After months of preparation, tomorrow night marks the opening of Alex Da Corte and Jack Sloss' two-person exhibition LOVE EXPLOSION at Fleisher/Ollman Gallery. The reception will go from 6 until 8 o' clock, and promises to be an emotional and saturated affair. All are welcome.
Love Explosion is Alex Da Corte's first full-scale show in Philadelphia following recent solo exhibitions at Parisian Laundry in Montreal and the Stonefox Artspace in New York. He graduated from the University of the Arts in 2005. Jack Sloss first showed at Fleisher/Ollman in 2005's Meatball invitational and From Time To Time in 2006, following his relocation to Philadelphia from Chicago in 2005, where he had shown at the Chicago Cultural Center and Donald Young Gallery among many others.
The work in this show scampers from one emotional note to the next, from sexy to serene, abstruse, dark. A complete spectrum. Love and positivity imbues the work at every level. The gallery is blinking with energy flashes both figurative and literal, for there are many light works on display. There are photographs, too, and film, video, sculptures in bronze, plaster, plastic and found objects, and paintings. Tomorrow there will also be sculptures in cake.
That's about all there is to say. We look forward to seeing you tomorrow and through the month, where several of the works in the show will be evolving daily. There is a limited edition 40-page catalogue accompanying the exhibition featuring essays from Terre Thaemlitz, Gilles Deleuze, KRS-One, William Pym, and JW Goethe, along with many supplemental images and sketches.
All are encouraged to attend the Heartworks party immediately following the reception, where our friends Meg Baird, Gang Gang Dance, Douglas Armour, Chad Brown, Megawords DJs and Professor Murder (and more) will be performing live sets. We will party there, and advance tickets are advised before the show sells out tomorrow. For more details, please click here.
Alex Da Corte and Jack Sloss will feature at our booth in Art Chicago next week, alongside works from Jayson Musson, Annabeth Rosen, P.M. Wentworth, Anthony Campuzano, James Castle, H.C. Westermann, William Hawkins, Felipe Jesus Consalvos and R. Crumb.
Friday, April 18th marks our biggest and strongest opening at the gallery in some time, Jack Sloss and Alex Da Corte's LOVE EXPLOSION. Full press releases to follow next week, but this news serves as information about the afterparty. We are throwing our party at Johnny Brenda's in Fishtown, in concert with the opening bacchanal of Heartworks, a week-long exhibition and benefit for the Mazzoni Center in downtown Philly. The gig on Friday night brings together an extraordinary array of performers, and we highly recommend you buy tickets in advance. The downstairs will be free, but the upstairs needs a ticket, and these will sell out soon. Please go to inliquid.com for more information and to buy tickets. We shall see you there.