January 20, 2023 - February 11, 2023
@Automat Gallery

A vestige is that which is left behind: a reminder of a medical process, the tracks of a zoo animal, the detritus of industrial change, or the remnants of color across a dense canvas. This exhibition presents the work of four artists who explore such haunting traces as they are left by organic and inorganic forms. These works evoke damage and regeneration through new configurations, oscillating between sustaining life and sapping it. Through the mediums of painting, sculpture, and video installation, Min Baek, Mae Eskenazi, Adrienne Reid, and Vy Trịnh ask us to consider the entanglement of bodies and materials in our contemporary environments—and what survives in the wake of these encounters.

"Vestige" features the work of UPenn MFA candidates and is co-organized by Emma Nell Jacobs and Lynette Qiuyang Shen. It is the nineteenth exhibition in the Incubation Series—a student-led initiative that fosters new ways of making, exhibiting, and seeing art. This exhibition is made possible with the generous support of Bryn Mawr College, and The Sachs Program forArts Innovation, the Department of Art History, School of Arts and Sciences, and theDepartment of Fine Arts, Weitzman School of Design at the University of Pennsylvania.

© Min Baek