Polly Apfelbaum
Artist Polly Apfelbaum has work in the show AMERICANA: Formalizing Craft, at the recently opened Perez Art Museum Miami. The museum also produced a short film about the installation and conceptual process of Apfelbaum's large floor work Mojo Jojo. The work combines a systematic dye pallet on velvet that takes inspiration from feminist cartoons (like the Power Puff Girls) and from the aesthetics of 1960s and '70s in American pop culture.

The exhibition, AMERICANA looks at highlights from its young collection and key gifts from some of Miami's most significant collectors. AMERICANA includes a broader overview of the contemporary art landscape in the Americas, including both South American and Caribbean art in its purview alongside United States artists. The exhibition Formalizing Craft looks at different craft traditions and the inclusion of traditional craft techniques in contemporary art. The exhibition is the first of a cycle of AMERICANA exhibitions that will each examine a different perspectives of contemporary art. The work is on view through May 1, 2014

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