Friday, July 24, 2009

The Recession Proof Artist

Alexander Conner / Senior Curator @ Adaptation

Brookes Britcher and Alexander Conner of Adaptation were interviewed by the New York Times about the state of the arts in the recent economic downturn. This is an enormous honor for the small Philadelphia-based curatorial outfit. Alexander Conner was the focus of the Times story resulting in a video documentary titled " The Recession-Proof Artist". As New Wilmington Art Association works to improve conditions for emerging artists in downtown Wilmington, Alexander's story is an important reminder of the kind of artist that will benefit from the affordable rents at Shipley Lofts & the employment opportunities at a revitalized Queen Theater.

The Recession Proof Artist- video by Jigar Mehta

New Wilmington Art Association will be the first venue to host the Adaptation exhibition titled, All for One (Photograps 1977-2009) by Peter Capano. Spanning over 30 years, this work offers an unparalleled visual document of a volatile period in Philadelphia history. From the vantage point of a member, Peter Capano beautifully charts the lives and exploits of the 10th & Oregon gang with a sense of compassion and immediacy.

For more information about All for One, visit the Adaptation website:

Follow these links for more information on Shipley Lofts & the Queen Theater:

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