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Abstract art hits the floor

11/8/2002 12:22:00 PM

    LYNCHBURG, Va. ó Polly Apfelbaum, a renowned visual artist whose work defies categorization, will give this yearís Outten Visiting Artist Lecture at the R-MWC Maier Museum of Art on Sunday, Nov. 17 at 3:00 P.M. Apfelbaumís slide-illustrated lecture is free and open to the public.

Apfelbaum, who has described her work as "fallen paintings," will discuss her unique creations and methodology. Her art is created by arranging pieces of painted velvet on the floor with no apparent order. She explains that her creations are "hybrid works, poised between painting and sculpture." At the end of an exhibition the display is dismantled, never to be assembled in the same way again.

Apfelbaum has had solo exhibitions at DíAmelio Terras in New York and Karyn Lovegrove in Los Angeles, and others in Brazil, Germany, and Belgium. She was the first artist to receive the Richard C. Diebenkorn Teaching Fellowship from the San Francisco Art Institute, and is the recipient of a 1999 Joan Mitchell Grant. She attended the Tyler School of Art and the State University of New York-Purchase.

For more information, call the Museum at 434-947-8136.

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CONTACT: Brenda Edson, Director of College Relations