Barbara Rossi: Poor Traits at New Museum, September 16, 2015 – January 3, 2016

“The New Museum is pleased to present “Barbara Rossi: Poor Traits,” a selection of Rossi’s enigmatic graphite and colored pencil drawings from the late 1960s and meticulously rendered reverse paintings on Plexiglas from the early 1970s. The exhibition marks Rossi’s first museum show in New York as well as the most significant presentation of her work since the early 1990s.” — New Museum

Rossi_Eye Deal_1974

Eye Deal, 1974. Acrylic on Plexiglas panel and frame, 41 1/8 x 31 1/8 x 2 in (104.5 x 79 x 5 cm). The Bill McClain Collection of Chicago Imagism, Madison Museum of Contemporary Art. Courtesy Madison Museum of Contemporary Art. Photo: Doug Fath

Rossi_Rose Rock (II)_1972

Rose Rock, 1972. Acrylic on Plexiglas panel and frame, 27 3/4 x 23 3/4 in (70.5 x 60.3 cm). Courtesy the artist and Corbett vs. Dempsey, Chicago

Rossi_Untitled_1967-no.5

Untitled, 1967. Graphite on paper, 13 x 10 in (33 x 25.4 cm). Courtesy the artist and Corbett vs. Dempsey, Chicago

Rossi_Untitled_1967-no.8

Untitled, 1967. Graphite on paper, 13 x 10 in (33 x 25.4 cm). Courtesy the artist and Corbett vs. Dempsey, Chicago

Rossi_Untitled_1967-no.9

Untitled, 1967. Graphite on paper, 13 x 10 in (33 x 25.4 cm). Courtesy the artist and Corbett vs. Dempsey, Chicago

Rossi_Untitled_1967-no.11

Untitled, 1967. Graphite on paper, 13 x 10 in (33 x 25.4 cm). Courtesy the artist and Corbett vs. Dempsey, Chicago

Rossi_Untitled_1967-no.12

Untitled, 1967. Graphite on paper, 13 x 10 in (33 x 25.4 cm). Courtesy the artist and Corbett vs. Dempsey, Chicago

Rossi_Untitled_1967-no.13

Untitled, 1967. Graphite on paper, 13 x 10 in (33 x 25.4 cm). Courtesy the artist and Corbett vs. Dempsey, Chicago

Images courtesy New Museum