ROCHELLE FEINSTEIN, « IN ANTICIPATION OF WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH », CENTRE D’ART CONTEMPORAIN GENEVE
“In Anticipation of Women’s History Month”, first comprehensive retrospective of the last 25 years of American artist Rochelle Feinstein’s production / Centre d’Art Contemporain Genève / Until april 24, 2016.
Building on an extensive painting lexicon, Rochelle Feinstein employs an array of styles and media, such as silkscreen, photography and assemblage, hard-edged graphic compositions as well as expressionist factures.
These combined manners and processes cross-reference the historical with the vernacular, the mythologies of the avant-garde, as well as popular culture. At once social commentary and autobiographical incidents, her work offers a biting reflection on the role of an artist working in the arena that is painting in America today.
For “In Anticipation of Women’s History Month” more than 70 works are presented non-chronologically on two floors of the Centre. The exhibition layout emphasize thematic and formal associations allowing visitors to move from a reflection on the use of geometry in the twentieth century art to hilarious projects of revenge against ex-lovers, from diaries of failed travels across Europe to a meditation on the use of language and typography in painting, and from the fatigue of daily scribbling to the need to create meaning.
Images: Rochelle Feinstein “In Anticipation of Women’s History Month” installation views at Centre d’Art Contemporain Genève, 2016 / copyright the artist / Photo: Gunnar Meier