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Judy Pfaff

Miles McEnery Gallery | 22nd Street

Like Judy Pfaff’s gallery-filling 1997 installation Round Hole, Square Peg, which seemed to push the walls of its site out in all directions (circling the square), her latest project, Neither Here nor There, integrated an astonishing variety of materials, motifs, and symbols into a dynamic whole. This time, she put more emphasis on the vertical, using wood-and-steel post-and-lintel joinery and pipes to support a gridwork of wood, steel, aluminum, and string, while an intricate iron latticework snaked from floor to ceiling through a deluge of centrifugal white plaster pendants. The installation was separated into its two main regions of activity by a wall, whose six-foot-diameter viewing hole evoked a Chinese moongate.

In the first area, the network of iron “roadways” or elaborated zigzags seemed to rise up out of the floor, punctuated by large white plaster shapes resembling Indonesian or

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