Preview: Regan Rosburg’s “Maelstrom” at David B. Smith Gallery
Regan Rosburg‘s mixed-media artworks crystallize elements of nature, submerging what appear to be entire ecosystems in resin. Dominated by shades of off white, Rosburg’s works are filled with found objects such as wire, construction mesh and plastic bags
, surprising viewers with the variety of textures and 3D details despite the quiet, even minimalist color palette. These rough materials take on a delicate appearance in Rosburg’s ornate juxtapositions filled with baroque flourishes. Rosburg has a solo show coming up on June 21 titled “Maelstrom” at David B. Smith Gallery in Denver. Take a look at some of the work in the show below and see the exhibition June 21 through July 20.
“I have always been very much involved in the pseudo biological cycle of production, consumption and destruction. And for a long time, I have been anguished by the fact that one of its most conspicuous material results is the flooding of our world with junk and rejected odd objects.”—Arman
Driven by a combination of my passion for fitting odd shapes together and a sympathy toward discarded objects, I create animals from thrift store plastics.
I spent my early childhood in Japan but I grew up in several different countries. Japanese Shinto beliefs are such that all objects and organisms have spirits, and I was taught in kindergarten that objects that are discarded before their time weep at night inside the trash bin. This became a vivid image in my mind…
I only select objects that have been used and discarded. My goal is for each object to transcend its origin by being integrated into an animal/ organic forms that are alive and in motion. This process of reclamation and regeneration is liberating to me as an artist.