Dreck Groove: Featuring New Works by Shelley Spector

| Source: University City Science Center

PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 9, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The EKG Exhibition Space at University City Science Center is pleased to announce its newest exhibit Dreck Groove featuring new works by Shelley Spector. Dreck Groove will be on view at EKG from February 17th through March 30th, 2012, with an opening reception on Friday, February 17th from 5pm to 8pm at 3600 Market Street in Philadelphia.

About the Exhibition:

Dreck Groove is a collection of embroideries on fabric, repurposed from shirts, pants, and other clothing. Presented in frames fabricated from discarded wood scraps, the imagery is based on the extreme environmental events during the summer of 2011. These works are partnered with site-specific wallpaper created from reclaimed cardboard, once used to package food, toys, and other daily purchases in the artist's Philadelphia community. These works were created while Shelley Spector was a Breadboard Artist-in-Residence at NextFab Studio, a high-tech workshop and prototyping center located at the University City Science Center. Through a partnership with NextFab Studio the Breadboard Residency program gives artists and designers unique access to prototyping tools like CNC milling machines and laser engravers.

About the Artist:

Shelley Spector is a current Breadboard Artist In Residence at NextFab Studio. Her work has been exhibited at Philadelphia Museum of Art, Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia Museum of Jewish Art and in a Fleisher Art Memorial Challenge Exhibition, all in Philadelphia. Spector's work is part of many public and private collections which include The Philadelphia Museum of Art, The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and the Philadelphia Museum of Jewish Art; Human Rights Campaign in Washington and HBO Incorporated in New York. She has received grants from the Independence Foundation Fellowship in the Arts and Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. In 1999, she founded SPECTOR Gallery/Projects, a program designed to showcase local talent and emerging ideas. Spector has a BFA in sculpture from University Of The Arts and teaches at Tyler School of Art, Pennsylvania Academy Of The Fine Arts and University Of The Arts. For more information: www.shelleyspector.com

Shelley Spector is represented by Bridgette Mayer Gallery. Since its establishment in 2001, the Bridgette Mayer Gallery has represented and exhibited artists whose work displays the variety and genius of contemporary art now being created in the US. The gallery exhibits painting, sculpture and photography with an emphasis on innovative process and content-driven ideas that speak to beauty, technology, culture and the contemporary landscape. Housed in an historic 1799 Philadelphia brownstone, the gallery presents ten exhibitions a year in its 3,000 square foot space and participates in numerous art fairs in the United States. For more information: www.bridgettemayergallery.com

Image Credit: Shelley Spector, Dreck Groove (One), 2011, Reclaimed Cardboard Photo: Shelley Spector/Courtesy of Bridgette Mayer Gallery

About Breadboard:

Breadboard is a hybrid program of the University City Science Center that explores intersections between contemporary art, design, science and technology. Expanding on 30+ years of Esther Klein Gallery programming, Breadboard's mission is to convene communities around creative applications of technology. Breadboard is the non-profit partner of NextFab Studio, a membership based prototyping center located at 3711 Market St. Breadboard manages the EKG Exhibition Space.

The EKG Exhibition Space is located at 3600 Market St. in Philadelphia, PA. The gallery is open Monday through Saturday from 9am to 5pm. For more information and exhibit updates, visit breadboardphilly.org

Jeanne Mell
VP Marketing Communications
University City Science Center
3711 Market Street, Suite 800
Philadelphia, PA 19104
302-345-8130 (cell)

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