Fjord members Lindsay Chandler and A. J. Rombach on curating and Citywide – an artblog radio podcast


Lindsay Chandler and A. J. Rombach moved to Philadelphia after graduating from art school (Lindsay, from RISD, and A.J. from Boston University).  They didn’t know each other before moving here but became friends through their network of artist friends.  The two artists helped co-found Fjord space on Frankford Ave. last Spring, with a mission to curate other people’s art into the space and not their own.  They have studio space in the building’s second floor and the gallery spans the entire first floor. We spoke with them on Feb. 20, at Fjord, where the show on the walls was Wandering Planar, a landscape painting show curated by Rombach.  That exhibit closed at the end of February, the new show at the gallery is Ivory Tower, up through March.  Among the things we talked about was Citywide, a collaboration between the city’s alternative spaces to share exhibitions at each other’s spaces and invite the public in to them all. Citywide will take place in November and we’re very excited for it to happen!

Lindsay Chandler (l) and A. J. Rombach at Fjord on Frankford Ave.
Lindsay Chandler (l) and A. J. Rombach at Fjord on Frankford Ave.


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This episode is edited by Peter Crimmins. The music is by Eric Biondo.  Thanks to the Knight Foundation for helping us get the ball rolling on this project. Thanks also to J-Lab‘s Enterprise Reporting Fund and William Penn Foundation for additional support and to our partner WHYY NewsWorks for their ongoing support and for sharing artblog radio episodes on the arts & culture page of their community news site You can subscribe to artblog radio on iTunes.


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