Rachel Kneebone presents new artwork alongside sculptures by Rodin at the Brooklyn Museum


BROOKLYN, NY.- Rachel Kneebone: Regarding Rodin, an exhibition featuring new works by the British artist Rachel Kneebone shown alongside iconic works from the nineteenth-century French master Auguste Rodin, will be on view through August 12, 2012 in the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art. Kneebone’s first major museum presentation, the exhibition includes eight intricately wrought, large-scale porcelain sculptures paired with fifteen Rodin sculptures from the Brooklyn Museum’s collection. Rachel Kneebone: Regarding Rodin focuses on Kneebone’s and Rodin’s shared interest in the examination of gender and sexuality, the nature of sculptural form, and the formal representation of mourning, ecstasy, death, and vitality in figurative sculpture. This pairing also offers a visual comparison of their sculptural materials and processes. Kneebone’s porcelain sculptures make reference to the hist