“Provident Spaces” by Noel Wilmore
Cherry Street Pier is excited to present Provident Spaces, a solo exhibition by Philadelphia-based artist Noel Wilmore, November through January in The Gallery.
Provident Spaces is a showcase of Wilmore’s work spanning more than a decade, with many of the pieces created in the last two years making their debut at the Pier this November. The collection demonstrates Wilmore’s artistic approach, which utilizes unconventional materials to inform the work’s content.
The community is invited to experience this dynamic exhibition by contributing to an interactive, alternative canvas. In addition to the canvases themselves, a majority of Noel’s materials are found objects — salvaged, donated or trash-picked.
About Noel Wilmore:
Noel Wilmore is a native Philadelphian who has participated in artistic endeavors since being introduced to visual arts as a young child by his mother, an artist herself.
Wilmore grew up in the Wynnefield neighborhood and attended Philadelphia public schools until the 6th grade when encouragement from family and from basketball coaches led him to a seek scholarship to Germantown Friends School. The private Quaker school provided him an opportunity to study art in a classic studio environment and provided a rigorous academic education.
Wilmore graduated from George Washington University in 2009 with a BA in Sociology and minors in American Studies and Fine Art, and soon after returned home to Philadelphia.
Since college, Wilmore has been independently developing his style as a painter. He finds inspiration in early pop art, the iconography of ancient cultures and religions, 19th and 20th-century history, public art, metaphysics, the experience of poverty, and commercial design such as adverts and take-out menus. To learn more about Wilmore, visit his website or follow him on Instagram @leondiastemata.
Free and open to the public.
Dogs on leashes are welcome.
Cherry Street Pier is a smoke, vape-and tobacco-free zone.