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This website supplements current exhibition presentations and provides a portal for submitting information for upcoming exhibitions.

We are currently using this website to locate names and contact information for the many artisans and other employees who were employed at the following foundries: Tallix Foundry, Peekskill; Tallix Foundry, Beacon; Polich Art Works, Newburgh; Polich Tallix Inc. Fine Art Foundry, Newburgh.

We are compiling the names of these employees so that a list of their names may be included in the exhibition Dick Polich: Transforming Metal into Art, taking place at The Dorsky Museum in Fall 2014.

If you worked at one of the above foundries, or know someone who did, please send an e-mail to dorskyintern@gmail.com.

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Dick Polich: Transforming Metal into Art

Curated by Daniel Belasco

Morgan Anderson, Howard Greenberg Family, and Corridor Galleries
August 27 – December 14, 2014

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Kenneth Tyler, Roy Lichtenstein and Dick Polich at the Tallix Foundry, 1977, gelatin silver print, Private collection, copyright National Gallery of Australia, Canberra

Since the 1960s, hundreds of artists, including Isamu Noguchi, Nancy Graves, Roy Lichtenstein, and Martin Puryear, have worked with metallurgist and foundry owner Dick Polich to realize their visions in bronze, aluminum, steel, and iron. His foundries, first Tallix and now Polich Tallix Fine Art Foundry, have produced the Korean War Veterans Memorial in Washington D.C. and other public monuments. Dick Polich: Transforming Metal into Art is the first exhibition to explore this Hudson Valley master's significant impact on contemporary art. Forward-looking and always willing to try something new, Polich has fostered artistic experimentation and innovation for the past half century. The exhibition explores the creative process of sketch to monument through the presentation of major works of sculpture and techniques in industrial sculpture production.

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