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  • Susan Rothenberg, Cabin Fever, 1976,
    acrylic and tempera on canvas, 67 x 84 1/8". © 2009 Susan Rothenberg/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

    Susan Rothenberg

    Modern Art Museum | Fort Worth
    3200 Darnell Street
    October 18–January 4

    Miami Art Museum
    101 West Flagler Street
    October 15–January 9

    Georgia O'Keeffe Museum
    217 Johnson Street
    July 10–May 16

    The Phillips Collection
    1600 21st Street NW
    June 15–September 30

    Curated by Michael Auping

    The earliest of the twenty-five canvases in this exhibition (organized with the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe, New Mexico) date from the mid-1970s, when a group of works on horse themes catapulted Susan Rothenberg to the forefront of the New Image painters. Long settled in Galisteo, Texas, Rothenberg has for some time employed a much smaller, stitch-like stroke, a mode resistant to the “frozen motion” (as the artist describes it) of the equine ideogram on which her considerable reputation rests. Absorbed by the small wonders of Texan domestic life as well as by the state’s vast landscape, she now makes paintings that appear eccentrically Impressionist, with a characteristic loss of edge as figures and grounds meld into one another owing to her agile and flickering touch.