This is the premiere project of Philagrafika, a Philly-based nonprofit that promotes printmaking as a vital and valued art form by providing artistic and logistic leadership for large-scale, cooperative initiatives. Due North will transform the Icebox -- one of Philadelphia's largest independent exhibition venues in the city -- into a winterscape of digital video and print selections from selected Philly- and Reykjavik-based artists.
The main theme of the exhibition is re-imagine the idea of "north" -- be it the wild, wondrous, wilderness for some artists; or the deep, ancient legacy of "home" that it means for others. Ms. Bernstein has selected the participating American artists: Katie Baldwin, Shawn Bitters, Diane Burko, Marianne Dages, Cindi Ettinger, Katya Gorker, John Heron, David Kessler, Kelsey Halliday Johnson, Rebeca Méndez, Serena Perrone, Paul Soulellis, and Julia Staples. The following Icelandic artists have also been selected: Hrafnhildur Arnardóttir, Hildigunnur Birgisdóttir, Kristinn Hrafnsson, Kolbeinn Hugi, Hekla Dögg Jónsdóttir, Haraldur Jónsson, Ragnar Kjartansson, Erling T.V. Klingenberg, Anna Hrund Másdóttir, Mundi, Rúrí, Sirra Sigrún Sigurðardóttir, and Magnus Sigurðarson.
NextFab Nordic Encounter
Prior to the exhibition, NextFab will be hosting a week-long learning collaboration between selected Icelandic and American artists. The collaborators will immerse themselves in NextFab's community of like-minded artists and makers and explore the digital fabrication techniques that our members have mastered. The participating artists will then apply these shared methods towards the creation of one-of-a-kind piece to be displayed at the exhibition.
Join us at the culmination of this expressive and inspiring week, where the artists will share their experiences and insights during their time working alongside NextFab's creative community. RSVP for this fabulous presentation on December 12, 2013.