Introducing a rare opportunity to collect the work of FWM Artist-in-Residence Samara Golden!

Exclusively available to FWM Members, Storm at Split Rock is a limited-edition, heat activated blanket by Golden created in collaboration with the FWM Studio.

Samara Golden started her residency with FWM in 2018, culminating with the presentation of Upstairs at Steve’s, the mind-bending installation currently on view (through January 31, 2021) in our eighth-floor gallery. The exhibition depicts a complete upending of an outdoor tableau set in a seaside landscape, revealing a mysterious confluence of biography, history, psychology, and nature.

As part of her residency, Golden researched patterns found in historical swatch books in noted textile collections. The original intent, as mentioned in a spring interview with FWM Curator Karen Patterson, was to contrast historic patterning with a screenprinted pattern using thermochromic ink for touchable blankets to be featured in Upstairs at Steve's. While COVID-19 has since changed the context of the communal handling of surfaces and materials, this research evolved into a limited edition of 18 blankets for sale through FWM.

The blanket has a plaid pattern on one side; throughout is a ribbon that has been printed with thermochromic inks which will change color—from red to safety orange—with touch. The process video, included below, provides a glimpse behind-the-scenes of the FWM Studio team testing inks, creating screens, and printing the design on site.
Storm at Split Rock comes with a signed certificate of authenticity, carrying pouch that displays the edition number, and a limited-edition Samara Golden: Upstairs at Steve's exhibition catalogue screenprinted with the artist's signature in thermochromic (heat activated, color changing) ink.

Join as an FWM Member for access to this very special edition! (A member access code is required to view the listing on our shop page.) Orders can be placed online or in person; please note that advance registration is now required to visit the museum and/or the FWM Shop. Reserve your advance tickets today!
Images: (above) Digital rendering of Storm at Split Rock. Photo credit: Avery Lawrence. (below) Samara Golden, in collaboration with The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia. Storm at Split Rock, 2020. Digital print silk, ripstop nylon, eco down, thermochromic pigment, and silkscreen ink. 50 x 70 inches. Edition of 18 and 2 APs. Photo credit: Carlos Avendaño. Video: Storm at Split Rock process footage from the FWM print studio. Video credit: Carlos Avendaño. Edited by Allen West and Abby Lutz. Music by Pascal Troemel.
Samara Golden: Upstairs at Steve's Exhibition Catalogue
Available in late November! Pre-order now to receive our forthcoming exhibition catalogue for Samara Golden: Upstairs at Steve’s, featuring a foreword from FWM Executive Director Christina Vassallo, as well as essays on collaboration and themes of the exhibition by FWM Curator Karen Patterson.

This 59-page catalogue—designed by Jeremy Eric Tenenbaum with consultation by the artist—reveals an intimate look at the layered process behind Golden's project and the steps leading to Upstairs at Steve's, now on view at FWM.
Image: Samara Golden, in collaboration with The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Phildelphia, Upstairs at Steve's (installation detail), 2020. Mixed media. 80' 7" x 17' 6" x 16'. Photo credit: Carlos Avendaño.
Support for Samara Golden: Upstairs at Steve’s is provided by The Coby Foundation, Ltd., The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, Maja Paumgarten and John Parker, Canada, and Budmen Industries.

Major support of FWM is provided by the Marion Boulton “Kippy” Stroud Foundation. FWM receives state arts funding support through a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. Additional support is provided by The Philadelphia Cultural Fund, Agnes Gund, and the Board of Directors and Members of The Fabric Workshop and Museum.
The Fabric Workshop and Museum is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt nonprofit organization (EIN 23-2018929). The official registration and financial information of The Fabric Workshop and Museum may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll free, within Pennsylvania, 1 (800) 732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement.