Floating World 7 on the wall at Da Vinci Art Alliance, 704 Catharine St. in Philadelphia, until October 14th.
The DVAA members’ exhibition “Artist, Writer, Reader” pairs a work of art with text chosen by the artist. I chose a wall label from the exhibit “Bodys Isek Kingelez: City Dreams” at MOMA. Kingelez is a visionary artist who lived in the Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire). He described his fantastic architectural sculptures of imagined cities as “extreme maquettes.” Places “where everyone can feel at home.” Places “larger than life” and “so full of promise.” His work made me ask myself questions about my “floating world” series. Where does hope reside in my imagined worlds? What are the conceptual anchors?