Annabeth Rosen - Fired, Broken, Gathered, Heaped
Fired, Broken, Gathered, Heaped is the first major survey on Brooklyn-based artist Annabeth Rosen, and covers 25 years of her work. For nearly 30 years, Rosen has demonstrably interrogated the place of ceramics in the contemporary art landscape. Formally trained in ceramics yet heavily influenced by painting, Rosen has expanded her practice into conceptually driven sculptural forms, exploring the temporal nature of the medium—melding performative aspects into both material and process. Her diminutive and occasionally monumental works composed through laborious, additive processes push the medium beyond spectacle and into conversations about endurance-based performance, feminist thought, contemporary painting and conceptual art. Rosen functions as an important link between such artist as Peter Voulkos, Jun Kaneko, Mary Heilman, Lynda Benglis and a new generation of artists working in the medium.