ROSALYN SCHWARTZ, The Gatekeepers, October 31 – December 12, 2O2O

“Consciously and with a sense of necessity my new work became a direct outcome of both the tumultuousness and uncertainty of world affairs and recent personal losses. Now without restrictions to a particular subject, I move freely between the figure, floral arrangements, and abstraction. I’m not so interested in what the paintings mean since the viewer can determine that.”
“I embrace the unpredictable and no longer feel the necessity to follow a specific color palette, paint application or prescribed narrative as I did in the past. The work is done intuitively and with urgency. These parameters are set up to enable me to work as quickly as possible so that the initial impulse is not overly analyzed. The results have often been surprising and at times even a bit shocking. The speed and immediacy of working this way is essential in this new work regardless of the painting’s subject matter, content or technique.”
“I often work on the floor using paint-filled squeeze bottles to hasten the immediacy of the painting process, leaving less time for questioning. My desire is to fully accept the will of the subconscious while working expediently as a way to question the burden of art history and the existential weight of current events.”

Exhibition Checklist

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Exhibition
Checklist

Press

  • Seated Figure (yellow bird), 2O16, oil on canvas, 40 x 30 inches
  • Flowers for Anton, 2O18, oil on canvas, 40 x 30 inches
  • Portrait (red-eye trancer), 2020, oil on panel, 18 x 18 inches
  • Portrait (white-eye), 2O19, oil on canvas, 40 x 30 inches
  • Portrait (black turtleneck), 2O19, oil on canvas, 40 x 30 inches
  • Portrait (hand eater), 2O19, oil on canvas, 40 x 30 inches
  • Fleurs du Mal, 2019, oil on canvas, 60 x 48 inches
  • Portrait (Ms. Clairvoyant), 2O20, oil on canvas, 18 x 18 inches
  • Portrait (oral delight), 2O20, oil on panel, 14 x 11 inches
  • Green Gazer, 2O17, oil on canvas, 50 x 40 inches
  • Winter Wheat, 2O18, oil on canvas, 40 x 30 inches
  • Blond-Looker, 2O20, oil on panel, 14 x 11 inches
  • Whirligig (after Picasso), 2O16, oil on canvas, 14 x 11 inches
  • Madge’s Hands, 2O12, collage, mixed media on paper, 11 x 10.25 inches
  • Dancing Rooster, 2O15, pastel on paper, 14 x 11 inches
  • Conversation, 2O13, collage on paper, 12 x 9 inches
  • Frame Head, 2O15, collage, pastel on paper, 14 x 11 inches
  • Mask, 2O13, collage on paper, 12 x 11 inches
  • Trouble, 2O13, mixed media on paper, 13 x 9 inches
  • Wild Strawberries, 2O12, collage on paper, 8 x 8 inches
  • Cigar, 2O12, collage, mixed media on paper, 11.5 x 8 inches
  • Rococo Nightmare, 2O12, collage, mixed media on paper, 11.25 x 8.75 inches
  • Portrait (Loner), 2O20, mixed media on paper, 11.5 x 8 inches