Palaestra is a themed show created by Joseph Eggleston specifically for the wall space at FRIEDA.
Joseph Eggleston has lived and worked in Philadelphia, PA since 2018, following a decade spent in New York City. He earned his B.F.A. degree in fine arts from the Fashion Institute of Technology (New York) in 2012 and has been a member of Da Vinci Art Alliance (Philadelphia) since 2021.
“A palaestra was any site of an Ancient Greek wrestling school; events such as boxing and wrestling took place there. I played with this idea of trying to seize snapshots of charged moments at wrestling events. There is raw emotion captured within the struggling of the anonymous figures and yet somehow there is also familiarity in their forms. …”
Celebratory opening cocktail: Thursday, April 13
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm Open to the public
Mask recommended during this event.
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Meet the artist talk&dinner: Thursday, May 11
6:00 pm Open to the public
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FRIEDAcommunity – A closer look: Joseph Eggleston
April 13 – May 21
Tuesday – Sunday: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
FRIEDA 320 Walnut Street