'Fallen paintings'


"Blow-Up'' (crushed synthetic velvet, fabric dye, 1997), by POLLY APFELBAUM, in the show "Nevermind: Work from the 90s,'' at the Worcester Art Museum, through March 1.

Ms. Apfelbaum thinks of this sort of work as opening up a new conceptual and physical space for painting and sculpture.

She calls it "fallen paintings,'' which are "poised between painting and sculpture.''  And she says that the floor can be an interesting place for art, since, among other things,  " belongs to domesticity, the place where your dirty clothes go.''