A collection of writings by artist Rochelle Feinstein, sometimes dealing with the work of other artists (i.e. Barbara Kruger), but mostly reflecting on her own practice, her engagement in abstract painting, her approach to the studio and to the economy of art.
The work of Bronx native Rochelle Feinstein is deeply informed by abstraction, while also conveying a keen sensibility to contemporary culture, particularly to our everyday use of language. Over the span of the last four decades, Feinstein has probed the relevance of the abstract painting tradition vis-a-vis a rapidly changing cultural environment. She has used the lexicon of abstract painting to approach subjects of both personal and social import such as the televised police pursuit of OJ Simpson (El Bronco, 1994); the Iraq war (Hotspots, 2003-2016), and the economic downturn of 2008 (The Estate of Rochelle F., 2010). Pls. Reply intends to give readers a broad scope of Feinstein’s ongoing engagement with the subject, whether in magazine articles, personal writing, conference presentations, school assignments, or exhibition proposals. Also includes views from her studio. [publisher's note]
With an afterword by Antonio Sergio Bessa. Published on the occasion of the exhibition, Rochelle Feinstein: Image of an Image at The Bronx Museum of the Arts, Nov. 2018 – Mar. 2019.