Obscured / Revealed: Duane Ditty and Bob Roscoe

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ROSALUX GALLERY presents “Obscured / Revealed”
Recent Works by Duane Ditty and Bob Roscoe

Exhibition runs: February 6, 2016 – February 28, 2016
Opening Reception: Saturday, February 6, 7 PM – 10:00 PM

Duane Ditty and Bob Roscoe engage the realm of architectonic form with emphatic composition enriched by color and sense of space. Both artists in their own ways capture aspects of abstract sensuality – Duane Ditty with paint on canvas and Bob Roscoe with camera-generated digital images. Duane Ditty’s carefully constructed painted canvases, often offering openness delineated by linear minimalism, define his day by day contact with the industrial environment around him. Bob Roscoe likewise lives in relationship to urban areas, discovering his art in found objects and fragments of urban landscapes.

Paintings by Duane Ditty:
Duane Ditty describes his large paintings as contemplative in nature, expressing painting as a very physical act executed on a human scale. His paintings are a direct example of the artists’ process and contain within them the record of their realization and implementation. The non-specific structural space of these paintings distances them from the noise of the outside world and allows for a contemplative respite. The works invite the viewer to relate on an intuitive and spontaneous level; without irony or jest they manifest a gravity and beauty often absent in our daily visual lives.

Photography by Bob Roscoe:
The basis of Bob Roscoe’s art is photographing real objects in these places as they exist. His image gathering process brings him into a myriad of out-of-the-way places, as well as taken for granted places in plain view that offer here and there a worthy image for the taking. Here, the noise of the outside world occasionally enters the sense of the art.

His architectural work in designing re-uses for older buildings lends the opportunity to look closely at certain configurations of materials and shapes in the built environment that possess aesthetic qualities in their own right. His involvement in historic preservation gives him insight into architectural surfaces transformed by the effects of time, weather and human intentions and indifference. Very important, his work serves to remind viewers that sometimes the detritus of the ordinary places around us, out of sync with the present, presents art’s role to inform us of the past continuing into the present.

Gallery Hours: Saturdays and Sundays 12-4 PM or by appt.


Rosalux Gallery artists included in Annual SSA Exhibit, National Galleries of Scotland, Edinborough

Rosalux Gallery artists are showing their art at 118th Annual Open Exhibition of Society of Scottish Artists at the National Galleries of Scotland in Edinborough. Check out images from the opening, photographed by John P Corrigan. See more at

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Rosalux artists artwork included in SSA Show 2015-16, National Galleries of Scotland, Edinborough.

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Rosalux artists artwork included in SSA Show 2015-16, National Galleries of Scotland, Edinborough.







LAURA STACK and VALERIE JENKINS: Painting and Drawing at Rosalux Gallery

LAURA STACK’S paintings and VAL JENKINS’ drawings at Rosalux Gallery until Jan. 31st.
Gallery hours: Saturdays and Sundays 12noon-4:00pm.

Location:  1400 Van Buren Street NE #195, Minneapolis, MN 55413
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Ink drawing by Valerie Jenkins. Hyper-color gouache painting by Laura Stack.

LAURA STACK and VALERIE JENKINS debut new DRAWINGS and PAINTINGS in their third exhibition together at Rosalux Gallery. Both artists delve into abstraction as a means of understanding the mysteries of life and the dynamics of culture.

LAURA STACK’S HYPER-COLOR PAINTINGS allude to a fluid, cellular, bodily or chemical world with its own rules and physics. Her work suggests paradoxes, simultaneities and illusions: the paradox that living things can now embody synthetic elements, the simultaneity of flatness and depth, and the illusion of movement that can be suggested within still images. The paintings are an imagined mirroring of the mysterious questions that define our relationship with the physical world. Art website
VALERIE JENKINS EXPLORES HOW PERCEPTION is shaped by cultural experience, how interpretation is conditioned by perception, and the way meaning filters through the significance of being and the banality of everyday life. In her new series titled ‘Figure/Ground” drawings and objects interrelate through an economy of means. Form results through a distillation of events, people and places. When viewed together, Valerie’s work functions as a lexicon of experience that is particular to the urban environment and cultural moment.


