Hank Willis Thomas, Question Bridge: Black Males, portrait grid, 2012, transmedia project. Image courtesy of Question Bridge.
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. An opening reception will be held on March 10, featuring a community meeting (5-6 p.m.), followed by a panel discussion with the artists (6-7 p.m.). The gallery will remain open until 8 p.m.
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, on view beginning September 8, 2016.