The City of Kettering and Rosewood Gallery are pleased to present solo exhibitions by Ohio artists Brian Mathus and Craig Fisher. The exhibitions will run from March 14 through April 22. An artists’ reception will be held Saturday, March 19, 1-3 pm.
Dayton, Ohio artist, Brian Mathus’ exhibition, The expectation of being seen, showcases his latest acrylic paintings. He describes his motivation, saying “I choose a subject matter that is relatable and explores how the paint works through it. If I have a face I try to balance the composition with it, so that the face's impact is equal or harmonious with the composition.” He continues: “A highly detailed face is like fireworks or something we are really conditioned to analyze. So getting the eye to move around a composition with one in it is challenging.”
Toledo, Ohio artist Craig Fisher uses a variety of printmaking techniques, etching, mezzotint, chine colle, and intaglio, to create and explore worlds with an “interest in the monumental, the pillared icon and the undiscovered remnant. While some of today’s monuments are coming down, I like to create new geometric of organic edifices that hint at a background narrative yet to be realized.”