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.

Testing the Water of Lake Bolsena

In keeping with the research in my previous post, this spring I tested the water from Lago di Bolsena, Italy. Although this testing was cond...