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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 2: DrawingsAdd to your cart.
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Item 1: Ghost ChairAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

Medium: Pastel and Charcoal on Paper 1990/1984

Size: 60" x 80"

Photo: MS91-2.1-1 Ghost Chair -Watermarked.jpg

Rosenberg Book: Slides (2D) Page 32-33

Item 2: Metallic Chair, 1982Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Medium: Chalk and graphite on paper, 1986

Size: 60" x 80"

Photo: MS91-2.1-2 Metallic Chair -Watermarked.jpg

Rosenberg Book: Page 37-38, 35mm Slides and Photo

Item 3: Red Haze ChairAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

Red Chair on Red Background.

Medium: Unknown

Size: Unknown

Photo: MS91-2.1-3 Red Haze Chair -Watermarked.jpg

Rosenberg Book: Page 47, Slides 17 x3: MAY83

Item 4: Grey on Grey ChairAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

Grey Chair on Grey Background

Medium: Unknown

Size: Unknown

Photo: MS91-2.1-4 Grey on Grey Chair -Watermarked.jpg

Rosenberg Book: Page 48, Slides x3

Item 5: Black Spotted CharAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

Medium: Ink on Paper

Size: 57" x 72"

Photo: MS91-2.1-5 Black Spotted Chair -Watermarked.jpg

Rosenberg Book: Page 52, 35mm Slides x6

Item 6: Dark Grey ChairAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

Dark Grey Chair on Dark Grey Background

Medium: Unknown

Size: Unknown

Photo: MS91-2.1-6 Dark Grey Chair -Watermarked.jpg

Rosenberg Book: Page 53, 35mm slides x11 : DEC84

Item 10: Chair, Black, 1981Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

All black, chair, dire charcoal lines, crease damage, film cover

Medium:oil pastel on rag paper

Size:60 x 83

Photo #:100-0033

Item 11: "Red Ochre Oil Pastel"Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Large pink chair on rag paper-all one color

Medium:Red ochre oil pastel

Size:62 x 81

Photo #:100-0034

Item 12: Glowing from the MiddleAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

Large black chair with white starting in middle

Medium:Oil Pastel

Size:60 x82

Photo: MS91-2.1-12 Glowing in the Middle -Watermarked.jpg

Rosenberg Book: 39-40

Item 18: Chair and Table, 1981Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Medium:charcoal

Size: 50" x 67"

Photo: MS91-2.1-18

Rosenberg Book: Page 49, 35mm Slides

Item 19: Black Chair, 1981Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Medium:Charcoal and Pastel on Orange Paper

Size:

Photo #:100-0042

Item 20Add to your cart.

Untitled

from the Chair Etching Series

Ink on Paper

23" x 26"

Item 21: Untitled -GoldAdd to your cart.

Chair Etching Series

Oil stick on paper

24" x 26"

Sub-Series 2: Small DrawingsAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Burlap-Textured Charcoal Chair, 1989Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Medium: Charcoal on paper 1989

Size: 14" x 20"

Rosenberg Book: Page 36, No 35mm Slides

Item 2: Submerged Dark ChairAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

Medium:  Oilstick on Paper

Size: 12" x 12"

Photo: MS91-2.2-2 Submerged Dark Chair03 -Watermarked.jpg

Rosenberg Book: Pages 41-42

Item 3: Conte Crayon ChairAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

Medium: Conte Crayon on Paper, 1994 (1983)

Size: 4" x 4"

Photo: MS91-2.2-3-Conte Crayon Chair -Watermarked.jpg

Rosenberg Book: Pages 43-44, Slides MAY83


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