To construct perplexing environments and whimsical sculptures, Judy Pfaff employs myriad materials, such as wire, torn paper, coffee filters, flowers, transparent cord, steel, string, origami objects, Tibetan ledger paper, aluminum foil, fiberglass, plaster, file folders, burned paper, twigs, leaves and fluorescent tubes. In contrast to the materiality of her work and the intrigue of the uncommon elements she uses, she has said, “emotion is my only true sign.” Pfaff has been the subject of an Art 21 program and a recipient of the MacArthur (so-called “genius”) Grant.
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The Logan Lecture Series is made possible with the generous support of Vicki and Kent Logan and DAM Contemporaries.
Image credit: Judy Pfaff, My Second Dream, 2012. Expanded foam, steel wires, plastics, and fluorescent light; 52 x 112 x 24 in. Courtesy of Robischon Gallery.