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Tara Costello, John Diebel, Shawn McNulty, Terrence Payne, Elaine Ruherford, David Malcolm Scott show artwork at SooLocal’s Artists Holiday Shop.

SooLocal’s Artists Holiday Shop features artwork by Rosalux artists; Tara Costello, John Diebel, Shawn McNulty, Terrence Payne, Elaine Rutherford, David Malcolm Scott.
Show Runs: December 6 – December 21
Location: 3506 Nicollet Avenue, Mpls.
Hours and info at http://www.soovac.org/index.php/shows/view/soolocals_holiday_pop-up_shop/
IMAGES: Painted pendant by Elaine Rutherford, painting by Tara Costello.

Elaine Rutherford
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Tara Costello

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Rosalux members, Ute Bertog, Melissa Loop, Tara Costello, Valerie Jenkins are in Midway’s 7th Annual Monster Drawing Rally on Dec. 13th.

Rosalux members, Ute Bertog, Melissa Loop, Tara Costello, Valerie Jenkins are in Midway Contemporary Art’s “7th Annual Monster Drawing Rally”. Watch over 80 artists draw and purchase a small piece for $35 to benefit Midway.
Saturday, December 13th, 6 –10pm
Location of Drawing Rally:  Grain Belt Bottling House, 79 13th Ave NE in Minneapolis
More info at http://www.midwayart.org/events/mdr7/

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Elaine Rutherford talks “Phantasmagoria” in Citypages

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Elaine Rutherford, About Time

It’s been over 20 years since Elaine Rutherford moved away from her homeland, but Scotland’s rich landscapes remain a continuing presence in her art. This Saturday, Rutherford will be showing a new body of work that includes paintings and mixed media stemming from photographs she’s taken on her yearly trips back home. She’ll be using the pieces to explore ideas of migration and movement. Rutherford will be showing alongside Amelia Biewald, who also draws inspiration from landscapes and in-between spaces.

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Elaine Rutherford, Mending Fences
Rutherford moved to New Mexico in 1992 for graduate school, and settled in Minnesota four years later, as she was attracted to the large support network of artists here. It was also easy to find jobs and a place to stay.
Despite having lived in the U.S. for longer than she lived in Scotland (which she says is astonishing and frightening), Rutherford continues to go back home each year.”The longer I’m away, the more important it is to re-establish a presence in my homeland,” she says. She’s even organizing an exchange with a group of artists, which will result in a show featuring Scottish artists here and a roster of Rosalux artists exhibiting in Scotland.

“[My of work is] rooted in thinking about place and belonging and ideas of home,” she says. When she’s in Scotland, she photographs bodies of water, fields, and rock formations.Lately, she has been intrigued by migration. “I’m an immigrant, so I’m interested in what kinds of impact movement of people have on landscapes,” she says. Fences, walls, or marks that are left when people leave — such as railroad tracks, planes in the sky, and wakes behind a boat — have all become starting points for her investigations.

For the show that opens on Saturday, Rutherford also picks up on a theme that she’s previously worked with, which involves incorporating two- and three-dimensional space simultaneously. In the exhibition, she’ll have small paintings on panels. Inside the frames she shelves miniature sculptures made out of beeswax or wire, in addition to found objects.
Working from photographs, Rutherford stretches time by extracting elements and experiences, exploring them three-dimensionally. The miniaturized sculptures are “a way of thinking about what’s real and what’s pretend,” she says.
On the surface, Rutherford says that her work and that of Amelia Biewald, who’s also featured in the show, are quite different. However, both artists are taking on conceptual ideas that are often rooted in landscape. Where Biewald’s work looks at the “psychological space between the domestic and the wild,” Rutherford similarly mines the liminal spaces of scale and points of departure.
- Sheila Regan
 

Rosalux artist Michael Sweere creates artwork for new Park Nicollet clinic

Rosalux artist Michael Sweere recently created a custom mosaic for Park Nicollet’s new Melrose Clinic in St. Paul, MN. The mosaic art entitled “Summer Cabin” is constructed entirely from broken dishware, glass and tile. It was installed in the waiting area of the clinic and will greet patients as they enter the facility. To see more of Michael Sweere’s mosaics and collages visit: michaelsweeremosaic.com

Artwork Image: “Summer Cabin”
Broken dishware, glass, ceramic and porcelain tile
28″ x 28″

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Life Pod – John Diebel & Nick Howard

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Rosalux Gallery is proud to present “Life Pod” in November, featuring new work by John Diebel and Nick Howard.

