Guest Blogger: Kate Dowell
To start the night Eric Rausch gave a brief intro about ARTillery and officially announced that we are seeking new members. If you are interested in becoming a member check out the benefits at www.artilleryohio.com and submit a form on the site telling us why you what to be involved and what you can bring to the group.
As for the artists, first up was Bobby Rosenstock. Bobby is showing March 4-27 in the Shoebox as ARTillery’s featured artist. He is a printmaker from New Jersey, currently residing in Marietta, Ohio. Bobby’s work (above) includes elaborate wood cut prints in combination with letterpress techniques on his Vandercook press. The majority of Rosenstock’s work is narrative; recapturing personal stories or retelling historical oddities. This piece, 19th and Walnut, is about an eclectic Philadelphian woman Bobby encountered daily on his walk home from school on this corner of 19th and Walnut. Everyday, no matter the weather she would play her penny whistle with no shoes on. Rosenstock holds a desire to document these modern day characters while referencing historical folklore. For more information, check out www.bobbyrosenstock.com
Next up was Larissa Mellor, the artist showing at OAL next month. Mellor is a recent OSU graduate in Sculpture. Often working in series, she develops bodies of work around a particular film or narrative. She often works in layered cut paper with delicate detail, physically references stage and audience, viewer and film. Her interests lie in the relationship of presence and absence, resulting in experimental work such as physically removing her studio wall and recreating its presence in a gallery context.
All in all, the first ARTillery ARTtalk was a success and I would like to thank Bobby, Adam, and Larissa for participating and of course everyone who came to check it out. The next ARTtalk will take place in April and feature artists showing at Arts in the Alley throughout April and May.