Please join us at Pendle Hill Sunday August 21, from 2pm-4pm in the Barn for an artist talk and reception with artist Joey Hartmann-Dow.
Every being we have ever known has shared this earth. We are lost and found in its system, a population of earthmates connected by our one home, looking for something that is all around us, that is in us, that is completely us.
These portraits blur the boundary between human and earth. What if we could see ourselves in the rivers and mountains? What if we saw a landscape across our own faces? What if each time we build something we honor what we’ve destroyed or changed in the process?
Apart From Us asks how we find our place in a world that pushes us to adapt to constant change while also holding space for our roots, contrasting old and new, and questioning a sustainable future built on an unsustainable recent history. These figures are looking for hope within a system that increasingly separates us from the very thing that built us.
Joey Hartmann-Dow was raised a Quaker in Bethlehem, PA, and grew into her roles as artist and human in various places before settling in Philadelphia, PA. She often incorporates maps in her work to draw parallels between the planet and its creatures, and ask questions about relationships in biology, anthropology, destruction, and sustainability. Joey is a member of Nobody’s Gallery artist collective in Philadelphia.