Denise Bibro Fine Art is pleased to present Terry Rose: In Flux, on view March 18 through May 1, 2010. The artist’s first New York City solo exhibition features a new suite of paintings executed on aluminum. Residing in the liminal space between abstraction and representation, Rose’s imagery emerges, elides, and expands in a constant state of becoming. There is a magical sense of momentary arrival, then a whisper, urging us to remain in the present, as change is inevitable. Conjuring evolving galaxies, the work explores the microcosm and the macrocosm, and their undeniable interconnectedness.
Rose works flat, beginning with a base coat of wet varnish, dropping in oils, enamels and micron pigments. He is dependent on the fluid nature of his medium, as substances move across and through the varnish. Chemical and physical reactions yield unpredictable forms. Random calligraphic lines appear, resembling a map’s topography. Welcoming chance interaction, the artist creates swirling, cascading passages, occasionally invoking aspects of ancient Chinese landscape painting.
Rose has mounted solo shows at Gallery NAGA, Boston, MA; Lenore Gray Gallery, Providence, RI; Anderson Gallery, Bridgewater State College, Bridgewater, MA; Jill Thayer Gallery, Bakersfield, CA; and the Pasadena Arts Space, Pasadena, CA. Selected group exhibitions include University of Maine Museum of Art, Bangor, ME; Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA; and the DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Lincoln, MA. His work is held in public and private collections including the DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park in Lincoln, MA; the Four Seasons Hong Kong, Hong Kong; Bellagio Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV; Mandarin Oriental Hotels in New York City and Boston, MA; St. Regis Hotels in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Shenzen, China, and Dubai.