Ree Morton: The Plant That Heals May Also Poison

Last night, the Philadelphia Institute of Contemporary Art hosted a special launch event for the 34th Street Magazine‘s Philly entertainment guide. Aside from the ridiculously long line for the selection of free local food (that ended up being quite disappointing), the event was very much worth the visit.

Not many people at the event seemed interested in the galleries themselves, which was somewhat surprising and disappointing.

Though I wouldn’t say that I am too well-versed on the nuances of modern art, I do think that there is great value and meaning behind it. Morton’s work comes off as whimsical, yet also somehow heavy with meaning. Her usage of uncommon yet somehow familiar phrases in her sculptures and displays is quite intriguing, and perhaps a bit jarring.

The ICA is definitely worth a visit!

(P.S. I’m so sorry this blog post is late!)

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