Jessica Deane Rosner
For the most part, I like to work small to draw the viewer in, and once I have their attention, I want to hold it for a while. These recent works are done on the pages of a very old, tattered child’s math instruction book. I enjoy the tension that exists between the repetitive, dry, impersonal math questions, and paintings that are somewhat random, very personal, and one of a kind. As is usually true with my work, these images are pulled from motifs that arise again and again like favorite toys and books. These include horses, geometric forms, industrial images, and organic shapes. I also appreciate that the math questions can be answered, whereas the artwork is always a bit of a mystery.