Philadelphia, PA - (February 2, 2012) The EKG Exhibition Space at University City Science Center is pleased to announce its newest exhibit Dreck Groove featuring new works by Shelley Spector. Dreck Groove will be on view at EKG from February 17th through March 30th, 2012, with an opening reception on Friday, February 17th from 5pm to 8pm at 3600 Market Street.
About the Exhibition:
Dreck Groove is a collection of embroideries on fabric, repurposed from shirts, pants, and other clothing. Presented in frames fabricated from discarded wood scraps, the imagery is based on the extreme environmental events during the summer of 2011. These works are partnered with site-specific wallpaper created from reclaimed cardboard, once used to package food, toys, and other daily purchases in the artist's Philadelphia community. These works were created while Shelley Spector was a Breadboard Artist-in-Residence at NextFab Studio, a high-tech workshop and prototyping center located at the University City Science Center. Through a partnership with NextFab Studio the Breadboard Residency program gives artists and designers unique access to prototyping tools like CNC milling machines and laser engravers.
About the Artist:
Shelley Spector is a current Breadboard Artist In Residence at NextFab Studio. Her work has been exhibited at Philadelphia Museum of Art, Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia Museum of Jewish Art and in a Fleisher Art Memorial Challenge Exhibition, all in Philadelphia. Spector's work is part of many public and private collections which include The Philadelphia Museum of Art, The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and the Philadelphia Museum of Jewish Art; Human Rights Campaign in Washington and HBO Incorporated in New York. She has received grants from the Independence Foundation Fellowship in the Arts and Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. In 1999, she founded SPECTOR Gallery/Projects, a program designed to showcase local talent and emerging ideas. Spector has a BFA in sculpture from University Of The Arts and teaches at Tyler School of Art, Pennsylvania Academy Of The Fine Arts and University Of The Arts.