Kay Rosen: Collages 1999–2002

Drawing Center

September 22 – October 26, 2002

Filmore Space, 2000
Collage
12.5h x 8w in

Under and Overcooked, 2004
Collage
6h x 7.5w in

On Top of Old Smokie (Olive Grove, Red Maple, Nomad's Trail, Buffalo Grass on top of Great Smokie Mountain), 2002
Installation view
The Drawing Center, New York (2002)

On Top of Old Smokie (Olive Grove, Red Maple, Nomad's Trail, Buffalo Grass on top of Great Smokie Mountain), 2002, detail
Installation view
The Drawing Center, New York (2002)

No Free Lunch, 2001
Collage
9.25h x 7w in

Madeleine, 2001
Collage
7.75h x 8w in

Press Release

Kay Rosen: Collages 1999–2002
The Drawing Center, New York

Kay Rosen: Collages 1999-2002 presented an adventurous and exploratory drawing series springing from the artist’s larger body of text-based work. The works emerged from Rosen’s continued fascination with language and commitment to eliciting new meanings from everyday objects through the layering of text and image. Through subtle combinations of found materials, Rosen coaxed a playful humor from words, her longtime subject matter. In a wall drawing, Rosen combined found paint (a hardware store’s accidental mixture) with text, utilizing the physical space of the gallery as both page and canvas. Together, the collages and wall drawing created a poetic and compelling drawing-based installation.

Organized by Victoria Northern.