previews

New York

“ROCHELLE FEINSTEIN: IMAGE OF AN IMAGE”

Bronx Museum of the Arts
1040 Grand Concourse
November 7 - March 3

Curated by Antonio Sergio Bessa

Part of a slow-moving wave of late-blooming, venturously eclectic New York painters who are widely esteemed by fellow practitioners but who, despite increasing international renown, have still not quite found the public they deserve—Chris Martin and Dona Nelson also come to mind—Rochelle Feinstein is probably the most politically feisty of the lot. She uses abstract painting to question just about everything, and then uses just about anything to question abstract painting. Following on the heels of a three-venue German/Swiss retrospective in 2015–16, this exhibition, the first US survey of Feinstein’s work, comprises some thirty works on canvas and paper dating from between 1994 and 2018 and should win new admirers for one of the most ingeniously irascible artists around.