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[ A collage of amorphous shapes in different colors and patterns is laid across a bright red background. The image contains red, black, white, yellow, green, and orange colors. Stripes, polka dots, checkers, lined, and miscellaneous patterns fill the various shapes. ]

Judy Pfaff

Squash (Atelier Project) , 1986

Artwork Type: Prints
Medium: Woodcut on paper
Dimensions: 22 x 30 in. (55.88 x 76.2 cm)
Accession #: 19871011L
Edition: 28 / 85
Department: SUNY /Atelier Project
Credit: Collection of University Art Museum, University at Albany, State University of New York on behalf of University at Albany Foundation , Purchase of University at Albany, State University of New York
Related Exhibition:
Affinities and Outliers: Highlights from the University at Albany Fine Art Collections
Object Label:
Judy Pfaff’s (b. 1946 London, American) multimedia work defies categorization and is inextricably bound to abstraction. Studying with the pioneering expressionist Al Held in Yale School of Art in the early 1970s, Pfaff abstained from dominant art styles such as Minimalism, and began making bold and visually active environments. She describes her approach as “a kind of editing and splicing of [a] complex freneticism.” This energy resides in Pfaff’s works on paper that weave formal and organic compositional elements, as in the woodcut Squash (1986).
Affinities and Outliers: Highlights from the University at Albany Fine Art Collections

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