‘We the People’ at Robert Rauschenberg Foundation Space – through 17th November

Organized by the curator Alison Gingeras and the conceptual artist Jonathan Horowitz, this crowded, stylistically various show of works by 55 artists includes patriotic posters by Norman Rockwell and LeRoy Neiman, but the overall drift is — no surprise — leftward.

The prevailing aesthetic and social pluralism embrace a drawing of two cowboys by the master of the gay porn cartoon, Tom of Finland; a full-length portrait of the feminist politician Bella Abzug by Alice Neel; and a collage titled “Black History” by Romare Bearden. The white middle class takes hits from a super-realist sculpture of a scruffy youth called “High School Student” by Duane Hanson and a weirdly funny, scatological painting of a nuclear family at home by Nicole Eisenman.

We the People

Robert Rauschenberg Foundation Project Space
455 West 19th Street, Chelsea

Through 9th November

READ THE COMPLETE REVIEW BY KEN JOHNSON IN THE NEW YORK TIMES

 

 

2nd November: We would like to assure you that while the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation Project Space’s current exhibition, “We the People,” remains closed until power and mass transit are restored, no damage or flooding has been incurred to the building or to artworks as a result of the storm.  We are all greatly relieved and look forward to reopening to the public next week.


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