Systems, RoCA's Fall Exhibition opening October 20 – December 15, 2013, examines artists who are system builders all in a very unique way. These artists utilize pixilated imagery we are all very familiar with, massive collecting, the ingenuity of the do-it-yourself movement and the system inherent in the film ratio of 24 frames per second.
All artists will be at the opening reception, Sunday, October 20 from 2-5pm. An informal artist talk will be scheduled with Devorah Sperber and Penelope Umbrico, time TBA
Gallery ONE Thomas Lanigan-Schmidt: Mysterium Tremendum October 20 - December 15, 2013
Artist Thomas Lanigan-Schmidt, born 1948 in Linden NJ was a pioneer of the maximalist aesthetic of the late 1960's that explored class struggle, gay sexuality and religion. As an icon of gay culture and a participant of the Stonewall Riots, 1969, Schmidt created a radically decorative practice. Using foil, staplers, cellophane and other humble materials, he transformed them into glittering altars, chalices, and objects of pure opulence that shimmer like those in churches. Courtesy of the Pavel Zoubok Gallery.
Gallery TWO ALMOST EVERYTHING: Elise Engler October 20 - December 15, 2013
Elise Engler, in the tradition of the naturalist/artist/scientists, like John James Audubon and others, actively makes long playful "drawing lists" of her experiences, like an inventory of souvenirs or visual journals. She is a world traveler, an artist in search of adventure while making a difference in the world by drawing.
"The sum of its parts is greater than the whole. Like an anthropologist/archaeologist (and often fly on the wall) I approach a situation, document its parts, by observing, listening and researching. The result is work that goes beyond the elements themselves to give the viewer a full sense of an experience." Elise Engler