Doing Time | Depth of Surface

January 27 - March 17
Goldie Paley Gallery
Moore College of Art & Design
20th Street & The Parkway, Philadelphia, PA

Doing Time / Depth of Surface is an exhibition being presented at The Galleries at Moore College of Art & Design and includes work produced during a seven-week residency by Spanish artists Patricia Gómez and María  Jesús González. The artists, neither of whom  has exhibited previously in the U.S., have a collaborative practice grounded in art conservation; utilizing a modified version of a technique known as strappo, they work primarily to preserve the surfaces of buildings—the veritable “skin of architecture”—by detaching  a wall’s paint with glues and fabric and transferring that surface paint, in its entirety,  to a new canvas. In Philadelphia, they will work at the now abandoned Holmesburg Prison  before it is demolished, creating large-format “printings” of drawings, paintings, and graffiti  left by former inmates on the walls.




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