Jun 17, 2017 — Aug 19, 2017
ROSEGALLERY presents "Reference", a collection of works examining the
archive of the artist’s mind through the visual pairing of works with their images of influence. Original pieces by Manuel Alvarez Bravo, Diane Arbus, Jo Ann Callis, Jeff Bellerose, Dirk Braeckman, Bruce Davidson, Misha de Ridder, William Eggleston, Richard Ehrlich, Elger Esser, Robbert Flick, Todd Hido, Leanna Hicks, Evelyn Hofer, Graciela Iturbide, Ken Kitano, Summer Mann, Sebastian Riemer, Joachim Schulz, and more are on display alongside referential works.
Paired alongside corresponding pieces, the works brought together in
"Reference" reveal the presence of other imagery upon contemporary works of photography and painting. Even across mediums, forms and color appear throughout the connected compositions. Both Edward Hopper and Bruce Davidson captured subway interiors in a myriad of lines, whether through the sculpting of pen-work or in the scribbles of graffiti. The round, abstract dispersions of ink in Joachim Schulz’s polaroids reference Rothko’s softened expanses. Yet some images more directly excerpt from their influences. Sebastian Riemer’s photographs invert the colors of master paintings, converting a known image into a new form. In each of the pairings, interconnections and adaptations emerge through the transference of composition and color from one work to the next.