CONTEXT New York art fair

Nancy Cohen, Mary Beth Edelson, Mary Grigoriadis, Pat Lasch & Judy Pfaff

May 3-8, 2016
VIP Preview: May 3 from 2-5pm

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Building on our ongoing program, Accola Griefen will highlight a diverse selection of historically significant women artists of the 20th and 21st century in their booth at CONTEXT New York in May 2016.

Accola Griefen will highlight Mary Beth Edelson, one of the most important feminist artists of the 1970’s who has received much critical attention in the past year. Edelson’s work was most recently included in PS1 MoMA’s Greater New York exhibition, which was on view this Spring. Her work in the exhibit was featured in The New York Times and The New Yorker as well as multiple other publications. Accola Griefen will exhibit one of the artist’s most iconic works, Goddess Head from 1974.

Following on the heals of the Sculpture Magazine review of Nancy Cohen’s recent solo traveling exhibit, her newest body of works will be exhibited. Cohen is widely known for her experimental works with hand-made paper and large-scale sculptural installations, many which include glass elements and manipulated found materials.

Accola Griefen will highlight the work of Judy Pfaff, who, since the 1970’s has been broadly acclaimed for her pioneering work in the genre of installation as well as sculpture and richly layered works on paper. Both of the later materials/genres will be represented in Accola Griefen’s booth.  Pfaff has received many awards, including one of the highest honors possible, the MacArthur Foundation “Genius” Award. 

One of very few large-scale oil paintings from the 1980’s as well as a number of other smaller works will represent Mary Grigoriadis, an originator of the Pattern and Decoration Movement.  Her richly layered oil paintings made up of poly-ethnic patterns have been reviewed in The New York Times, the Huffington Post and New York Magazine. See video of the exhibit on the Kalm report.

Pat Lasch, the daughter of a German pastry chef who was tutored in pastry decoration herself, has become best known for her miniature sculptures resembling confections examples of which are also held in many museum collections including the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York.  Accola Griefen will exhibit some of her most famous works, cakes and petit fours, constructed from acrylic paint.