DCKT Contemporary is pleased to present BRION NUDA ROSCH’s second solo exhibition in New York. Deconstructing or rearranging the commonplace, ROSCH’s collage and sculptural works heighten awareness, jarring the viewer out of an object or photograph's sense of embedded context.
In his new body of collage works ROSCH combines images of scarecrows with sculptures by modern masters, large color forms disrupt empty landscapes and “meat on meat” suggests past works. In his paintings and sculptural works ROSCH creates a new series of props: a cut form, a covered bust, a painting painted many times before and rescued construction site ephemera. Continuing his practice within a guided set of rules, each work exists to challenge what has been given value and what is held sacred.
Mundane materials such as found book pages, wood, concrete and recycled house paint are slightly or humbly altered. Small adjustments, such as additions or subtractions to found book pages, create seemingly impossible situations. The collaged images dictate and negate form and content as well as the monumental and un-monumental. Contradictions arise within their placement and presentation suggesting an interwoven conversation amongst the works. These process-based works are monuments for the everyday.
ROSCH lives and works in San Francisco. Previous solo exhibitions include Baer Ridgway Exhibitions (San Francisco), Greg Kucera Gallery (Seattle), Dolphin Gallery (Kansas City) and Toves Galleri (Copenhagen). He is currently included in the group exhibition Affinity Atlas at the Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art at Hamilton College (Clinton, NY), on view through April 7, 2013. Recent group exhibitions include Bay Area Now 6 at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (San Francisco), Material Deposits at the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center. ROSCH is the recipient of a 2009 Artadia Award. His work has been featured in publications including ARTFORUM, San Francisco Chronicle and ARTINFO.
The exhibition will be on view at DCKT Contemporary, 21 Orchard Street (between Canal & Hester).
Hours are Wednesday through Sunday, noon -6pm.
For further information, please contact Dennis Christie or Ken Tyburski at the gallery.