Townsville, 2006

Polly Apfelbaum’s Townsville (2000) included in Austin Collects Contemporary: Selections from the Blanton’s Recent Gift from The Contemporary curated by Beverly Adams, Carter Foster, and Veronica Roberts, at The Blanton Museum of ArtUniversity of Texas at Austin, TX.

This exhibition celebrates The Contemporary Austin’s recent gift to the Blanton Museum and underscores our commitment to building a world-class collection of contemporary art in Austin. It features contemporary sculpture, drawing, and photography, including Polly Apfelbaum’s Townsville (2000), a sculpture composed of colorful hand-dyed pieces of velvet arranged in a spiral on the floor, and six prints made by Enrique Chagoya in collaboration with the poet Alberto Rios. One of the strengths of the gift is Austin- and Texas-based artists, represented here with works by Jules Buck Jones (UT MFA, 2008), Lance Letscher (UT BFA, 1985; MFA, 1989), César Augusto Martínez, and Eduardo Muñoz Ordoqui (UT MFA, 2005).