Monday, October 22, 2012

Friday, November 2: Matthew Sepielli- Cathedral

Artspace Liberti is proud to present its November/December exhibition, Cathedral, a painting and video installation by Matthew Sepielli.  This exhibition runs from November 2 – December 30, 2012. The reception for Mr. Sepielli will be held on Friday, November 2, from 6:30-9:30PM.

Conceived as a singular statement, this exhibition will feature two separate elements: a suite of carved-plaster-on-linen paintings installed on the Artspace wall as well as a short film on view during the exhibition’s opening reception.

Cathedral draws its inspiration from many different sources.  Part of this inspiration is drawn from memories and experiences that have left a sensory stamp on the artist. A quiet church in the evening, a winter’s sunset and memories of walking in the woods late at night are all moments that are a part of its creation.
Beyond direct experience, two different writers and their works have played an enormous role in the conception of the exhibit: Raymond Carver and his short story, “Cathedral” and Jun’ichirĊ Tanizaki and his essay, “In Praise of Shadows”.

Cathedral was originally installed at Tiger Strikes Asteroid. This Artspace installation will allow Sepielli to install this piece in an unbroken linear format instead of circling the walls of the TSA gallery space. It also allows for the piece to be experienced in a space designated for worship.

Matthew Sepielli is an artist living in Philadelphia and a member of Tiger Strikes Asteroid. He has also exhibited at the Crane Arts Center, Samson Projects in Boston, MA, The Cheltenham Center for the Arts and was also included in a previous group show at Artspace Liberti.


While the gallery does not maintain regular viewing hours, visits can be scheduled by appointment. Please e-mail us at to arrange a visit. Viewing is also possible during Sunday church services between 9:00AM-1:00PM.

Artspace Liberti is a multi-discipline arts venue organized and maintained by liberti church east located at 2424 E York St. in the Fishtown neighborhood of Philadelphia.


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