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"Catagenesis"
Exhibition of site-specific installations at
Globe Dye Works
4500 Worth St, Philadelphia, PA
Sept. 9– Oct. 21, 2012

Catagenesis Catalog
Catagenesis Opening Photos Here

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Daily News: September 7, 2012
Article by Roberta Fallon

Philadelphia Inquirer: September 30, 2012
“Globe Dye building is an atmospheric setting for art”, review by Edith Neuhall

WHYY newsworks.org
Video interview with PS President Leslie Kaufman, with additional comments from artist Scott Pellnat, and images of artists Nivi Alroy and David Meyer working on their installations.

Title Magazine
Review with photos By Gabriela Vainsencher

Philadelphia Sculptors sponsored "Catagenesis," an exhibition of site specific installations at Globe Dye Works, a former manufacturing facility in the Frankford section of Philadelphia that bleached and dyed textiles from 1865 - 2005. "Catagenesis" refers to the concept that breakdown, instead of being an end, becomes a beginning as it progresses to reorganization, and then ideally, renewal. This concept becomes the core of our project as artists become the catalysts for repurposing, and ultimately transforming, a former industrial structure into a place of growth and creativity. (click here for a virtual tour of the facility)

The Globe Dye Works complex of buildings continues to undergo renovations by its current owners and supports small businesses and arts-related activities. Our artistic intervention will stimulate the process of returning it to life, allowing neglected spaces to take on new identities as artists respond to them. Installations will be located throughout the interconnected buildings, providing surprises for viewers as they navigate the exhibition. Local, national and international artists are being solicited to participate through both an invitational and jurying process. In addition to the exhibition of installations, a video of interviews with former Globe workers will be produced and incorporated into the show.

Individuals, organizations, or businesses interested in investigating sponsorship opportunities should contact either co-director listed under "Contact."

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