Sat, May 20|
Ubuntu Fine Art Gallery
SYNERGY: AN INSPIRING PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION BY STEVEN CW TAYLOR
Ubuntu Fine Art Gallery proudly unveils Synergy, an inspiring photography exhibition by Steven CW Taylor that delves into the complexity of cultural diversity and addresses the pressing issue of social justice.
Time & Location
May 20, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Ubuntu Fine Art Gallery, 5423 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19144, USA
About the event
Ubuntu Fine Art Gallery proudly unveils Synergy, an inspiring photography exhibition by Steven CW Taylor that delves into the complexity of cultural diversity and addresses the pressing issue of social justice. This captivating collection brings together two remarkable yet complementary bodies of work, illustrating the power of unity and the significance of documenting transformative moments in our time.
"East Meets West: A Visual Harmony on Washi" takes the viewer on an enchanting visual odyssey through the lively neighborhoods of East and West Germantown. Taylor's mesmerizing black-and-white images, printed on exquisite unryu washi paper from Japan, capture the spirit of community and interconnectedness. Seamlessly merging traditional and contemporary elements, this series embodies the Ubuntu philosophy, celebrating the strength, beauty, and diversity of these neighborhoods while fostering empathy, unity, and shared experiences.
In contrast, "Through the Lens of Witness" presents a moving and thought-provoking account of the pursuit of justice and equality during the George Floyd protests in Philadelphia in 2020. Displayed in striking full-color photographs on fine art paper, this series encourages introspection on the challenges faced by communities advocating for change. By championing the values of compassion, unity, and collective responsibility, Taylor's work motivates a more inclusive and understanding world.
Synergy is an exhibition that honors the richness of our diverse world while acknowledging the ongoing fight for justice. Join us on this compelling journey as we uncover the transformative power of photography, revealing the intricacies of the human spirit and the events that shape our collective narrative.
Exhibition Dates: May 20 – September 10, 2023
Opening Reception: Saturday, May 20, 6 - 9 PM - Featuring Live Music by Daud El-Bakara Trio
Artist Talk & Closing Reception: Sunday, September 10, 2 - 5 PM Artist Talk: 3 - 4 PM
Gallery Hours: Friday - Sunday: 12 - 6 PM Monday - Thursday: By Appointment
Location: Ubuntu Fine Art Gallery 5423 Germantown Ave. Philadelphia, PA 19144 215-621-6707
Ubuntu Fine Art Gallery is an inviting space where art and passion intertwine, culture embraces community, and beauty finds meaning. Our sanctuary caters to art novices and enthusiasts alike, providing a unique experience that embodies the spirit of Ubuntu.
Nestled in the heart of Historic Germantown, Ubuntu Fine Art Gallery emerges as a trailblazing and accessible venue that radiates warmth, fostering connection and setting itself apart from traditional fine art establishments. Upon entering, you'll be enveloped by the essence of Ubuntu, the South African proverb celebrating universal connectedness and shared humanity.
The brainchild of proud Germantown native, Steven CW Taylor, Ubuntu Fine Art Gallery is founded on the fervent belief that underserved communities deserve access to high-quality art and cultural experiences. This conviction led to the creation of the first Black-Owned, Single Artist Fine Art Photography Gallery in Philly. Taylor's diverse photographs encapsulate his love for photography and global journeys, transforming the space into a sanctuary of creativity and allure.
More than an exhibition venue, our gallery serves as a multifaceted platform for education, stimulating dialogue, community activism, and social empowerment. Recognizing the power of art to unite people, inspire change, and ignite new perspectives, Ubuntu Fine Art Gallery functions as a welcoming gathering place, offering connection, engagement, and rental opportunities for enriching events. Our mission encourages visitors to delve deeper, posing meaningful questions for themselves and their communities.
We warmly invite you to visit, immerse in the magic of Ubuntu, and uncover the true beauty and purpose of artistic expression in a space celebrating community, culture, and transformative power. For more information, visit: https://www.ubuntufa.com/
In collaboration with Amie Potsic Art Advisory
© Steven CW Taylor, Synergy, 2023