SAGE PROJECTS is pleased to present an exhibition of works by photographers Heather Raquel Phillips and Deborah Raven. This will be the 7th exhibition at Sage Projects and the first devoted exclusively to photography.
Heather Raquel Phillips (top) explores the complications of racial identity in the photo project entitled Mixed. This exhibition is a portrait series of people who are unique in their composite ancestral backgrounds, while sharing the collective experience of being bi-racial/ multi-ethnic in a so-called “post-racial” America. To view this series of photographs is to encounter Phillips' subjects eye-to-eye. It is an activity that is at times both tender and confrontational, as each person's expression of identity comes across via inescapable gazes.
The photographs by Deborah Raven (above) explore how we look at animals in a show entitled Semblance. The images were photographed in Natural History Museums, at the Midway, aquariums and on farms. The images consider how animals are “subjected and worshiped, bred and sacrificed”. Series depict "tethered" animals at the midway, portraits of taxidermy subjects found in Natural History Museums, skeletal remains as organic still lives, and a series of aquatic “Liquid Life” images.
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October 4 – October 25, 2009
Opening Reception: Sunday, October 11, 6-8pm
Sage Projects 333 South Street, Phila., PA
The gallery is free and open to the public
Wed and Thurs 12-6pm, Fri, Sat and Sun 2-8pm
Validated parking is available (see sidebar details)
For more information 215-706-0406