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Make/Shift: It Wasn't Supposed To Be Like This
Curated by James Claiborne and Brittany Webb
Vox Populi's 1st Ever Juried ePublication

Make/Shift: It Wasn’t Supposed To Be Like This
Vox Populi’s 1st Ever Juried ePublication
Curated by James Claiborne and Brittany Webb
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About the Publication
Selected from over 300 applications to Vox Populi’s 2020 Juried Show Open Call, Make/Shift: It Wasn’t Supposed to Be Like This features recent artworks by 51 artists from all over the USA and beyond, offering a plethora of compelling glimpses at creative practice today. Every year for the past 16 years, Vox Populi’s juried exhibition offers audiences and artists alike the opportunity to discover new ideas, shared tendencies, and emerging strategies for exploring pressing aesthetic, social, and political issues.

Featuring writing by guest curators James Claiborne and Brittany Webb, the Make/Shift ePublication is adapted from an initial exhibition open call, which was cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic. However, the ePublication format allows for greater inclusivity of artworks and artists working in mediums and scales that go far beyond what we could have realized in physical space, and we are so pleased to present work by such an esteemed and eclectic group.

The ePublication will be complimented by episodic podcasts featuring additional thoughts and reflections by Claiborne and Webb, as well as a screening of film/video works included in the exhibition and social media profiles of all participating artists. Follow along on Instagram: @voxpopuligallery

Artworks by Jackie Andrews, Xander Opiyo, and Chanel Matsunami Govreau

Artist List
Aurora Abzug / alejandro t. acierto / Noel W. Anderson / Jackie Andrews / Tabitha Arnold / Sheyda Azar / Andrea Barnes / Emily Bayless / Jasmine Best / Jan Brugger / Keith D. Buswell / Christopher Capriotti / Bonnie Mae Carrow / Alexandra Chiou / Melanie Delach / Doriana Diaz / M. Asli Dukan / Kimberly English / Alex Farr (aka Raff) / Alanis Forde / Wesley Flash / Christopher Fluder / Nicolo Gentile / Aimee Gilmore / Terrell Halsey / Dara Haskins / Brandan Henry / Terrance James Jr. / Lisa Johnson de Gordillo / Anya Kotler / Sandra Eula Lee / Chelsey Luster / Emilio Maldonado / Chanel Matsunami Govreau + Danny Hwong / Lisa McCutcheon / Danielle Morris / John Muse / Sophie Najjar / Malkia Okech / Harvey Opgennorth / Xander Opiyo / Sung Eun Park / Madeleine Pierce / Chloe Luisa Piñero / Nancy Rivera / Paloma Rosenzweig / Stephon Senegal / Zac Thompson / Zach Van Horn / Rick Vaughn / Andrea Walls

Curator Bios
Dr. Brittany Webb is the Evelyn and Will Kaplan Curator of Twentieth Century Art and the John Rhoden Collection at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA). She is currently at work on Taking Space: Contemporary Women Artists and the Politics of Scale, with Jodi Throckmorton, Curator of Contemporary Art at PAFA (on view January 21 – September 5, 2021) and a retrospective exhibition on 20th century African American sculptor John Rhoden (1916-2001). Webb came to PAFA from the African American Museum in Philadelphia. She holds a Ph.D. in Anthropology from Temple University and a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Southern California.

James Claiborne is the Public Programming Manager for the African American Museum in Philadelphia (AAMP), and an adjunct professor at Drexel University. Prior to working at AAMP, James served as the Community Engagement Manager for the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance, and Editor for Visit Philadelphia’s Philly 360 campaign. Currently, he serves on the Board of Directors for the Philadelphia Cultural Fund. As an independent curator, James founded the gallery program at Art Sanctuary, and has presented exhibitions by a range of artists, including Deborah Willis, James Dupree, Amber Arts, Richard Watson and Barkley Hendricks.

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