2nd Annual Dina Wind Lecture Series
Dina Wind was a big fan of the artist Judy Pfaff. As abstract sculptors and women of the same generation, she was inspired by Pfaff’s no-holds-barred approach to her work, her zany use of materials and explosive use of space. How fitting that Philadelphia Sculptors has invited Judy Pfaff to give the 2nd Annual Dina Wind Lecture!
For more on her work, check out http://www.judypfaffstudio.com/
Wednesday, May 4th, 2016
Free and Open to the Public!
Judy Pfaff Full Circle
Philadelphia Sculptors is honored to feature noted installation artist and cultural icon Judy Pfaff in our second event of the annual Dina Wind Lecture Series. Entitled Judy Pfaff Full Circle, her presentation will be an exploration of her career and the development of her practice. Once again hosted by the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, the lecture will be free and open to the public with no registration necessary.
Best known for her sculptural and architectural installations, Judy Pfaff creates dynamic, immersive environments that merge painting and sculpture through the use of innovative materials and processes. Born in London, England, Judy Pfaff received a BFA from Washington University, Saint Louis (1971), and an MFA from Yale University (1973). Ms. Pfaff has been the recipient of numerous awards and fellowships, including the Academy Member Fellowship, American Academy of Arts & Sciences (2013); Anonymous Was A Woman Award (2013); MacArthur Fellowship (2004); Guggenheim Fellowship (1983); National Endowment for the Arts grants (1979, 1986); member, American Academy of Arts and Letters. Ms. Pfaff has had numerous solo exhibitions and group shows in major galleries and museums in the United States and abroad throughout her career as well as commissions. Her work is in the permanent collections of Museum of Modern Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, Brooklyn Museum of Art, Detroit Institute of Arts, and others.
The Dina Wind Lecture Series is a new program of annual lectures created in honor of Dina Wind, a Philadelphia Sculptors Board member who passed away in late 2014. An artist, philanthropist and vigorous promoter of the arts, Dina left a large legacy to the art world, including her gift to Philadelphia Sculptors. This program was made possible because of her generosity and the active support of her husband Jerry and sons John and Lee. Dina Wind’s estate is represented by the Bridgette Mayer Gallery in Philadelphia.