“I believe sculptures should have presence,” Ann Christopher says. “They are an external expression of an internal feeling and should not be lifeless... I cannot consciously add this presence but I feel very gratified when viewers sense it in my work.”
Rosenberg & Co. presents Ann Christopher: Edge and Line, open to the public from Friday, March 1, 2019 through Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 19 East 66th St. on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. Rosenberg’s expansion to the building’s second floor offers the opportunity to build upon their renowned modern and contemporary art program.
Ann Christopher: Edge and Line is the inaugural exhibition of the expanded Rosenberg Gallery, featuring abstract sculptures and works on paper by the award-winning British artist—the youngest female sculptor ever to be elected as an Associate of the Royal Academy of Arts London.
A luminary in contemporary abstraction, the works of Ann Christopher encompass monumental sculpture in bronze, smaller sculptures of sterling silver and stainless steel, and architectural works on paper that reflect her mastery of line, light, and movement. Edge and Line continues Christopher’s exploration of contemplative form, and the broad selection of pieces included in the exhibition showcase the evolution of her work over past two decades.
The work of Ann Christopher is held in numerous public collections, including the British Museum, London; City of Bristol Museum and Art Gallery; Contemporary Art Society, London; Corcoran Art Gallery, Washington, D.C.; Yale Center for British Art, New Haven; and The Royal Academy, London. A 1990 bronze by Christopher was commissioned for the Tower Bridge Road in London, and her 1993 work Lines from Within is situated in Bristol's Castle Park.
“We are delighted to host the first solo U.S exhibition of Ann Christopher’s work in Rosenberg’s expanded gallery,” says Marianne Rosenberg, owner of Rosenberg & Co. “The new space offers a perfect backdrop for Ann’s dramatic and awe-inspiring aesthetic. Our gallery expansion is a testament to our confidence in and devotion to New York, which continues to hold the pulse of the international art world at its center and serves as a vital meeting ground for creativity and commerce."
Composed of four generations of art dealers, the Rosenberg family has been one of the most prominent tastemakers in the history of Modern art. In the twentieth century, Paul Rosenberg represented many of the most renowned Modern masters, including Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Fernand Léger, and Georges Braque. His son Alexandre, Marianne Rosenberg's father, continued the gallery, and in 1962 became the founding President of the Art Dealers Association of America.