Maria Roosen: Maria's

By (artist)Maria RoosenText byJennifer Allen, Hans den Hartog Jager

March 1, 2006|
Maria Roosen: Maria's by Maria Roosen
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Glass breasts, penises dangling from strings, hand-knit sunflowers, toilets decorated with hunting scenes, the images in Maria's bring readers into Dutch baby-boomer Maria Roosen's lyrical and mischievous artistic universe. She has designed slippers for a giant and made an outsized rosary for a medieval statue, and frequently smuggles her cheekier work into everyday life by combining it with existing objects--nestling a pair of glass breasts in a Chesterfield chair, tucking two more into bed, and anchoring a pale orange tent with a series of louche-looking blown-glass pitchers. Her evocations and provocations of masculinity and feminity, in sculpture, installation and works on paper, in uncommon materials and a wealth of sensual forms, echo and challenge artists such as Eva Hesse and Louise Bourgeois. Maria's tracks Roosen's work of the last seven years, and includes highlights from further back, ranging from the intimate to the monumental.
Jennifer Allen is a freelance journalist and the author of the story collection Better Get Your Angel On. She has contributed pieces to numerous magazines including Rolling Stone, Mirabella, and The New Republic. Allen lives in Los Angeles with her husband, the author Mark Richard, and their son, Roman.
Title:Maria Roosen: Maria's
Product dimensions:192 pages, 8.75 X 6.5 X 0.68 in
Shipping dimensions:192 pages, 8.75 X 6.5 X 0.68 in
Published:March 1, 2006
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9789080818569

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