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Friday, November 1, 2019 | 6pm-10pm | 8pm Performance | Free-to-Attend
November First Friday
Featuring New Shows by Jova Lynne, Emily Oliveira, Nat Pyper, Lane Speidel, Jim Strong + The Philadelphia Queer Elders Project

November First Friday
Friday, November 1st, 2019 | 6pm-Midnight, Performance at 8pm | Free-to-Attend
Halloween Fundraiser After-Party at 10pm | $5-$10 suggested donation


Join us on Friday, November 1st, 2019 from 6-10pm as we celebrate the opening of six new exhibitions by Jova Lynne, Emily Oliveira, Nat Pyper, Lane Speidel, Jim Strong and The Philadelphia Queer Elders Project! There will be a special performance at 8pm occurring in the galleries and plan to stay late for our Halloween Fundraiser After-Party beginning at 10pm!

In Gallery One, Vox member Jim Strong presents The Location of the Organ, offering further evolutions of the artists self-invented technique of paint application which he refers to as “recording.” In recording, evaporation preserves crystalline ghost-images in pure pigment via compressed film-like skins which are then transferred to paper, wood or canvas. Learn More.

Detroit-based artist Jova Lynne presents Before I Let Go in Gallery Two. The exhibition offers a multidisciplinary compilation of works that vocalize the nature of Black Emotive phenomena. Learn More.

In Gallery Three, Brooklyn-based artist Emily Oliveira presents Mundo Irrealis (Wish You Were Here), an exhibition that features textile pieces, including a rug altarpiece depicting a body-builder goddess and other mythological figures, as well as altered furniture, video, and hand-painted walls to transform the gallery into a devotional space for a sci-fi queer utopia. Learn More.

Vox member Lane Speidel presents sculpture, music and literature as part of their new exhibition I Am a Threshold, A Place Designed for a Purpose in Gallery Four. Notes from a Threshold/Advice from a Doorway is the title of a book that will be available to be read for the first time that night. There will be a limited number of copies available for sale. Learn More.

As part of Community Engagement Programming, Anna Pachner and Katie Rauth have curated The Philadelphia Queer Elders Project in the Front Space, a special archival exhibition celebrating elders’ position in the queer community. Highlighting threads of second-wave, lesbian-feminist history and how they translate into contemporary queer thought and space, the project stems from a box of lesbian-centered zines from the 1970s through 1990s found on a roadside in Burlington, VT, that form the basis of Pachner’s Instagram account @boxofvintagegayzines. Learn More.

And, in Black Box, we are screening Am I More Language or Am I More Body?, a program of new and recent video-work by Chicago-based artist Nat Pyper organized by Vox member Zach Hill for 4th Wall, our ongoing program supporting the work of emerging and experimental film/video artists. Blending text and body, Pyper nods at public service announcements and at home workout or dance videos to generate dense informative shorts. Learn More.

Please note that Vox Populi is located on the third floor of a historic warehouse building at 319 N. 11th Street and that there are five steps leading from the street-level to the first-floor landing where the passenger elevator picks-up/drops-off. The entry into/out of the elevator is 29-inches wide, so may not accommodate all wheelchairs or motorized chairs. Any individual requiring a ramp to navigate this entryway is encouraged to get in touch with Vox Populi ahead of time to coordinate ramp-access and discuss accessibility details. Our ramps may not be suitable for all wheelchairs or motorized chairs, so we strongly encourage anyone requiring a ramp to be in touch at: or 215.238.1236

November First Friday
November 1, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
November 1, 2019 @ 10:00 pm