Judy Pfaff’s current exhibition of large-scale collaged works and small prints seems to continue an abiding interest that Carl Solway Gallery has in highly accomplished, mid-career artists who favor abstract interpretations of nature through a variety of approaches.
Like Pat Steir, Lynda Benglis and Joan Snyder, who have all exhibited at Solway in the past year, Pfaff offers the best of both worlds through experimental uses of materials that are grounded in accessible references to nature and gardens.
Pfaff’s Constructed Paper shows how she, now in her sixties, continues to create artworks full of fresh takes on the new art practices of our day. An abundance of perspectives peers out of Pfaff’s prints and collages, often with surprise twists and unexpected changes in mood, so that their overwhelming attention to beauty is accompanied by a risk-taking quality so often the hallmark of great work.
The exhibit is on view 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday; noon-5 pm. Saturday through Aug. 15. Read Matt Morris' review here.