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Shadow From a World Apart
Robert Chaney, Jim Strong, Paul Swenbeck and Linda Yun
Presented as part of Just In Time: 30 Years of Collective Practice
Shadow From a World Apart, 2019 (original photograph by Paul Swenbeck, oven-broiled until crisp with coffee + pencil alterations by Jim Strong)

Shadow From a World Apart

Robert Chaney, Jim Strong, Paul Swenbeck and Linda Yun
Presented as part of Just In Time: 30 Years of Collective Practice
Friday, April 26 – Sunday, June 23, 2019

Shadow From a World Apart is an accumulative installation and series of performances curated by current member Jim Strong in collaboration with former members Robert Chaney, Paul Swenbeck and Linda Yun. Emblematic of the multi-disciplinary nature of Vox Populi and its ever-increasing dedication to supporting experimental performance, as well as time-based and community-based practices, Shadow From a World Apart will be home to a number of programs for the extent of Just In Time.

Placed centrally, the installation begins with the stage, which will function as a modular environment for performances, group contemplation, shared meals and workshops throughout the course of the exhibition. These events will, in turn, generate artifacts and miscellanea accrued and displayed through the life of the exhibition. As the archive grows, each artist/curators will also feature excerpts of their own work in conversation with each other and the growing archive.

View a calendar of upcoming Just In Time / Shadow From a World Apart performances and programs.

About the Artists

Robert Chaney has worked in the art museum field for more than 27 years, the last 18 at the Institute of Contemporary Art – Philadelphia. Chaney is an accomplished artist working in collage, drawing, and multimedia installations. He was a member of Vox Populi Gallery from 2003 to 2010 and is the recipient of several prestigious honors including an Independence Foundation Fellowship in the Arts and a Fleisher Challenge Exhibition. Chaney also founded the Scarab heavy metal art installation collective that had exhibitions at Vox Populi, The Project Room, and Lump Gallery.
More Info: artjaw.com/robert-chaney

Jim Strong is an interdisciplinary artist and curator based in the Philadelphia Area. His Work ranges from the invention of musical instruments and installations which derive inspiration from animals and dreams to the development of new painting techniques which draw on natural processes to make time and memory visible. He also works in fields as varied as improvised performance, collaborating with landscape design, dance and theater companies and the curation of publications, exhibitions, festivals, and event programming. Strong’s intuitive approach to creation posits these disparate practices as integrally related. Oscillating between both the private and the communal experience, Each mode offers new means of holding space for that which is emergent. He Operates the Music/Publishing Imprint, Cor Ardens (Flaming Hearts) + A regular Interdisciplinary performance and lecture series called Mutual Irradiation which pairs Experimental performance in conversation with Quaker Silence, Deep listening practices, and Contemplative movement. He is a founding member of Impermanent society of Philadelphia, an organization of dancers, musicians and educators promoting the art form of free improvisation and he is a is a current member of Vox Populi Gallery in Philadelphia, PA where he co-chairs the Black box theater space and 4th wall video series.
More Info: jimstrongart.blogspot.com

Paul Swenbeck was a member of Vox Populi from 1995 to 2003. He has exhibited widely across the US and abroad and is represented by Fleisher Ollman on the East Coast and by Adams Ollman on the West Coast. Swenbeck grew up in Salem, Ma where, early on, he developed a fascination with the occult and the macabre. His work is found in the collections of The John Michael Kohler Art Center and the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
More Info: fleisher-ollmangallery.com/artists/paul_swenbeck

Linda Yun is an artist based in Los Angeles, whose studio practice draws attention to the simple, yet compelling moments in our everyday lives. What is normally not considered is suddenly brought into question. This is how she views her work functioning. Faced with a culture where anything seems capable of being replicated by industry, Yun focuses on modest, humble attempts at creating, all the while retaining a sensibility shaped by formal tendencies. Yun was a member of Vox Populi from 2004 to 2013, serving as President, followed by Communications Chair, throughout her tenure as a member.
More Info: lindayun.com