Monday, September 29, 2014

First Thursday Happenings for Thursday, October 2, 2014

Fabric Workshop Museum1214 Arch Street / Seventh Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107 215.561.8888

Mother and Child Reunion - Kazumi Tanaka  

Opening Reception: Thursday, October 2, 2014 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm
Exhibition: August 1, 2014–November 9, 2014 

This exhibition presents an accumulation of memories, customs, and traditional Japanese fabric processes that tells a story of family, tradition, and one’s self. Kazumi Tanaka is known for creating detailed and finely-crafted objects using a variety of materials such as wood, hair, metal, and Japanese fabrics. Recently, the artist produced a series of miniature Tansu (traditional Japanese storage cabinets) inspired by her memories of her childhood in Japan. The initial idea for her project at FWM was to examine what is typically put into and taken out of these bureaus. However, as Tanaka states in her exhibition journal Mother and Child Reunion, “When I am looking for something, often I find something else along the way. It catches my attention completely and I forget what I was originally looking for. Ultimately, this discovery leads me to find what I am really looking for…”

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1616 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA

Anthony Campuzano: Slow Movies and Mark Mahosky: Paper View 
Opening Reception: Thursday, October 2 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Exhibiton: September 26th - November 15th, 2014

Two exhibitions opening this fall at Fleisher/Ollman explore the printed word from different vantage points. In Paper View, Mark Mahosky paints over newspaper pages, creating abstract compositions that evoke the evolution of abstraction in the early 20th century. For Slow Movies, Anthony Campuzano appropriates texts and images from popular culture, transposing them into handmade advertisements that proclaim his love of particular subjects, in this case, Hollywood film. Reception: Thursday, October 2, 6-8pm Exhibition dates: September 26 – November 15, 2014.