Program. Along with an expanded physique of labor from “False Face”, the exhibition will premiere a brand new collection of predominately black and white picture collages entitled “Transgenerational Rorschach Fragments 1998” (“TRF-98”), and a putting video work that tells a transformative story about Black masculinity in three acts – life, demise, and rebirth. With images and clippings sourced from his household’s archives and broader cultural and historic references, Sabree shares a blueprint for what therapeutic may appear like from inside a Black physique. Vulnerability, ache, and hope collide in Pursuit of Therapeutic, charting an ascendent course from trauma to radical empathy.
Turner’s exhibition will showcase his gestural, process-based follow and its floor functions from furnishings to textiles. Inside vignettes inside the gallery’s expansive second ground will set a rhythmic move all through the exhibition, punctuated by daring and intimate painted portraits. Turner usually begins with a sketch in sumi ink, redrawing and repeating the traces of the brushstrokes in numerous iterations. In every section, the artist makes an attempt to make sense of a messy, maximalist, overwhelming actuality; psychological well being and the character of notion are key themes in Turner’s work. Intuitive coloration relationships and intentional spontaneity permeate the exhibition in a visible illustration of organized chaos.
Welcome Dwelling highlights Turner’s collaborations with Philadelphia artists and designers, in addition to Paradigm’s dedication to nurturing and showcasing modern crossovers between artistic disciplines. Stained glass works made by Flannery Cronin from Buddy of All and felted textile works made by Krysta Knaster of Camphill Soltane deliver Turner’s hard-edge type to their respective mediums. The collaborative works compound upon the visible density of the exhibition and complement Turner’s work whereas introducing new textural and technical components.