Jan 7 – Feb 18, 2006
Preeminent artist Judy Pfaff, known for her pioneering work in installation art, is featured in her third Robischon Gallery exhibition which focuses on the artist's noted and elaborate print work. Described as a "collagist in space," Pfaff's prints have a three-dimensional quality that links them visually to her exuberant installations. Highly detailed and lavish in line, these prints combine a variety of printing techniques including intaglio, etching, photogravure and encaustic paint. The emblematic frames which are patterned and silk- screened were also created by Pfaff expanding the work beyond the print itself. Pfaff's exuberant approach toward the print-making process is yet another aspect of her distinguished multi-faceted career.
Judy Pfaff received her B.F.A. from Washington University and her M.F.A. from Yale University. Pfaff was recognized as a prestigious MacArthur Fellow in 2004 and was the 1998 U.S. representative to the Sao Paulo Biennale. Her imaginative sculpture, drawings, prints and pioneering installations from the 1990s have received critical acclaim throughout the world. Renowned art historian Irving Sandler's recent monograph, Judy Pfaff, captures the sweeping innovation of this prolific and visionary artist and chronicles her elaborate exhibition history. Pfaff's artwork is included in prestigious museum collections such as the Museum of Modern Art and The Whitney Museum of American Art.