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Erika Yeomans, FF Alumn, at Vox Populi in Philadelphia thru Jan 27, 2002.

January will feature the group exhibition Love The One You're With. The exhibition opens Wednesday, January 9th and continues through Sunday, January 27th with a reception on Friday, January 25th from 6-11PM. Also join us for the curator's talk Wednesday, January 16th at 6:30PM. All events are free and open to the public.

Love The One You're With, organized by Philadelphia curator John Caperton, will include the work of three Philadelphia artists: Yane Calovski, Jim Hinz, and Virgil Marti; two New York artists: Jessica Abel and Justine Kurland; the Los Angeles-based artist ErikaYeomans; and a classic short film by Curt McDowell.

Love the One You're With brings together works that explore the beauty and confusion of fleeting romance. Fleeting romance, which could be as brief as seeing a beautiful person across a room, is surrounded by emotions that feel both inconsequential and overwhelming. The artists in the exhibition approach the subject in different ways, ranging from McDowell's "Ronnie," a glaring portrait of the object of his (temporary) desire, to Erika Yeomans's "Hardhead Flair," which mines Hollywood film and romance novels to create a funny and scary collision between desire and violence. The works in the exhibition are joined by their emotional directness and their complex approach to personal narrative.

Works will include photography by Yane Calovski and Justine Kurland; installations by Jim Hinz and Virgil Marti; video and film works by Curt McDowell and Erika Yeomans; and a site-specific mural by Jessica Abel. Vox Populi is located on the fourth floor of 1315 Cherry Street, just two blocks from the Convention Center. Vox is open to the public Wednesday through Sunday from 12-6. 1315 Cherry Street, 4th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19107 215.568.5513, vox@op.net, www.voxpopuligallery.org

Erika Yeomans (Los Angeles) has created over 17 original theater productions and film/video projects. She was the artistic director of the performance company Doorika from 1989-1999. Her work has been exhibited at the Stedelijk Museum, Sandra Gering Gallery, and Artists' Space. A collaborative piece with Virgil Marti was shown at the last Delaware Biennial.