Judy Fiskin, Janet Pihlblad, Lance Rutledge
February 12 – April 7 1985
Presented as part of the New Museum’s On View program, this selection of works encompassed a range of interests and concerns.
Judy Fiskin’s collection of intimate black-and-white photographs, Some Aesthetic Decisions, portrayed flower and plant arrangements from floral shows or private residences in California, and revealed personal choices about how people display things.
Sculptor Janet Pihlblad marbleized found fragments of wood, which she arranged to suggest poses from classical sculpture, in a juxtaposition that set up a dialogue between nature and art, and classical and modern sensibilities.
In his paintings, Lance Rutledge also suggested the human form by way of masklike shapes that appeared to hover in barren, lunar landscapes.