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Katzen Arts Center

AU Museum at the Katzen 4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW Washington, DC 20016-8031 United States

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LISA MONTAG BROTMAN: WHAT CAN I SAY? November 5 through December 15, 2013

Apples, Brotman

Lisa Montag Brotman
Apples make me good-bad-good
1982
Oil on canvas

skin, Brotman

Lisa Montag Brotman
Belladonna
2008
Oil on canvas

skin, Brotman

Lisa Montag Brotman
Matter

2013
Oil on canvas
skin, Brotman

Lisa Montag Brotman
Mildly Pungent

2000
Oil on canvas

skin, Brotman

Lisa Montag Brotman
Say it with flowers

1979
Oil on canvas

skin, Brotman

Lisa Montag Brotman
Tattoo

2007
Courtesy Maris Wicker and Larry Skinner

skin, Brotman

Lisa Montag Brotman
The Pepper Queen

1996
Oil on canvas

skin, Brotman

Lisa Montag Brotman
Tulip Toss

1993
Oil on canvas

Exhibition Overview

Lisa Montag Brotman sees herself as a “reporter and interpreter of human emotions.” Brotman says: “In my paintings and drawings, I express a personal vision of a universe that is somewhat askew. My work focuses on psychological investigation and ruminations in a world I see as humorous, tragic, exquisite, frightening, bizarre, and mysterious.” This exhibition centers on the female figure, often set in splendid, unsettling, suggestive spaces that tease reality but are ultimately transformed. Each title is painted on the surface of its painting to emphasize the interplay of text and images, amplifying each work’s emotional and psychological content.