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Phantastic Phibers Opening Reception

July 5, 5pm8pm.

Exhibition runs July 5-28. Opening reception sponsored by Fulton Bank.  Cherry Street Pier Resident Bonnie MacAllister (Studio 16) juried an open call to find fellow Philly artists working in non-traditional fibers. Phantastic Phibers creates an atmosphere of industrial, fiber optic, hyperbolic, puppetry, soft sculpture, no waste weaving and non traditional textiles. The exhibition transports the pier into a nautilus full of suspended materials including recycled electronics and bicycle parts, a nine foot tunnel, a series of birds, a cursed sweater, a quilt poem, enormous weavings, a tower of electrical cord baskets, giant fish, deconstructed silks and sea monsters. Two and three dimensional work will fill the gallery space and second floor.

The exhibition showcases collaborative pieces from Phillip Chang and Paul Vo, May Maani and Chris Lau, Rachel Udell and Jeremy Newman, Bonnie MacAllister and Ndokaa Bundu, and MacAllister and Jamie Campbell as well as work from Joanna Fulginiti, Suki Valentine, Aja Beech, Bennett Cafarelli, Kristina Behler, Ericha Fletcher, Caroline Maw-Deis, Jenna McGraw, Yvette Malloy-Jiggetts, Ash Garner-THECOLORG, Jennifer Ahearn and Jenny Lee Maas.

The Philadelphia Drunken Knitwits (begun in Oxford) are providing textures around the perimeter of the pier, their second large scale knitbombing installation after they covered government buildings in the UK.

Fiber performances by Na Koikoi Aziza Zenzile Kebeg, Stephanie Durann, Courtney Bambrick, Lora Bloom and Joann Sherrow (Tic-Tac-Oh / Joan Silver).


121 N. Columbus Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19106 United States