Amie Potsic: “Forest Light and Twilight” part of the 20/20 Photo Festival
Join us for Amie Potsic’s “Forest Light and Twilight” a site-specific installation on display at Cherry Street Pier from September 1 through October 1. Part of the 20/20 Photo Festival. All ages. Free and open to the public.
Potsic, a photographer and installation artist, has produced an interactive installation that conjures the enchanted feeling of walking through the woods under the forest canopy in order to inspire environmental awareness.
The piece will suspend from overhead in the main atrium of the Pier extending over 160 feet in length. Created with semi-transparent mesh imprinted with forest imagery, the installation will evoke feelings of walking under the trees. Engaging in an experiential appreciation of our forests, audiences will be inspired to remember and protect our natural spaces.
Amie Potsic, Forest Light & Twilight, Cherry Street Pier, Installation view, 25’H x 20’W x 160’L, 2023, © Amie Potsic 2023
Schedule of Events
- First Friday, Opening Reception, September 1, 5 pm-9 pm
- 20/20 Photo Book Festival, Closing Reception, September 30, 5:30 pm -7 pm
Learn more about the festival by visiting www.2020photofestival.org.
About Amie Potsic
Amie Potsic is a photographer and installation artist whose work addresses cultural, personal, and natural phenomena through the lens of social responsibility and climate change. Potsic has exhibited her work internationally at the Art Park in Rhodes, Greece; Museo de Arte Moderno de Bogotá, Colombia; Medfoundart di Cagliari, Italy; the Royal College of London; the Museum of New Art in Detroit; The Woodmere Art Museum, The National Constitution Center Museum, The Painted Bride, and James Oliver Gallery in Philadelphia; The Delaware Contemporary in Wilmington, DE; Mission 17 in San Francisco; and 626 Gallery in Los Angeles. She won Best in Show for her work in Experimental Photography Today at The Delaware Contemporary in 2015 and was featured in Keystone 1, the inaugural Pennsylvania Photography Biennial, at Silver Eye Center for Photography in Pittsburgh the same year. Potsic received her MFA in Photography from the San Francisco Art Institute and BA’s in Photojournalism and English Literature from Indiana University, graduating with Distinguished Honors and a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society. She has held faculty appointments at the University of California at Berkeley, Ohlone College, and the San Francisco Art Institute and published her work in The San Francisco Chronicle and The Philadelphia Inquirer. Potsic has been a guest lecturer at The International Center of Photography and is the Host of Art Watch Radio and Podcast on WCHE 1520 & 95.3 in Greater Philadelphia.
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