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Aura Rosenberg received a BA from Sarah Lawrence College, and completed the Whitney Independent Study Program in 1971, and received an MA from Hunter College in 1974. She currently lives and works in New York and Berlin.
Rosenberg’s works are included in the permanent collections of Bard College, Center for Curatorial Studies Museum, Annandale-On-Hudson, NY; Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach, FL; Boise Art Museum, Boise, ID; Cincinnati Museum of Art, Cincinnati, OH; Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY; Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art & Design, Kansas City, MO; Lhoist Collection, Brussels, Belgium; New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, NY
Marble statues are full of myths; myths of greatness, myths of whiteness, myths of the idealized body. Mighty Greek heroes and Roman nobility have murdered their wives, abducted and raped the innocent, and are immortalized in stone. Like Pygmalion, man grew enamored with his own creation and had the sculptures, sometimes limbless or member-less, erected in gardens and buildings to be admired by all.
For Statues Also Fall In Love, Rosenberg’s exhibition at Martos Gallery in New York City, she presented ten large lenticular images and a constellation of marble stones. The lenticular prints are layered with two images: First, photographs of marble statues that were taken by Rosenberg in gardens and museums in New York and Berlin; Second, pornographic images of bodies found in the same pose or gesture as the statues. Through a dance with the viewer, the flesh is made out of stone and stone out of flesh, changing and challenging the prevailing gaze.
Lentimax and the owner Pawel Tryzno did an amazing job producing the lenticular images for my series titled Statues Also Fall In Love. The image quality was outstanding. No challenge ever seemed to be too much for them — they are problem solvers and a pleasure to work with. Without Lentimax this work wouldn’t have been possible. It’s also such a pleasant place to work. I’m going back this summer to produce a book of lenticular images.
art @ lentimax.eu