Judy Pfaff: Sculptures
11.21.09 – 1.3.10
Temporary Exhibition Gallery
Balancing intense planning with improvisational decision-making, Judy Pfaff creates exuberant, sprawling sculptures and installations that weave landscape, architecture, and color into a tense yet organic whole. Her installations extend from the wall into the viewer’s space, giving these sculptures the illusion of weightlessness. A pioneer of installation art in the 1970s, Pfaff’s work is a complex ordering of visual information composed of steel, fiberglass, and plaster as well as salvaged signage and natural elements such as tree roots.
Judy Pfaff was born in London in 1946 and later settled in Detroit, MI at the age of thirteen. She received her B.F.A. from Washington University and her M.F.A. from Yale University. Her innovative work has brought her wide acclaim from galleries and museums throughout the United States, Europe, and the Far East. Her work can be found in such prestigious collections as the Detroit Institute of Art; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; and the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
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American, b. England, 1946
painted wiggle board and steel, 1989
96 x 144 x 48 inches
Courtesy of Carl Solway Gallery