Exhibition Run: 2 December 1993 - Sunday 23 January 1994

Organised and presented by the Orchard Gallery, Londonderry (with support from Zwemmer Art Books and the Orchard Gallery)

Having previously worked in the areas of performance, sculpture and film, Ida Applebroog has concentrated on making paintings since 1974. This exhibition includes selected earlier works juxtaposed with her recent sequence of free-standing and arranged paintings, the ‘MARGINALIA’ series of 1991. The selection of work also includes her seminal film, ‘BELLADONNA’, a collaborative project by Applebroog and Beth B, her daughter . Applebroog deals with contemporary sensibilities of disaffection, rejection, humiliation and what amounts to the near breakdown of communication in our society.

Ida Applebroog was born in 1929, she lives and works in her native city New York. She is represented by Ronald Feldman Fine Arts Inc, N.Y. The artist was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1990 and she accepted the Milton Avery Professorship at Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York for the 1991-92 academic year.

Her work is represented in many private, and major public collections world-wide including:

  • The Museum of Modern Art, New York, N.Y.
  • Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, N.Y.
  • The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, N.Y.
  • Australia National Gallery, Sydney, Australia.

Recent solo exhibitions include:

  • The Orchard Gallery, Derry, Northern Ireland, touring to the Irish Museum of modern Art, Kilmainham, Dublin, and Cubitt Street Gallery, Clerkenwell, London.
  • The Weatherspoon Art Gallery, North Carolina, U.S.A. and the Brooklyn Museum, New York.