JUDY PFAFF New Prints ISAAC ABRAMS + KIRK MANGUS

 

January 25 - April 6, 2019


JUDY PFAFF (b. 1946) was born in London and later settled in America at the age of thirteen. She received her B.F.A. from Washington University and her M.F.A. from Yale University. From the beginning of her career in the 1970s, Pfaff has worked with a wide and unusual range of materials and moves back and forth easily between two- and three-dimensional work, creating art that is complex, profuse, and unique. Her dynamic, exuberant, large-scale works incorporate many different media. Like her installations, Pfaff’s prints have a three-dimensional presence and flowing quality with layered circles, lines and organic shapes echoing throughout the images. To bring the overall compositions together, her prints are often completed with hand-applied paints, fabric dyes, and collage layering. Pfaff was named a MacArthur Fellow in 2004 and was featured in PBS’s Art 21 in 2007. Her innovative work has brought her wide acclaim from galleries and museums throughout the United States, Europe, and the Far East, and her work can be found in such prestigious collections as the Detroit Institute of Art; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Pfaff lives and works in Kingston and Tivoli, New York.  

ISAAC ABRAMS (1939-) began producing drawings and paintings in 1965. An early self-taught pioneer of psychedelic art, his densely painted canvases depict organically bio-morphing hallucinogenic landscapes. Multi-colored or dot matrix-like in composition, Abrams paintings and drawings are structural explorations into interior and exterior happenings. In the monograph “Psychedelic Art” published 1968, authors Robert E. L. Masters & Jean Houston describe the artist’s paintings and drawings,“ Abrams works might best be described as ecstatic inscapes.“(p.119). This exhibition will include a selection of painting and drawings from the 1960s to the present. ”

KIRK MANGUS (1952 - 2013) was the head of Ceramics at Kent State university from 1985-2013, where he was regarded as a beloved mentor to generations of students. He received a B.F.A. from the Rhode Island School of Design and an M.F.A. from Washington State University, Pullman. He lectured widely in China, Japan, Korea, France, Italy, Finland, Lithuania, Canada and throughout the United States. His pottery wheel demonstrations were viewed as extraordinary performances. He was the recipient of two National Endowment for the Arts grants, four Ohio Arts Council Fellowships, a Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Fellowship, and a McKnight Fellowship Residency at the Northern Clay Center in Minneapolis.

 

 

