Susan Rothenberg

20. 6.-30. 9. 1987

Rihard Jakopič Exhibition Venue

Susan Rothenberg, Between the Eyes, 1983–1984, hand-coloured lithograph, woodcut, collage; recipient of the Grand Prix, 16th International Biennial of Graphic Arts, Ljubljana, 1985.

The exhibition included twenty-five prints made between 1977 and 1986. Susan Rothenberg was above all a painter, for she discovered graphic art only at the end of the 1980s and then successfully transferred her painting experience to it. Interestingly, it is precisely through her prints that we can best follow her artistic development because they best reflect her graphic way of thinking. She works systematically and in stages; during the work process, a large number of interim prints are made with which she builds on the initial conception. The final result of her etchings, lithographs, woodblock prints and mixed techniques are carefully refined images that combine her creative ideas with a perfected knowledge of the technique of graphic expression.