Time Blades

Rosenquist flings himself righto into the physics of the matter, the relativity of time as explored, as utilized, as managed and imposed, as scientifically understood and incorporated into our lives.  Then he mixes it up with the more quotidian topics, imagery and technology that have always resonated throughout his oeuvre.  He utilizes Einstein's concept of space-time continuum to chart new pictorial ground. It is, in part, from this scientific vantage point that Rosenquist conceives of the questions posed in the Time Blades work. (21)


Time Blade. 2007.


Warp. 2007.

 


Time Blades: Learning Curves. 2007.


IDEA 2:50 A.M. 2007.

IDEA, 3:50 A.M.
IDEA 3:50 A.M. 2007.


The Hole at the Center of the Clock. 2007.

Intellect Seeking a Worm Hole
Intellect Seeking a Worm Hole. 2007.

The Chains of a Time Piece I. 2007.

The Chains of a Time Piece II
The Chains of a Time Pieces II. 2007
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Time Blades Exhibition at Acquavella Galleries. 2007.
Time Blades Exhibition

Acquavella Galleries. 2007.


Time Blades Exhibition

Acquavella Galleries. 2007.


Time Blades Exhibition

Acquavella Galleries. 2007.

Time Blades Exhibition at Acquavella Galleries
Time Blades Exhibition

Acquavella Galleries. 2007.

Rosenquist completed the series of brilliantly colored and furiously dynamic works. These paintings demonstrate and explore perceptions of time as theoretical as Einstein’s space-time continuum and as concrete as the ticking of a classroom clock.

Time Blades provides a veritable volley of questions posited by time: how it controls our lives, how it changes based on perspective, whether it is in control of us or we of it. (22)