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.
"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.