A Picture of Everyone I Love Passes Through Me
Mixed by John Bloomberg-Rissman. Remixed by Lynn Behrendt.
77 color collages by Lynn Behrendt.
147pp. Design by Julie Harrison.
“The collage work of Lynn Behrendt is as instantly identifiable as that of Jess
or of Joe Brainard — haunted landscapes, autopsied houses, birds &
babies& the artist’s own visage staring out. With her saturated palette
& (winking) nod to Hudson Valley gothic, Behrendt offers an iconography
poised midway between Jung & George Romero. I don’t think a person dressed
in flesh will eve seem nude to me again.”
“The allure in Bloomberg-Rissman’s work, which has drawn me to it from the
start, is his use of appropriative & conceptual techniques toward the exploration
of real if unanticipated meaning — the saying, in other words, of that which is
crying to be said. While his work is constructed almost entirely of words
appropriated from others, this is done without any sacrifice of coherence or
feeling or intelligence in a voice that remains united & “personal”
throughout — a testament to the communal nature of language & thought of
which our individualities are a crucial if sometimes questioned part. In this
he emerges today as a true master.
— Jerome Rothenberg