The Self & Beyond at Wexler Gallery (Philadelphia, PA)

This group show explores the idea of self as experienced through the body. Featured artists include Kiki Smith, Dana Major Kanovitz, Monica Cook and Melanie Bilenker. Working in a variety of mediums, each of these four artists examines issues concerning identity, mortality, sexuality and human nature.

The exhibition also considers the idea of self in relation to the theme of “the double,” a subconscious representation of one’s ego. The double has been referenced throughout history in literature and art, assuming various forms including shadow, reflection, mirror and twin.

This show is curated by Sienna Freeman, Associate Director of the Wexler Gallery. The exhibition will run from September 4th through October 31st, 2009. Opening reception takes place on First Friday, September 4th, from 5 – 8pm.
The Wexler Gallery is located at 201 North Third Street in the historical district of Old City Philadelphia.

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