THE PAINTED GARDEN: SCULPTURE AND PAINTINGS BY PHYLLIS ROSSER AT CERES GALLERY MARCH 28 – APRIL 22, 2017
Rosser’s work will be on view at Ceres Gallery from March 28th through April 22nd, 2017. A reception for the artist will be held on April 7th from 6 – 8 p.m. The Gallery is located at 547 West 27th Street, New York, NY and is open Tuesdays through Saturdays from noon to 6 p.m., Thursdays until 8 p.m.
Phyllis Rosser invokes the wildness of nature in her latest solo exhibition of sculpture and paintings. The Painted Forest will include eight large and ten smaller sculptures as well as four garden and flower paintings. This is Phyllis Rosser’s 19th solo show. Tree limbs stripped bare of their bark, which she gathers from the banks of the Connecticut River in Vermont, are woven into large abstract constructions. The assembled limbs are left in their natural state, which suggests their earlier life rushing through water and heightens the sensuality of the bare wood surface. Some sculptures are painted vibrant colors to make the lyrical patterns of their construction more explicit. Rosser uses phrases from Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass for her titles to express her exuberance and passion for the natural world.