The show featuring the work of renowned American artist Polly Apfelbaum opening at WSU’s art museum Tuesday marks a couple of firsts. It’s the first West Coast show exhibition of her work, and the first of her shows dedicated solely to her printmaking. While we can quibble over calling Pullman “West Coast,” there’s no arguing the appeal of the explosively vibrant colors bursting from the 60 or so prints that make up the show titled Frequently The Woods Are Pink. Her work is geared to show that seemingly disjointed colors and shapes can meld beautifully, and perhaps the same is true of society in general. Some of her works involve randomly selected and colored wood print blocks put together to make one-of-a-kind monoprints. The results of those seemingly haphazard print jobs are stunning and make up the centerpiece of this must-see exhibit.
Tue, Aug. 27-March 14, 2020; Tue-Sat from 10 am-4 pm • Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU • 1535 NE Wilson Rd., Pullman • museum.wsu.edu • 335-1910
— Dan Nailen