Space 1026 has no real explanation of what it is, but from what we can gather it’s a pretty rad creative community smack in the heart of Philly. Unconventional artistic experimentation seems to be the glue holding it together, and we’re super stoked on the upcoming show opening Friday, March 2nd – Optical Fiber.
Textile craft and fiber arts often lurk in the gray area in between flatwork and sculpture, and Optical Fiber has gathered together some of the funky-fab-freshest artists doin’ their thang today. Presented in tandem with Fiber Philadelphia, work from New Friends, Takashi Iwasaki, Annie Larson, Erin M Riley, Allison Watkins and Megan Whitmarsh will explore the craft of fiber arts in unique ways.
With backgrounds in 80’s pop culture and custom-sweater making, this small group of textile-lovin’ ladies is sure to pack a mean visual punch, and we’re just bummed we’re going to miss what’s sure to be a rockin’ opening reception (which takes place from 7-10 PM this Friday at 1026 Arch Street in Philadelphia). The exhibition runs through March 31st, and we can’t stress enough how rad this is going to be. Fiber! Sweaters! Soft sculpture totems! Don’t miss it!
1026 Arch Street 2nd Floor
Philadelphia PA, 19107