Philly Block Project: Preface

10 Mar - 30 Apr 2016
Philadelphia Photo Arts Center, 1400 N. American Street, Philadelphia


Hank Willis Thomas, Strawberry Mansion, 2011, installation view, Studio Museum in Harlem. Courtesy of Hank Willis Thomas and Wyatt Gallery.


Hank Willis Thomas, Question Bridge: Black Males, portrait grid, 2012, transmedia project. Image courtesy of Question Bridge.


Hank Willis Thomas and Sanford Biggers, Picture Windows, \Wayfarer series

Philadelphia Photo Arts Center presents Preface, a group exhibition that previews the work of Philadelphia Block Project collaborators Hank Willis Thomas, Lisa Fairstein, Wyatt Gallery, Hiroyuki Ito, Will Steacy, and Lori Waselchuk.

Igniting a dialogue on issues related to gentrification, Philadelphia Block Project invites conceptual artist Hank Willis Thomas and a team of artists to engage the community through public forums and photography. The project culminates in a gallery installation of Thomas' recreation of a city block with a series of 1:1 scale photographs of South Kensington's people and buildings.