OCTOBER FIRST FRIDAY: FURNESSADELPHIA WITH STREETS DEPT
FURNESSADELPHIA: A Street Art Salute to the Banks of Frank Furness
Between 1878 and 1906 Furness designed nearly 200 commissions in Philadelphia. In these projects logistics determined plans and modern materials were freely incorporated into design. The freedom to rethink architecture that was rooted in the experimental culture of industry and engineering and to the rest of the country, Philadelphia architecture expressed the present and future.
Frank Furness also designed many iconic Philadelphia banks, many of which still stand today. This exhibition will showcase photographs of demolished and surviving Frank Furness banks. Beyond the walls of Art in the Age, a select group of local artists, curated by Streets Dept, will create onsite interpretations of Furness buildings in their own distinct styles. Featuring the work of: Ishknits, NoseGo, Nom Now, Harlequinade.
OPENING RECEPTION: FIRST FRIDAY, OCTOBER 5TH FROM 6-8PM