Kasmin Gallery, New York
April 28–June 4, 2022
Kasmin is thrilled to present an exhibition of paintings by James Rosenquist, staged in collaboration with the Estate of James Rosenquist, on view at 509 West 27th Street from April 28–June 4, 2022. Realized between 1989 and 1992, the works share several unique formal elements that combine in a compelling exploration of the rapidly changing world of the late 20th century. Blending abstract forms and figuration in a dynamic cacophony of imagery, the works probe both ecological and political themes and can be read as both celebrations of natural habitats as well as elegies to their desecration on a global and cosmic scale. Searingly relevant today, Rosenquist’s approach to image-making tests the possibilities of perception and asks us to consider forms of consumerism and consumption that affect our climate, our natural world, and the space our planet inhabits.
Image (detail): Imagine an Apple Eaten, 1990, oil on canvas, 96 x 180 inches, 243.8 x 457.2 cm. © 2022 James Rosenquist, Inc. / Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY. Used by permission. All rights reserved.