AZUSA, Calif.- Azusa Pacific University’s Department of Art and Design presents Judy Pfaff: The Art of Flower Arranging now through Dec. 6, 2013. The exhibition is displayed in Duke Art Gallery, located on West Campus at 701 E. Foothill Blvd., in Azusa. This free exhibit is open to the public. Viewing hours are Mon.-Thurs., from 9 a.m.–10 p.m., and Fri., from 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
This collection of Pfaff’s innovative works includes collage, drawing, and sculpture. The exhibition confronts viewers with a mixture of flora, fauna, and structural systems that delicately navigate the space between happenstance and precision. Formed out of common materials, Pfaff turns Chinese paper lanterns, artificial flowers, bedsprings, and various papers and plastics into art.
“An acclaimed spatial collagist of our time, Judy Pfaff’s eclectic art wins awards and captures the imagination, ” said exhibit curator Bill Catling, MFA, chair of the Department of Art and Design who was recently named 1 of "50 California Artists you Should Know," by the California Contemporary Art Journal. “Sharing her significant work with our students and the public benefits the university and our community at large.”
A vibrant artist in today’s contemporary art scene, Pfaff was recently featured in the PBS series, ART 21: Art in the Twenty-First Century, and as a cover artist for the academic publication, Sculpture Magazine. Pfaff co-chairs the studio art program at Bard College in New York.