Monday, May 2, 2016

Nature of/and Man Exhibition Opening/Artist Talk, May 19, 2016

Exhibition May 19 - June 12, 2016
Curated by Dion Neutra
Opening / Artist talk  Thursday,  May 19, 2016,  7:00 - 9:00pm
Neutra Institute Museum, 2379 Glendale Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90039

As human beings, it is valuable that we see and appreciate beauty in our surroundings.  While it is commonplace to observe the magnitude and greatness in nature, today’s delicate climate calls for a mental movement in addition to a restful contemplation while comprehending the infinite landscape.

Rosebraugh seeks to find connections between man and nature, exploring the fragility and strength of our habitat and how humans and the environment affect each other.  Focusing on the inquiry and analysis of  the concept of  “fixing”  things, specifically in nature,  her artwork explores human’s quest for comfort versus our urgent need for mankind to live mindfully on this planet. Her pieces are often temporary and created using materials and elements on site, which decompose in time -symbolic to the cycle and regeneration of our planet. Her practice is based on the exchange of ideas and resources, sometimes with direct participation of people as possible vehicles for social change. Through drawing, sculpture, video, and installation Rosebraugh seeks to promote a dialogue examining mankind’s relationship with the sublime in a world of capitalistic practices and high-powered economies.

Monday, April 25, 2016

U-turn exhibition at Biagiotti Progetto Arte, Florence, Italy

A big thank you to Caterina Biagiotti for hosting the U-turn exhibition this month at Biagiotti Progetto Arte here in Florence. It was beautifully curated by Daria Filardo and mentored by Karen Yurkovich and Pietro Gagliano. Also, huge thanks to John Taylor.

Bricks, 2016, broken bricks, tiles, wax, oil paint, on sandstone base.

Maps, 2016, wax, oil paint, found objects on paper.

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Permanent Collection at the Museo d'Arte Contemporanea di Florina, Greece

A photo of an installation I did last November on the banks of the Seine river in Paris, France called "An Ankh For Paris" was selected from several works in the ArtClash 2016 exhibition in Florence's Palazzo Vecchio to become part of the permanent collection at the Museo d'Arte Contemporanea di Florina in Greece. The installation, made out of 200 baguettes measuring 16m x 12m was created to show solidarity and support for Paris after the terrorist attacks on November 13, 2015. The Ankh, an Egyptian hieroglyphic symbol meaning "everlasting life" is also known to be the shape of a bull's vertebra, implying strength and power.

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Gaia III Exhibition at City Hall, Paris, France

The Gaia III exhibition was hosted at Mairie 2e, - city hall in the 2nd district, to commemorate International Women's Day. I was excited to fly back up to Paris and spend time with curator Julia Rajacic, along with artists Morgan Le Cam, Jisook Min, Laurence Hochin, AnneCecile Surga, and Şirin Döğüş. "Lead Feet," my big nest sculpture was on display along with my two videos titled, "What Is Home," and "A Letter To My Sister," which were projected in the main terrace.

Here are some photos of the installations in progress, as well as some shots from opening night.

A great time! I love this city and hope to be back again soon :)

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Gaia Opening in Paris

I am super excited to be one of the contributing artists exhibiting artwork this January at the Gaia exhibition, hosted by Le Pave dans la m'Art at Galerie d'art Amarrage, in Paris.
I have four pieces in the show: two videos and two sculptures. Below are some photos of the installation, as well as the opening night. The exhibition will be up through February 13, 2016 :)

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Links to Arctic Videos

It's now been 5 months since I sailed the Arctic Ocean, and I have finally been able to wrap my head around the experience, somewhat :)

This trip - all around - gave me more of an appreciation of the ephemeral aspect of life. I learned that there is quite the fragile balance between darkness and light, and that embracing our vulnerabilities is risky but not nearly as dangerous as succumbing to our fears. What's that old saying, "Uncertainty is the only certainty there is?" I think it holds true. It was a great lesson about living in the moment, as no one knows the future of this vast region in years to come. One thing for sure: it's all symbiotic. The separation of me from you, from us from the glaciers, of the glaciers from the desert is all an illusion.

I created two videos from this venture. Here are the titles and the links for viewing, I hope you enjoy.

What Does Home Mean To You?
Video, Writings, Drawings, Audio, Installations
2015 (ongoing)
Spitsbergen, Norway
Arctic Circle

This video is part of a series of work created while in an artist residency program sailing on the Arctic Ocean
around Spitsbergen, Norway. A collection of interviews, written statements, and audio recordings share people’s ideas of what the word Home means to them. These were then saved in a weatherproof time capsule and buried for future generations to find.

A Letter To My Sister
Video 2015
Spitsbergen, Norway
Arctic Circle

This video is part of a series of work created while in an artist residency program sailing on the Arctic Ocean
around Spitsbergen, Norway. A Letter To My Sister represents the fragility of both humans and our planet as well as reminding us that all things are temporary.

Monday, November 23, 2015

Strength in Baguettes: Solidarity Art in Paris

A few crazy things have been happening in the world, and it effects us all.

I am feeling very lucky that I am safe and sound while others in Paris, Beirut, and additional parts of the planet are forced to endure unstable conditions.  A few days after the terrorist attacks in Paris, I was bound for the city of lights to attend an art opening for the exhibition "Gaia" - a fantastic show in conjunction with the COP21 summit on climate change. Unfortunately, it was postponed due to the turmoil at hand. I decided to fly to Paris anyway, and met up with Curator Julia Rajacic, as well as other artists in the exhibition. The more I discussed the current state of the city with the them, I learned that the people of Paris are compassionate and strong. They are determined to keep their freedom and to spread unity in their communities. 
I stayed for that whole week and immersed myself into their world as much as possible. Paris is a unique and special city, with people who are responsible for making it that way. Here is an article on a project I created while there, written in the Florentine - the English speaking newspaper here in Florence. It is called "An Ankh For Paris" and I will post more photos of the making of it soon.