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Ross Rosenberg Art Collection

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Collection Overview

Title: Ross Rosenberg Art CollectionAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

ID: MS/91

Extent: 0.0

Arrangement:

MS91-1.1  Large Rosenberg Paintings

MS91-1.2  Small Rosenberg Paintings

MS91-2.1  Large Rosenberg Drawings

MS91-2.2  Small Rosenberg Drawings

MS91-3     Rosenberg Sculptures

MS91-4     Rosenberg Prints

MS91-5     Miscellaneous Rosenberg Material

Date Acquired: 09/03/2008

Subjects: Rosenberg, Ross

Scope and Contents of the Materials

A description of pieces by New York Artist Ross Rosenberg held by the Valdosta State University Archives and Special Collections:

Ross Rosenberg

I am drawn to commonplace subjects such as chairs and houses because they are comfortingly familiar but at the same time they allow me to express feelings of mystery and foreboding. It is the ambiguity that involves me.

Most of the images are based on early childhood memories. The rounded chair, for example, comes from a memory of being in a dark living room at night. There is a dim light coming from down a long hall. I hear someone in the hall and I climb up onto the chair and hide between the arms on the seat.

The upright chair image is connected to the memory of watching my father making a chair for me when I was four years old. When I sat in it, my back rested against its back, my seat on its seat, my legs by its legs. Now I am both the chair and the one who makes the chair.

So although I do not work from a conscious program or a theoretical base, there are clear emotional lines running through all of my work.

PAINTINGS

The paintings of this rounded chair are seen from a child's eye level and they put an adult in the same size relationship to the chair in the painting that a two-year-old has to a real one. As this series developed, I began to focus more and more on discovering different ways to create texture. So some of them are as much about how they were made as why they were made.

DRAWINGS

The drawings of this rounded chair are, like the paintings, done from a child's eye level. Most of the drawings are as large as the paintings and they put an adult in the same relationship to the chair that a two-year-old has to a real one.

SCULPTURE

When small children sit in an overstuffed chair, the experience is like that of being held by an adult. The seat is like a lap, the child leans back against the chair and is held by the chair's arms. The chair sculptures were created with the intention of emphasizing this relationship between the chair and the human body. The two house reliefs are from early memories of houses on the steep hill on which we lived. They, and the chair relief, use the wall behind them as the ground rather than having a traditional shelf-like base.]

                                                                                -- Ross Rosenberg

Collection Historical Note

Ross Rosenberg was born in Syracuse, New York in 1941. he grew up in Rochester, NY, and attended the University of Michigan,graduating with a degree in English Literature and Art History. From that time until now, he has lived and worked in New York City. He studied drawing at the University of Michigan, drawing, painting, and sculpture at Parsons, drawing and printmakingatthe School of Visual Arts, and papermaking at DieuDonne. His work is in corporate and public collections, including the New York Public Library, and here, at Valdosta State University. His work was first displayed at Valdosta State University in a VSU Art Gallery Show “Works on Paper” and several of his smaller works were purchased at that time. Mr. Rosenberg has exhibited around the country and his large drawings series, of which this is a selection, were exhibited previously at MIT in Cambridge, MA, and at various exhibits in New Jersey, New York and Connecticut.

Subject/Index Terms

Rosenberg, Ross

Administrative Information

Repository: Valdosta State University Archives and Special Collections

Access Restrictions: no restrictions.  VSU has copyright and may hang or sell artwork.

Acquisition Source: Ross Rosenberg

Acquisition Method: signed gift agreement between Ross Rosenberg and VSU University Foundation.  Signatures for Rosenberg, A. Blake Pearce, John Crawford, and Deborah Davis.  Full copyrights are given to VSU.  They may be used or sold.


