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Artist box contents for Yinka Shonibare, Space Walk, 2002. Printed proofs, color swatches, vintage record albums and mylars. Collection of The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia. Photo credit: Carlos Avendaño.
Artist box contents for Yinka Shonibare, Space Walk, 2002. Printed proofs, color swatches, vintage record albums and mylars. Collection of The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia. Photo credit: Carlos Avendaño.
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Behind-the-Scenes Lunch Series: Material Explorations

March 16, 2018–12:00 to 1:00 pm

Opening Reception:
Fabric Workshop and Museum
1214 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107
6th floor studio
 
Free and open to the public, suggested donation of $5
Space is limited, RSVP required
 
Click here to register for this event. 
 
For questions about this program, please contact The Fabric Workshop and Museum at reservations@fabricworkshopandmuseum.org or (215) 561-8888.


This program, led by FWM Master Printer Kate Abercrombie and Project Technician Joy Ude, will explore the fascinating history of Dutch wax fabrics often used in former Artist-in-Residence Yinka Shonibare’s work, as well as the techniques used to create this fabric. Samples of cloth will be available for handling, and a block printing station with motifs from popular culture will enable participants to create a small print on dyed fabric. The program will include a mixtape soundtrack used in his 2002 installation, Space Walk, referencing Shonibare’s musical inspirations specific to Philadelphia’s music history.

About Kate Abercrombie
Kate Abercrombie is the Master Printer and Printing Production Manager at The Fabric Workshop and Museum. Abercrombie has an MFA from University of Texas at Austin and a BFA from Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia. She has been included in exhibitions in Philadelphia at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Vox Populi, Fleisher/Ollman, Little Berlin and Black Floor. Her work is in the collections of the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.

About Joy O. Ude
Joy O. Ude is a Project Technician at The Fabric Workshop and Museum. Ude has an MFA in Fiber Arts (2013) and BFA in Fashion Design (2005) from the University of North Texas.  Ude is a mixed-media artist and designer who explores Black culture as a subset of American culture. As an American-born child of Nigerian immigrants, she also reflects on the concept of duality. Her work has been included in several regional and national shows including CraftTexas; Fantastic Fibers at the Yeiser Art Center, Paducah, KY; Fiberart International, Pittsburgh, PA; and Art Seen at the Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, NE. Ude participated in The Fabric Workshop and Museum’s post-grad apprenticeship program in 2015.  

Major support for Process and Practice: 40 Years of Experimentation is provided by the Coby Foundation, Ltd., with additional support from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Joy of Giving Something, Inc., the Lenore G. Tawney Foundation, and the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation.

Major support of FWM is provided by the Marion Boulton “Kippy” Stroud Foundation. FWM receives state arts funding support through a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. Additional support is provided by the Philadelphia Cultural Fund, Agnes Gund, and the Board of Directors and Members of The Fabric Workshop and Museum.

The Coby Foundation, Ltd.National Endowment for the ArtsJoy of Giving Something

Pennsylvania Council on the ArtsThe Philadelphia Cultural Fund