Sirens: New Works by the JV Collective

Exhibition dates: April 20 – May 26, 2018
with an opening reception April 20, 6 – 9 pm

There will be an Artist Panel discussion as well as a onsite recording of the Perceived Value podcast at the opening reception.

Join us Friday, April 20 from 6 – 9pm for the opening of Sirens: New Works by the JV Collective.

To tempt, to seduce, to bewitch, to entrap, to wink, to flash, to caution, to scream. The duality of Sirens conjures vivid images that can be linked to the powerful capabilities of jewelry. Sirens is a collection of new work from the JV Collective, a group of six female artists based in Philadelphia. Together they create a diverse range of work which becomes unified and connected through the multiplicitous nature and concept of the siren. The spectrum of work includes surreal creatures which create their own mythology, works that seduce through their compelling use of line, texture, or sensual materials, works that shout and signal in vibrant colors using bold graphic imagery and works that alert and call attention to inequity and prejudice. The image of a siren as a powerful woman is evident as the members of the JV Collective explore the nature of femininity, feminism, and the female form.

JV Collective is:
Melanie Bilenker, Leslie Boyd, Sarah Rachel Brown, Emily Cobb,
Maria Eife, Mallory Weston