GLITCH HISTORY AND THE AMERICAN ICON: RECENT PRINTS BY CHARLOTTE RODENBERG AT THE PAGE BOND GALLERY THURSDAY, JULY 11 TO AUGUST 30, 2019.
Charlotte Rodenberg’s Glitch History and the American Icon proffers a selection of her monotype screen prints from the past three years. Assimilative to the concept of a technological glitch appearing on a screen, the singularity of the monoprint medium thus freezes this random, momentary static into an eternal, contemplative image. The colorful, repetitive patterning of these compositions aims to trigger points of self reflection and critical issues around political issues and current events. Figures and forms present in these works take on symbolic, political and spiritual relationships, as they meld with saturated hues that ensconce viewers with mood altering effects. Referent throughout her work, Rodenberg utilizes a personal list of iconography which she employs to trigger ideological assumptions based on cultural stereotypes or political zeitgeist.
Rodenberg earned her BFA from the University of Southern Indiana in 2005, and went on to complete her MFA from the Tyler School of Art at Temple University in 2009. Her community driven projects have been hosted in Portland Oregon, Seattle Washington, Arizona and Mexico. She is the recipient of several VCU Dean’s Grants, the Anderson Space Grant, a Jentel Artist Residency, and has most recently received a Research Travel Grant in Communication Arts from VCU for 2019. Rodenberg has previously held teaching appointments at the University of Virginia, and has been an Adjunct Faculty in Communication Arts at VCU since 2017.