Terry Rosenberg: An active meditation on the paintings of Edward Hopper [softcover]
Catalogue published in conjunction with his exhibition at the Edward Hopper House Museum & Study Center curated by Richard Kendall. Essay by Barry Schwabsky. Preface by Carole Perry.
As Rosenberg describes it, “I dreamed of entering Hoppers’ paintings, while drawing their underlying dynamics as the experience unfolds.” Favoring responsive interpretation of the figures in their environments, Rosenberg draws gestural marks, lines, smudges, and erasures while minimizing exact portraiture, clothing, furniture and architecture of the mid-20th century. He transforms Hopper's paintings while maintaining their basic structure and explores Hopper's spatial evocations of emotion and meaning.
Rosenberg is recognized for his paintings and drawings in response to the human body in motion, creating a synthesis of color, light, and dynamic structures. His ongoing exploration of drawing by itself and in relation to painting and sculpture is expressed in a New York Times art review citing Rosenberg’s “gift for drawing.” His work has been exhibited widely in the US and Europe in venues such as MoMA PS1, Whitney Museum of American Art at Philip Morris, The Albright Knox Art Gallery, the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Sao Paulo Bienal, and is included in the permanent collections of the Brooklyn Museum of Art, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, Walker Art Center, and Graphische Sammlung Albertina. Rosenberg lives and works in New York City.
Published by Smart Art Press
64 pages, Softcover, 9 x 11 inches, 2021