Collection: Carlota Rodriguez + Elena Rossi, Selected By Samantha Bittman
About the exhibition
For this exhibition, I decided to focus on a selection of paintings and fiber-based artworks by Carlota Rodriguez and Elena Rossi. In each artist’s work, I was immediately compelled by their use of vibrant color, pattern, and materiality, as well as their loose approach to geometric composition, which strikes me as playfully balanced between symmetry and asymmetry, pattern and disarrangement.
About the selector
Samantha Bittman is an artist and educator based in Brooklyn, NY. Her work exists between painting, weaving, and installation, and within it she explores ideas around pattern, perception, and abstraction. She received her B.F.A. in Textiles from The Rhode Island School of Design, and her M.F.A. in Painting from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She has participated in residency programs at the Joseph and Anni Albers Foundation, Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, and Ox-Bow School of Art. In 2012, she received the Artadia Award. Her work has been written about in The New York Times, Wall Street International, and The Washington Post, amongst others. Recent exhibitions include: Ronchini Gallery, London, UK; Andrew Rafacz Gallery, Chicago, IL; Corbett vs. Dempsey, Chicago, IL; and Greenpoint Terminal Gallery; Brooklyn, NY.