Design Philadelphia: Katherine Fraser at Roche Bobois
Posted on October 02 2018
SENSORY DESIGN – OPENING NIGHT COCKTAIL CRAWL, AN OPENING CELEBRATION FOR DESIGN PHILADELPHIA & PHILADELPHIA DESIGN DISTRICT
Roche Bobois, a world leader in furniture design, will host “Embark on a Journey”, a visual exploration of Marcel Wonders’ new Globe Trotter collection for Roche Bobois and exhibition by Paradigm Gallery’s artist Katherine Fraser.
Marcel Wanders’ unique and eclectic collection is inspired by the legendary adventurers and explorers who traveled the world to discover new cultures and rare objects. The collection expresses openness, freedom and inspiration, showcasing Marcel Wanders’ signature design style. A large illustrated fresco portrays a whimsical wonderland, inviting one to take a walk among all the familiar characters from our beloved childhood stories.
Katherine Fraser’s memories of being an only child growing up in rural Maine loosely thread themselves through her paintings where solitary figures comfortably inhabit sparse landscapes. Her paintings have the visceral quality of dreams - through them, she explores the ideal that feelings of isolation and loneliness may be used as a vehicle connecting us to our truest nature. Her subjects live where the rest of the world drops away and we are left bare. They display an ‘inner necessity’ to remain slightly out of reach, an allowance for which Fraser beautifully frames them in private moments that visually capture the essence of found self-awareness. This visual vocabulary expresses a universal sense of connectivity, where the depth of observation can shift a viewer inward toward a personal claim of self-reflection.
Please join us October 6th, 6:00pm to 9:00pm at Roche Bobois, 311 Arch Street Philadelphia, PA 19106 for cocktail, canapé and a night of Sensory Delight.
This event is free and open to the public. Learn more about all of the events and register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sensory-design-philadelphia-design-district-crawl-tickets-49114745526