Art In America

Pamela Rosenkranz

at Miguel Abreu,
88 Eldridge Street and 36 Orchard Street

Anyone can make gestural paintings and installations of green and blue lights, but only Pamela Rosenkranz’s unsettling environments would refer to a substance as specific and obscure as the green blood found in certain species of worms living in the Amazon rainforest. Rosenkranz has distilled a liquid that she calls “anemine” inspired by the properties of that exotic blood. It has found its way into several anemine-and-acrylic-on-aluminum paintings. Bathed in spooky blue-green lights, they look like snot smeared onto mirrors. The installation at Abreu’s Eldridge Street space is much more elaborate and also includes a sound piece (played from Amazon Echo speakers, of course), of recorded jungle sounds and a few fluid bags, filled with a mixture of anemine and saline and tucked into a ceiling beam, that drip ominously into puddles on the gallery’s concrete floor. —Leigh Anne Miller


Pictured: View of Pamela Rosenkranz's exhibition "Anemine," 2016, at Miguel Abreu, New York.

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