Kaitlin Pomerantz, On the Threshold (Salvaged Stoops, Philadelphia)

Kaitlin Pomerantz 


On the Threshold (Salvaged Stoops, Philadelphia) (2017)  

Brick (from the first Women’s Medical College, East Falls); concrete (from the former Rocket Cat Cafe building, Frankford Avenue, Kensington); and marble, blue stone, and brown stone from various demolished buildings throughout the city of Philadelphia (from the neighborhoods of West Philadelphia, Powelton, Tioga/Nicetown, Brewerytown/Sharswood, Kensington, South Philadelphia, and Southwest Philadelphia); supplemented with mortar, cinder block, and rebar



Artwork: Kaitlin Pomerantz

Collaborators: Walter Mangual/Mangual Excavations, Bob Beaty, Kevin Brooks/Kevin Brooks Salvage, Pedro Palmer, Billy Dufala, Starr Herr-Cardillo, Debbie Anday, The National Park Service, Dennis Pagliotti, Roy Ingraffia, Robert Powers, Scott Ferris, and Rocco Matteo

Project Manager: Corin Wilson

Partners: Mural Arts Philadelphia, The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, Independence National Historical Park, Bricklayers and Allied Craftsworkers Local 1 PA-DE, International Masonry Institute, and Williamson College of the Trades. On the Threshold (Salvaged Stoops, Philadelphia) was presented as a part of Monument Lab: Philadelphia (Citywide Exhibition, 2017).

Major support for Monument Lab 2017 projects staged in Philadelphia’s five squares provided by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage. An expanded artist roster and projects at additional neighborhood sites made possible by the William Penn Foundation. Generous additional support provided by the National Endowment for the Arts. Full list of exhibition sponsors.