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ArtBox @ Shirt Corner : Philadelphia Open Studio Tours (POST)

  • ArtBox @ Shirt Corner 259 Market Street Philadelphia, PA, 19106 United States (map)

Thompson’s installation, Good Bones, in the ArtBox @ Shirt Corner is inspired by the architectural facades and windows of Philadelphia's Brewerytown neighborhood, where she has lived for the past two years. Permanent and impermanent aspects of this rapidly gentrifying and evolving neighborhood are layered and juxtaposed. By delicately cutting and layering yellow and white tracing paper, the artist has rendered a window, draped with a shawl that depicts a figure seated in the lotus position. At night, solar lights illuminate the many layers of yellow paper, and the image of the figure glows. The brick and mortar pattern evolves into a kite, with a row home painted on the sail. This floating house is a visual metaphor for the tenuous emotional and physical connection to home that is experienced by many people.

Check out more of her cut paper and mylar installations below: