Paul Pfeiffer

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Paul Pfeiffer, Playroom (2012), Steel, glass one-way mirror, wood, MDF, fabric, upholstery, and lights, 62 1/4 x 72 x 30 inches. Courtesy of the artist.

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The Institute of Fine Arts at NYU | 1 East 78th Street

Paul Pfeiffer

Wednesday, March 26, 2014, 6:30 PM
The Institute of Fine Arts
1 East 78th Street
New York City
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About the artist:
Paul Pfeiffer is a pioneering video artist, sculptor and photographer, who digitally edits found footage of sporting events and Hollywood films in order to study and expose how mass media imagery operates and influences us, individually and as a society. By erasing the central figures of iconic images and looping his videos on small portable monitors, Pfeiffer variously encourages the kind of close contemplation usually associated with painting. His laboriously manipulated appropriations, rich in references of all types—classical, religious, art historical— transform the everyday, revealing how, for example, today's professional athletes are the saints of yore.

Pfeiffer (born 1966, Honolulu) received his BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute in 1987 and his MFA from Hunter College in 1994. Major solo exhibitions of his work have recently been held at the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León, Léon, Spain (2008), the Nationalgalerie im Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin (2009), and the Sammlung Goetz in Munich (2011).

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