Mark Stockton: 100 People Opening Reception

September 92:00 pm - September 295:00 pm
Chimaera Gallery, 3502 Scotts Lane #2113 Philadelphia PA 19129, , , + Google Map

Opening Reception: Sunday September 10, 2-5 p.m.Featuring Tarot Readings with the 100 People deck by Roksana Filipowska.Closing Reception: Friday September 29, 6-9 p.m.Gallery Hours: Saturday 12-5 p.m. or by appointment.Mark Stockton: 100 People examines who and how we venerate and connect. What is representation in a larger sense? Using demographics to structure an equitable range of representation, and selecting subjects from a range of time periods—from the beginnings of portrait photography (1839) to the present—the series seeks to create an evolving canon of portraits, reflecting an expanded narrative of history and identity while centering ideas of inclusivity and subjectivity.Often sourced from recommendations and further reading, the selection process is opened-up beyond the limitations of the artist’s pre-existing-knowledge base; the time-intensive drawings invite further reflection. Each portrait, connecting through an active gaze, looks back on the viewer, collapsing time and space divides, offering different points of connections to different people.Artist PublicationIn addition to the original 100 drawings, the artists created an accompanying publication that contains photo documentation of each drawing presented as a deck of cards, and featuring an essay by Mary E.E. Ebeling, Associate Professor in Sociology and affiliate faculty in the Center for Science, Technology and Society, and Global Studies and Modern Languages, at Drexel University, where Mark Stockton also teaches in the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design.Tarot ReadingsArt historian and third-generation tarot reader Roksana Filipowska will be using the deck of Mark Stockton’s 100 people cards to provide a unique way to engage with the work, offering 10-minute, 3-card readings available to visitors at the Opening Reception on Sunday, September 10 from 2-5 p.m. at Chimaera Gallery.Please visit the exhibition microsite which includes the complete list of portraits with links to their biographies:

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