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Expressionism for Our Time

The Evening Lecture Series is free and open to the public. With inquiries, please contact Kara Carmack at kcarmack@nyss.org.

Adrianne Rubenstein
“Waggy Tee,” 2018, oil on panel, 47 x 36 inches

Expressionism for Our Time will feature a brief history of Western Expressionism by art critic and curator Karen Wilkin, followed by a conversation between contemporary artists Rochelle Feinstein, Judy Glantzman, and Adrianne Rubenstein with art historian Robert Slifkin.

Rochelle Feinstein’s solo exhibition, Image of an Image, at The Bronx Museum of the Arts from November 7 – March 3, 2019, followed her three-venue, critically acclaimed retrospectives in Switzerland and Germany, 2015-2017.  Feinstein was a professor of painting at the Yale School of Art from 1994-2017 and lives and works in NY.

Judy Glantzman is a New York-based artist represented by Betty Cuningham Gallery in NY. Glantzman first exhibited in the East Village in the 1980s at Civilian Warfare and the Gracie Mansion Gallery. She is a recipient of numerous awards including the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, Anonymous is a Woman, and the New York Foundation for the Arts.  

Adrianne Rubenstein is an artist and curator based in NY. She received her BFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in 2006 and her MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute in 2011. Recent solo exhibitions include The Pit, Los Angeles, CA; Cooper Cole, Toronto, ON; Reyes Projects, Bloomfield Hills, MI; and Fourteen30 Contemporary, Portland, OR. Upcoming curatorial projects include Tif Sigfrids, Athens, GA, and Loyal Gallery, Stockholm.

Rochelle Feinstein H(e)art Island, 2017. Oil, acrylic, canvas on canvas, 84 in x 82 in. Private Collection.

Robert Slifkin is Associate Professor of Fine Arts at the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University. His book Out of Time: Philip Guston and the Refiguration of Postwar American Art (University of California Press, 2013) was awarded the Philips Book Prize. His writing has appeared in October, American Art, Artforum, Oxford Art Journal, and the Art Bulletin. His next book, The New Monuments and the End of Man: American Sculpture Between War and Peace, 1945-1975 will be published by Princeton University Press next fall.

Karen Wilkin is an independent curator and critic, a regular contributor to New Criterion, the Wall Street Journal, and Hudson Review. She teaches the New York Studio School’s MFA art history seminars.

Judy Glantzman “Learning About Heroes,” 2018, acrylic, india and walnut ink on paper 23 x 51.5 in


This lecture is offered in conjunction with Fritz Ascher: Expressionist, exhibition on view at the Grey Art Gallery, New York University, 100 Washington Square East, January 9-April 6, 2019.

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