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Terri Rolland: Resonance
October 22, 2021 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm$10
Work by Roswell Artist-in-Residence Terri Rolland
October 23, 2021 – January 2, 2022
Artist Lecture: Friday, October 22, 5:30pm
Opening Reception: Friday, October 22, 6-7pm
Museum members free | Non-members welcome with price of admission
Roswell Museum and Art Center
1011 N. Richardson Ave. Roswell, NM 88201
Terri Rolland’s paintings are rooted in the energy of the earthly world. She is concerned with the places where land and sky meet, and the color, temperature and vibration found there. Visual meets perceptual: time of day, light, heat, wind, moisture, silence, smells and sounds are as important as what is seen and considered known. Accordingly, she reduces a painting to its three most elemental colors and shapes to best honor the essence of a place in time, pared down to a relationship that is material and subtle. Rolland uses a process of layering several thin coats of clay paint to create a matte luminosity of surface and color that is both active and still.
While Terri Rolland’s work is steeped in the tradition of abstraction and modernist landscape painting, she considers her east coast working-class roots and her feminist/butch/queer sensibility to be a major factor in the development of her aesthetic. She has lived and worked in New Mexico since 1990. She is currently in residence at the Roswell Artist-In-Residence (RAiR) Program. In 2020 she received a grant from the Pollock Krasner Foundation which has helped fund this project.
Image: Night Wind, 2021, Acrylic and Clay Paint on Canvas, 30″ x 36″