Unpacking Richard Tuttle: Talk with Nami Yamamoto

Wed. Aug 9, 2023 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT
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FWM Director of Studio Operations, Nami Yamamoto examines the contents of Richard Tuttle's artist box. Photo credit: Carlos Avendaño

Join us for this lunch time talk with FWM Director of Studio Operations, Nami Yamamoto, as she unpacks the 2015 residency of Richard Tuttle. Prior to his residency during a visit to Japan, Tuttle saw many people wearing identical kimonos at a local summer festival which inspired him to produce Extraordinary—an edition of kimonos on view in FWM's Museum Shop. ShopWorks: Artist Multiples.

Yamamoto will tell personal stories and share insights into the chusen dye process used to create the graphic motif. With examples of paper stencils, sketches, and other ephemera from Richard Tuttle’s residency at-hand, hear how the summer kimonos were ultimately hand sewn by Master Kimono Maker Tsuyo Onodera and her team at the Sendai Kimono Making/Training School.

Light Japanese refreshments will be served.
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The Fabric Workshop and Museum 1214 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107