Through their willingness to relinquish control, the artists in MORPH share a common understanding of the inevitable influence of time on the environments we inhabit, from the personal to the cosmic. Viewers are called to consider the impact of elemental forces, how they affect creation and destruction to form something altogether new. These artists examine familiar and unfamiliar habitats that have overgrown, unraveled, eroded and morphed.

MORPH: 15th Annual Betsy Meyer Memorial Exhibition, Main Line Art Center, Haverford, PA, 2019.

Images courtesy of Main Line Art Center. Artists featured: Colleen McCubbin Stepanic, Hanna Vogel, Bill Gerhard

The artists of Paradox explore opposition and contradiction in their work. The juxtaposition of seeming opposites through material contrast, conceptual framework and social statement demands the viewer’s attention to, and consideration of, both the works presented and the themes addressed through them. The contradictions these artists explore are so deeply interdependent that they often go unrecognized in the contemporary context.

Paradox: 16th Annual Betsy Meyer Memorial Exhibition, Main Line Art Center, Haverford, PA, 2019.

Images courtesy of Main Line Art Center. Artists featured: Megan Biddle, Jedediah Morfit, McKinley Wallace

Playing with Fire: The Life and Work of Etta Winigrad is the first ever retrospective exhibition celebrating the creative evolution, artistic career, and abundant life of the Philadelphia based, esteemed ceramic sculptor. Primitive shape and metaphor form the basis of Etta’s artistic vocabulary. Her unique and distinct smoking technique imprints the work with a timeless and emotional quality that purposely obscures the origin of her subjects, rendering them identifiable only as human. At once archaic and symbolic, whimsical and serious, Etta’s sculptures attempt to illustrate ideas and concerns of existence by using realistic and fantastical elements. Observers are invited to draw on their own imagination and life experiences for interpretation and connection. For over 50 years, through clay and smoke, Etta has carefully explored the universal and elemental, human experience.

Playing With Fire: The Life and Work of Etta Winigrad, Main Line Art Center, Haverford, PA, 2019.

Images courtesy of Main Line Art Center. Artist featured: Etta Winigrad

2019 Professional Artist Members’ Exhibition features paintings, photographs, sculpture, and mixed media artwork by a selection of Main Line Art Center’s 2019 Professional Artist Members cohort. 

Professional Artist Members Exhibition, Main Line Art Center, Haverford, PA, 2019.

Images courtesy of Main Line Art Center.