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Terry Rosenberg: The baseball drawings

Hideki Matsui, 2003

Pastel and charcoal on paper

27.5 x 39.5 in

Hideki Matsui, 2003

Pastel and charcoal on paper

27.5 x 39.5 in

Anders Wahlstedt Fine Art is pleased to present Terry Rosenberg: The baseball drawings. This is Rosenberg’s first exhibition with the gallery and his first solo exhibition in New York City in more than ten years. The thirteen pastel and charcoal drawings on view come from a series made during practices of the New York Yankees prior to game time at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx in 2003 and 2004.

The transition from sensations to gestural marks to representations and back again, is at the heart of Terry Rosenberg’s practice — his work expresses the multiple forces, which form a continuum between the body and that which is external to it. Rosenberg focuses on the batter or pitcher at crucial moments of engagement of the swing of the bat or the windup and release of the pitch. He draws the motion, rather than the image of the players dematerializing mass into the ephemeral and sensuous. These drawings reflect his ability to re-present forms in transition by turning them into marks, which in turn become trajectories, aggregate masses, partial forms, etc. What is emphasized is the dual nature of the relation between transmitter and receptor—stimuli and response. As such, the visual and psychic information retrieved is modified by the varied acts of response, cognition and elucidation to which Rosenberg subjects his sense data.

Aaron Judge, 2022

Acrylic on canvas

66 x 78 in

Signed on verso

Aaron Judge, 2022

Acrylic on canvas

66 x 78 in

Signed on verso

"Rosenberg's images are cumulative, fractured, and disfigured, and each mark is the trace of response to an event – each mirrors a corresponding movement through time and space." 

– Saul Ostrow

A limited edition, full-color, catalog has been produced for the exhibition featuring an essay by Saul Ostrow. The catalog is available for purchase at the gallery. 

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Alex Rodriguez, 2004, Pastel and charcoal on paper

Alex Rodriguez, 2004

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27.5 x 39.5 in.

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Bernie Williams, 2003, Pastel and charcoal on paper

Bernie Williams, 2003

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27.5 x 39.5 in

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Bernie Williams, 2003, Pastel and charcoal on paper

Bernie Williams, 2003

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27.5 x 39.5 in

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Derek Jeter, 2004, Pastel and charcoal on paper

Derek Jeter, 2004

Pastel and charcoal on paper

27.5 x 39.5 in

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Hideki Matsui, 2003, Pastel and charcoal on paper

Hideki Matsui, 2003

Pastel and charcoal on paper

24 x 18 in

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Jason Giambi, 2003, Pastel and charcoal on paper

Jason Giambi, 2003

Pastel and charcoal on paper

27.5 x 39.5 in

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Jeter/Soriano/Posada, 2003, Pastel and charcoal on paper

Jeter/Soriano/Posada, 2003

Pastel and charcoal on paper

19 x 24 in

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John Olerud, 2004, Pastel and charcoal on paper

John Olerud, 2004

Pastel and charcoal on paper

27.5 x 39.5 in

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Jorge Posada, 2003, Pastel and charcoal on paper

Jorge Posada, 2003

Pastel and charcoal on paper

27.5 x 39.5 in

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José Contreras, 2003, Pastel and charcoal on paper

José Contreras, 2003

Pastel and charcoal on paper

27.5 x 39.5 in

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Mariano Rivera, 2003, Pastel and charcoal on paper

Mariano Rivera, 2003

Pastel and charcoal on paper

27.5 x 39.5 in

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Alex Rodriguez, 2004, Pastel and charcoal on paper

Alex Rodriguez, 2004

Pastel and charcoal on paper

27.5 x 39.5 in.

Bernie Williams, 2003, Pastel and charcoal on paper

Bernie Williams, 2003

Pastel and charcoal on paper

27.5 x 39.5 in

Bernie Williams, 2003, Pastel and charcoal on paper

Bernie Williams, 2003

Pastel and charcoal on paper

27.5 x 39.5 in

Derek Jeter, 2004, Pastel and charcoal on paper

Derek Jeter, 2004

Pastel and charcoal on paper

27.5 x 39.5 in

Hideki Matsui, 2003, Pastel and charcoal on paper

Hideki Matsui, 2003

Pastel and charcoal on paper

24 x 18 in

Jason Giambi, 2003, Pastel and charcoal on paper

Jason Giambi, 2003

Pastel and charcoal on paper

27.5 x 39.5 in

Jeter/Soriano/Posada, 2003, Pastel and charcoal on paper

Jeter/Soriano/Posada, 2003

Pastel and charcoal on paper

19 x 24 in

John Olerud, 2004, Pastel and charcoal on paper

John Olerud, 2004

Pastel and charcoal on paper

27.5 x 39.5 in

Jorge Posada, 2003, Pastel and charcoal on paper

Jorge Posada, 2003

Pastel and charcoal on paper

27.5 x 39.5 in

José Contreras, 2003, Pastel and charcoal on paper

José Contreras, 2003

Pastel and charcoal on paper

27.5 x 39.5 in

Mariano Rivera, 2003, Pastel and charcoal on paper

Mariano Rivera, 2003

Pastel and charcoal on paper

27.5 x 39.5 in