On View: Polly Apfelbaum @ Alexander Gray Associates

Polly Apfelbaum, The Potential of Women, 2017. Courtesy: Alexander Gray Associates, New York

Polly Apfelbaum, “The Potential of Women,” 2017. Courtesy: Alexander Gray Associates, New York

Alexander Gray Associates | September 7, 2017 – October 21, 2017

Durham Press would like to congratulate Polly Apfelbaum on her first solo show at Alexander Gray Associates in New York. The exhibition, The Potential of Women, features all new work, including gouache drawings, hand-woven rugs, and wall-mounted ceramics. The inspiration and imagery of the female figure’s head, featured in the gauche drawings and rugs, stems from graphic designer Rudolph deHarek’s cover design of the 1963 book,The Potential of Woman. “The book and its related symposium imagined a future in which women might be useful contributors; Apfelbaum instead reflects the desire for a broader appreciation and empowerment of legions of capable women in the present.” (Alexander Grey Press Release)

Polly Apfelbaum, The Potential of Women, 2017. Courtesy: Alexander Gray Associates, New York

Polly Apfelbaum, “The Potential of Women,” 2017. Courtesy: Alexander Gray Associates, New York

Current Press
Blouin ArtInfo
The New Yorker
Wide Walls
this is tomorrow
Medium
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On view: Polly Apfelbaum + Hurvin Anderson @ Camden Arts Centre

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Installation view of Making & Unmaking: An exhibition curated by Duro Olowu at Camden Arts Centre, 2016. Photo: Mark Blower

Camden Arts Centre – June 19, 2016 – September 18, 2016

Making & Unmaking, curated by fashion designer and curator Duro Olowu, is the latest artist-selected exhibition at London’s Camden Arts Centre. Infusing together over 70 international artists, including Polly Apfelbaum and Hurvin Anderson, the show places traditional African textiles and Bauhaus tapestries along with contemporary works and new commissions.

The eclectic collage of works addresses themes that include cultural identity, representations of beauty, gender, sexuality, innocence, and the body. Olowu worked to create a sense of “artist hand,” where everything looks deeply handmade and not in any way mass produced. This exhibition was created with a desire to create harmony and diversity, and as a result, the works came together organically, much like Olowu’s fashion collections.

Polly Apfelbaum also on view at:
Albright Knox Gallery – June 18 – October 9, 2016
Hannah Hoffman Gallery – June 4 – July 16, 2016

Hurvin Anderson also on view at:
New Art Exchange – July 2 – September 18, 2016
AGO – Art Gallery of Ontario – May 19 – August 21, 2016

Current Press
Vogue
WWD
Interview
Camden Arts Centre | Introductory Talk

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On View: Polly Apfelbaum @ Michael Benevento Gallery

Image courtesy of Polly Apfelbaum

Image courtesy of Polly Apfelbaum

Michael Benevento Gallery – March 12, 2016 – May 7, 2016

A group show titled Erasing, Tracing, Racing, Paint at Michael Benevento Gallery in Los Angeles showcases a body of work by artists Polly Apfelbaum and Dona Nelson. Featured are Apfelbaum’s round colorful ceramic beads, strategically hung by nylon thread, and two vivid “fallen paintings,” comprised of hundreds of hand-cut, hand-dyed velvet pieces which are configured on-site. The installations will be on view in collaboration with Nelson’s work until May 7th, 2016.

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Image courtesy of Polly Apfelbaum

Image courtesy of Polly Apfelbaum

Image courtesy of Polly Apfelbaum

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Revision, Reiteration, Recombination installation images

Curator Leslie Wayne chatting in front of Lydia Dona’s Portraits & Speed…

We recently received installation images from the exhibition Revision, Reiteration, Recombination: Process and the Contemporary Print curated by Leslie Wayne. The show featured Durham Press prints by Polly Apfelbaum, Lydia Dona and Leslie Wayne among others and traveled to two separate venues. The included images were taken from the installation at the College of Visual Arts in Minneapolis where JP joined Leslie and another invited guest in a roundtable discussion. By all accounts, the exhibition was a success and may travel to other venues later next year.

Polly Apfelbaum’s Baby Love 84 (left) among other works in the exhibition

Image of the installation including works by Leslie Wayne (center right) and Lydia Dona (right)