For Sale

For Sale
NOTE: You do not have permission to copy/replicate/reproduce this image.
Oil Paint on Birch Panel

When Daina Higgins moved to Philadelphia, she began to commute by car for the first time in her life.  Her daily commutes took her through the inner-ring suburbs of Philadelphia and she began to document the unsung landscapes of Northeast, Northwest, and South Philadelphia in her paintings.  As a painter of the urban landscape, her eye is drawn to the “non-places” and “unheroic landscapes” not visited by tourists or beauty seekers.  For Higgins, the car is itself a type of non-space within a suburban non-place, where life is reduced to essentials.  Still, there is a visual interest in the way light reflects off shop windows and car windshields in the sparkling world of the auto-centric main drag.  It is this type of everyday world that is heroic to Higgins.  For Sale captures the isolation and contemplation that car travel provides.

Stay in Touch

Sign up to receive news about the PCC Art Collection at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.