The Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts (MMFA) is pleased to announce a new traveling exhibition, Forged and Fabricated: The Art and Craft of Albert Paley’s Sculpture, which will be available beginning January 2015, immediately after its premier at the MMFA.
Paley is best known for the Portal Gates he created for the Smithsonian’s Renwick Gallery in 1974. Over the past four decades, he has designed and constructed some of the largest and most distinctive metal sculpture in this country and abroad. Paley has made art both by forging hot iron and steel (sometimes using mammoth hydraulic hammers and presses), and by cutting and assembling cold metal, often with industrial tools and equipment. This exhibition illuminates the artist’s achievements by focusing on his methods as manifest in his models and drawings.
Forged and Fabricated will include about thirty-five sculptures, maquettes, models, studies, and drawings from the artist’s collection. Most items range from three to seven feet in height. Most of the three-dimensional works weigh several hundred pounds. Many of the artworks are studies for monumental public sculptures.
The exhibition will require about 5000 square feet of gallery space. Pedestals and plinths for many of the sculptures will travel with the show. Paley Studio staff will assist with installation. Outdoor sculptures will also be available for long-term loan.
For a prospectus and preliminary checklist, please see the MMFA website (http://www.mmfa.org/uploadedFiles/Exhibitions/Traveling_Exhibitions/AlbertPaleyLMMFA.pdf).
For additional information, please contact Sarah Puckitt, Collections Information Specialist, Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, One Museum Drive, Montgomery, AL 36117, 334.240.4342, firstname.lastname@example.org