January Exhibit | REVISIT THE 70’S
These artists will be showcased from January 5th to February 16th.
To read about this show in The New Haven Independent click here.
Jay Rosenblum, American (1933-1989)
Painter and violinist, Jay Rosenblum sought to correlate his love of chamber music sonatas with blocks of color which, like individual musical notes, transform the work into a cohesive whole. Mr. Rosenblum, grew up in NYC where he graduated from the High School of Music and Art. He went on to Bard College and the Cranbrook Academy of Fine Arts. He taught at the School of Visual Arts and was chosen by City Walls to design two murals in NYC. The prints we will be exhibiting showcase his love of bright colors and the joy they convey.
Bill Weege, American, born in 1935.
A Wisconsin native, Bill Weege studied printmaking, collage and sculpture at the University of Wisconsin, where he went on to become Professor Emeritus in the Art Department. Bill Weege has been one of the leaders in the development of digital printmaking. His early works were made into popular “hipster” posters in the late 1960s and his span of work is included in several museum collections. He is constantly coming up with new ways of creating art. Our show includes fine examples of Weege’s early work.
"Painting for me is a dynamic way of reflecting." M.C. Marcella Casal paints reflections looking for answers to complex situations and like everything in life, there is not only one. That is why her works, always thought of in modules, have a game that makes them an open work, where one of the answers has the viewer when it comes to ordering its composition. Italian-Argentinian artist. She lives and works in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She started exhibiting in 2013 and received the First Prize of Artistic Creation of the University of Belgrano 2014.
John Wesley’s work has been characterized as Pop Art and Minimalist, though Wesley considers it to be more aligned with Surrealism. His work has been lauded by Donald Judd and others and his exhibits include a retrospective at the P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center in New York. Born in Los Angeles, Wesley began painting at the age of 22. We will be exhibiting two of his delightful works from the late 1960s.
David Roth uses color as the key medium of his prints; the optical quality of his approach has its roots in the Bauhaus and Op Art movements. He uses graph paper and a mathematical sense to create works comprised of the 6 primary and secondary colors as well as black, white, and grey. Roth studied at the Illinois Institute of Technology’s Institute of Design and was twice awarded the Maholy-Nagy Scholarship for visual design. We will be showing prints that demonstrate Roth’s ability to create unique and fascinating balance in each piece.
He was a major advocate for art as art alone. He wanted to break down the process to highlight the simplicity and fundamental process of putting paint onto a canvas. His artwork is considered minimalist and his later works were different shades of black, a series that he worked on until his death. The piece we will be showing was printed in Connecticut in a collection of 10.
1888-1976 He was born in Germany and was a professor at the Bauhaus. When it closed in 1933 he emigrated to the United States. There he continued both his art and teaching careers.
Josef Alber's work was integral to the development of color field painting and color theory. He worked with color and spatial relations to see the minimum necessary information to convey the desired results. The piece we are displaying shows his ability to portray perspective without many visual cues.
American Artist born in 1942. She played a major role in the American feminist movement of the 1960s. Upon moving to London she became an important figure in the British Pop Movement. Her artwork often shows female icons and she fought for equal representation for women in the art world.