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[Series 5: Very Small Drawings: Dream Series],
[Binder 1: Rosenberg Images],
[Binder 2: Rosenberg Images],
[Binder 3: Ross Rosenberg Portfolio],
[Box 1: Pencil drawings, 08/10/2019],
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Series 1: PaintingsAdd to your cart.
Sub-Series 1: Large PaintingsAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Big Black Charcoal Chair, 1980Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Big black charcoal chair; "Rosenberg '80"

Medium: charcoal on paper

Size: 70"x 58.25"

Photo: MS91-1.1-1 Big Black Charcoal Chair -Watermarked.jpg

Item 2: Wood chair outline, 12/28/80-1/1/81Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Wood chair outline, solid black charcoal; "12/28/80-1/1/81"

Medium: charcoal on paper

Size: 83.5"x59"

Photo #: 100-0022

Item 3: Dots 3, March '87Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Dalmation chair, black paint on cream paper; 3/87

Medium: acrylic on paper

Size: 85.75"x62"

Photo #: 100-0023

Item 4: Graphite All ShinyAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

Graphite chair; "Image made by directional strokes"

Medium: graphite on paper

Size: 83"x60"

Photo #: 100-0024,0025,0026

Item 5: 3-D texture resembling asphaltAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

3-D texture resembling asphalt, small tree and building

Medium: 3-D texture on canvas (oil stick)

Size: 69.5"x90"

Photo #: 100-0027,0028

Rosenberg photo book (similar to) p. 14

Item 6: Elephant Skin ChairAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

Chair made of layers of medium (small damage in middle)

Medium: oil stick on canvas

Size: 60"x78"

Photo: MS91-1.1-6 Elephant Skin Chair

Rosenberg photo book p. 7

Item 7: Chair WindowAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

Blue acrylic of a chair by a window, roof in distance

Medium: acrylic on canvas

Size: 71.5"x71.25"

Photo #: 100-0030

Rosenberg photo book (similar to) p. 47

Item 8: Joe's 198?Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Acrylic, looking out window at Joe's, robot, bright colors - blue, green, red, yellow, black

Medium: acrylic

Size: 72"x87"

Photo #: 100-0031

Item 9: Armchair-HouseAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

Medium: Oil stick on canvas

Size:72 x 66

Photo #:100-0032

Item 13: Watercolor ChairAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

Black on rag paper, watercolor

Medium:water color on rag paper

Size:76 3/4 x 59 3/8

Photo #:100-0036

Item 14: Swirly Black Chair, 4/4/81Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Black watercolor on Rag Paper, chair

Medium:water color on rag paper

Size:49.5 x 62

Photo #:100-0037

Item 15: Black Spotted ChairAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

Paint cracked

Medium:water color

Size:57 x 72.5

Photo #:100-0038

Item 16: Shiny and Black ChairAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

Medium:acrylic black

Size:49 x 62

Photo #:100-0039

Item 17: Red-Orange Chair, 1982Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Medium:Red watercolor on 100% veg paper

Size:60.5 x 80.5

Photo #:100-0040

Item 20: House and TreeAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

Medium:oil stick on canvas

Size:67 x 83

Photo #:100-0043

Item 21: Black and Gold ChairAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

Medium:Oil Sick and Canvas

Size:91 x 70 3/4

Photo #:100-0044

Item 22: Black and Gray ChairAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

Medium:Oil sick on canvas

Size:69.5 x 87.5

Photo #:100-0045

Item 23: Bright Colored Robot PeopleAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

Medium:Oil on Canvas

Size:57 x 70

Photo #:100-0046

Item 24: Blue ChairAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

Medium:Acrylic on Canvas

Size:87 x 72

Photo #:100-0047

Item 25: Silver Chair, 1982Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Medium:Oil stick on canvas-Rag Paper matted on canvas with Jade 403

Size:59.5 x 77

Photo #:100-0048

Item 26: CurvesAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

Medium:Acrylic-Two different shades of blue

Size:89 x 72

Photo #:100-0049

Item 27: Black and Gold Chair-PartialAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

Medium:Oil stick on canvas

Size:70.5 x 68

Photo: MS91-1.1-27 Black and Gold Partial -Watermarked.jpg

Rosenberg Book: p.20

Item 28: Tree at Night in front of FenceAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

Medium:Oil Stick on Canvas

Size:70 x 55.5

Photo #:100-0051

Item 29: Chair and House, 2/14/84Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Medium:Oil stick on canvas

Size:70.5 x 68 3/4

Photo #:100-0052

Item 30: Tree Wall House, 1990Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Large Tree-Gold and Black with Fence and Roof in Background

