Making Community: Prints from Brandywine Workshop and Archives, Brodsky Center at PAFA, and Paulson Fontaine Press

Exhibition Info
Samuel M.V. Hamilton Building
Curators
Paola Morsiani, Director of the Brodsky Center at PAFA
This presentation explores the special kind of collaboration enabled by printmaking, between the artists and master printers, in the artistic studios and workshops where they create prints. It highlights the intimate partnership between artists and master printers in the realization of technically complex works.

Making Community: Prints from Brandywine Workshop and Archives, Brodsky Center at PAFA, and Paulson Fontaine Press celebrates printmaking, a longstanding ever-expanding artistic form, especially at PAFA. This exhibition brings together an exceptional group of nearly one hundred artworks from PAFA's Permanent Collection, selected from nearly two hundred artworks in this medium that have recently been acquired by PAFA. Presented together, the prints contribute a compelling overview of contemporary American printmaking over the past forty years, through a rich range of traditional techniques and technologically new formats, by four generations of influential artists whose work is not frequently seen in American art museum collections. 

Select Featured Works

Kerry James Marshall, Vignette (Wishing Well)
Kerry James Marshall, Vignette (Wishing Well), 2010 © Kerry James Marshall. Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York.
Howardena Pindell, Katrina, 2005
Howardena Pindell, Katrina, 2005
Margo Humphrey, The Red Bed, 2005
Margo Humphrey, The Red Bed, 2005 © Margo Humphrey

Exhibition Support

Making Community: Paulson Fontaine Press, The Brodsky Center Collection, & Brandywine Workshop at PAFA is generously supported by Laura and Richard Vague. Additional support is provided by Ralph Citino and Lawrence Taylor, Howard Sacks and Vesna Todorović Sacks, Linda Seyda and Robert Boris, and an anonymous donor.

 Special Exhibitions are generously supported by Emily and Mike Cavanagh, Jonathan L. Cohen, Ro and Martin King, Robert E. Kohler and Frances Coulborn Kohler, Maggie and Brien Murphy, and Dorothy and Ken Woodcock. Additional support is provided by the PAFA Annual Exhibition Fund.

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