For both exterior and site-specific installations, Ray Philly is excited to partner with artists of the area and friends of Ray.
We partnered with Philly-based artist Michelle Lopez for an intervention on Ray Philly’s exterior facade. Lopez was interested in playing with the corner edge of the building where it touches the sky, a portal to bigger ideals, bigger imaginative and creative space. The sky is a space that no one owns. For the sake of unity, we are all together “when under one sky.” Photo by Ethan O'Grady
Rashid Johnson’s art includes autobiographical elements inspired by his early intellectual, musical and literary influences. For Ray Philly’s sunken living room, Johnson created a stacked cell system filled with plants, books, sculpture and light. Photo by Ethan O'Grady
Ulises at Ray
Ulises is a bookshop and project space dedicated to artists’ books and independent art publications that explore the relationship between publics and publications. The space provides an inventory of titles not widely distributed in the United States on contemporary art, graphic design, art theory, architecture, criticism, curatorial practice, and adjacent fields. Ulises supports people who make books and expand the boundaries of what art publishing can be.
Hosting projects, exhibitions, and residencies, Ulises’ open-ended programming considers publishing as an incubator for new forms of artistic, editorial, curatorial, and pedagogical practice. Ulises sees the democratic potential of publishing as a vehicle for activism, education, assembly, and exchange.
Ulises at Ray will be located on the ground floor of Ray Philly in artist studio 104.
Even if you don’t want to live here, we still want to hang out.
Here's what's coming up at Ray Philly.
Located on Ray’s ground floor, six full-time, bi-level artist studios feature roll-up glass garage doors that open directly onto N. American Street, inviting the neighborhood in. Interested in renting a short-term or long-term artist studio, or Ray’s creative exhibition and event space? We’d love to chat.
Spacious powder rooms with separate slop sink
Signage opportunities for individual studios
Full access to building amenities (landscaped roofgarden, gym, coworking lounge, communal kitchen, etc.)