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.