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.