Joy O. Ude
Call for fabric donations

Would you like to participate in a community-based art installation?
Donate your gently used fabric!

Suggested materials include:
Pillowcases, bed sheets, duvets, unlined curtains, large garments (i.e. jackets),
and large pieces of remnant fabrics.

The completed installation, constructed by artist Joy O. Ude,
will be on display this summer as part of Art Splash at the
Philadelphia Museum of Art!

To schedule a donation pick-up or drop-off, please contact:
Current and Upcoming Shows

Basil Kincaid, Devin N. Morris, and D’Angelo Lovell Williams

Curated by FJORD member Joy O. Ude

From a formative age, Black people are subjected to a range of cultural stereotypes and assumptions that cause them to question their identity and, more broadly, their place in society.

But Black people are not a monolith. Through the assembled works included in this show, EMBODIED shares the varied narratives of artists Basil Kincaid, Devin N. Morris, and D’Angelo Lovell Williams. Included works utilize figurative photography and found-material quilting to highlight and discuss identity, history, and cultural issues as experienced by Black men. All three artists use color and pattern in a way that is at once seductive and reflective, the effect of which is bold and leaves an indelible impression on viewers.

EMBODIED is both an affirmation of the resilience of Black men and a call to fully consider their distinct stories.

Exhibition Dates: May 9 - June 22, 2019
Opening Reception: May 9th, 6-9pm
Artist Talk: May 11th, 4-6pm
Gallery Hours: Saturday 2-6pm, or by appointment

1400 N. American St, #105
Philadelphia, PA 19122

Lobster Dinner

Curated by Will Hutnick

Lobster Dinner presents the works of over forty contemporary artists working across drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking and photography. While technically the exhibition is a "small works" show, featuring work 12 inches and under, the works included are certainly not defined by this limitation. On the contrary, many of the works feel expansive and ambitious, despite the physical constraints of being “small”.

Opening Reception: Thursday, June 20th
On view through July 14th

850 3rd Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11232
Lectures / Public Programs

Emerging Voices: Joy O. Ude
Surface Design Journal
Textiles+; Winter 2014, Volume 38, No. 2
Pages 64-65
Joy O. Ude explores her heritage in textiles and photos (July 2014)
L. Kent Wolgamott
Lincoln Journal Star

Face Time article in The Crafts Report (January 2014)
The Crafts Report, Volume 40/Issue 453 (pages 36-37)

Young Blood article in The Crafts Report (September 2013)
The Crafts Report, Volume 39/Issue 449 (page 35)

Interview with Sally Deskins of Les Femmes Folles (July 2013)

Fiber artists blend modern aesthetics, traditional techniques (May 2013)
Kurt Shaw
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
The Pattern Base
Four of my prints are included in the book project The Pattern Base: Over 550 Contemporary Textile and Surface Designs. I’m excited to be included in the series.

Disco Vasarely, Lip Service, Make Yourself At Home, and Shades.

The book can be purchased here.