2019 EXHIBITIONS: MOCA LOS ANGELES, THE FOUNDATION OF THE MUSEUM, May 2019-Jan 2020 | KOPEIKIN GALLERY LOS ANGELES, VISION BOARD JUNE 29-AUG 24 2019 | WE RISE LOS ANGELES MAY 2019
2018 EXHIBITIONS: HIRSHHORN MUSEUM, WASHINGTON DC, BRAND NEW: ART AND COMMODITY IN THE 1980s | INTO-ACTION, LOS ANGELES 2018 | MUSEUM OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK, ART IN THE OPEN: 50 YEARS OF PUBLIC ART IN NY NOV 10 2017-SEPT 28 2018 | SAN DIEGO INSTITUTE OF ART, BEYOND THE AGE OF REASON | SUSAN INGLETT GALLERY NEW YORK
ARTSY SEPTEMBER 20, 2018: ERIKA ROTHENBERG, THE AD EXEC WHO TURNED HER TALENTS TOWARD SUBVERSIVE ART
SUSAN INGLETT GALLERY PRESS RELEASE 2018: ERIKA ROTHENBERG MAKES SATIRICAL AND POLITICAL ART EXPOSING AMERICAN EXCEPTIONALISM AND ITS HUBRIS, CORRUPTION, PRIVILEGE AND PREJUDICE. HER WORK PUSHES THE ENVELOPE OF ACCEPTABILITY AND TASTE…
LA TIMES REVIEW NOV 28 2016
ARTFORUM REVIEW 2015: "... She is a harsh social critic with a facility for image-making, language and design. Far from its comfortable home on Comedy Central … irony in Rothenberg’s hands is a barbed political weapon, and she wields it to underscore the very real injustices she observes in daily life."
Companies like Hallmark make greeting cards for hundreds of occasions, but so many are left out! My Greeting Card pieces redress this shortcoming. In 1992 the Museum of Modern Art, New York, invited me to do a one-person exhibition as part of its Projects series. I have been making satirical greeting cards from 1991 to today, but this was my chance to create a portrait of America in a large space on the main floor of a hugely attended museum. The 90 hand-painted greeting cards are a compendium of every awful, ignorant thing we do to one another. They are arranged in sections— Politics, The Economy, Racism, Religion, etc. — and push the envelope of acceptability and taste.
I have always been fascinated by the directories on the facades of religious institutions, so I decided to start making my own versions. Above is America A Shining Beacon to the Word, 2018.
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