ARCADIA

ARCADIA

Updated: Apr 26

Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, NY

October 6, 2019 - January 26, 2020


Rotem Reshef, self portrait inside "Arcadia", Katonah Museum of Art, 2019

Rotem Reshef’s most recent painting-installation “Arcadia”, is presented in her solo exhibition at the Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, New York, October 6, 2019 – January 26, 2020. Alluding to Nicholas Poussin’s painting “Et In Arcadia Ego”, the installation deals with the tension between the picturesque environment of the museum’s natural surroundings, and with the potential of disturbance and the suspended aggression that lies underneath the surface, both in American and in Israeli societies.




"Arcadia", Katonah Museum of Art, installation view

In "Arcadia", Reshef has collected organic materials, some from the KMA grounds, to paint monumental rolls of unstretched canvas that are suspended from the walls. The marks and vibrant palette which saturate the entire surface reference the natural world, and the gesture of pouring paint reveals her unconventional artistic process that filters and redefines abstraction and expression.



"Arcadia", Katonah Museum of Art, 2019 (detail)

Katonah Museum of Art

134 Jay Street, Katonah NY 10536

914-232-9555

http://www.katonahmuseum.org/exhibitions/archive/


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Sunday: 12pm - 5pm

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For more information about "Arcadia" and the online version of the catalogue click HERE



"Arcadia", Katonah Museum of Art, installation view

Two interviews with me were published in leading Israeli art magazines - “Learning to Paint All Over Again”, written by Yonatan H. Mishal, Erev Rav -READ HERE (In Hebrew)

“Rotem Reshef wrapps the World with Painting”, written by Hagit Peleg-Rotem, Portfolio - READ HERE (In Hebrew)


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