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Mandy Katz: Flag of No Nation
Presented as Part of Future Ecologies
Friday, September 24, 2021 - Sunday, October 31, 2021

Mandy Katz: Flag of No Nation

Friday, September 24, 2021 – Sunday, October 31, 2021
Presented as Part of Future Ecologies

About the Artwork

Mandy Katz, Flag of No Nation, 2021
mixed media installation of paintings, drawings, zines, cassette tapes, painted gourds, flags, handmade brooms, ripe grass seed

All of the artwork included is residue/ephemera from decades of self and community healing work and self-guided reeducation toward the goal of reweaving more places of sanity or peace or beauty into the world and my inherited legacies.

I’ve created an installation of work from several mediums for this show because I try to view all my work as a whole body. I’m including some zines from various collaborations and research projects I’ve worked on while investigating the topic of connection to land.

These are maps created on the journey of dreaming and co-creating possible pathways for greater thriving in the material plane of existence, as sensual and broken as we find it.

About the Artist

Mandy Katz moved to West Philadelphia in the mid 90s where she was able to build creative community, find work in the building trades, and independently practice music and art and study the resilience of nature and human spirit. In 2005, she started working as a gardener at Bartram’s Garden, and continues to work there today as part of a team tending 45 acres of gardens and public land. She has continuously grown food with neighbors in community gardens and vacant lots for the past 25 years and co-teaches a foundational herbalism and gardening program taught on the grounds at Bartram’s Garden. Alongside gardening, her creative work crosses mediums from painting and poetry to punk/ music to textile and ceramics.
More Info: mandykatz.art / @philalotus44