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Saturday, 11 November 2017 to Saturday, 13 January 2018

Artists: Vicky Aquino, Alison Cornyn, Bill Gerhard, Martha Kent Martin, Sharon Koelblinger, Sarah Myers, PolakvanBekkum, and Ger Xiong

For this exhibition, Abington Art Center is taking inspiration from our Little Abington Meeting House, located by the corner of Alverthorpe Park. Silence is a key characteristic of the Quaker religion: in that silence, to reflect. Reflection is also a physical characteristic, a surface effect – a bending back that encompasses the physical or metaphysical and may include an ethical call.

This exhibit is a reflection on the materials, aesthetics and values of our city, country and relationship to nature. The works include a portrait of Philadelphia seen through Google Earth’s reflection of the world whose images are made up over time by commercial providers and platforms; a Sand Counting Lab that reflects upon the two million people incarcerated in the U.S. penal system; jewelry whose reflection is the “bounce” of light after it strikes a surface; sculptural works that reflect upon nature, where patterns are an ephemeral reference to our environment in flux. A collection of fragments, much like a prism, this exhibition provides a unique spectrum of reflections.

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Vicky Aquino, painting, Alison Cornyn, installation and photography, Bill Gerhard, mixed media, Ger Xiong, mixed media, Martha Kent Martin, fiber, PolakvanBekkum, film/media arts, Sarah Myers, sculpture, Sharon Koelblinger, textiles

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515 Meetinghouse Rd, Jenkintown, PA 19046, USA

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