Medium:Oil stick on canvas

Size:86 1/2 x 67

Photo: MS91-1.1-30 Treewall House

Item 31: Black and Gray Maternal ChairAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

Medium: oil stick on canvas

Size: 89.75"x69.5"

Photo #: 100-0054

Rosenberg photo book p. 9

Item 32: Study on "Joe's"Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Medium: acrylic and chalk

Size: 82"x75"

Photo #: 100-0055

Item 33: Spotted Grey Chair, 1990Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Medium: Oilstick on handmade paper on canvas 1990

Size: 70" x 89"

Photo: MS91-1.1-33 "Spotted Grey Chair"

Rosenberg Book: pages 3-4.

Item 34: Dark Orange Chair, 1983Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Medium: Stain on Paper Canvas

Size: 60" x 78"

Photo: MS91-1.1-34 Dark Orange Chair

Rosenberg Book: Page 6

Item 35: Crimson Chair, 1983Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Medium: Mixed Media on Canvas

Size: 62" x 80"

Photo: MS91-1.1-35 Crimson Chair

Rosenberg Book: Slides 15, Pages 10-11

Item 36: Wall and Two Branches, 1990Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Medium: Oil Stick on handmade paper on Canvas

Size: Unknown

Photo: MS91-1.1-36 "Wall and Two Branches"

Rosenberg Book: Page 23, No 35mm Slides.

Item 37: Coffee Cup Chair, 1984Add to your cart.

Medium: Unknown

Size: Unknown

Photo: MS91-1.1-37 "Coffee Cup Chair"

Rosenberg Book: Slides 24, Page 27.

Sub-Series 2: Small PaintingsAdd to your cart.
Item 1: BranchesAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

Branches, black and white

Medium: acrylic on canvas

Size: 40"x35.5"

Photo #: 100-0013

Item 2: Stairs and chairsAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

Stairs and chairs, white

Medium: acrylic on canvas

Size: 41"x36"

Photo #: 100-0014

Item 3: Branches 2Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Branches 2

Medium: acrylic on canvas

Size: 36.5"x41"

Photo #: 100-0015

Item 4: Hills and buildingAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

Hills and building

Medium: acrylic on canvas

Size: 37"x29.5"

Photo #: 100-0016

Item 5: Stairs and windowAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

Stairs and window, white (damaged with brown spots)

Medium: acrylic on canvas

Size: 41"x35.5"

Photo #: 100-0017

Item 6: Street LightAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

Chair, window, building, blue; "Ross Rosenberg, 141 W 17, New York, NY"

Medium: acrylic on canvas

Size: 32.5"x30.5"

Photo #: 100-0018

Rosenberg photo book p. 47

Item 7: Table, 3 chairs, windowAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

Table, 3 chairs, window, blue

Medium: acrylic on canvas

Size: 35"x41"

Photo #: 100-0019

Rosenberg photo book p. 45

Item 8: 7 chairsAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

7 chairs, black on cream paper (fragile, needs encapsulation)

Medium: paint on paper ???

Size: 21.5"x58"

Photo #: 100-0020

Item 9: Chair and Window, UnknownAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

Medium: Unknown Paint and Surface

Size: Unknown

Photo: MS91-1.2-9

Rosenberg Book: 29

Item 10: 3D Orange Chair, 1983Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Medium: Mixed media relief on canvas

Size: 54" x 45" x 1"

Photo: MS91-1.2-10 "3D Orange Chair"

Rosenberg Book: Page 26 ( 35mm Slides x3)

Item 11: Partial OrangeAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

Corner of Orange Rounded Chair on Purple Background.

Rosenberg Book: Page 30 (35mm Slides x2)

Item 34: Study of "Three Chairs"Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Medium: acrylic

Size: 40"x34"

Photo #: 100-0066


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[Series 3: Sculpture],
[Series 4: Prints],
[Series 5: Very Small Drawings: Dream Series],
[Binder 1: Rosenberg Images],
[Binder 2: Rosenberg Images],
[Binder 3: Ross Rosenberg Portfolio],
[Box 1: Pencil drawings, 08/10/2019],
[All]


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