Artforum Critic's Pick: It's Not Your Nature
by Prudence Peiffer, July 15, 2016
“Summer shows can feel like that other seasonal occurrence, the stoop or yard sale. “It’s Not Your Nature” is a hodgepodge of art under a vague sign. But when you’re dealing with Lee Krasner, Harry Bertoia, and Norman Lewis—and when your view is Fairfield Porter’s, across the barrier islands in Maine—it’s compelling stuff to sift through. It’s also a rare chance outside of a museum to see so many modern American masters up close and personal.”
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The New Yorker: Alma Thomas at SMH
by Peter Schjeldahl
“Her best acrylics and watercolors of loosely gridded, wristy daubs are among the most satisfying feats (and my personal favorites) of the Washington Color School…painting shorn of imagery, the illusion of depth, and rhetorical gesture. Wielding brushes, Thomas eschewed the group’s signal technique of working strictly with stains of liquid paint on raw canvas, proving it inessential to an ordered glory of plangent hues. She seemed to absorb in a gulp the mode’s ideas—rational means, hedonistic appeals—and to add, with no loss of formal integrity, a heterodox lyricism inspired by nature. The boldly experimental work of her last years suggests the alacrity of a young master, but it harvested the resources of a lifetime.”
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June 2 - August 5, 2016
Discussing Theodore Roszak
Now Available Online
A Conversation with Sara Roszak and Robert Slifkin
On Thursday, March 24th, Michael Rosenfeld Gallery hosted a preview event on the occasion of the exhibition
The video presentation is now edited and ready to view in its entirety on our Michael Rosenfeld Gallery YouTube Channel.
Michael Rosenfeld Gallery is a representative of the Estate of Theodore Roszak.
ARTSY EDITORIAL, May 4, 2016
by M. Osberg
"Due to his intellectual obsessions and the breadth of his technical knowledge, Roszak’s artistic development moved in parallel with major upheavals in the Western world, both of the social and technological kind. During World War II, he designed aircraft and taught mechanics, a practice that put him in close proximity to the realities of war and inspired his dark, moody works. For a period, he studied theories of psychoanalysis posited by Sigmund Freud, Carl Jung, and Otto Rank, thinkers who helped shape the modern understanding of the psyche."
Read the entire Artsy Editorial here.
The New York Times: Spring Gallery Guide
Theodore Roszak "an amazing exhibition" at Michael Rosenfeld Gallery
by Ken Johnson
“Chelsea Galleries, Like a Box of Chocolates”
The New York Times: Spring Gallery Guide, April 21, 2016
by Ken Johnson
“Theodore Roszak (1907-1981) is best known as a Modernist sculptor of futuristic constructions and expressionistic welded-steel works. An amazing exhibition here, “Theodore Roszak: “Propulsive Transfiguration, a Survey of Drawings From 1928 to 1980,” reveals him to have been one of the 20th century’s great draftsmen. In large, mostly black-and-white works from the 1950s on, Mr. Roszak channeled Bosch, Dali and pulp science fiction to create visions of terrific spiritual turbulence, weirdness, horror and ecstasy.”
CBS Sunday Morning Features Norman Lewis
“Reappraising the art of Norman Lewis”
Air Date: Sunday, March 20, 2016 / 9:25AM
Host Jim Axelrod interviews the artist’s daughter Tarin Fuller, collector Darrell Walker and PAFA curator Ruth Fine about the legacy of Abstract Expressionist artist Norman Lewis.
Procession: The Art of Norman Lewis is on view at Pennsylvania Academy of The Fine Arts thru April 2, 2016. The exhibition then travels to Amon Carter Museum in Fort Worth, TX (June 4 – August 21, 2016) and the Chicago Cultural Center (September 17, 2016 – January 8, 2017)
Norman Lewis: A Selection of Paintings and Drawings was on view at Michael Rosenfeld Gallery from January 23 – March 19, 2016.