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Tour Rosewood's Virtual Gallery!

For the first time in its 26 year history, The View juried landscape exhibition is housed exclusively online with images and an exhibition video, accompanied by a downloadable exhibition catalogue with an essay by the exhibition juror, Cathy Mayhugh.

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Scroll down to find virtual exhibitions by Deana Bada Maloney, Samantha Simpson, Arthur Kettner and Mark Flake, and The Western Ohio Watercolor Society.

Samantha Simpson, Us, Them, It, and Deana Bada Maloney, The Nature We Create

Originally scheduled for Rosewood Gallery April 13 – May 17, 2020

Take a virtual tour of the exhibition via the videos or images below!

Samantha Simpson: Us, Them It

Deana Bada Maloney, The Nature We Create

About Us, Them, It

This particular project started in response to my reading of Trajan’s column. The long lines of images that wrapped around the monument seemed to me to speak of the small and daily pains of war. I was interested in the contradiction between the overall grandiosity of the column and the narrative I saw in the images that were carved around it.

The Saga series addresses my sense of a shifting, imperiled world after the last Presidential election: the paintings are my way of working through the ways that I, and the people around me, responded to the increased sense of threat that some of us experienced. The work locates small individuals in a complicated metaphorical world that is populated by predators and prey, families and individuals as well as references to known political figures. It is an imperiled, complex landscape.

Using a theatrically natural world is a rhetorical tactic that allows me to talk about social issues in a way that deflects resistance. Animals act as containers for ideas about power and agency. There are dynamics between types of animals, between individuated characters and generalized predators and in relationship to the setting. Unnatural actors respond to and shape the environment in which the narratives take place. This complexity allows me to propose several competing ways of responding to imbalances in power.

Samantha Simpson

About The Nature We Create

In my work I have consistently made imagery that puts into focus the “Nature We Create,” showing animals having to adapt to our landfill problem.  With these pieces, I hope to engage the viewer with the humorous feel and title, but then have them reflect on the true sadness of each piece.

-Deana Bada Maloney

Mark Flake, Monsters and Cars and Arthur Kettner, Projection of Power

This exhibition has been extended through May 17, 2020.

Take a virtual tour of the exhibition through these short videos, or enjoy the exhibition images below!

Mark Flake, ‘Monsters and Cars’

Arthur Kettner, ‘Projection of Power’

Virtual Exhibition featuring the Western Ohio Watercolor Society

The Western Ohio Watercolor Society exhibition was originally scheduled in the Dilgard/Nelson Community Gallery at Rosewood Arts Centre for spring/summer, 2020. Take a virtual tour of the exhibition via the videos or images below!

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