Incline Gallery is excited to work with Traction Company to present Fault Lines
Friday July 6th 2018 6-9pm
July 6th – August 3rd, 2018
Fault Lines marks the first installment of a creative cultural exchange between Philadelphia-based cooperative Traction Company and San Francisco’s Incline Gallery. The geographically distant communities found common ground in their cooperative practices, rooted in a large peer network of local artists, which sparked ensuing conversations exploring both the power and instability of artist-run spaces in American cities. San Francisco’s precarious geological history served as a launching point to the calland response exchange between the two communities, with Traction Company artists and alumni initiating the dialogue this summer at Incline Gallery. The resulting exhibition invites the diverse members of Traction Company to consider the “fault line” as a frame of reference for a range of divisions, borders, fractures, limits, and rifts; whether they be topographic, social, or political. This fall a selection of Bay Area artist’s work will travel to Philadelphia to be installed on Traction Company’s façade windows.
Housed in an expansive former trolley manufacturing warehouse, Traction Company is a collaborative environment that supports the creative endeavors of its members through a shared workspace, exhibitions and opportunities.