In partnership with Design Philadelphia, FWM Educator Katie Parry will lead families through an interactive virtual tour of our current exhibition, Samara Golden: Upstairs at Steve’s. This new installation by the Los Angeles-based artist was created during her 2019-2020 residency at the museum.
FWM’s Artist-in-Residence program is renowned for pushing artists to experiment with new media and processes, take risks, and ultimately expand their practices as they create new works of art. Reflecting on what she sees and feels in the world around her, Samara Golden creates art from her own emotional life. Upstairs at Steve’s depicts a complete upending of an outdoor tableau, set in a seaside landscape. The exhibition reveals a mysterious confluence of biography, history, psychology, and nature. Familiar household objects are strewn across the dunes, as if deposited from a natural disaster, with an accompanying soundscape adding another atmospheric layer.
The tour will begin with a behind-the-scenes look at the experiments and discoveries that shaped the finished project, followed by a tour of the eighth-floor installation. Afterwards, the event will conclude with a hands-on activity where participants will be invited to create reflective sculptures that express the multifaceted story of what your family has seen, felt, and experienced in the year 2020.
Families will need to gather a few materials from their home prior to the program; all ages are welcome.
- cereal box
- collage materials (magazines, newspaper, old books, wrapping paper, scrap paper)
- glue stick, glue and/or Scotch tape
- Sharpie markers (oil pastels or ball point pens could work as well)
- aluminum foil