DCKT Contemporary is pleased to present BRION NUDA ROSCH’s first solo exhibition in New York. Deconstructing or rearranging the commonplace, ROSCH’s collages and sculptural works heighten awareness and jar the viewer out of an object or photograph’s sense of embedded context.
Mundane materials such as found book pages, wood, drywall 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 create and negate form and content as well as the monumental and un-monumental. A painted stick or block rests on a pedestal, a symbol of importance and a sign that the object is a complete and finished work of art. Contradictions arise and the placement and arrangement of the objects are almost more important than the objects themselves. They are monuments for the everyday and homage to process.
An Object’s Significance Removed is a collection of objects found at 99 Cent stores or rescued from thrift stores. These objects once had significance yet are now devalued or discarded and their possible cultural significance is in question. Collected, gathered, covered in plaster and painted they now exist with an undefined meaning.
For the past decade, ROSCH has used turquoise in his work as a symbol of escape. His unique practice and humble vision influenced Pantone’s decision to name turquoise their Color of the Year for 2010. As Pantone writes, “Turquoise Transports Us to an Exciting, Tropical Paradise While Offering a Sense of Protection and Healing in Stressful Times.”
ROSCH lives and works in San Francisco. He is the recipient of a 2009 Artadia Award. He will be included in the upcoming group exhibition Ultrasonic V at Mark Moore Gallery (Santa Monica, CA). Previous solo exhibitions include Baer Ridgway Exhibitions (San Francisco) and Allston Skirt Gallery (Boston). Recent group exhibitions include Pool Gallery (Berlin), Dolphin Gallery (Kansas City) and San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art.