New York – AO On Site: “Cellblock I & Cellblock II” at Andrea Rosen Gallery Through February 2nd, 2013Tuesday, December 18th, 2012
Installation view, Cellblock I, Andrea Rosen Gallery. All photos on site by Erica Simone for Art Observed
The Andrea Rosen Gallery opened Cellblock I at its main space on December 1st, 2012, and simultaneously inaugurated its new, second location–just down the street at 544 West 24th Street–with Cellblock II. Both shows, held together under the theme (and anti-theme) of imprisonment, were curated by the prominent scholar and curator Robert Hobbs.
Robert Motherwell’s Dover Beach III at Cellblock II, Andrea Rosen Gallery
Hobbs is well-known for his work as an art historian and writer. He has been the Rhoda Thalhimer Endowed Chair at Virginia Commonwealth University since 1991, and a visiting professor at Yale University for eight years. He is known as the definitive Robert Smithson scholar, and has contributed seminal writings on many of the artists he selected to show, including Alice Aycock, Beverly Pepper, and Kelley Walker. (more…)