Laura Stack is a fiscal year 2015 recipient of an Artist Initiative grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. This activity is made possible by voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.


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Laura Stack – PLasmora #23, gouache on paper, 40″ x 50″

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Laura Stack – Shapeshifter #38, ink, gouache on paper, 26″ x 20″







OPEN DOOR 11 December Juried Group Exhibition


Rosalux Gallery presents “Open Door 11”
Opening reception Saturday, December 12th,  7-10 PM

Open Door is Rosalux Gallery’s annual national open call exhibition.  This year marks our eleventh installment which has been curated by Mia Lopez, 2014-2015 Curatorial Fellow at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis.

Participating artists in this years exhibition are: Michael Baum, Kimberly Benson, Liza Dorsey, Erik Farseth, Christopher Harrison, Kelly Hider, Jim Hittinger, John Ilg, Susan Kassin, Nicholas Kovatch, Keren Kroul, Elizabeth Lueth, Heather Macali, Ellen Mueller, Andrew Nordin, Thatiana Oliveira, Morgan Pease, Bunny Portia, Robin Schwartzman, Kurt Schulz, Christopher Selleck, Alessandra Sulpy, Joshua Wenck, Russ White, Chris Willcox, Jane Wunrow, Dustin Yager, Michael Zuhorski.

Open Door Exhibit: December 5th – 27th, 2015
Gallery Hours: Noon-4pm Saturdays and Sundays


Nuts & Bits Opening Reception Photos

NUTS & BITS – Shawn McNulty and Daniel Buettner
Photos by Renée Duncan

“New work from @[45408918064:274:Shawn McNulty Art] and Daniel Buettner at Rosalux Gallery in November 2015.
Photos by Renée Duncan.”

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TARA COSTELLO and PRISCILLA BRIGGS in CIRCA’s 25th anniversary juried exhibition “THIS FROM THERE”

Congratulations Rosalux artists Tara Costello and Priscilla Briggs.

TARA COSTELLO’S paintings and PRISCILLA BRIGGS’ photographs are in CIRCA’s 25th anniversary juried exhibition “THIS FROM THERE” curated by Christopher Atkins. This exhibit features 25 Minnesota artists.

Reception: Saturday, November 7, 6-9 pm
Show Dates: November 7–December 5
More info at

painting by Tara Costello

painting by Tara Costello


NUTS & BITS: Shawn McNulty and Daniel Buettner in November

Nuts and Bits

New paintings by Shawn McNulty and Daniel Buettner

Exhibit runs: November 7th–29th, 2015
Opening Reception: Saturday, November 7th, 7:00-10:00 PM

Painters Shawn McNulty and Daniel Buettner build up their work with many parts and layers similar to how a machine or engine is put together with various nuts and bolts, or in this case, nuts and bits. McNulty applies thick acrylic and texture mediums with unconventional tools and motions, which results in engaging compositions with unique forms that beg to be deciphered. Buettner presents random traditional imagery in an abstract environment, which engages the viewer to interpret the scenario. Both artists are longtime Rosalux members and incorporate a vibrant color palette.

Shawn McNulty, a founding member of Rosalux Gallery since 2002, works his square canvas on the floor using acrylic and pumice with large industrial palette knives.  He also uses his feet with a “shoe palette knife” in an attempt to discover new forms by modifying his control. His work explores the idea of recognizable shapes and structures living within irrational thoughts and emotions.  The process starts out very spontaneously and becomes more detailed as the composition starts to show itself.  The color fields interchange with each other, attempting to find common ground resulting in multifaceted and interesting edges. The process continues until a solution is found, always applying and mixing paint directly on the canvas, scraping away layers to reveal the ghostly characters of the previous.

