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0716_PhilipScarpone

   
'University City Station : Glassboro'
Phillip Scarpone
July 1 – 31, 2016
Opening Reception: First Friday, July 1, 6-10PM
     
   

This July, Grizzly Grizzly offers a respite from the heat with an immersive installation by Philadelphia based artist, Phillip Scarpone.  Filling the gallery is the large-scale sculpture, University City Station:Glassboro, a sensory structure based on a mash-up of architectural memories.  Viewers can enter the air-conditioned, claustrophobic space and experience first hand Phillip Scarpone’s exploration into the interconnected construction of memory and fear.

From metal fabrication to experimental casting, Phillip Scarpone’s work uses a variety of sculptural practices to investigate the process of  recollection.  Intrigued by the psychological experience of space, he states about his work: “I am interested in how recalling a moment, space or experience, diluting it and filtering it through a mental sieve, can create new poetry in what we find important.”  In University City Station : Glassborohe combines the memory of two distinct sites – a scrap yard in Glassboro, New Jersey and a SEPTA station in Philadelphia ­– to create an evocative, multisensory sculpture.

About the artist: Phillip Scarpone received his MFA with distinction from The University of Georgia, Lamar Dodd School of Art and BFA from the University of Delaware.  He has exhibited nationally and internationally including Washington, DC; New York, NY; Austin, TX; Philadelphia, PA; Atlanta, GA; Richmond, VA; St.Louis, MO and Baltimore, MD. He is a recipient of an NEA Established Professional Fellowship in Sculpture through the Delaware Division of the Arts, in 2013 was selected for the Miami University Young Sculptors Competition juried by John Hatfield, Director of Socrates Sculpture Park and in 2014 was a finalist for the Dave Bown Projects 9th International Competition.  Phillip is currently represented by the Seraphin Gallery in Philadelphia, PA.
     
    On Speak Speak: University City Station: Glassboro, Audio Essay by Anne Cross on Recent Work by Phillip Scarpone
     
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    5-20-13: 7-6-13, Photographs on transparency, 5.5" x 5.5", 2016
     
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    Entrance View: University City Station: Glassboro
cement, steel, foam, wood, lighting elements, insulation and AC unit - 6′ x 4′ x 8.5′ - 2014
     
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    Interior View: University City Station: Glassboro
     
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    Interior View: University City Station: Glassboro
     
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    University City Station: Glassboro
cement, steel, foam, wood, lighting elements, insulation and AC unit - 6′ x 4′ x 8.5′- 2014
     
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    Detail: University City Station: Glassboro
     
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    Detail: University City Station: Glassboro
     
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    Rear View: University City Station: Glassboro
     
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    Philip Scarpone, University City Station: Glassboro, as installed at Grizzly Grizzly July 2016
     
    On Speak Speak: University City Station: Glassboro, Audio Essay by Anne Cross on Recent Work by Phillip Scarpone
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