Curated by Margot Norton
For over forty years, New York-based artist Judith Bernstein has created expressive drawings and paintings that boldly critique militarism and machismo in a manner that is at once humorous and threatening. The exhibition at the New Museum will include a selection of works ranging from the '60s through the present, including a new site-specific rendition of Bernstein's SIGNATURE PIECE (1986/2012), painted in explosive gestural strokes directly onto the Lobby Gallery windows. For Bernstein, this piece, presented in counterpoint to her large-scale images within the gallery, proclaims her presence and confronts egotistical posturing of artists within the art world and society.
New Museum; 2012; Softcover; 11.5" x 8.75"; Fold out poster; 4 color images and 4 b&w images; ISBN 9780985448554