‘Heat of Fusion,’ a film by Stephen Spaccarelli

In cooperation and coinciding with the exhibition Dick Polich: Transforming Metal into Art at the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art , Stephen Spaccarelli, a talented visual artist, native of the Hudson Valley, and close friend of the foundry and to Dick Polich, has spent the past two years filming and editing footage for ‘Heat of Fusion, a life in the art of casting.’ We are proud to finally share this beautiful and educational film with you.

The documentary includes interviews with Dick’s friends, family, past and current employees, and artists including Rona Pondick, Tom Otterness and Joel Shapiro, and many more. Dick reflects on the foundry’s beginnings, his accomplishments, and gives a behind-the-scenes look at the foundry.

Heat of Fusion from stephen spaccarelli on Vimeo.

catalog

The catalog for the exhibition Dick Polich: Transforming Metal into Art is available for purchase here.