Jo Rosenthal


Jo Rosenthal's first solo show 1,000 Things opening reception is on March 9, 2018 from 6 – 9pm at 251 Greenpoint Avenue, Brooklyn, NY and will run through April 8, 2018.

"I am excited to announce my first solo show. It consists of 1,000 drawings done over the course of two months. This is the first time I have shown my work by myself. It deals with themes of intimacy, emotion, vegetables and angels amongst so many other things.

A little bit about myself and my art practice:

What does it mean to be intimate? What does it mean to be in love? What does it mean to capture somebody? What does it mean to be enraptured? What I find myself frequently investigating in my art practice, are themes pertaining to the questions above.

The conceptual artists of the 90s, such as Tracey Emin and Felix Gonzalez-Torres, physically broke apart traditions in portraiture. I use it as a springboard to create portraits that do not conform to the figure to show who or what they depict.

My work often questions just how personal I can get with an audience by opening myself up as much as possible. Through drawing, performance, book-making, and installation, I communicate my own journey.

I want my audience to understand that it is okay to be emotional and intimate—to want to laugh and cry and want more from their overall experience—and in the process, to figure out what being Jo means in the world. I live and work in Chinatown, New York City. Only about 0.85 of me is composed of potassium, sulfur, sodium, chlorine, and magnesium." – Jo Rosenthal

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