Roland Reiss Personal Politics: Sculpture from the 1970s and 1980s


This catalog was organized and published by the Pasadena Museum of California Art, in conjunction with the exhibition

Roland Reiss Personal Politics: Sculptures from the 1970s and 1980s

Roland Reiss has been a major presence in the Los Angeles art world both as an artist and teacher for several decades. During the 1970s and 1980s, the artist created miniature sculptures of scenes from everyday life, which are among his most famous and groundbreaking works, despite the fact that he works primarily as a painter. 

Evoking stress, panic, ambition, fear, insecurity and delight through the narrative tableaux, Reiss examines our society’s semiotics, or codified signifiers of hidden meaning. In addition, the exhibition will also include one of the artist’s most monumental works: a rarely seen life-size representation of a living room entitled, The Castle of Perseverance.

Essays by: 

Kate Johnson, Exhibition Curator

Peter Clothier 

Jeanne S. M. Willette, Ph.D.

Christopher Miles

Soft Cover, Full Color Images, 80 Pgs.



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