Art on the Avenue Gallery

3808 Lancaster Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19104, 267-934-0593, http://www.artonave.org
Additional information: Miki Farcas: miki@artonave.org


Please join us for Opening and Artist Reception: Friday, October 11, 5:30  - 8:30 pm

Exhibit runs October 11 through November 2, 2013

Gallery hours: Saturdays and Sundays, 12:30 pm to 5:30 pm or by appointment

ART ON THE AVENUE GALLERY, at 3808 Lancaster Avenue, is proud to present DAVID SLOVIC: ENFOLDING, a solo exhibit of recent works.  ENFOLDING will feature abstract photographic collages, tapework assemblage and a Painting-in-Motion video. Slovic renders these abstractions accessible and transformative, embodying them in works which are vibrant and lyrical, engaging the mind and the emotions of the viewer in ways that music and poetry also do. The work is “in motion” as the gaze traverses the surface, discovering new images.

Photographic Collages  

use abstract photographs of light, showing its luminosity and depth. Multiple chromogenic prints from an original negative are combined in a unique work. Infinitely reproducible, prints of the same image become individual brushstrokes.  These constructs explore the nature of abstraction, its expansive offerings and its inherent constraints.

Paper Tape      

Chance circumstances and endless repetitions are ordered by the insistence of a greater whole; its structure evident, its form united by the commonality of the pieces., repetitive but never the same.


Moving painting, sequence without time, a continuum without beginning or end.  Multiple takes, with slight differences, are looped to present a moving painting.

Artist Background Information

David Slovic received a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from Cornell University, a Masters of Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania, a Loeb Fellowship from Harvard University, was awarded the Paul Phillip Cret Gold Medal in Design and was a founding partner of Friday Architects/Planners.  From 1983 to 1992, David Slovic was the Henry Luce Professor of Architecture and Society at Tulane University. While a practicing architect, Slovic participated in architectural exhibitions, including Projective Images at PS1, in New York, Architectural Ornament in the 20th Century at Cooper-Hewitt Museum, the Venice Biennale, the Lisbon Trienale di Arquitectura and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts.

David Slovic’s work has been in group shows, at Bridgette Mayer Gallery and Larry Becker Contemporary Art in Philadelphia,  June Bateman Gallery in New York,  Hunterdon Museum of Art, Monmouth Museum in New Jersey. 

Solo exhibitions include Philadelphia Art Alliance  (2002), East-West Gallery (2003), New York, Gershman Center for Arts and Culture (2006) and Bridgette Mayer Gallery (2010) in Philadelphia.. This past summer, David Slovic’s work was selected Best Work on Paper by the State Museum of Pennsylvania in Harrisburg.

Upcoming Exhibitions

FiberNext, at the Delaware Museum of Art , Wilmington, winter 2013 and a solo exhibition at Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts (DCCA), in Wilmington, Delaware in 2014.

For more information on the artist, resume and photos, visit www.davidslovic.com