Albert Paley: Forging Sculpture 1979-2015
The Krasl Art Center
707 Lake Boulevard Street
St. Joseph, Michigan 49085
Exhibition dates: January 27 - April 9, 2017
Curator: Tami Miller
Opening Party: Friday, January 27 - 6:00 pm
Albert Paley is an internationally acclaimed artist who has continuously pushed the boundaries of his work, its process and materials through several contexts. He emerged in the mid-1960s as an artist goldsmith and by the end of the 1960s he became involved with the forging of steel. He is a longstanding leader in the metal arts where he is widely recognized for evolving blacksmithing into the realm of public art and commissions.
Albert Paley: Forging Sculpture 1979-2015 incorporates recent works Paley has completed in the forged process alongside earlier pieces and drawings. Included in this exhibition are several sculptures completed at Steneby, The School of Craft and Design at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden and other smaller works that exemplify his master of the forged technique. Exquisite drawings completed for finished works show the depth of his process, taking the idea from two to three dimensions.
This exhibition has been organized by the Paley Studios Archive and is circulated through Guest Curator Traveling Exhibitions.
FRIDAY, JANUARY 27
Join us for the opening of Albert Paley. Enjoy fabulous art, friends and culture. Youth are invited to create art in the KAC studios while adults enjoy the exhibition (the children’s art workshop is free for KAC members/$10 per non-member family).
COFFEE WITH THE CURATOR
MONDAY, JANUARY 30
Join KAC curator Tami Miller for behind-the-scenes tour in the galleries. Learn about Albert Paley’s prolific career with an emphasis on his position as a public artist and sculptor.
PALEY INSPIRED FAMILY DAY
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 11
11 AM-12:30 PM
Albert Paley first became famous for his elaborate metal gateways, sometimes incorporating animal and plant shapes. Collaboratively create a large cardboard gate at this fun family day event.