Empires and Environments

Empires and Environments
This exhibition continued the Rose’s recent emphasis on exploring its collection of more than 6,000 pieces, aiming to create and unveil surprising correspondences between images and forms from the old and the new. "Empires and Environments" addressed the interface of environments, (psychological, natural, and cultural) with drives that entail the structuring of “empires” in symbolic, imaginary, and real terms. Artists from the Rose collection included Andy Warhol, Max Beckman, Bryan Hunt, Elizabeth Murray, Florine Stettheimer, Eduoard Boubat, R.B. Kitaj, Ross Bleckner, and Jackson Pollock. They were joined by Rudd Van Empel, John Powers, Nathalie Frank, Kate Gilmore, Kris Lukomski, Wayne Gonzales, Nicole Cherubini, Michael Combs, F:T Architecture, Joan Mitchell, Karl Klingbiel, Tonya Ingersoll, among others.

The Lois Foster Wing
January 23 - April 13, 2008

Image Credit: Ross Bleckner, Slide, 2000, Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Hays Aquisition Fund, Image Courtesy of Mary Boone Gallery.