Loretta Howard and Pavel Zoubok are pleased to announce a major exhibition of new works by artist Judy Pfaff. The exhibition will run concurrently in both gallery spaces at 525-531 West 26th Street. The two fully immersive installations serve to highlight parallel but divergent themes in the artist’s work, signifying the intuitive nature of her process.
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.
Judy Pfaff was born in London, England, in 1946. She received a BFA from Washington University, Saint Louis (1971), and an MFA from Yale University (1973). She has been the recipient of numerous awards including the American Academy of Arts and Letters, a Guggenheim Fellowship and a MacArthur Award. Recently, The International Sculpture Center honored her with its 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award.