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Kay Rosen
UH OH NO AH HA
May 3 to July 29, 2017

H.M.Klosterfelde Edition

With UH OH NO AH HA, H.M. Klosterfelde Edition is presenting a series of newly printed editions by American artist Kay Rosen. The new editions will be accompanied by a selection of drawings, collages and a painting by the artist. Working with words and language, Rosen comments and emphasizes recent and ever present issues of our societies: ever witty, political, subtle but never quiet.

Trained in languages and linguistics, Kay Rosen realized in the 1970’s that what interested her most about language had to be expressed visually, so she left academia and started over from square one as a “self-taught” artist. Drawing on her linguistic background, she began an exploration of the intersection of meaning and structure in language through color, materials, scale, composition, typography, and graphic design. Her investigation into alternative functions of language continues until today.

Kay Rosen’s paintings, drawings, editions, collages, installations, and videos have been presented in solo and group exhibitions in galleries, museums and institutions, nationally and internationally, for four decades, among them the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia; The Art Institute of Chicago; the Whitney Biennial 2000 and 1991 (as part of Group Material’s “AIDS Timeline”); Kunsthalle Bielefeld, Germany; Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein; Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam; and the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art (L.A. MoCA), which hosted her mid-career survey exhibition in 1998-1999. Recent solo exhibitions include The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, CT, USA, and Sikkema Jenkins Gallery in New York, USA. An upcoming solo show will be taking place at Barbara Krakow Gallery, Boston, USA.

Rosen’s work resides in collections in Europe and America, it has been featured in numerous publications, such as Artforum, Art in America, and The New York Times; and it has earned many honors. Rosen taught at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago for more than twenty years. More can be learned about her at www.kayrosen.com.

Please contact Alfons Klosterfelde at office(at)helgamariaklosterfelde.de for further information.

Installation views (from top to bottom, in order of appearance):

Kay Rosen
Mappings, 2017
12 silkscreen prints on MultiCard 1S 350g paper
Each 35 x 25 cm
Signed, dated and numbered
Edition of 25 plus 5 AP, 2 PP, 2 EP
Published by H.M.Klosterfelde Edition

Kay Rosen
Short Story, 1993/2017
3 silkscreen prints on MultiCard 1S 350g paper
Each 45,7 cm x 66 cm
Signed, dated and numbered
Edition of 25 plus 3 AP, 2 PP, 2 EP
Published by H.M.Klosterfelde Edition

Kay Rosen
Uh Oh Period, January 20, 2017
Silkscreen print on MultiCard 1S 350g paper
50,8 x 40,3 cm
Signed and dated
Edition of 25 plus 3 AP, 2 PP, 2 EP
Published by H.M.Klosterfelde Edition

Kay Rosen
IOU, 2017
Acrylic gouache and Flashe print on canvas
20,3 x 26,7 cm
Unique

Kay Rosen
Greyer G, 1990-2008
Coloured pencil on paper
39,4 x 56,5 cm
Unique

Kay Rosen
Pain,1997-2008
Coloured pencil on paper
43,1 x 45,5 cm
Unique

Kay Rosen
Those Who Come After, 2003
Coloured pencil on paper
42,5 x 46,3 cm
Unique

Kay Rosen
New Orleans, 2005-2006
Coloured pencil on paper
44,1 x 54,6 cm
Unique

Kay Rosen
Truth Lies, 2013
Mixed Media
28,9 x 22,9 cm
Unique

Kay Rosen
More Outrage, 2002
Mixed Media
27,9 x 21,6 cm
Unique

Kay Rosen
Madeleine, 2001
Mixed Media
19,7 x 20,3 cm
Unique

Kay Rosen
Red Flags, 2003
Mixed Media
20,3 x 26,7 cm
Unique

Kay Rosen
Hi, 1997-1998/2011
Silkscreen Print on Zerkall Bütten 300g
92 x 42 cm
Printer: Holger Hinze, Hamburg
Edition of 25, V, III, I, II

Kay Rosen
Stilllife with Blue Table (Earth Quake), 2007
Silk-screen print on 300 g Arches 88
58,4 x 49,5 cm
Printer: Thomas Sanmann, Hamburg
Edition of 25, V, III, II, II

Kay Rosen
Love Letter 1/20/2009, 2009
50,8 x 40,3 cm
Offset print on Optigloss 135 g
Edition of 100, V, III, II

Kay Rosen
Read Lips, 1993
Custom-made portfolio of 3 sheets
Each 42,5 x 27,3 cm
Silk-screen print on museum purpose cardboard
Printer: Thomas Sanmann, Hamburg
Signed and numbered
Edition of 25, V, III

Kay Rosen
Aids, 1994
Silk-screen print on Rives BFK paper 300g
75,3 x 99,4 cm
Printer: Thomas Sanmann, Hamburg
Signed and numbered
Edition of 12, III, III