Between his upcoming Whitney Museum retrospective and recent Indianapolis Museum of Art prints survey, Robert Indiana — who just turned 85 — is enjoying a major moment in the spotlight, and Florida’s Rosenbaum Contemporary gallery has entered the fray with a show of his more recent “HOPE” cycle of prints and sculptures.
Titled “Voices of HOPE,” the exhibition opened on the artist’s 85th birthday and continues until May of next year, covering the spans of his Whitney blockbuster and the IMA’s “Indiana by the Numbers.” Co-curated by Howard Rosenbaum and Daniella Sforza, it features many examples of the “HOPE” series — which, like Indiana’s famous “LOVE” series, features an askew O — as well as prints and aluminum sculptures from other recent suites including “EAT,” “ART,” and his “Alphabet Wall” pieces.
Indiana began the “HOPE” series in 2008, the same year that the word was the slogan of then-senator Barack Obama’s presidential campaign.
— Benjamin Sutton
(Photos © Anthony Jordon Contemporary.)