Works in the exhibition Reproduction, curated by Kathy Halbreich at The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1989.
"Rothenberg's clothes become embodiments of ideas; her clothes do not hide or cover, they stress what may not be obvious. Just as we choose what to wear, we are responsible for our thoughts and deeds. Her clothes and hats and shoes confront viewers, asking them to form opinions about fundamental moral and political dilemmas.
...Ellen Rothenberg's recent INFIDELITY APRON dissects order to recombine the meanings and patterns of language. In her hands, the printed word is a malleable image and material. Clearly, any image, language, or form resists final interpretation, and as representations of even the most recent history are reproduced and consequently remade, new expression is born."
—Kathy Halbreich and Trevor Fairbrother