Judy Pfaff: New Prints

April 6 - June 2, 2018

"wind-deer and the honey-grass..."   2017, woodcut, hand painted dye and ink, clear plastic film archival inkjet 49" x 105"


About this solo exhibit


Atrium announces an upcoming Spring exhibition "Judy Pfaff: NewPrints." This extensive solo exhibition by the internationally known artist Judy Pfaff will include all new work inspired by her travels in India where she was enthralled by the vibrant life of the people and the rich and diverse cultures. The language, the spirituality and the beautiful contrasts and contradictions she experienced present themselves lucidly and luminously in her work. Imagery flows and energy abounds though these new prints. In these pieces, Pfaff's handling of color and manipulation of images was particularly influenced by the brightly colored and intricately patterned kantha blankets she encountered there. Layered lines, patterns, and organic shapes echo throughout the images. Pfaff incorporates hand painted inks and dyes and sensitive layering of printed surfaces to bring complex elements together within these very accomplished compositions. 


Pfaff was educated at Washington University (BFA) and Yale University (MFA). Over her long career, she has consistently received important recognition through prestigious awards and significant museum exhibitions and acquisitions. Her work is in the permanent collections of Museum of Modern Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, Brooklyn Museum of Art, Soonhwa Art and Culture Foundation, Seoul Korea, Albright Knox Gallery and the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington DC. These recent prints were created at Tandem Press over  the past year. 


The exhibition opens with an Reception  Friday, April 6, 6-8 PM and the  runs through June 2. For more information and images please contact the gallery.