Open Door Ten Comes To Rosalux This June

longstreetOpen Door is Rosalux Gallery’s annual national open call exhibition which gives our audience an opportunity to see what it happening in the world of art at large.  This year marks our tenth installment of this exhibition which has been juried by Jill Schroeder, owner and founder of the GrayDuck Gallery in Austin Texas.  Jill shared her thoughts on selecting the 18 artworks out of the nearly 500 submissions and here is what she had to say,

“My first inclination while looking through the scores of submissions for Open Door 10 was to pick pieces that spoke to me in a common language, and did so in a well-crafted way. A pattern began to develop around the language of everyday objects. Mundane items that we see all around us such as a blender, a post-it note, wallpaper or even the form of a word appeared in the works that I eventually selected.

bertogEach artist in this show used these objects in a different way, but commonly they utilize familiar things to engage the viewer’s attention quickly, and then used them as a device to explore more complex ideas.  In the artist’s statements I saw ideas related to consumable decorativeness, everyday life and mundane surroundings all leading to cultural realities, perceived identities and our relationship with the natural world. These everyday objects, which are typically cluttered about our world from moment to moment, here are presented in a clean and graphic way: The birds in the blender are contained and separate from the kitchen mess; The chosen text in the painting is cut out and represented in bold colors; Wallpaper envelopes a child. These ordinary objects are speaking to us in bold and beautiful ways.”

Participating artists in this years exhibition are: Ute Bertog, Stephanie Brunia, Jong-Un Choi, Hilary Greenstein, Marcia Haffmans, Kyle Eric Johanson, Rachel Longstreet, Jehra Patrick, Areca Roe, Ashley Seiwert, and Joshua D Wilichowski

Open Door is free and open to the public. The exhibition will run from June 6th through the 29th with an opening reception on Saturday June 14th from 7-10 PM