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Philadelphia Contemporary is pleased to announce Philadelphia Spotlight, a partnership with the Fitler Club as part of their Art at Offsite initiative. Philadelphia Spotlight seeks to highlight local artists by presenting focused, curated selections of their recent work in the Fitler Club's Offsite collaborative workspace. Each exhibition will be on view for a period of 4-5 months. Fitler Club is offering free public tours of Philadelphia Spotlight and the Art at Offsite installation the first Thursday of every month at 6 PM. Registration for public tours is required; visitors can find more information here.
Leroy Johnson is the inaugural artist to be selected by Philadelphia Contemporary for the Philadelphia Spotlight program. Leroy Johnson has been making art about the urban landscape of Philadelphia for over fifty years, working in mediums ranging from painting to collage to clay and assemblage sculpture. Chronicling the evolving landscape of Philadelphia, his paintings and architectural sculptures offer juxtapositions of social tensions, historical moments, and urban structures in conversation with the story of African Americans in the city.