New York

Mia Westerlund Roosen

Lennon, Weinberg, Inc.

Although Mia Westerlund Roosen’s oeuvre constitutes a sustained challenge to the hegemony of Minimalism, it would be a mistake to situate her work simply in terms of post-Minimalist polemics. Employing resin-coated fabric, and then poured and modeled concrete, she has countered Minimalism’s industrial facture with the insistently handmade, the calculated with the accidental, and the geometric with the irregular. As her work has matured, however, it has become less a reaction to specific art-historical precursors, and more the result of an internal logic generated by the artist’s experiments with her signature materials and subtle biomorphic style.

Seriality is a common denominator in Westerlund Roosen’s production. Initially appropriated from Minimalism and then used to undermine the movement’s formal dictates, it has become her modus operandi. The repeated curvilinear forms in the pastel

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