"A Collaborative Language," featuring EPI's generous gift to PAFA of over 60 prints, details how EPI functions as a destination for artists to create fresh vocabularies with printers and Lafayette students, collectively reinventing approaches to surface, form, structure, and technique that allow artists to realize their work in imaginative ways.
David Kassan is a representational oil painter. He combines realistic figures with abstract backgrounds. With his work, he wants to allow the viewer to transcend the paint and enter into the psyche of the subject. He attempts to preserve the nuances of the human and the truth that lies inside the subject.
In her 2017 book South of Pico: African American Artists in Los Angeles in the 1960s and 1970s, Dr. Kellie Jones explores how the artists in Los Angeles's black communities created a vibrant, productive, and engaged activist arts scene in the face of structural racism. Jones shows how the work of black Angeleno artists such as Betye Saar, Charles White, Noah Purifoy, and Senga Nengudi spoke to the dislocation of migration, L.A.'s urban renewal, and restrictions on black mobility.
Curlee Holton, a prolific painter and printmaker, along with Kelli Morgan, PAFA's Winston & Carolyn Lowe Curatorial Fellow for Diversity in the Fine Arts, will discuss the legacy and history surrounding the Experimental Printmaking Institute and the implications of the print medium in the context of the collaborative process.
Elana Herzog creates works on paper, sculpture and installation pieces. Her work includes found objects and textiles that are re-configured to make a new image. The work is experimental process based and intuitive. She uses materials such as Afghan carpets, cardboard and other found textiles.
Celebrate all things Monument Lab and Mural Arts Philadelphia with Promument, a night of dancing and conversation with new and old friends in PAFA's beautiful Rotunda space. Explore the Monument Lab hub in PAFA's downstairs exhibition space and enjoy an evening of music, great food and cocktails, sign-making with Steve Powers, and a few surprises.