Artist: Rochelle Feinstein
Editor: Antonio Sergio Bessa
Publisher: Ugly Duckling Presse (2019)
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.
Co-published with The Bronx Museum of the Arts and Stellar Projects. 16 full color plates.