Exhibit Dates: November 8th- 30th
Opening Reception: November 8th, 7-10pm
Rosalux Gallery, 1400 Van Buren Street NE,Minneapolis MN 55413
rosaluxgallery.com

“Life Pod” explores themes of change, chaos and our collective desire to flee what seems like impending doom through Diebel’s precise geometric collage and photomontage and Howard’s dark and humorous psychologically charged drawings.

Join the artists for a reception on November 8th from 7-10pm. The show will run until November 30th.

The cut-paper collage work of John Diebel explores the effects of fear of violence and anxiety about ecological collapse on our outlook for the future. His newest works limn the Utopian art movements of the early 20th Century, contrasting the imagined structures of a positive human future with unnerving Dystopian scenes. Some images are metaphors, others are more literal imaginings of how Utopian structures can be turned into dystopian vehicles for abetting the very forces they were designed to abolish. Diebel explores aspects of the conflict between idealized and actual human behavior in the face of global ecological collapse, wars for natural resources, terrorism, and increasing stratification of human society. He collages intricately engineered cut-paper configurations upon found imagery and digital photomontages. The resulting works raise questions about the viability of humankind to overcome self-interest and whether it is possible to reclaim Utopian ideals in the face of wide-spread Dystopian thinking in the current culture. johndiebel.com

Nick Howard’s new series of drawings are reflections on the visceral aliveness of the relationship between uncertainty and control. Howard’s tightly rendered black and white illustrations begin a process of conscious dissembling through the use of charcoal, gouache, colored pencil, and cut paper. His configurations of masked figures and furry tubes are sometimes destroyed and take on the appearance of piles of burnt rubble, or they spring into life as rays of bright color shine through surface apertures. These drawings look at both the playfulness and the anxiety of our human struggle for control while living constantly on the edge of change.  nickhowardart.com

Gallery hours are 12 – 4 PM Saturdays and Sundays or by appointment and admission is free and open to the public.

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John Diebel “Exo-planeary Surveillance Platform”

 

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Nick Howard “Teeth”

 

Boundary Conditions – Tara Costello and Bob Roscoe in October

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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
rosaluxgallery.com

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.

Tara Costello

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. taracostelloart@gmail.com

Bob Roscoe

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

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Tara Costello

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Tara Costello

 

 

 

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Bob Roscoe

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Bob Roscoe

 

 

Chaos Control Opening Reception Photos

Exhibition photos of Chaos Control: Shawn McNulty and Jack Dale at Rosalux Gallery by photographer Laura Campbell. Contemporary painters Jack Dale and Shawn McNulty present new, large-scale paintings that explore the creation of unique organic structures in their August 2014 show “CHAOS CONTROL” at Rosalux Gallery.

 

 

Chaos Control reviews in Citypages and Vita.mn

Chaos Control: Shawn McNulty and Jack Dale was reviewed in Citypages and Vita.mn which both included a published image of McNulty’s Orca painting.

“Two of the Twin Cities’ foremost abstractionists, painters Jack Dale and Shawn McNulty, employ a similar methodology in making their work. They create their forms through a modicum of chaos during application, and then they control how those forms are juxtaposed and composed to finalize the end result. In this show, color is at the forefront: vibrant and dense in McNulty’s work, restrained and muted in Dale’s paintings. Shapes are obscured or dance with lively intentions on Dale’s canvases, while slashes and swipes on McNulty’s generate an engaging mystery begging for close examination.” – Camille Lefevre

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“Minnesota painters Jack Dale and Shawn McNulty present new large-scale paintings in “Chaos Control,” an exhibit that explores repetition through abstraction. Though the artists define their painting styles in different words — Dale as a “non-representational abstract painter,” McNulty a painter of “contemporary modern art landscapes” — both artists are born out of the school of abstract expressionism, home to Mark Rothko and Jackson Pollock. The show’s title illustrates the artists’ similarities, encapsulating the push-pull quality found in their work. Dale’s work seamlessly mixes line, shape and texture with eye-popping color, while McNulty literally etches away the layers of paint on his canvases to reveal new textures and colors beneath.” – Jahna Peloquin

