Joshua Koffman and John Grieg curated “From the PAFA Foundry: 30 Years of Casting.” The exhibition highlights the influence PAFA’s foundry has had on its alumni and honors those who have been stewards and promoters of the tradition. The work illustrates the breadth and depth of PAFA-trained sculptors’ work as well as the tight-knit artistic community forged through the foundry.
Artists whose work is on view in this exhibition are:
Ward Tom Elicker
John Greig Jr.
Painter and scientist Charles Willson Peale, sculptor William Rush, and other artists and business leaders, founded The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) in 1805. Since its founding, PAFA has collected works by leading American artists, as well as works by distinguished alumni and faculty of its school. Acquisitions and exhibition programs are balanced between historical and contemporary art, and the museum continues to show works by contemporary regional artists and features annual displays of work by PAFA students.
In addition to being faculty members of PAFA, Joshua Koffman and John Grieg co-founded the Philadelphia Traction Company, a collaborative workspace and art center in West Philadelphia.
Image on Sculpture News page: Prophet by Joshua Koffman