Theo A. Rosenblum

Predator

Vito Schnabel

JAN 17 - FEB 13, 2014

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Mushroom Cloud 

2012 

Resin clay on aluminum and wood 

74 x 50 x 6 inches (187.96 x 127 x 15.24 cm)

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Famine 

2012 

Resin clay on aluminum and wood 

31 1/2 x 48 x 5 inches (80.01 x 121.92 x 12.7 cm)

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The Nail In The Coffin 

2012 

Resin clay on aluminum and wood 

32 x 39 x 5.5 inches (81.28 x 99.06 x 13.97 cm)

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The Head Shrinkers 

2012 

Resin clay on aluminum and wood 

32 x 42 x 3 1/2 inches (81.28 x 106.68 x 8.89 cm)

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The Hand of Fate 2 

2012 

Resin clay on aluminum and wood 

25 x 41.5 x 3.5 inches (63.5 x 105.41 x 8.89 cm)

ROST_0067

Break In 

2012 

Resin clay on aluminum and wood 

30 x 31 x 4 inches (76.2 x 78.74 x 10.16 cm)

ROST_0071

Eye Scream 

2012 

Resin clay on aluminum and wood 

24 1/2 x 31 1/2 x 4 inches (62.23 x 80.01 x 10.16 cm)

ROST_0072

The Grinder 

2012 

Resin clay on aluminum and wood 

29 1/2 x 26 x 3 1/2 inches (74.93 x 66.04 x 8.89 cm)

ROST_0074

Mouse Trap 

2012 

Resin clay on aluminum and wood 

30 1/2  x 22 1/2 x 6 inches (77.47 x 57.15 x 15.24 cm)

ROST_0075

The Jaws of Death 

2012 

Resin clay on aluminum and wood 

20 1/2 x 31 x 3 1/2 inches (52.07 x 78.74 x 8.89 cm)

ROST_0077

Fly Trap 

2012 

Resin clay on aluminum and wood 

21 x 25 x 6 inches (53.34 x 63.5 x 15.24 cm)

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Shrapnel 

2012 

Resin clay on aluminum and wood 

13 x 17 x 2 1/2 inches (33.02 x 43.18 x 6.35 cm)

ROST_0084

The Screaming Skull 

2012 

Resin clay on aluminum and wood 

12 x 11 x 2 1/2 inches (30.48 x 27.94 x 6.35 cm)

ROST_0091

The Hand of Glory 

2012 

Resin clay on aluminum and wood 

12 x 7 x 2 1/2 inches (30.48 x 17.78 x 6.35 cm)

Press Release

Vito Schnabel
43 Clarkson Street, 1A
New York, NY 10014

An exhibition of new work by Theo A. Rosenblum. Predator features a series of black monochrome sculptural reliefs that portray death in its many guises.   

In this series, Rosenblum provides a comical and morbid glimpse into the moments just before, or immediately following death. The tombstone-like reliefs depict grim scenes: a small mouse tempted into a trap, the plume of a nuclear blast, a dark figure entering a doorway and a lobster selected from a tank. The mundane occasions of death are made monumental while the extraordinary are made tangible. Accompanying these works are scaled down reliefs of individual objects. Like evidence at a crime scene these smaller reliefs create a map that connects the narrative beyond each frame and across the exhibition walls.   

Rosenblum utilizes cinematic timing to examine the different facets of death; the horror of slow demise and decay, the brutality of violent death, the routine versus ritualized death, and life sustaining death are all explorations into the ephemeral nature of life. Rosenblum’smemento mori show us that even in the modern world, where mankind seemingly resides at the top of the food chain, we all eventually fall prey to something.

The exhibition will be open January 17 - February 13, Monday through Friday from 10am-6pm. By appointment only.