Review: “Polly Apfelbaum: Waiting for the UFOS (a space between landscape and a bunch of flowers),” Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art

Review: “Polly Apfelbaum: Waiting for the UFOS (a space between landscape and a bunch of flowers),” Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art

“Polly Apfelbaum is an iconoclast, refreshingly devoid of bullshit, and known for her wildly exuberant installations in which the floor is as important, or more, than the walls. Her installation-based work always feels honest rather than coolly distant yet is layered with process and content. Las Vegas showgirls, the cartoon Powerpuff Girls, music, literature, film, art historical movements, Andy Warhol, Lynda Benglis, and other pop culture icons have influenced her throughout her career. The floor, a horizontal land of plenty, has been the territory in which she has often staked her claim for a few decades. Her floor pieces have been referred to as “fallen paintings,” although that idea is too limiting for what Apfelbaum is doing in her work.” –– Dana Self, KC STUDIO

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