Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, NY
October 6, 2019 - January 26, 2020
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.
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.
Katonah Museum of Art
134 Jay Street, Katonah NY 10536
Tuesday through Saturday: 10am - 5pm
Sunday: 12pm - 5pm
For more information about "Arcadia" and the online version of the catalogue click HERE
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)