“Each work is a struggle and a gift. It has to have something I can feel and recognize. I want it to be intense. I want everything to have a vibe, an ingredient, an excitement.” -Judy Pfaff
In the fall of 2014, renowned New York artist, Judy Pfaff, electrified the intimate galleries of Garrison Art Center with her kaleidoscopic sculptural drawings and collage prints. Pfaff exhibited three different series of prints and two very large mixed media drawings. This exhibition reflected a no holds barred journey through materials, process and highly imaginative self-expression. Pfaff’s works are full to the brim—covering the surface of the paper edge to edge, veering on chaos, but never losing their internal order. Nature is center stage with colorful displays of sculptural cut-paper elements, as well as found objects such as flowers, leaves, branches, and intertwined plastic netting, among others things. These are works that describe an abundance of life and the passage of time in all its affirmation.
Judy Pfaff has exhibited internationally in museums and galleries including the Museum of Modern Art and The Whitney Museum and has had many private and public commissions. Her works reside in the permanent collections of MOMA, Whitney Museum of Art, Tate Gallery, Brooklyn Museum of Art, and Detroit Institute of Arts, among others. In 2005 she was awarded a “genius” grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. Pfaff is also one of the featured artists in Art 21, the acclaimed documentary series produced by PBS. Concurrently with the Garrison Art Center exhibition, Pfaff was showing new work in Chelsea at Pavel Zoubok Gallery and Loretta Howard Gallery both on West 26th Street.
To read a review of this show, click here.