Last Day: Susan Rothenberg in Athens

Susan Rothenberg, “Lift Off”, 2007. Oil on canvas. Courtesy of Bernier-Eliades Gallery.

An exhibition of paintings by Susan Rothenberg (Season 3) closes today at Bernier-Eliades Gallery in Athens, Greece. Rothenberg’s paintings, through “thickly layered and intense brushwork…depict scenes from everyday life‚Äîeither an unpleasant event or a moment of remembrance. A distinctive element of these works is a tilted perspective which attributes an eerily objective psychological edge.”

Founded over thirty years ago, Bernier-Eliades Gallery has helped introduce Greece to artist currents such as Arte Povera, Minimalism, Land and Conceptual Art, and a generation of American and European contemporary artists. As Rothenberg mentions in her Art21 interview “Gestures,” she lived in Greece for a period during her 20s. Rothenberg is represented locally by Sperone Westwater Gallery, which also offers works by Art21 artists Laurie Simmons, Bruce Nauman, Richard Tuttle and William Wegman.

Nicole J. Caruth was managing editor of the ART21 Magazine from 2013-2015, and has been a regular contributor to this site since 2008. Her writing has appeared in a range of publications, including ARTnews, C Magazine, Gastronomica, Public Art Review, and the Phaidon Press books Vitamin Green and Vitamin D2.

Leave a Comment