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Polly Apfelbaum

December 05, 2003 through February 29, 2004

Polly Apfelbaum

Curated by Claudia Gould and Ingrid Schaffner

artist(s)Polly Apfelbaum

This exhibition, Apfelbaum's first museum survey, represents the past fifteen years of the artist's work. Raining chains of color, the wallpaper installation Oblong was created as a new work for this show. Born in 1955, in Abington, Pennsylvania, she grew up outside of Philadelphia and attended Tyler School of Art before settling in New York. Since the mid-1990s, she has been known for producing site-specific, installation-scaled works that, with each element laid out by hand, are intensely time-consuming to compose. Hence the challenge of producing a survey is one not only of scale (a single work can take up an entire gallery), but of sheer labor.

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