As part of the second annual Tyler School of Art's Distinguished Alumni Mentoring Program, Polly Apfelbaum (Tyler BFA Printmaking '78) will be exhibiting a new immersive installation at Temple Contemporary alongside animations by recent Tyler graduate Dan Cole in For the Love of Gene Davis. The exhibition culminates a six-month mentorship between the two artists, and will open on May 13, 2014 with a reception from 6–8 pm.
The exhibition reflects on the legacy and graphic aesthetic of Gene Davis's iconic 1972 work Franklin's Footpath, which had a monumental impact on Apfelbaum as a young artist in Philadelphia. Painted directly on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in front of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Davis’ horizontal mural of vibrant stripes was billed as “the world’s largest painting” and was made possible by the PMA’s Department of Urban Outreach.
For the Love of Gene Davis will be on view through Friday, July 11, 2014.