Rosalind Fox Solomon: Got to Go

February 25 - April 16, 2016
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New York, 1977 Archival pigment print 29 x 29 in.New York, 1977 Archival pigment print 29 x 29 in.

New York, 1977

Archival pigment print

29 x 29 in.

Tennessee, 1976 Archival pigment print 38 x 38 in.Tennessee, 1976 Archival pigment print 38 x 38 in.

Tennessee, 1976

Archival pigment print

38 x 38 in.

Manchester, England, 1994 Archival pigment print 15 x 15 in.Manchester, England, 1994 Archival pigment print 15 x 15 in.

Manchester, England, 1994

Archival pigment print

15 x 15 in.

Johannesburg, South Africa, 1988, Archival pigment print 15 x 15 in.  Johannesburg, South Africa, 1988, Archival pigment print 15 x 15 in.  

Johannesburg, South Africa, 1988,

Archival pigment print

15 x 15 in.

 

Ancash, Peru, 1981 Archival pigment print 38 x 38 in.  Ancash, Peru, 1981 Archival pigment print 38 x 38 in.  

Ancash, Peru, 1981

Archival pigment print

38 x 38 in.

 

Spain, 1986, Archival pigment print 29 x 29 in.  Spain, 1986, Archival pigment print 29 x 29 in.  

Spain, 1986,

Archival pigment print

29 x 29 in.

 

Washington D.C., 1979 Archival pigment print 15 x 15 in.   Washington D.C., 1979 Archival pigment print 15 x 15 in.   

Washington D.C., 1979

Archival pigment print

15 x 15 in. 

 

East London, South Africa, 1995 Archival pigment print 15 x 15 in.   East London, South Africa, 1995 Archival pigment print 15 x 15 in.   

East London, South Africa, 1995

Archival pigment print

15 x 15 in. 

 

Huari, Peru, 1981 Archival pigment print 15 x 15 in.  Huari, Peru, 1981 Archival pigment print 15 x 15 in.  

Huari, Peru, 1981

Archival pigment print

15 x 15 in.

 

Shiloh, Tennessee, 1978 Archival pigment print 24 x 24 in.  Shiloh, Tennessee, 1978 Archival pigment print 24 x 24 in.  

Shiloh, Tennessee, 1978

Archival pigment print

24 x 24 in.

 

New York, 1979 Archival pigment print 38 x 38 in.New York, 1979 Archival pigment print 38 x 38 in.

New York, 1979

Archival pigment print

38 x 38 in.

New Orleans, Louisiana, 1992, Archival pigment print 29 x 29 in.  New Orleans, Louisiana, 1992, Archival pigment print 29 x 29 in.  

New Orleans, Louisiana, 1992,

Archival pigment print

29 x 29 in.

 

Press Release

Got to Go. Preview of three channel projection installation with sound

 

Rosalind Fox Solomon: Got to Go
An exhibition of photographs and multimedia installation
February 25 – April 16, 2016
Opening Reception and Book Signing, February 25, 6-8pm
Bruce Silverstein 535 West 24th Street

 

Concurrent with the release of her latest book Got to Go, Bruce Silverstein Gallery is pleased to announce Rosalind Fox Solomon’s fourth solo exhibition with the gallery. This immersive multimedia installation will include 30 photographs of varied sizes, as well as a three-channel projection with approximately 40 images and audio. The sound component is comprised of a funeral chant mixed with Fox Solomon’s voice and excerpts from Jason Eckardt’s composition, Tongues, performed by Tony Arnold and the International Contemporary Ensemble. 

 

Got to Go evokes childhood memories, parents’ frantic voices, and the early imposition of deranged social codes and expectations. Fox Solomon’s environmental installation is jarring, and psychologically freighted. The artist’s narrative overlay contextualizes her bewildering and audacious photographs.  Images spanning her career trace a single storyline, a universally relatable “tragicomedy” full of both humor and pathos.

 

Got to Go reveals the driving force that has propelled Fox Solomon to seek the bizarre and the beautiful over the decades. Throughout her career, Fox Solomon has devoted her work to the search for the dissonant chord within all of us, the off-note that bares itself from behind a mask of cultural norms and pretense.  She is particularly drawn to individual efforts of survival against the barrage of circumstance, in far-flung locales, or in one’s own home.

 

Rosalind Fox Solomon (b. 1930) is an American artist based in New York City. She is featured in MoMA PS1’s Greater New York, and her work is currently installed at the Brooklyn Museum as part of This Place. In 1986 Fox Solomon had a solo exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, and in 1988, at NYU’s Grey Art Gallery she displayed her historic project, Portraits in the Time of AIDS.  Other important exhibitions of the artist’s work were held at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington DC; Die Photographische Sammlung, Cologne, Germany; Musée Nicéphore Niépce, Chalon-sur-Saône, France; and Museo de Arte de Lima, Peru. Her work has been shown in nearly 30 solo exhibitions and 100 group exhibitions, and is in the collections of over 50 museums worldwide. Rosalind Fox Solomon’s recent projects have incorporated poetry, performance, installation and video components.