Artist Talk: Jess Perlitz

September 10, 2015 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Jess PerlitzJess Perlitz is an artist whose work explores participation, communication and performance. She uses object-making to think about the various ways we communicate and translate ownership of space and place. Her work takes a variety of forms ranging from sculpture, community- based projects, performances, and drawings. A graduate of the Tyler School of Art and Bard College, she has produced projects that have appeared in playgrounds, fields, galleries and museums, including Socrates Sculpture Park, Cue Art Foundation, Cambridge Galleries and the Institute for Contemporary Art in Philadelphia. In 2015, she is participating in projects at De Fabriek in the Netherlands and Philadelphia’s Eastern State Penitentiary.

The talk will last approximately one hour and is followed by a complimentary social hour in the Museum café with wine generously provided by Dominio IV Wines.

$5 members, $15 non-members, $12 seniors. Space is limited. Advanced tickets highly recommended.

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