JUDITH BERNSTEIN: ‘HARD’ AT NEW MUSEUM NEW YORK
However we describe the work of Judith Bernstein ends up an innuendo. But this is probably the best way to describe her confrontational style. Unavoidable that is. You really can’t help but stare. The artists long exploration of the phallic symbol dates back to a fascination with crude scrawlings seen on men’s restroom walls, which she saw as a window into the male subconscious as well as her own. Burrowing further and further and further with her own ‘screw’ drawings, which have gradually reached epic proportions.
Image: Judith Bernstein, 1976. With HORIZONTAL PLUS #3, 1975. Courtesy the artist and The Box, Los Angeles. Photo: Fredrich Cantor
Oct 10-Jan 20, New Museum New York.
by Vincent Levy