Julia Nitsberg

Installation: Merry, Merry, Quite Contrary!

December 2– 23

Reception with tree Decoration with the artist:
Friday, December 2 from 6-9pm

"Merry, Merry... Quite Contrary!" - a mixed media sculptural installation is specifically designed for PII gallery located in the Old City of Philadelphia, the birthplace of the nation. It is significant that the exhibition will take place in December, a month of traditional holidays and reflections on the past yearly accomplishments; and this year in particular - on the aftermath of presidential election. The installation is both visual and social commentary on the world shaken by disasters and political instabilities generated by a twofold phenomenon: accumulation of wealth and political control by a corporate few and the escalation of destruction and distress due to the spreading of armed conflicts around the globe.

In times of decreasing religious sentiment let us return to the traditional values. On the day of the opening the public is invited to gather around a symbolic tree it and celebrate life in anticipation of the holidays by taking part in creating and manipulating the cutout ornaments and later helping the artist to decorate the tree.