Susan Rothenberg: An Interview

Blumenthal/Horsfield

1984 | 00:48:27 | United States | English | B&W | Mono | 4:3 | Video

Collection: On Art and Artists, Interviews, Single Titles

Tags: Blumenthal/Horsfield Interviews, Interview, Painting

Painter, Susan Rothenberg (b.1945) is known for her poetic, atmospheric images. From her early horse paintings to her paintings of athletes and dancers, Rothenberg's works have always been subservient to the flatness and objectivity of her gesturally dense surfaces. In her paintings, image and surface combine in a private symbolism and restrained drama that is physically and emotionally intrusive. Rothenberg currently lives and works in New Mexico.

In this interview with Robert Storr, Rothenberg discusses her early education at Cornell University.  "I did not try and make sculpture, amongs all those sculptors," she notes. "I guess I just know I had paint in my fingertips."

A historical interview originally recorded in 1984 and re-edited in 2004 with support from the Lyn Blumenthal Memorial Fund.

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