PROXIMITY [prox·im·i·ty] nearness in space, time, or relationship.
Proximity Arts was formed by a small group of artists as a way of sharing our thoughts on art and art making.
Our mission is to write about art from the perspective of those actively involved in the process of making. We strive to engage with art both critically and materially fostering a dialogue that can address the state of contemporary art from the artist’s point of view.
Proximity Arts was originally founded in the Fall of 2015 by Elizabeth Ayerle and eight other members of the inaugural low residency MFA class at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. After spending an intense summer in residency we decided to collaborate on a group show. The show, titled Proximity, focused on process and our shared learning experience. Our goal was to extend this collaboration beyond one art show and to communicate our perspectives on art and art making.