Darla Jackson vs. Anne Canfield
January 26 – February 16, 2009
Reception: Thursday, January 29, 5:30 - 7:30 PM
Felicity R. “Bebe” Benoliel Gallery
The Center for Emerging Visual Artists
237 S. 18th Street, The Barclay, Suite 3A
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Philadelphia, PA - The Center for Emerging Visual Artists is pleased to present Darla Jackson vs. Anne Canfield, a Spotlight Exhibition by Career Development Fellows Anne Canfield and Darla Jackson. The exhibition, presented at the Felicity R. “Bebe” Benoliel Gallery, opens January 26th with an Artist Reception on January 29, 2009 from 5:30 - 7:30 PM. Gallery hours for this exhibition are Monday through Friday, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Appointments are available as well.
Anne Canfield's imagery is founded out of two worlds - one real and one imagined - meeting somewhere in between. Her current series, Territorial, explores a sense of vulnerability in areas of life otherwise taken for granted as they shift from safe space to uncertain space with the imposing tension of an insecure global world. Darla Jackson's sculpture is an exploration of the duality of emotions. Through the use of symbolism and body language, she creates personifications of these emotions that are dark and at the same time humorous.
Anne Canfield is a painter living and working in Philadelphia. She is a graduate of Moore College of Art and has attended the Yale Summer School of Painting at Norfolk. Anne also works within the medium of printmaking, which she practices at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. Anne is a second year fellow at the Center for Emerging Visual Artists. She has also recently exhibited at Cerulean Gallery, Sam Quinn Gallery, Maryland Art Place, The Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, and The Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Darla Jackson grew up in Southern New Jersey before coming to Philadelphia to attend Moore College of Art and Design in 1999. Jackson graduated from Moore College with a BFA in Sculpture in 2003. Jackson is currently faculty at the Fleisher Art Memorial and has recently shown her sculpture in venues such as Moore College of Art & Design, 201 Kelly Weber Gallery, The Icebox Project Space, Mew Gallery, and Riverbank Arts. A second year fellow in the Career Development Program with the Center for Emerging Visual Artists, Jackson is also one of four co-founders of an all women’s art collective titled The Other Woman.
Darla Jackson vs. Anne Canfield will be on view at the Felicity R. “Bebe” Benoliel Gallery at The Center for Emerging Visual Artists, located at 237 S. 18th Street, The Barclay, Suite 3A, Philadelphia, PA 19103. Gallery hours are 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Monday through Friday, and other days by appointment. The artists’ reception will take place on Thursday, January 29th from 5:30 – 7:30 PM. Please contact Ann Koivunen for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org or 215-546-7775 x 13.