Artist Daniel Buettner’s paintings show objects placed in contexts different from which they were originally intended to be in. The objects, often simple and otherwise not worthy of much thought, are painted in the finest of detail against photos of unlikely environments collaged into the backgrounds. The “new” setting invites the viewer to construct meaning the same way a child might when presented with a situation that, from the adult perspective is either obvious, or rhetorical, or both.

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Kingdom by Shawn McNulty
Acrylic and Pumice on Canvas


Toadstool by Shawn McNulty
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After The Golden Hour by Daniel Buettner
Acrylic and Collage on Matboard



The Cops Told Me to Freeze by Daniel Buettner
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LAURA STACK and DAVID MALCOLM SCOTT in “SAMEE: Sustainable Acts” exhibit at the U of M Institute on the Environment

LAURA STACK and DAVID MALCOLM SCOTT in “SAMEE: Sustainable Acts” exhibition at the University of Minnesota’s Institute on the Environment

OPENING RECEPTION: October 22, 4:00pm – 7:30pm
Exhibit Dates: October 22, 2015 – January 15, 2016
Location: Institute on the Environment, University of Minnesota, 1954 Buford Ave, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55108
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The Institute on the Environment presents SUSTAINABLE ACTS, an exhibition devoted to the intersection of the arts and sciences. Awarded an Institute on the Environment mini-grant, and supported by additional contributions, this project continues to explore the conversation between artist and scientist which began 3yrs ago with the project CONVERSATION-E a dialogue in service for sustainability.

The SAMEE exhibition will feature works consisting of drawings, paintings, photographs, installations, sculpture, performances, and multi-media works, films and videos.

Laura Stack’s art website –
David Malcolm Scott’s art website –

Shapeshifter 43 by Laura Stack - ink, gouache on paper - 20" x 24" - 2015

Shapeshifter 43 by Laura Stack – ink, gouache on paper – 20″ x 24″ – 2015


Shana Kaplow in the Waiting Room’s group exhibition NO VACANCY

No Vacancy
October 16 – December 13, 2015
Opening Reception: Friday, October 16, from 7–10 pm

Featuring Melissa Cooke, Shana Kaplow, Cherith Lundin, Laura Migliorino, Joe Smith, Sara Suppan, and Carrie Thompson.
A glowing red neon hotel sign signifies that all empty rooms are full. 

No Vacancy, on view at Waiting Room October 16 through December 13th, replies to this presupposition with the work of seven artists, who, in their discrete practices, model emotional airlocks for working through contemplation of self and surroundings. 

The exhibition fixates on the residual perceptual affect and psychological tensions that linger in domestic, liminal, and transient places, spaces, and non-spaces. The artists featured in this exhibition point to architecture, furnishings, and self-imagery as a means of representing and simulating the vestiges of internal sensibilities, memory, and feeling.

Many artists here take empty and temporary spaces as their subjects: pregnant thresholds momentarily cool with the sense of delay or a pause in activity. A sense of discomfort, maybe even transformation, settles in these interstitial chambers. Other artists point to objects as vehicles for self or avail their own image as a metric for tenor. In such containers, the lone self is fully on view: inadequate, restless, waiting.No Vacancy brings together artists from various career stages and mediums around the notion of letting in, or out, the metaphorical white noise from that shared sense of solitude.

Curated by Jehra Patrick, the exhibition marks the one-year anniversary of Waiting Room’s exhibition program. In the past 12 months, Waiting Room has hosted five exhibitions, multiple public programs, and shown work from 24 local and national artists. Following this exhibition, Waiting Room will welcome a 2016 exhibition program curated by invitation.

Stain : ink on paper : 44 x 30" by Shana Kalpw

Stain : ink on paper : 44 x 30″ by Shana Kalpow – from her recent Rosalux exhibit



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