SITE SANTA FE presents Goodnight Moon, a solo exhibition by artist Rachel Rose (Yale BA 2009) featuring sculpture, new commission video work, and several historic drawings and paintings on loan from the Yale Center for British Art by William Blake, John Linnell, and Samuel Palmer.
About Rachel Rose
Rachel Rose (born 1986) has emerged over the past decade as one of the foremost artists of her generation. Although Rose started as a painter, she made her first breakthrough as an artist with her film installations. Yet the history of painting, and the complexities of composition and color, have always played a central role in her work. Rose’s film work draws from and contributes to a long history of cinematic innovation, and whether investigating subjects as wide-ranging as cryogenics, the American Revolutionary War, or an astronaut’s spacewalk, Rose creates poignant portraits of the near and deep past, making connections between history and what we feel in the present day. These historical events come alive in her paintings, sculptures and drawings, and her various artworks reverberate with one another, connecting immediate experience to a deeper understanding of time. Rose interrogates the history of capitalism, interweaving its manifold artifacts, sites, and debris with the history of painting.