May 21 — July 2, 2022
Barbara Glazer Rosenblatt
Conduit Gallery is honored to present Phantoms, a solo exhibition of recent work by Dallas, TX-based artist Barbara Glazer Rosenblatt.
For Phantoms, Barbara Glazer Rosenblatt created a variety of soft sculptures that are at once whimsical and menacing. Trapped mice, sardines bursting from their cans, and flying skeletons are all rendered in fabric, some with elaborate stitching, beading or painted detail. Anthropomorphized butterflies with their chrysalises, moths, and hybrids of real and imagined sea creatures and forest animals invoke ancient myths, contemporary metaphors and, even a bit of wordplay. Metamorphosis—the transition from one state to another, be it animal to human or innocent to threatening—is an overriding theme. These small-scale, yet intricate, objects convey the intensity of their required labor, a comment on the meditative power of art making.
In addition to her soft sculptures, the artist works in a variety of mediums including pen and ink, watercolor, gouache, colored pencil, and paper mâché. A Dallas native, she received a BA in Fine Arts from Brown University and an MBA from the Cox School of Business at SMU. Her work as an artist and illustrator has appeared in The New York Times, Worth, Texas Monthly, D Magazine, American Way, Rolling Stone, The Village Voice and The Dallas Morning News. For the past five years, a series of her pen, ink and watercolor drawings have been the basis for the seasonal bookmarks for Interabang Books in Dallas.