Polly Apfelbaum: Dubuffet’s Feet My Hands

Polly Apfelbaum Frith Street Gallery

An exhibition of new works by Polly Apfelbaum. This exhibition is the latest in a series of installations that incorporate hand-woven carpets, ceramics, drawings, and immersive colour. Each one is structured around thematic references: art-historical, place, or popular culture. These installations work simultaneously with architecture, colour, and form; they encourage the viewer to actively engage with the work in space. Curator Kate McNamara has noted that carpets are the logical conclusion of Apfelbaum’s longstanding engagement with the floor, with pliable supports, fabric and decorative art traditions: “Rugs are site-specific; they have decorated castle floors, buried Siberian royalty and lined suburban staircases. Many rugs are designed to tell stories through patterns and woven symbols passed down for generations. For Apfelbaum, the material, function, and format of the rug has come to represent a culmination of her artistic practice.”

Duration 24 November 2017 - 02 February 2018
Times Tuesday to Friday 10am—6pm | Saturday 11am—5pm or by appointment
Cost Free
Venue Frith Street Gallery
Address 17-18 Golden Square, London, W1F 9JJ
Contact 020 7494 1550 / info@frithstreetgallery.com / www.frithstreetgallery.com