Painting down the horses
Artist Susan Rothenberg talks about her work at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 21, in the St. Francis Auditorium of the New Mexico Museum of Art, 107W. Palace Ave. The event celebrates the Jan. 22 opening of the exhibition Susan Rothenberg: Moving in Place at the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum. The show’s location at the museum is appropriate. In 1990, Rothenberg, like Georgia O’Keeffe four decades earlier, made a midcareer move from New York to New Mexico.
Rothenberg’s work has evolved during the past few decades from emblematic, abstracted images of horses to fractured assemblages of tethered body parts, as in her large, oil-on-canvas works Green Bar and Red. The Thursday event is a panel discussion with Rothenberg; Michael Auping, curator of the exhibition and chief curator of the Modern Art Museum in Fort Worth, Texas (co-organizer of the show); and Barbara Buhler Lynes, curator of the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum and the Emily Fisher Landau Director of the museum’s research center. Admission is $5. Reservations are suggested; call 946-1039.
Strike a repose: Susan Rothenberg