Thursday, October 30, 2008
Unbreak My Heart: Rosanna Bruno.
Rosanna Bruno knocked me the hell out when I visited her studio a couple years ago. Her larger paintings were the first thing I thought of when I was asked to curate this show. In a tidy little circle, Rosanna had some of her smaller but also-mighty paintings in the inaugural show at PLUTO, the Nicole Eisenman-curated Norf*ckneasters.
Unbreak My Heart Press release . . .
Rosanna Bruno: Very physical work. Sometimes it rips my head off right away and sometimes it takes awhile, consuming me slowly. I'll be standing in front of a painting and then suddenly I'm all, like, "Da-amn. Where is my head?" Her swaths aren't grand, sweeping gestures of the brush though. They're finely tuned vortices of color, line, and space. Enter here.