ROSALUX GALLERY presents “Boundary Conditions”: New paintings by Tara Costello and art photographs by Bob Roscoe
Exhibit runs: October 4th-30th, 2014
Opening Reception: Saturday, Oct 4th, 7:00-10:00 PM
Rosalux Gallery: 1400 Van Buren Street #195 Minneapolis, MN 55413
Rosalux artists Tara Costello and Bob Roscoe explore the qualities of abstract form and composition enriched by texture and color. Tara’s exploration in geometric abstraction leads her to convey emotional or expressive feelings and ideas reliant on reference to recognizable objective forms that already exist. Tara uses thick rich plaster troweled onto masonite panels waxed to a high sheen finish to create a relief like surface. Bob uses a digital camera, as well as his knowledge and experience in revitalizing older buildings. Both Tara and Bob work with boundary conditions to pare away what can be considered extraneous elements down to their essential integrity.
I am interested in the way multiple perspectives live, move and shift within the same moment. My paintings explore varied and dispersed points of view simultaneously. Through the interplay of the rich texture of plaster, a limited color palette, and geometrical forms, I create spaces which invite multi-various subjects and subjectivity to interact. The spaces are different snapshots of a day, a minute’s drive on the interstate, a set of lines in the sky. firstname.lastname@example.org
In a 125th of a second of camera operation, Bob Roscoe captures the effects of time on materials and shapes of particular places in the built environment, sometimes transformed by weather, random events and human indifference. Getting close enough, in view of the camera lens, certain objects become transformed, losing their sense of physical reality and become objects forming art. This image gathering process brings Bob to a myriad of out-of-the-way places, left-behind environments once vital in the environment of human purpose, as well as taken for granted places in plain view that offer here and there an image for the taking. The results are portrayals of composition and texture, which often take on a sense of painterly visual quality.www.robertroscoe.com