Current Exhibitions

Footage of Tristin Lowe's installation, Comet: Grace, (2012) -- currently featured at FWM.

Tristin Lowe:

Tristin Lowe – Comet: Grace, 2012, and Giandomenico Cassini (1625-1712): Lunacy #2, 2014

February 21, 2014–Early Spring 2014

Opening Reception:
 
Throughout his career, Tristin Lowe has mined the crude and rude, the absurd and abject, and the mundane and metaphysical in pursuit of tentative answers to deep questions about our place in the universe and the meaning of existence. Playing the role of the garage hobbyist cum alchemist, Lowe employs jerry-rigged technology transforming humble objects that rise above the quotidian and venture into the realms of the philosophical, the scientific, and the occult. Lowe makes drawings from greasepaint and fire; utilizes edible materials such as butter, chocolate, and alcohol in the creation of comically pathetic installations (beds that wet themselves, pillows that smoke); and crafts large-scale sculptures of animate and inanimate things using an assortment of materials including wood, frost, metal, inflatable plastic, textile, felt, and neon. Over the past fifteen years, Lowe’s sculptures have ranged from a pheromone-emitting, musky, hairy creature (Pheromone Trailing, 1998) to a two-story folding chair (Folding Deck Chair, 2004) to a life-size replica of an albino sperm whale made from inflated plastic and felt (Mocha Dick, 2009), among an array of others. Mocha Dick was created during Lowe’s second residency at The Fabric Workshop and Museum.
 
Artist Statement courtesy of the artist and Fleisher/Ollman, Philadelphia.
 
Lowe is also the focus of an exhibition at Fleisher/Ollman (1216 Arch Street, 5A), Philadelphia. Tristin Lowe: Exile Sun, on view Friday, February 21–Saturday, April 5, 2014.

 

 



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Len Davidson, Neon Signage, window installation at The New Temporary Contemporary, 1222 Arch Street, Philadelphia, 2013.

Len Davidson: Neon Signage

December 12, 2013–Winter 2014


Performance and Reception:
 
 
Len Davidson, Neon Signage, window installation at The New Temporary Contemporary, 1222 Arch Street, Philadelphia, 2013.
Director of The New Temporary Contemporary Marion Boulton Stroud, aka Kippy.

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Ann Hamilton, in collaboration with The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Untitled (detail), 1993. Horse hair, linen, and antique buttons. Diameter: 20 inches. Edition of 12

Selections of Artist Multiples from the Permanent Collection

November 2, 2013–Winter 2014



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Upcoming Exhibitions and Events

Abelardo Morell, Plaster Casts, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, 2014. Pigment print on archival paper.

Abelardo Morell: Pictures in Three Museums

May 2, 2014–Late Summer 2014

Opening Reception:

Public Opening Reception: Friday, May 2, 2014 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm
Members-only artist talk at 5:30 pm



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David Graham, Best Company, PA, 1981. Chromogenic color print. Façade Panels from Best Products Showroom by Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown, Langhorne, PA.

Philadelphia Photographers: David Graham

May 2, 2014–Late Summer 2014

Opening Reception:
Public Opening Reception for Three Solo Exhibitions of Work by Philadelphia Photographers: Will Brown, David Graham, and Ray K. Metzker
Friday, May 2, 2014 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm
 
Members-only artist talk by Will Brown at 5:30 pm
 
Brown will sign copies of his recent book The Picture that Remains (published by The Print Center) that evening, which are available for sale at the FWM Art Museum Sales Shop.


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Ray K. Metzker, Chicago, 1956. Courtesy Laurence Miller Gallery, New York.   

Philadelphia Photographers: Ray K. Metzker

May 2, 2014–Late Summer 2014

Opening Reception:
May 2, 2014–Late Summer 2014

Opening Reception:
Public Opening Reception for Three Solo Exhibitions of Work by Philadelphia Photographers: Will Brown, David Graham, and Ray K. Metzker
Friday, May 2, 2014 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm
 
Members-only artist talk by Will Brown at 5:30 pm
 
Brown will sign copies of his recent book The Picture that Remains (published by The Print Center) that evening, which are available for sale at the FWM Art Museum Sales Shop.


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Will Brown, Bramble Steps, 2010. Pigment print on archival paper.

Philadelphia Photographers: Will Brown

May 2, 2014–July, 20, 2014

Opening Reception:
Public Opening Reception for Three Solo Exhibitions of Work by Philadelphia Photographers: Will Brown, David Graham, and Ray K. Metzker
Friday, May 2, 2014 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm
 
Members-only artist talk by Will Brown at 5:30 pm
 
Brown will sign copies of his recent book The Picture that Remains (published by The Print Center) that evening, which are available for sale at the FWM Art Museum Sales Shop.


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