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0216_Echolocation

   
'Echolocation'
Richard Hogan, Doa E. Lee, Sarah Legow, and Heather Raquel Phillips
Curated by Haely Chang, Kirsten Gill, and Hilary R. Whitham
February 5 - 28, 2016
Opening Reception: First Friday, February 5, 6-10 PM
     
   

This February, Grizzly Grizzly hosts "Echolocation" a group exhibition featuring Richard Hogan, Doa E. Lee, Sarah Legow, and Heather Raquel Phillips. The provocative selection of painting, collage, photography and video engages mimesis, mimicry, and replication as formal principles and conceptual approaches. Echolocation is curated by Haely Chang, Kirsten Gill, and Hilary R. Whitham as a part of The Incubation Series, a collaboration between the Fine Arts and History of Art Graduate Programs at the University of Pennsylvania.

In Eunyoung Lee's paintings, amalgams of recognizable, quasi-universal symbols and unruly yet familiar abstractions, oscillate between almost and barely recognizable. In site-specific installations and collage- and text-based pieces, Sarah Legow juxtaposes seemingly arbitrary found objects in complex visual phrases. Heather Raquel Phillips creates stylized, staged photographs, primarily portraits that revel in saturated color and burlesque visual drama. Her recent work contemplates the adoption of disguise and personae, and behavioral miming more generally. Richard Hogan's photos interrogate canonical approaches to both the style and subject matter of photography, moving towards a transcendent critique of not only the medium itself, but also a broader history of image- making. Through his seemingly unassuming investigations, the unique abilities of photography to imitate, heighten, and subvert reality are gradually revealed.

This is the second exhibition in The Incubation Series, which takes its name from the idea that graduate school is a laboratory where one can test out new ways of thinking. Fostered by Keenan Bennett, Haely Chang, Kirsten Gill, and Hilary R. Whitham, the program aims to showcase the work of MFA candidates, while offering an opportunity for art history graduate students to expand their curatorial practices.

     
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    Heather Raquel Phillips, Fuck, Fight and Forgive, Forget, 2015. Flags, felt and cotton blends
     
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Heather Raquel Phillips, BullSh*t, 2015. Color digital print. 27” X 40”

     
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    Installation view featuring (from left to right)
Richard Hogan, Impale, Archival Inkjet Print, 24” x 30”
Sarah Legow, Site specific installation, 2016
Richard Hogan, Devotional, Archival Inkjet Print, 18" x 24"
Doa E. Lee, Present Absence, 2015, Mixed media on cotton fabric, 40" x 60"
     
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    Doa E. Lee, Present Absence, 2015, Mixed media on cotton fabric, 40" x 60"
     
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    Richard Hogan, Untitled (Fruit of the Loom), Archival Inkjet Print, 30" x 40"
     
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    Sarah Legow, Site specific installation, 2016
     
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    Sarah Legow, Site specific installation, 2016
     
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    Sarah Legow installation reflecting Heather Raquel Phillips' BullSh*t
     
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    Echolocation Installation view.
     
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