After Effect

March 6 - March 22, 2020

The artists in this show concern themselves with what happens when materials, structures, and  knowledge linger around beyond their life expectancies and complicate their original meanings. Four works by ​Evan Curtis Charles Hall​, ​Joseph Painter​, ​Valentina Soto Illanes​, and ​Julian Zeidler​ explore what is built to last in the face of the inevitable devolution of objects, myths, and information over time. By foregrounding the generative powers of duration and decay, their works in photography, video, sculpture, and painting ask us to extend our encounters with the visible past the horizon of legible form and into the space where content breaks down and begins the process of re-formation.   

"After Effect"​ ​is the sixteenth exhibition in the Incubation Series, a student-led initiative that fosters new ways of making, exhibiting, and seeing art.

The Incubation Series is made possible by the generous support of The Sachs Program for Arts Innovation, the Department of Art History, School of Arts and Sciences, and the Department of  Fine Arts, Weitzman School of Design at the University of Pennsylvania.

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