Cherry Street Artist in Residence James B Abbott is currently showing a site specific
piece from his Cape Cod body of work at the Print Center with additional selections in a
pop up exhibition at the Cherry Street Pier.
James B. Abbott takes us to the spectacular
Cape Cod National Seashore with High Tide, Low Tide, High Tide. These three blackand-
white triptychs taken on Cape Cod can transport the viewer to any special place of
solitude. Abbott says, “In this new age of uncertainty, I find myself seeking solace in the
memory of a place, a personal place, one that I fell in love with, have history with and
tried to understand through my photographs.”
Abbott is a photographer whose subjects range from Venice, Italy to the Ben Franklin
Bridge in Philadelphia, from urban cityscapes to the solitude and rich natural beauty of
Cape Cod. Abbott received a BFA from the Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills,
MI. His work is included in many public and private collections, including the Allentown
Art Museum, PA; Cranbrook Art Museum; and Philadelphia Museum of Art.
He is currently an artist in residence at the Cherry Street Pier where a pop up exhibition
of additional selections from his Cape Cod body of work can be seen in Studio #16 on
the second level.
This is the second installation for Windows on Latimer at the Print Center–
site-specific commissions by Philadelphia artists for our iconic bay window.
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PHILADELPHIA, PA – (August 21, 2020) The Print Center is pleased to announce
Windows on Latimer, a series of new site-specific commissions from Philadelphia-based
artists presented in The Print Center’s iconic bay window.
Since we moved into The Print Center's Latimer Street home in 1917, our galleries have
hosted countless opening receptions, public programs and events. This series responds
to our temporary closure due to COVID-19, by providing safe access to art from the
street. Its framework reflects on the history of photography – a window as a lens onto
the world – and takes into consideration both the formal and conceptual qualities of a
window as an in-between space that can open and close. We are pleased to share
these exceptional works with those who will walk, run, bike, skate or drive by The Print
Center over the coming months!
“It is invigorating to figure out innovative ways of working through these challenging
times. Using The Print Center’s bay window as an exhibition space is a new and
exciting way for artists to share their work with the public, who need art now more than
ever. In commissioning this series, we felt it important to work with Philadelphia artists,
who have strong connections to diverse local communities, yet whose work conveys
critical messages of global importance.”
- Ksenia Nouril, Jensen Bryan Curator