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Jim Strong: The Location of the Organ
Open through Sunday, December 15th

Jim Strong: The Location of the Organ

Friday, November 1, 2019 – Sunday, December 15, 2019
Presented in Gallery One


Centrally, The Location of the Organ picks up where Strong’s last show at Vox Populi, Flight of Fancy, left off, 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. Housed in bricolage reliquaries, emergent images and animatronic hemorrhage act as symbol-language, inviting the viewer towards contemplation of the imaginary, the dream and the sacred. Along the way, The Location of the Organ finds us traveling in a a world of writhing furniture, numinous insects, invented musical instruments and the concert works of house pets.

Insistently handmade/ low-tech, Strong’s work privileges the urgency of play as the revealing of a chance cartography. Mischief as Holy play. A comic record of daily terrestrial and
extraterrestrial exchange.


Jim Strong is an artist, musician, and curator based in the Philadelphia Area. He works in fields as varied as painting, instrument building, performance, collaborating with landscape design, dance and theater companies and the curation of publications, exhibitions, festivals, and event programming.

He operates the experimental music/publishing imprint, Cor Ardens (Flaming Hearts) + A regular series called Mutual Irradiation which pairs experimental performance in conversation with Quaker silence, participatory learning and Deep Listening practices. 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 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