Harper creates images of people who have been marginalized, discriminated against, or abused. This current work depicts specific Philadelphians; people living in an area homeless shelter or on the streets. The works provide faces to those who are faceless, nameless and powerless, and bear witness to those who are suffering. Most of this work consists of hand sewn, large quilts, often with hand dyed fabric; they provide very large, graphic images that call attention to those forgotten by society. They are visible markers that shout out: 'Look at me! But her practice is not only about documenting - it is also about making connections with people, and she has formed deep personal relationships with many of her subjects. Her hope is that the work will encourage others to do the same.
Look Me In The Eye: Portraits of Homelessness
MUSE Gallery will be closed from March 13th through March 31st
We are concerned about the spread of the COVID-19 virus and the health of our patrons, visitors and the members of our cooperative gallery.
This is a challenging time in our community and we want to continue to inspire and share the power of art with our exhibitions.
Our exhibition continues to be open by appointment.
Contact Martha Hope Carey - firstname.lastname@example.org
December 1, 2019
Friday, November 1, 2019
5 - 8pm