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Mocha Dick, 2009. Wool felt, vinyl coated fabric armature, and internal fan. 126" x 180" x 624"
Mocha Dick, 2009. Wool felt, vinyl coated fabric armature, and internal fan. 126" x 180" x 624"
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Tristin Lowe, Virgil Marti, Peter Rose, and Ryan Trecartin

April 27, 2009–Summer 2009

Opening Reception:
Friday, May 1, 2009, 6:00–8:00 p.m.


Artists:
Ryan Trecartin
Tristin Lowe
Peter Rose
Virgil Marti

The Fabric Workshop and Museum and The New Temporary Contemporary proudly present a new exhibition of four artists living in Philadelphia, showcasing the inventiveness and independence unique to artists working in the city today. The artist projects featured are Tristin Lowe’s Mocha Dick, a 50-foot-long white felt inflatable that recreates the real-life albino whale that terrorized whaling vessels in the nineteenth century and inspired Melville’s epic Moby Dick; Virgil Marti’s Ah! Sunflower, drawing inspiration from a William Blake poem of the same name, an installation featuring a new flocked wallpaper, along with bone sculptures and furniture “poofs”; Peter Rose’s Pneumenon, an installation of video projected on to undulating, wind-blown fabric; and Ryan Trecartin’s newest and most ambitious video work to date, the untitled “Trilogy Project.” The works have been made in collaboration with The Fabric Workshop and Museum.