Friday, September 7th, our friends at the Brandywine Workshop celebrate 40 years of printmaking with an 11-week exhibition at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
“Full Spectrum: Prints from the Brandywine Workshop”
September 7, 2012 – November 25, 2012
Honickman and Berman Galleries, ground floor
Opening Reception is Thursday, September 6, 2012 from 7pm-9pm – Tickets are $35 – Click here for Opening Reception details
Cultural identity, political and social issues, portraiture, and landscape, as well as patterning and pure abstraction, are some of the many concerns explored by the artists in this exhibition. Among the more than fifty prints on view are works by John Biggers, Moe Brooker, Joyce de Guatemala, Sam Gilliam, Mei-ling Hom, Ibrahim Miranda, Kenneth Noland, Howardena Pindell, Betye and Alison Saar, Vuyile Voyiya, Kay WalkingStick, and Isaiah Zagar, reflecting the range of Brandywine Workshop participants and underscoring the extent of the workshop’s stylistic and conceptual reach. The spectrum of artistic voices and approaches to image-making represented in the exhibition reflects the increasingly pluralistic character of contemporary art.
In 2009, the workshop donated one hundred prints by eighty-nine artists to the Museum in memory of the Museum’s late director Anne d’Harnoncourt. Full Spectrum celebrates this generous gift as well as the workshop’s accomplishments over its distinguished forty-year history. The workshop’s donation is illustrated in its entirety in an accompanying catalogue, which features an essay by Philadelphia native and noted contemporary print scholar Ruth Fine, former Curator of Special Projects in Modern Art at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.
About the Brandywine Workshop
Since its founding in 1972, the Brandywine Workshop has become an internationally recognized center for printmaking and a vital part of the Philadelphia community. Dedicated to the creation of prints and to broadening their appreciation, the workshop actively engages diverse artists and communities. In addition to working closely with local artists and offering a wide array of educational programs, the workshop has sponsored more than three hundred residencies for artists from thirty-five states and fifteen foreign countries and has toured exhibitions to over thirty cities in Europe, the Middle and Near East, Africa, and Latin America.
(description from PMA website)