Home Events - South Street Opening Visual Arts Dove Nasir, “Don’t Make a Scene, Dove” — 3rd Street Gallery

Dove Nasir, “Don’t Make a Scene, Dove” — 3rd Street Gallery

When: Friday, March 25th, 4:30pm – 8pm
Where: 3rd Street Gallery, 610 S. 3rd Street

Please join 3rd Street Gallery for Dove Nasir’s new show “Don’t Make a Scene Dove” on view Friday, March 25 – Saturday, April 23rd, with an opening reception on Friday, March 25, from 4:30pm – 8:00pm.

Since I was a small child, I was frequently told “don’t make a scene Dove”.  In these childhood “scenes”—which ranged from carrying on in the department store to family dramas—I was always the star of the performance.

During the pandemic there was no place to make a scene, and I found myself missing the ability to perform. Therefore, I began working in my studio creating and photographing scenes, with me in the starring role.

Many of the photos have recurring themes, with both live and inanimate cast members.  The various wigs worn by me in these scenes are different characters, who play supporting roles in the dramas.

3rd Street Gallery is an artist cooperative gallery. Founded in 1978 to encourage and strengthen the participation of area artists by providing a community and a space to exhibit. For appointments, email [email protected]. Please visit 3rdStreetGallery.com for more info!

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Apr 23 2022


Gallery Hours: Fridays 4:30to 8:00 pm, Saturdays 12:30 to 5:30 pm, Sundays 12:00 to 4:00 pm
All Day


3rd Street Gallery
610 S. 3rd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147