Tara Costello & Ashely Peifer Paintings in “Fuse / Surprise Party”, Opens Jan. 6th
Rosalux is pleased to present new work by local painters Tara Costello and Ashely Peifer.
Public Reception: Saturday, January 13, 6-9 pm
Exhibition runs through January 6-28, 2018
In Fuse, Tara Costello’s paintings explore the malleability of perspective, subtle documented shifts in time merging to create landscape in an abstract form. Her work searches for unexpected beauty in the relationships between rich textures and primitive mark. She is interested in the way multiple perspectives live, move and shift within the same moment. The spontaneous is art is complete absorption in the paintings that is fresh. The freshness holds the emotion, emotional energy evokes, assembles, accepts, and rejects memories, images, observations and works them into a whole.
Tara Costello lives and works in Minneapolis, MN. She has exhibited her work nationally and internationally at galleries including The Burren College of Art in Ireland, The National Galleries of Scotland in Edinburgh, Soo Local, Minnesota, Circa Gallery, MN, Bloomington Center for the Arts, MN, Sears Peyton Gallery, NY. Costello has numerous commissions including commercial and residential murals. rosaluxgallery.com/tara-costello
Tara Costello, Ballyvaughn, 2017, Venetian plaster, 30” x 32”
In surprise party, Ashely Peifer’s mixed media paintings on paper, panel, and shaped plywood to explore the distortion of memory over time. Can nostalgia over-beautify a memory beyond recognition? The paintings and sculptures grasp at the blurry edges of memory, attempting to transmute the non-material into haptic experience. Sunny childhood memories appear in repeated shapes throughout the work: jump ropes, forts, garden edges, hula hoops, coloring, and candy. Willful optimism is the goal and it is achieved through embracing nostalgia and translating it into the realm of pattern, color, and form.
Ashely Peifer is an artist and textile designer living in Minneapolis. She holds an MFA in Painting from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design and a BA in Visual Art from Taylor University in Indiana. She has exhibited nationally and internationally including solo shows at Galleria Daniele Agostini in Lugano, Switzerland and Burnet Gallery in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Her paintings are represented by Galleria Daniele Agostini in Switzerland, Uprise Art in New York City, and she is a member of Rosalux Gallery in Minneapolis. Her work has been featured in New American Paintings, the Urban Outfitters blog, Design*Sponge, and Maake Magazine, as well as numerous art blogs and digital magazines. ashelypeifer.com
Ashely Peifer, tumble quilt, 2017, mixed media on panel, 32” x 30”