Fort Worth

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

Fort Worth

Susan Rothenberg

Modern Art Museum | Fort Worth
3200 Darnell Street
October 18, 2009–January 4, 2010

Miami Art Museum
101 West Flagler Street
October 15–January 9, 2010

Georgia O'Keeffe Museum
217 Johnson Street
July 10, 2013–May 16, 2010

The Phillips Collection
1600 21st Street NW
June 15–September 30, 2010

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.