Susan Rothenberg. Red Bamboo. 1991

Susan Rothenberg Red Bamboo 1991

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In 1990 Rothenberg moved to New Mexico, and the red earth of the landscape there led her to embrace color more actively. In Red Bamboo a disembodied head floats above a beautiful plane of green hatchings slashed by a dramatic red pole. Playing with perspective, as she often does—here suggesting a bird's-eye view—Rothenberg creates a disorienting sense of space and a palpable tension between foreground and background elements.

Gallery label from Artistic Collaborations: 50 Years at Universal Limited Art Editions, January 17–May 21, 2007.
composition (irreg.): 36 3/4 x 24 1/16" (93.4 x 61.1 cm); sheet: 45 13/16 x 32 3/16" (116.4 x 81.8 cm)
Universal Limited Art Editions, West Islip, New York
Universal Limited Art Editions, West Islip, New York
Gift of Emily Fisher Landau
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© 2021 Susan Rothenberg / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
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