Pamela Rosenkranz


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.