Richard King: Drift
For his residency, Richard King will build on his fascination with the ignored and invisible aspects of the world around us. He will explore Park Towne Place (PTP) and its surrounding urban environments, in terms of their history, spatial character, textures, and form. King will use this research as a springboard for a series of new art pieces to be created in the Artist Studio at Park Towne Place during his residency.
About the Artist
Based in Philadelphia, Richard King’s art practice is focused on abstract drawing, painting and sculpture exploring the nature of form, space, and language in the art experience. Educated as an architect, he holds a Bachelor of Architecture from Temple University and a Master of Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania. King is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Drexel University’s Westphal College of Media Arts & Design.
The Park Towne Place Artist in Residence (PTPAIR) program provides an opportunity for visual artists to bring their studio practice to Philadelphia’s museum district. Over the four month residency, selected artists will be able to create, advance, or complete work in close proximity to one of Philadelphia's art hubs. The PTPAIR program offers artists the space and freedom to experiment with their practice in a new environment. Artists are encouraged to explore new ideas and find inspiration from a change in scenery. As they create, PTPAIRs are encouraged to engage with the Park Towne Place community. This is a chance for dialogue and education as well as a competitive opportunity for artists to meet potential new connections and collectors.