John Schlesinger

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...after the fall Cherry Street Pier, 2022

...after the fall Cherry Street Pier, (MAIN ROOM - FRONT)

Cherry Street Pier, Main Room - Rear

Cherry Street Pier, Main Room - Middle Area

Cherry Street Pier, (SIDE ROOM) 2022

Cherry Street Pier, (MAIN ROOM) 2022

Cherry Street Pier, (BACK, MAIN ROOM) 2022

Cherry Street Pier, (DJ Booth) 2022
After the fall Cherry Street Pier - Aknowledgements

This installation would not have been possible without the strong ongoing support of the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation

who graciously rolled with all the uncertainty, especially Sarah Eberle, Dennis Moore, Marcus Bush, Robert Marshall, and Willie “Punch”

Thompson and his all-star site operations team including Saul Cabrera. Tim Lynch provided savvy advice and his stage crew did an exceptional

job rigging.

I would also like to thank the teams from AP Construction, Scungio Borst, and Geppert Brothers including Mike Fost, Jesse Thompson,

Joe Madden, and Damien Garcia. I’m grateful for technical assistance; Larkin Dugan who welded the underlying structure of chandelier from

the Piers salvaged window brackets, Nora McLaughlin for her video editing, Keith Yarling and Philadelphia Photo Arts Center for printing,

and Ken Yanoviak for drone photography.


I try to incorporate as much recycled and found material into my work as possible. Donations of materials to After the Fall include pallets

from Michael Cashin of Lowe’s West Philadelphia, scrap glass from Fang at Sheng An Glass LLC, and neon from Gritcol, thanks Sam.


I was fortunate to get an astounding amount of laboratory glass and other equipment from Phil Surdam at Chemglass. Special thanks to Pamela

Weichmann at Wheaton Arts for facilitating this.


I was fortunate to get an astounding amount of laboratory glass and other equipment from Phil Surdam at Chemglass. Special thanks to

Pamela Weichmann at Wheaton Arts for facilitating this.

I’ve obtained unusual and terrific scrap materials over multiple visits from David Richman of S.D. Richman and sons.


Joe Burkle, Tyler and the whole crew at Metal Stock have donated both new material and huge drops (scrap cut-out steel and aluminum plates)

as well as providing very generous technical support in shearing, loading and transporting it.


Igor at EZ signs provided the salvaged metal sign letters with working neon as well as used transformers and other materials. I’m grateful

to Eric Rothwarf of Sky Neon who invaluable in negotiating this transaction. Eric both donated and fabricated some excellent neon for the

project as well.


The bathroom installation in the middle gallery, including graffiti. plumbing and the PBR beer can wall are the work of a previous artist,

Noel Wilmore. I added my work into his. Thanks Noel.


Much of my installational work has been as one half of the collaborative team Dear Volunteers with my friend, Tra Bouscaren. Some of the

work (and of course, some of the ideas) are partially his.


Lastly, I’m grateful to the resident Cherry Street Pier artists who welcomed me into the space and to those (and hopefully more as the

exhibition evolves) who contributed their own work and skills to these pieces: Jason Alexis Ramirez, James Abbott, Keni Thomas (Tomcat23),

the members of SpArc Services Cultural Arts Center.

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