24 х 30 in. cm.
This lot is part of the sale to benefit the Wauson Award Artist Grant, in memory of Kim Wauson, and as a result artnet is waving the standard 15% Buyer's Premium.
Precisely executed, Susie Rosmarin demonstrates her mathematical aptitude and understanding of delicate balances needed to create optical illusions. By echoing the geometry and repetitive arrangements observed in nature and everyday life, Rosmarin manipulates color and light within the two-dimensional space, creating a textured pattern that appears to weave in and out across the canvas.
Influenced by Op Art and abstraction, American contemporary artist Susie Rosmarin (b.1950) challenges the two-dimensionality of painting through carefully orchestrated grid systems based on geometry that make her paintings appear three-dimensional. Rosmarin earned her BA in 1973 from the University of St. Thomas, Houston, TX and her MFA in 1981 from the Pratt Institute, New York, NY. Recently, her work has been the subject of solo shows at Danese Gallery, New York, NY (2009); Texas Gallery, Houston, TX (2008); Angstrom Gallery, Dallas, TX (2006); and Bernard Toale Gallery, Boston, MA (2002).
Selected Public Collections:
New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, NY
Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY
Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
The seven pieces seen here are from a memorial exhibition for Kim Wauson, 1954-2008, artist’s champion, collector, colleague and friend. Fundamental Abstraction II, in Kim’s honor, was exhibited at Haines Gallery, San Francisco, in May of 2008. All works had been donated by the artists in support of a grant, known as The Wauson, which awards $5000 to emerging, or mid-career artists vetted by a jury of their peers. Previous jurors have included James Sienna, David Ebony, Pearl Albino and Jane Scott. To date four awards were presented in late 2009. The Wauson is administered by For-Site Foundation, a not-for-profit artist in residency program based in Nevada City, Ca. 100% of the net proceeds from this sale will fund four additional grants. We thought collectors would enjoy knowing their purchases will be used for a good cause. For more information, visit www.for-site.org