Drawn, Cut & Layered. The Art of Werner Pfeiffer at Toledo Museum of Art. Feb. 6–May 3, 2015. Canaday Gallery, Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, Ohio, USA. Free admission.
For more than 50 years, Werner Pfeiffer (German-American, born 1937) has experimented with the multiple uses of paper as both a canvas and a structural material. Much of his work as a sculptor, printmaker and painter suggests a fascination with machines and machine-like constructions. His drawings are schematic, his dimensional works project into space claiming their own territory and his complex artist books have moving parts. He is fascinated by puzzles and contradictions, metaphors and wordplay, and this curiosity serves in turn to inspire works that are thought-provoking in themselves. A prodigious artist, Pfeiffer’s works on paper have been shown and collected internationally.
Content: The nearly 200 limited-edition and unique works of art in this exhibition include drawings, dimensional prints, 3-D collage, and sculptural and experimental books.
Credits: The exhibition is made possible by members of the Toledo Museum of Art and with funds from the Ohio Arts Council sustainability grant program.
Curator: Thomas Loeffler, assistant curator of works on paper
Publication: E-book with video features and exhibition catalog.
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