Fragments and Glimpses: Elaine Rutherford and Bob Roscoe

ROSALUX GALLERY presents “Fragments and Glimpses“, new work by Elaine Rutherford and Bob Roscoe


Exhibit runs: March 1-30 2014

Opening Reception: Saturday, March 8, 7:00 – 10:00PM

Special Event: Artists talk with guest speaker, Teri Kwant director of Dreambox, RSP Architecture Saturday March 15. 2-4pm

The landscape of time and memory forms the connecting threads between Rutherford and Roscoe’s work.  Each artist reflects on questions of memory, preservation and recreation in ways that are formally distinct yet conceptually connected.  Rutherford’s current work explores questions of how we remember and the space between our lived and remembered experience. Rutherford’s intimately scaled paintings reference landscape as a fleeting glimpse viewed in passing while mixed media installations use video and sculptural elements to further explore our relationship to time and memory. Roscoe’s involvement in designing re-uses for older buildings provides a close up view of certain configurations of materials and shapes in the built environment, often within aging metropolises containing structures and fragments of landscapes in disintegration. He intends to reveal to us how certain fragments and glimpses possess aesthetic qualities in their own right. Artworks created by Rutherford and Roscoe present a collective repository of their passages through the vagaries of the built landscape, and memory’s particular imprints on our consciousness.

Elaine Rutherford is a fiscal year 2013 recipient of an Artist Initiative Grant from the Minnesota State Arts Boars.  This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant form the Minnesota State Arts board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.