The “Boat Series” consists of long and narrow shaped pieces, the “Stick Series” evokes a connection to sensuality and the “Unfolding” series, Rosenberg’s most recent series, focuses more on painting. Rosenberg states:
“Just as the driver is painted from the front and side view on the window of a 1950’s era tin toy car, this series explores the area between painting and sculpture. All of the history and weight of mark making is at play, but countered with the self consciousness of seeing around the painting to the back. Paint is sanded smooth, emphasizing its’ illusion-ism. The physicality of wood counters the apparent depth and atmosphere of paint.”
While her forms are contemporary, Rosenberg has a historical and eclectic influence drawing from chashitsu architecture, a traditional Japanese structure for tea ceremonies, and extensive cross-country travel. She began working with wood in graduate school at The Ohio State University, before teaching art for almost 30 years. Now retired, she is pursuing her dream of creating wood sculptures.
Her work is exhibited in both public and private collections nationwide.
Please join us for the opening reception on Friday, August 4th from 5 -7pm.
We hope to see you there!
The Tansey Contemporary Team
For more information on any of the works listed please contact Jen Tansey firstname.lastname@example.org