Long heralded as a pioneer of installation art, Pfaff continues to generate work that is innovative in its formal complexity, breadth of reference, and sensitive use of materials. Run Amok at the Loretta Howard Gallery plays upon the gallery’s longstanding involvement with color field artists and her own relationship to the legacy of 20th century abstract geometry.
Second Nature, the installation at Pavel Zoubok Gallery celebrates the artist’s fascination with nature and landscape. The artist collages tree roots, limbs, honeycombs, and leaves with ambiguous biomorphic forms. We are immediately aware of her careful study of naturally occurring systems and her ability to render them into abstract terms.