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The Pine Cone Gentleman

April 13 – July 28

The Philadelphia Print Center 

“Over the past 7 years I have been writing texts, in 12-foot high letters, on rooftops throughout Newark, NJ, and photographing them via helicopter. Initially, this was a solitary act, inspired by the conceptual function of eminent domain as instant blight, as well as by the widespread, false assumption by many Internet users that Google Earth functions in real time. I began with my own house, which I was about to lose. The set of rooftop texts are derived from interviews with people in affected neighborhoods, legal documents, signage both active and defunct, and classic and modern poetry.”

Emma Wilcox

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