Reviews and commentary
"...Some of the works deal with the artists' response to the Bible passage in Leviticus, chapter 18, which describes homosexual acts as "an abomination" or "an abhorrence."
"Susan Kaplow created shrouds that have the Hebrew text of the chapter printed on them, which she then wrapped herself in for photographs taken by fellow artist Trix Rosen for a series of works titled "Abomination: Wrestling with Leviticus 18..."
THE TULSA VOICE
"....Among the pieces in the exhibit is artist Judy chicago's examination of the torture of homosexual jews by the Nazis during the Holocaust. Another is photographer Trix Rosen's take on biblical stances through her photo depicting a human figure wrapped in scripture–Leviticus 18:22–which declares same-sex relations an abomination. The figure lies with curled knees anchored on the floor and pulled in toward the chest. The spine twists so the ambiguous face is looking upward with wrenching hands nearing the cheeks..."
June 15, 2010
May 7, 2010
“Trix Rosen’s architectural pictures demonstrate the timeless element of silent curiosity in photography. These deftly executed images allow the subject to resonate its own prosaic beauty without the intrusive, over-abundant gimmickry seen in most contemporary photography. Each picture is a tribute to Ms. Rosen’s thoughtful respect and deep understanding of the medium. It is also an homage to her dedication to an art that many fools have proclaimed “dead and gone.” In other words, she dispenses with all the bullshit, gets to where she needs to be, and delivers up a piece of reality.”
Robert Dannin worked for many years as a journalist and served as the director of Magnum Photos. He is the author of Black Pilgrimage to Islam (Oxford University Press, 2002) and other publications on the Muslim-American experience.
The NYU TISCH PHOTOGRAPHY MAGAZINE BLOG
THE NEW YORK TIMES
JULY 4, 1999
“Trix Rosen’s mixed-media color print, "Boy Toys With Pushmower," juxtoposes mannequins with a real figure, which in turn is disguised in a way that may reveal more about true character than outward appearance might indicate.”
ART REVIEWS/Helen A. Harrison