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JUDY PFAFF, Year of the Dog #9, 2008, Woodblock, archival inkjet, collage, hand painting, 38 1/2 x 86 1/2 inches, Varied edition of 20, 3/20 JUDY PFAFF, Unforeseeable Future, 2017 intaglio, blend rolled aluminum, chine collé, 13 x 73 inches, Edition of 18, 2/18 JUDY PFAFF, ...wind-deer and the honey-grass..., 2017, Woodcut, hand painted dye and ink, archival inkjet, clear plastic film, 44 x 99 1/2 inches, Varied edition of 12, 8/12 JUDY PFAFF, Morning Raga, 2017, Woodcut, hand painted dye, archival inkjet, 44 x 96 inches, Varied edition of 12, 8/12
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JUDY PFAFF, Untitled #2, 2008 Etching, relief, archival inkjet, hole punching 10 ½ x 15 inches Edition of 20, 8/20 JUDY PFAFF, Untitled #4, 2008, Etching, relief, archival inkjet, hole punching, 10 ½ x 15 inches, Edition of 40, 35/40 JUDY PFAFF, Afternoon Raga, 2017 woodcut, hand painted dye, archival inkjet, 44 x 96 inches, Varied edition of 12, 4/12 s JUDY PFAFF, Evening Raga, 2017, Archival inkjet, hand painted ink, clear plastic film, 44 x 96 inches, Varied edition of 12, 4/12
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JUDY PFAFF, Foreseeable Future, 2017, intaglio, blend rolled aluminum, chine collé, 13 x 73 inches, Edition of 18, 2/18 JUDY PFAFF, Origami, 2005, Etching, collograph, encaustic, 96 x 34 1/2 inches, Edition of 20, SI JUDY PFAFF, ...two foxes..., 2017, woodcut, hand painted dye, colored silver leaf, archival inkjet, 44 x 65 1/4 inches, Varied edition of 30, 10/30 JUDY PFAFF, Untitled (marbleized), 2004, Intaglio, surface roll, encaustic, 13 x 42 ¾ inches  
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JUDY PFAFF, "...and the crane thought...", 2017, woodcut, hand painted dye, colored silver leaf, 44 x 34 inches, Varied edition of 24, 7/24 JUDY PFAFF, +’s & -‘s, 2018, Chinese book papers, oil stick, encaustic, archival inkjet on aluminum, 69 ¾ x 133 ¼ inches JUDY PFAFF, "Spinner" 6, 9, 5, 11, 3, 7, 4, 8, 1, 2018, woodcut, hand painted dye, 12 x 12 inches, varied edition of 30, 30/30 ISAAC ABRAMS, A Compulsive Exploration of Myself, 1965, Ink on paper, 10 ½ x 8 inches  
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ISAAC ABRAMS, Untitled, 1967, Ink on paper, 16 1/8 x 13 1/8 inches ISAAC ABRAMS, The Triune Reality – I (The Active) It (The Objective) Me (The Subjective), 1970, Ink on paper, 25 ½ x 31 ½ inches ISAAC ABRAMS, Untitled, Graphite on paper, 14 1/8 x 11 3/8 inches ISAAC ABRAMS, Untitled, white pencil + graphite on grey canson paper, 27 3/8 x 21 5/8 inches  
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ISAAC ABRAMS, Moon Dance Series #1, 2015, Acrylic on canvas, 40 x 30 inches ISAAC ABRAMS, The Return of My Inner Ghost, 2018, Acrylic on canvas, 49 x 54 inches ISAAC ABRAMS, Garden Spirit with Shimmering Eye 2013, Acrylic on canvas, 24 x 20 inches ISAAC ABRAMS, The HeeBee JeeBee Blues, 2017-18, Acrylic on canvas, 49 x 54 inches  
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ISAAC ABRAMS, Eating Strange Fruit Brings About Strange Dreams, 2014, Charcoal on paper, 12.5 x 16.75 inches ISAAC ABRAMS, Portrait of a Young Woman, 2014, Acrylic on panel, 16 x 25 5/8 inches ISAAC ABRAMS, The Mechano/Organic Extra-Terrestrial Chorus, 1975-76, white pencil + graphite on grey canson paper, 28 1/2 x 46 1/2 inches ISAAC ABRAMS, Self Portrait, 2010, Charcoal on paper, 32 ½ x 26 ½ inches  
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ISAAC ABRAMS, HEEBEEJEEBEE, 2014, Acrylic on panel, 24 x 30 inches ISAAC ABRAMS, DMT: The Search of the Golden City, 1967, Five drawings, Color markers on paper, 10 x 8 inches each ISAAC ABRAMS, Untitled (Praying Mantis), 2015, Acrylic on panel, 18 x 24 inches  
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KIRK MANGUS, City Life, 1988, Sumi ink drawing on handmade Korean mulberry paper, 54 x 27 1/2 inches KIRK MANGUS, Young Girl II, 2011, Wood-fried local stoneware, 6 x 4 x 4 inches,Face Vase, 1983, Earthenware with colored slips and sgraffito, 9.5 x 6.25 x 4 inches KIRK MANGUS, Basket Full of Life, 2010, Wood-fired stoneware, 17.5 x 6 x 6 inches, Amphora, 2007, Earthenware with peacock glaze, 9.25 x 5.25 x 4 inches  
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KIRK MANGUS, Multi-Eyed Guardian Jar, Stoneware, colored slips, sgraffito drawing, salt-glazed, 29.5 x 13 x 13 inches KIRK MANGUS, Life in the City, Ink on silk, Unique, edition of 2, 144 x 43 inches KIRK MANGUS, FOREST JAR 1983, local stoneware, wheel-thrown & carved, woodfired, 34.5 x 17 x 17 inches  
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KIRK MANGUS, Jelly Fishes, local stoneware, carved, wood-fired, 22 x 12 ¾ x 8 ½ inches, Five Eyes, 1988, local stoneware, wheel thrown and carved, 11 ¼ x 10 ¼ x 10 inches KIRK MANGUS, Multi-Eyed Guardian with Catgirl + Insect Guy, 1988, Sumi ink drawing on handmade Korean mulberry paper, 74 x 37.5 inches KIRK MANGUS, Penelope, 2011, Porcelain, glazes, 17 x 8 x 10 inches, Anticlea/Lulu 2012, Porcelain, glazes, 17 x 8 x 10 inches  
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KIRK MANGUS, Circe, 2012, Porcelain, glazes, 14.5 x 8 x 10 inches, Artemis, 2012, Porcelain, glazes, 14.5 x 8 x 10 inches KIRK MANGUS, Bird Totem, 1983, stoneware, colored slips, 38 x 9 ½ x 11 inches  
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KIRK MANGUS, Animal Love, 1999, local stoneware, carved and wood-fired, 36 x 8 ½ x 8 inches KIRK MANGUS, The Kilns, 1988, Sumi ink drawing on handmade, Korean mulberry paper, 74 x 37.5 inches KIRK MANGUS, Cat Jar, 1980, Porcelain with blue and white glaze, 10 x 9 x 9 inches KIRK MANGUS, Fish Will Always Swim Ziggurat, 1980, Porcelain, wheel thrown, carved, blue barium glaze, wood and oil fired at the Archie Bray Foundation, 17.5 x 7.5 x 7.5 inches  
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KIRK MANGUS, House on a Hill Vase, c. early 1980s, Porcelain with blue and white painting and clear glaze, 6 x 3. 5 x 3. 5 inches, Two women with Insect Guy Having Tea, 1980, Porcelain with blue and white glaze, 9.5 x 8 x 8 inches KIRK MANGUS, Orange Carved Bowl, 1980s, Stoneware, wheel thrown, 4.25 c 5.75 x 5.75 inches, Young Couple in Palouse, 1978, Stoneware bottle with young couple painted in black slip with clear glaze, Raku fired with slight smoking on clay bottom, 13 x 7.5 x 5.75 inches  
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KIRK MANGUS, Chaac Face Jug, 2008, Stoneware with underglazes, 16.5 x 15.5 x 15.5 inches KIRK MANGUS, Downtown with the Family, 1988, Sumi ink drawing on handmade Korean mulberry paper, 37.5 x 74 inches KIRK MANGUS, Two Snakes & Asparagus Vessel, c. late 1980s, Stoneware with luster glaze, 5.5 x 8 x 4 inches