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Dorothea Rockburne, Tropical Tan, 1967–68, wrinkle-finish paint on steel, four parts, overall 8 x 12'

“Dorothea Rockburne: In My Mind’s Eye”

Parrish Art Museum
279 Montauk Highway
June 19 - August 14

Curated by Alicia Longwell

Dorothea Rockburne’s precise configurations of paper, charcoal, chipboard, and crude oil—one of which was featured on the cover of Artforum in March 1972—were among the defining works of their period. Combining the phenomenological acuity of Minimal art with the conceptual rigor of set theory, these transitory installations renounced the autonomous art object in favor of contingent, shifting constellations of concepts and materials. Rockburne’s subsequent innovations in drawing, printmaking, and painting approached what is conventionally called the “support” as a dynamic surface, subject to topological transformation. These and other achievements will be represented in her first career survey, including more than fifty works made between the late 1960s and the present. Catalogue essays by David Anfam, Stéphane Aquin, Robert Lawlor, and Alicia Longwell will explore Rockburne’s wide-ranging art-historical interests and her ongoing engagement with mathematics.