Next month, Polly Apfelbaum is going to be part of a group exhibition at the Center for Contemporary Arts Santa Fe in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The exhibition, titled Hair of the Dog, features Polly’s work alongside that of AES+F, Ann Gaziano, Rebecca Holland, Jason Manly, Philip Sanderson and Brandon Soder. The exhibition runs from April 5th through May 25th, 2008, with an opening reception on April 5th from 5 to 7 pm. For more information, please visit the Center for Contemporary Arts Santa Fe website here.
According to the Center for Contemporary Arts website:
The exhibition Hair of the Dog investigates the vocabulary, limitations, and mythology of the medium of painting through modern art history and into the 21st century. The artists and their works do not lend themselves to conclusions; rather, the aim is to provoke critical considerations of how painting functions as art in our culture. None of the artists in the exhibition will apply pigment to canvas in the traditional manner; some will not use paint at all. Portraiture, landscape, and narrative are some of the structures within the language of painting to be engaged. Featuring the work of AES+F, Polly Apfelbaum, Ann Gaziano, Rebecca Holland, Jason Manly, Philip Sanderson, & Brandon Soder; mediums include needlepoint, video, installation, photography, and cast sugar.