Edith Isaac Rose
The painter Edith Isaac-Rose graduated from The Art Institute of Chicago in 1951 and moved to New York in 1959. Since 1987 her work has dealt with information and images from the daily newspaper.
"For a very long time, I've been aware of images that are almost the same the world over: men in suits, (whether allies, competitors or political enemies), dress and gesture in similar ways — they carry brief-cases, shake hands, wave and salute, acting out their parts in the theater of power. These leaders often violate the earth and the people who live on it. These paintings address that violation."
"Paintings and drawings that channel a bewildered rage at the distribution of political power. Malevolent groups of jackals, bears, and wolves dressed in business suits are gathered around tables modeled on Leonardo's "Last Supper." A pair of more human conspirators have devil-red skin."
— The New Yorker
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2007 Phyllis Kind Gallery, New York
2003 The Art of Aging, HUC, New York, NY curator, Laura Kruger
2002 Galleria Giotto, Assisi, Italy
2001 DNA Gallery, Provincetown, Ma. curator, Janan Compitello
1999 80 Washington Square East, NYU, New York, NY Small Works
1998 Open Studio, Assisi, Italy, There Is No Evil
1998 Painted Bride, Philadelphia, Pa, Narratives
1997 A.I.R, New York City, 25th Anniversary Invitational
1997 The New School, New York City, Daily Rage
1995 “DIS-EASE”, Artist Space, New York, NY
1994 Borough of Manhattan Community College, Curator LindaStein
1994 Alumni Invitational, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
1993 AIDS Auction, Plaza Hotel, Curator Paul Morris
1993 Tweed Gallery, New York City Commission on the Status of Women,
Invitational: Women’s Art, Women’s Lives, Women’s Issues
1992 Triplex Gallery, New York, NY Sexual Harassment
1991 Elston Fine Arts, New York, NY Recognizing Ourselves
1991 128 Rivington Street, New York, NY Know Peace, No Peace
1990 Cooper Union, New York, Broken Rifles. Invitational
1990 128 Rivington Street, New York City, RUNNING OUT OF TIME
1990 WIMPS (Women Indicting Military Power Solutions) Posters
1989 Princeton Art Association, New Jersey, Faculty Show
1988 Grass Roots Gallery, NYC. American Artists Influenced by Latin America
1987 A.I.R., NYC. Invitational Show
1986 Henry Street, NYC. Transforming the Landscape. Curated by Sandra Langer
1985 World Trade Center, NYC.
1982 Federal Plaza, NYC. Pieced Work. Curated by Sabra Moore
1981 Betty Parsons Gallery, NYC.
1980 Post Card Show, Copenhagen, Denmark
1980 Special Projects Room, P.S. 1, Long Island City, NY
1978 Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY Print Show