"I still think the social function of art is that kind of negative aesthetic. Otherwise there’s no social function for it."
"I hope that my paintings can be emotional moments for people. In the paintings where there’s tenderness I work for it. I’m not afraid of it. And I care very much about what I care about- and when I choose to. And there’s not that many tender moments that can bring up that response in me."
- Susan Rothenberg