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PhilosophyBox presents Jackie Matisse, Miguel Trelles, and Abigail Child to complete its series project Boundaries with an exhibition-in-tandem of artists from strong cultural communities, exploring how communities play together given the air, land, city and social scapes with which we live.

Matisse, by way of a transparency of herself on a Paris street in a New York window, returns to Harlem, where she first saw a kite as a line drawn in the sky, reflecting, with kites and image, a mix of boundary conditions (idea/light, inside/outside, self/society).ハ

Trelles, a New York Puerto Rican artist, exhibits new work, calligraphy-style paintings, exploring the boundaries between abstraction, realism and cultural representation.ハ

Blending emotional and formal considerations, Child, a long-time resident of the Lower Eastside, shows the New York premiere of Cake and Steak (2004), a "loopy" exploration of suburban life, in parallel with her classic study of homelessness, B/side.

Their work is on exhibit June 8 - June 26, 2005, opening with a public reception on Saturday, June 11, 6 - 9 pm.ハハThe reception will include a book party for Child's This Is Called Moving:ハ A Critical Poetics of Film (2005).ハGallery hours are Wednesday through Sunday, 2 - 8 pm.ハ

PhilosophyBox mission is to provoke debate, dialogue, discussion and deliberation by exhibiting art that challenges our relationships with public and private space, and to develop, incubate and show work that redefines the space, culture and communities in which we live.

PhilosophyBox, a non-profit Center for Contemporary Arts, located where Manhattanユs Upper East Side meets East Harlem, fosters innovative and provocative work by mid-career artists, while nurturing underrepresented and emerging artists. ハPhilosophyBox provides a crucible for a mix of bold and subtle artists from the local community, the Greater New York community, and a wide range of world communities.

Boundaries is made possible in part with public funds from the Fund for Creative Communities / New York State Council on the Arts Decentralization Program, administered by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.


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A PhilosophyBox Project

mit Jackie Matisse, Abigail Child, Miguel Trelles