George Tooker's remarkable 'Highway' offers a critique on urban life that's both menacing and witty. One of a series of paintings addressing the challenges of living in New York, it's on long-term loan from The Terra Foundation for American Art.
David Lynch: The Unified Field will be Lynch’s first major museum exhibition in the United States. The exhibition will bring together approximately 90 paintings and drawings from 1965 to the present. PAFA’s installation will feature work from all periods of Lynch’s career, including a section exploring his early work and its origins in Philadelphia (1965-70), which was a critical time in his creative development. A room will be devoted to Six Men Getting Sick and related drawings.
In 1967 as an advanced painting student at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia (PAFA), David Lynch made a hybrid work of art that brought together painting, sculpture, sound, film, and installation. "Six Men Getting Sick" (1967) expanded Lynch's practice and opened him up to the possibilities of filmmaking. He went on to become internationally renowned as a film director but never stopped working as a visual artist. "David Lynch: The Unified Field" will be Lynch's first major museum exhibition in the United States, organized in close collaboration with the artist. It will bring together approximately 90 paintings and drawings from 1965 to present. Part of the exhibition will explore Lynch's early work, much of which has never been displayed in public. "Six Men Getting Sick" will be restaged for the first time and presented with related drawings. Several early short films, made in Philadelphia, will also be on display.
Presented in conjunction with "The Unified Field," this exhibit explores the artistic context in which artist/director David Lynch worked during his time in Philadelphia (1965-70). Featured artists include Morris Blackburn, Will Brown, Murray Dessner, Eugene Feldman, James Havard, Ben Kamihira and more.
Working primarily in a contemporary vein of the American Realist tradition, alumni Ted Walsh's paintings depict landscapes and figures that explore the elements of place, memory, environment and history.