Mary Beth Edelson, Mary Grigoriadis, Judy Pfaff, Carol Cole, Keun Young Park, Victoria Burge & Sandra Ramos

December 3-8, 2013
3101 NE 1st Ave. Miami

Accola Griefen Gallery is pleased to be participating in CONTEXT ART MIAMI 2013 in booth E81.  The gallery will feature important early work by Mary Beth Edelson, paintings from the 1970’s and 1980’s by Mary Grigoriadis, and new works on paper by Judy Pfaff. Pieces by Carol Cole, Victoria Burge, Keun Young Park and Sandra Ramos will also be available.

A pioneer of installation art since the 1970’s, Judy Pfaff synthesizes sculpture, painting, and architecture into dynamic environments and tough yet delicate works on an intimate scale. In her recent works on paper, Pfaff’s own hand is more visible than it has ever been before.  This series of works are both painterly and exuberant, incorporating repurposed papers from the artist’s travels and encaustic employed to varying effects. Pfaff is a recipient of the coveted MacArthur Foundation "Genius” Grant.  

Mary Beth Edelson’s groundbreaking work has been fundamental to the development of feminist art and social practice, among other genres. For CONTEXT, Accola Griefen will exhibit Edelson’s photographic “collaboration” O’Kevelson from 1976, wherein the artist transforms herself into Louise Nevelson and Georgia O’Keeffe. Works by the artist from the same period are owned by the Museum of Modern Art in New York and were recently on view in the exhibitions, Pictures by Women: A History of Modern Photography. 

Mary Grigoriadis, an originator of the 1970’s and 1980’s Pattern and Decoration Movement, will be represented by rich, textured oil paintings that were recently described by Roberta Smith in the New York Times as packing “a delicious visual punch.” Grigoriadis’ innovative process of applying layers upon layer of oil paint in polyethnic patterns remains amazingly fresh to viewers today.