319A North 11th Street, 4th Floor, Philadelphia, PA
Rack and File:
selected works from the flat file
AHN|VHS debut exhibition
May 1st – May 30th, 2009
Opening: Friday May 1st, 7-10pm
Julianne Ahn and Lauren van Haaften-Schick are pleased to announce the opening of AHN|VHS, a new gallery, flat file archive, curated shop and shared studio on the 4th floor of 319A North 11th St., Philadelphia, PA.
AHN|VHS will debut on Friday, May 1st, with the exhibition “Rack and File: selected works from the flat file”, featuring works on paper by numerous artists including Mark Price, Caitlin Emma Perkins, Matt Leines, Alex Lukas, Josh Shaffner, Julianne Ahn and Lauren van Haaften-Schick.
AHN|VHS will feature a publicly accessible flat file of prints and drawings that will be viewable and available for purchase in the gallery and on our website, www.ahnvhs.com. Artworks will be affordably priced. Artists are welcome to submit work for consideration in our flat file free of charge and will receive a generous percentage of revenue from sales. In the coming months, we will expand to include guest curated store shelves carrying artist’s books and zines, crafts, records, video, and editions in all media. AHN|VHS will exhibit work in all media by artists from the Philadelphia area and beyond, at various points in their careers. The gallery will have limited hours and will be open by appointment.
As gallerists who are also artists, we are creating an exhibition space where the typical dealer/curator/artist hierarchical paradigm does not apply. Our experience in each of these roles will inform all aspects of the gallery, bringing a more nuanced and thoughtful approach to the exhibition and making of art. With the founding of AHN|VHS we hope to create a space where artists, patrons and all art-lovers feel welcome, engaged, and inspired to participate.
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About AHN and VHS:
Julianne Ahn holds an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a BFA in Textiles from Rhode Island School of Design. She currently works as a creative director and maintains her artistic practice in Philadelphia, PA.
Lauren van Haaften-Schick is a Philadelphia based artist and designer. She was the principle Founding Director of Gallery TK, a not-for-profit exhibition and performance venue in Northampton, MA, and is the former Director of a contemporary works on paper gallery in New York. She holds a BA in Art and Art History from Hampshire College.