Tayloe Piggott Gallery

Jane Rosen: Second Nature

Jane Rosen: Second Nature

grey white columns (both) by jane rosen

Jane Rosen

Grey White Columns (Both), 2010

Thursday, July 14, 2011Tuesday, August 23, 2011


Jackson, WY USA

Jackson, WY – Tayloe Piggott Gallery announces an upcoming exhibition by renowned artist Jane Rosen focusing on her recent sculptures of carved limestone and hand blown glass birds. Gallery owner/director Tayloe Piggott is thrilled to present this body of work she hand-picked while visiting Rosen’s studio in San Gregorio, CA. A catalogue is available for this exhibition. The show hangs July 14 through August 23, with visitors invited to a reception on Thursday, July 14th, 2011, 5-8pm.

Rosen’s drawings act as her journal where she studies and understands the form before chiseling a limestone sculpture or hand blowing a glass bird. Rosen loves the alchemy of materials and the transformation a piece takes on by scratching away the surface and building it up by adding layers of sumi-e ink, paint, coffee, beeswax, Korean water color and marble mix. The beauty of each piece lies not just in the sculpted form but in the inventive detailed layers of added materials.

Rosen was born in New York City where she grew up and began her career as an artist. Rosen found herself captivated by the accessibility of nature on a visit to the West Coast. She eventually relocated permanently to San Gregorio, California, on the coast south of San Francisco, where she keeps her studio and resides on a horse ranch frequently visited by the birds seen in her work. Rosen has taught at numerous elite institutions including the School of Visual Arts and Bard College in New York, LaCoste School of the Arts in France, Stanford University and the University of California at Berkeley. Rosen’s work has been reviewed in the New York Times, ArtForum, Art in America, and Art News. Her work has been exhibited across the United States and is in numerous prestigious public and private collections including the Brooklyn Museum, the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, the Aspen Art Museum, the Yellowstone Museum, and the JP Morgan Chase and Chevron corporate collections.

For full biographical information on the artists, images or for more information about the show, please contact Tayloe Piggott at 307-733-0555 or art@tayloepiggottgallery.com.