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thru May 31:

Post Human Utopia
 Sarah Bereza, George Boorujy, Kate Clark,
 Peter Daverington, Valerie Hegarty, Ryan McLennan,
 Lori Nix, Jean-Pierre Roy, Ryan Scully, Doug Young

The Lodge Gallery, 131 Chrystie St., NYC

The exhibition, which refers to Alan Weisman’s book The World Without Us, “poses a fascinating thought experiment: if you take every living human off the Earth, what traces of us would linger and what would disappear? Will the footprint of humanity ever fade away completely or have humans so irrevocably altered the environment that the impact of man will continue to shape the earth’s landscape far beyond the days of our departure?“ Curated by gallerists Keith Schweitzer and Jason Patrick Voegele, the show offers a deftly balanced sampling of such scenarios. Kate Clark’s animal-human hybrid sculptures gaze knowingly as they lay before Lori Nix’s photographically enlarged diorama of a shopping mall ravaged by time and nature. Valerie Hegarty’s “Autumn on the Wissahicken with Tree“ appears to age the gallery itself. Other standouts include two large works by Sarah Bereza and a cinematically apocalyptic oil by Jean-Pierre Roy.

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HAHA x PARADIGM presents Class Reunion of 2013-14 Exhibition

January 23, 2015 – March 14, 2015

It all started with brunch; HAHA Magazine and Paradigm Gallery + Studio sat across from another and over pancakes came up with the idea to invite artists from around the world to Philadelphia, to share in an open dialogue about the benefits of public art.

These HAHA x Paradigm collaborations filled our past two years with a whirlwind of exhaustingly fun:  airport runs, customs snafus, late night Breaking Bad style wheatpaste cooks, citywide scavenger hunts, multiple parking tickets while location scouting (not so fun), an over usage of hashtags, and a loyal following.

Before we venture out into our new projects, we’re getting the gang back together.  We hope you’ll join us at Paradigm Gallery + Studio, as we look toward the future with an exhibition of new works by our old friends, and mark our past projects with photography by Conrad Benner of Streets Dept.

Our Class Reunion of 2013-14 Exhibition will celebrate the incredible roster of artists we’ve hosted, the friendships that have been fostered along the way, and the communities, that have come together over a shared love of public art.

What the heck, we’ll even introduce you to the new kid, with a glimpse of our next Artist-in-Residence.

Important Dates for Media

Opening reception

Friday, January 23rd 5:30pm – 10:00pm  

Closing Reception

Friday, February 27th 5:30-10:00pm

Exhibition Hours

Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays 12:00pm – 6:00pm

Paradigm Gallery + Studio

746 S 4th St, 1st Fl, Philadelphia, PA 19147               

Featuring works by: A Common Name (Paige Smith), Summaiya Jillani, Sarah Bereza, X-O (Hyland Mather), MANDO (Amanda Marie), My Dog Sighs, Clint Tillman Reid

Small World

The Spectator
2009
Oil on Canvas, hand-made frame


Our friend Sara Bereza, who is an awesome artist (and also a great source of designer recs), turns out to be friends with the girl behind our (sold out!) Blue Hex Scarf, the one and only Mary Meyer. We’re not surprised, since Mary has an infinite social network and Sara’s a pretty cool chick. Sara emailed us to let us know that a) Mary’s her girl and b) look! she even used her in a portrait last year. Who doesn’t love finding out that your favorite people all know each other? —claire