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Material Time

October 25, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Park Towne Place

2200 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19130 United States

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Please join us for the opening reception for Material Time from 6 – 8 pm on October 25th!

Inspired by climate systems and the ever-changing landscape, the five artists of Material Time
evaluate and deconstruct patterns and forms found in nature. Working with materials and processes that are both natural and human, each artist offers ways of being with environments, acting as both witnesses and agents of transformation.

Employing unfired clay, soil, and natural pigments, artists Rebecca Schultz and Rachel J. Eng source directly from the environment, engaging the local community and Earth’s geologic history. Reclaimed plastics, salvaged wood, and synthetic imitations of nature are repurposed in installations by Jazmyn Crosby, Jessica Demcsak, and Natalie Kuenzi, softening the boundaries between abstraction and representation, interdependence and survival.

Participatory works invite audiences to engage more deeply, as in Rebecca Schultz’s Timefulness, created from earth pigments sourced with community members, or through interactive videos and augmented reality, encountered amidst a field of artificial turf.
In the wake of altered climate systems and human disruption, Material Time serves as a catalyst for contemplation, urging individuals to consider their relationship with and their role within an ever-changing environment.


October 25, 2023
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Park Towne Place
2200 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19130 United States
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