Pamela Blum

Damage Control
August 1, 2020   -   August 30, 2020

“I make small, mostly wall sculptures. I try to compress meaning into their forms so that they imply a story. These forms cause me everything from delight to revulsion. Most of them read as bodies.

I plump up the sculptures’ aluminum mesh armatures with plaster bandages, papier maché, and layers of wax paint. Some sculptures take on nearly human characteristics, but lack arms, heads, feet and/or torsos. Others suggest animals or objects.

I invest my work with a hefty measure of the abject combined by contrast with something funny and/or poignant. Make of them what you will.” ——Pamela Blum, July 2020


Pamela Blum received her MFA from the Massachusetts College of Art in Boston, MA and a BA in Studio Art and Art History from the University of Pennsylvania. She is a Professor Emeritus at SUNY Dutchess and has taught at Illinois State University as well as Rochester Institute of Technology. She has exhibited with Endicott College in Beverly, MA; Adam Peck Gallery in Provincetown, MA; Byrdcliffe Kleinart Center for the Arts in Woodstock, NY; and most recently John Davis Gallery in Hudson, NY. Blum has been a lecturer many times at the International Encaustic Conference in Provincetown, MA.