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& Terrence Payne Coming In September">Rosalux Announces Seize Featuring Work From Melissa Loop & Terrence Payne Coming In September

Rosalux gallery is proud to announce our newest exhibition, Seize, coming this September featuring new work from artists Melissa Loop and Terrence Payne. Seize will explore how cultural and personal  identities are manipulated, misplaced and reinvented through Melissa’s luxurious landscape paintings and Terrence’s discerning and colorful drawings.  Rosalux will host an artists reception for Seize on Friday, September 12th from 7-11 PM. The exhibition will run from September 12th through the 28th.

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My Heart Wanders Back To You
Acrylic On Canvas, 40″ x 60″
Melissa Loop
2014

 

Melissa Loop uses the guise of romantic landscape painting to explore the assumed Idea of place. After immersing herself in French Polynesia for five weeks, Melissa was able to carve out an understanding of place beyond a postcard. The use of Melissa’s fragmented, self critical, and nostalgic ideas of French Polynesia confront the fantasy and reality of the exotic and the ways in which tourism and cultural stereotypes are shaping cultural preservation and identity this faraway place.

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Any Anemone Is An Enemy Too Many
oil pastel on paper, 66″ x 66″
Terrence Payne
2014

 

Terrence contrasts the reliquary of antiquated modes of thought and social models of the past against the progressive ideals and transitioning norms of the present shedding light on the conflicts brought about by this constant change.  His archetypal drawings bring focus  to the personal struggles of his subjects revealing the point at which individuals may stop affecting change and start resisting it.  Terrence uses the wit, words, and iconography familiar in his work to challenge his audience into redefining their own place in the world and to ponder how they might influence the perceptions of those around them.

 

Chaos Control: Jack Dale and Shawn McNulty in August

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ROSALUX GALLERY presents “CHAOS CONTROL”:
New paintings by Shawn McNulty and Jack Dale

Exhibit runs: August 2nd–31st, 2014
Opening Reception: Saturday, August 9th, 7:00-10:00 PM

Contemporary painters Jack Dale and Shawn McNulty present new, large-scale paintings that explore the creation of unique organic structures in their upcoming show “CHAOS CONTROL” at Rosalux Gallery.  Their process involves repeating components with a painterly approach that allows for invention and divergence. Abstract Expressionists are usually dealing with some sense of chaos and control in their work. The most interesting and aesthetically pleasing forms are often derived from the chaotic application of paint, while the artist controls how those forms can exist in the final composition. Jack Dale and Shawn McNulty have different approaches to the canvas, but the end result exemplifies both artists’ long evolution in their distinct painting styles with elements of chaos and control.

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. Professionally, his art has found its way into the world. The corridors of the Setai Fifth Avenue Hotel in midtown Manhattan display 200 of his 30×30” archival pigment prints, while his originals have been recently acquired by the corporate collections of the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas and General Mills in Minnesota. The Vartian Carpet Company headquartered in Vienna will be releasing a collection of large floor rugs based on McNulty’s work in 2014. shawnmcnulty.com

Jack Dale is a mark-maker constantly digging for an image that will define his work. Although composition, line, and texture are all important elements in Dale’s painting, it is his masterful use of color that is the most fascinating. His paintings linger in the mind, and continue to evoke feelings long after being viewed.  Jack attended the University of Minnesota on a hockey scholarship and played on the 1968 U.S. Olympic Hockey Team. He also played three years as a professional before an injury ended his hockey career. He approaches painting from an aesthetic point of view and has always wanted the public to remember his work for the feelings it evokes rather than the content it may reflect. Each line, color, and shape leads to the next in chaos defined by parameters.  Dale’s paintings are random road maps, like the spontaneously rehearsed movements of an athlete.  He has been a painter for over 40 years and is found in collections across the country. jackdalefineart.com

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Shawn McNulty Orca 40×40

 

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Shawn McNulty Nefertiti 40×40

 

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