Burlington City Arts

Polly Apfelbaum: Evergreen Blueshoes

April 18, 2014 - June 7, 2014


For the last twenty-five years, Polly Apfelbaum’s work has situated itself as a hybrid of painting, sculpture, and installation. Exploring the intricacies of color, Apfelbaum weaves her way through ideas of Minimalism, Pop aesthetics, and Color Field painting to blur the lines between two and three dimensional art making. Evergreen Blueshoes, a reference to a late 60s psychedelic rock band, continued her investigation of counterculture and experimental alternatives to art making. Apfelbaum’s exhibition at BCA expanded her interest in color, the horizontal plane, and blurring the distinctions between fine art and craft as she designed and produced finely woven rugs and wallpaper. Guests were asked to make sure they wear nice socks and be prepared to leave their shoes at the door as they make their way through the exhibition.


Exhibition sponsored by  Courtyard Burlington Harbor, Rolf Kielman and Stevie Spencer, Seven Days Newspaper,  TruexCullins Architecture + Interior Design,  UVM Department of Art and Art History's Mollie Ruprecht Fund for Visiting Artists and Scholars.


Exhibition year sponsored by  Green Mountain Coffee Roasters.


Funded in part by a grant from the  Vermont Arts Council and the  National Endowment For The Arts


Farrell Distributing,  Harpoon Brewery and  Fluid Bar Service were proud sponsors of BCA Center exhibitions and events