Roll, Press, Pull: Contemporary Prints from the Brandywine Workshop and Archives

Exhibition Info
Samuel M.V. Hamilton Building
Curated by
Sarah Spencer, Assistant to the Museum Director
Celebrating the legacy of the Brandywine Workshop and Archives, this exhibition highlights a collection of prints gifted to PAFA by collectors, Winston and Carolyn Lowe in 2019.

Since its founding, the Brandywine Workshop has served as an epicenter for multiethnic artists to exchange a wide variety of thought and concepts through the collaborative process of printmaking. Working together with master printers, artists have pushed the boundaries of the creative process and embraced the possibilities of printmaking. Allan L. Edmunds, Brandywine’s founder and recently retired director, emphasizes the importance of collaboration and the “multiple forces and circumstances that allow art-making to thrive at a particular time and in a particular place.”

Roll, Press, Pull: Contemporary Prints from the Brandywine Workshop & Archives will  present the forces of time and place as a unifying component within the artwork of this collection. This important gift provides PAFA the unique opportunity to examine the impact of Philadelphia and Brandywine Workshop on a range of diverse forms, images, and stylistic approaches that artists examined within the span of four decades into the present. 
 

Exhibition Highlights

Howardena Pindell (b. 1943)  Autobiography Past & Present, 1989
Howardena Pindell (b. 1943)
Autobiography: Past & Present, 1989
Offset lithograph, ed. 32/55
Gift from the collection of Winston and Carolyn Lowe in honor of Brandywine founder, Allan L. Edmunds, 2019.18.24a&b
Howardena Pindell (b. 1943) Autobiography: Past & Present II, 2005
Howardena Pindell (b. 1943)
Autobiography: Past & Present II, 2005
Offset lithograph, ed. 32/58
Gift from the collection of Winston and Carolyn Lowe in honor of Brandywine founder, Allan L. Edmunds, 2019.18.25a&b
Betye Saar (b. 1926) Mystic Sky with Self-Portrait, 1992
Betye Saar (b. 1926)
Mystic Sky with Self-Portrait, 1992
Offset lithograph, ed. 76/100
Gift from the collection of Winston and Carolyn Lowe in honor of Brandywine founder, Allan L. Edmunds, 2019.18.29
Wadsworth Jarrell (b. 1929) Precious Treasures: Cultivate Them, 1994
Wadsworth Jarrell (b. 1929)
Precious Treasures: Cultivate Them, 1994
Offset lithograph, ed. 48/100
Gift from the collection of Winston and Carolyn Lowe in honor of Brandywine founder, Allan L. Edmunds, 2019.18.13

Exhibition Support

Special exhibitions are generously supported by Emily and Mike Cavanagh, Ro and Martin King; Robert E. Kohler and Frances Coulborn Kohler, Dorothy and Ken Woodcock; Ralph Citino and Lawrence Taylor, Amy and R. Putnam Coes III, Jules and Connie Kay, the Lau Longsworth Charitable Fund, John and Leigh Middleton, the Leslie Miller and Richard Worley Foundation, Maggie and Brien Murphy, Howard Sacks and Vesna Todorović Sacks, and an anonymous donor. Additional support is provided by the Armand G. Erpf Fund, Jonathan L. Cohen, Marilyn Fishman and James MacElderry, and other donors to the PAFA Annual Exhibition Fund.

Explore More Exhibitions

Samuel M.V. Hamilton Building
Samuel M.V. Hamilton Building
Samuel M.V. Hamilton Building