Review: Judy Pfaff @ the Weatherspoon Art Museum

 

Shapeshifter: Judy Pfaff at Weatherspoon Art Museum, by Phillip Larrimore, Charlotte Viewpoint
A brief history of the transformation of space in the 20th century would nevertheless involve demographics, distances, the means of exchange of information and goods, precipitous shifts in scale at both ends of the micro- and macroscopic, et cetera. It would include how many different ways space exploded – the prismatic explosion of cubism, the splattered calligraphic explosion of abstract expressionism, the meticulously sequenced explosions which are so often a centerpiece of Japanese animated cartoons. More

Judy Pfaff, River Road (South), 2009/2011, steel, wood, fluorescent and neon lights, honeycomb cardboard, paint, expanded foam, shellac, sunflowers, tree fungus, paper lanterns and rubber tubing, dimensions variable; approx. 164 x 483 x 270 in. Courtesy of the artist.

Judy Pfaff: Falk Visiting Artist at the Weatherspoon Art Museum, January 13-April 17, 2011.

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