President's Fine Art Series: Virtual Studio Visit with Polly Apfelbaum
- Thursday, April 15, 2021 at 1:30pm
Join us for a virtual studio visit with artist Polly Apfelbaum TOMORROW, Thursday, April 15, at 1:30 pm via Zoom.
Polly Apfelbaum is an American contemporary visual artist, who is well known for her colorful drawings, sculptures, prints, and fabric floor pieces, which she refers to as “fallen paintings.” Apfelbaum is one of the most prolific artists working in the world today, with works in prestigious collections, including the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, among many others.
Polly Apfelbaum’s work is featured in a special exhibition curated by Dean Royce Smith, Chroma Journeys: Contemporary Color and Placemaking, that will run through July 31 in the Dean's Gallery. The Dean's Gallery is open Monday - Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm and is located on the second floor of Cheever Hall in the College of Arts & Architecture’s Office of the Dean (Cheever 217).
The President's Fine Arts Series is brought to you by Montana State University’s Office of the President and the College of Arts & Architecture.
"The formal elements of artistic representation (including line, color, composition, and form) often signpost what Nicolas Bourriaud might call the “altermodern journey.” Contemporary artists and viewers alike use these fundamental elements as the basis for intellectual, spatial, and aesthetic wanderings—where preconceived meanings, familiar signs, and well-trodden pathways can be re-visited, re-claimed, or re-infused with significance based on our experiences at this place, at this time."
"This exhibition hones in on color as a compelling instigator of myriad contemporary concerns: from Polly Apfelbaum’s use of color and large-format woodblock printmaking to cocoon the viewer to Edward Burtynsky’s meandering jumbles of wire and cable that speak to a planet threatened by looming environmental disasters and unmitigated human consumption; from Paula Scher’s use of color (and its absence) to map the influences of globalization and commercialism in different ways to Thiago Martins de Melo’s use of color as a force of truth that reconciles violent, colonizing pasts with more hopeful and inclusive futures. In each work, color serves as what Homi Bhabha would call the “join” between environment, abstraction, history, power, and potential."
Dr. Royce W. Smith, Dean
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