Poetics of Place

Gravy at the Satellite Art Show

December 7-10, 2017 • Miami, FL

February 2-17th • Philadelphia, PA


Miami Installation

Philadelphia Installation


What relationship do we have with our physical surroundings? How do these spaces factor into our concepts of home and identity? In a polarized political landscape, these questions seem ever more important. As the political powers question policies regarding immigration, environment and poverty, definitions of identity, home and place are brought to scrutiny. “The Poetics of Place” is titled in reference to Gaston Bachelard’s book, The Poetics of Space, which explores the phenomenology of architecture in relationship to the lived experience. This photographic exhibition examines humanity’s innate link with “Place”, historically, geographically, economically and culturally. Each artist, in their own way, explores a “topophilic" response to the nature of place. 

Zine Photos: John Waller