I visited Rosalind Tallmadge in her studio, currently located in Ridgewood, just days before she’d be packing up and shipping off a suite of new paintings to Detroit, Michigan, for her forthcoming solo show, Nocturnes, at David Klein Gallery.
Rosalind had ten or so recent works to show me—abstract interventions on stretched silk or sequined fabric, ranging in size from around 24″ x 24″ to 8′ x 4’—the collective of which scans like so many embedded chronologies, all variably scintillant, of matter and incidents, of fraught surfaces as now steaming, now cooled evidence.
We talked a bit about all of that, and about geologies real and implied, traditions revered and averted, radial relationships among paintings and forms, extenuated physical interventions on the same, exquisite details percolating through strata and depths, the productive potential and sonorousness of night—and about how time, perhaps most notably at the moment within which one attempts to question it, simultaneously is and is not.
Here’s a sequence of photos I took during my visit. More information about Rosalind and her work can be found on her website.
Paul D’Agostino, Ph.D. is an artist, writer, translator, curator and professor living in Bushwick, Brooklyn. More information about him is available here, and you can find him as @postuccio on Instagram and Twitter.