August 4 – 25, 2017
Opening reception: August 4, 5 – 7 pm
Tansey Contemporary, Santa Fe
Melinda Rosenberg creates sculpture using wood that ranges from new to found to recycled. The Columbus-based artist often drives around rural Ohio seeking out old barns and lumber yards to discover different grain textures, growth structures, and patterns of decay. In her upcoming solo exhibition at Tansey Contemporary, Rosenberg’s works feature a variety of materials, from an old wooden chair seat to croquet mallets. Materially linked to the handwork of craft, these subtle minimalist forms project into space to create linear perspectives, and are often accented with smooth, sanded paint. Influenced by Japanese Chashitsu Architecture, in which slight visual tricks are intended to pull viewers into the moment, Rosenberg’s works play at the intersection of utility and form, perspective and illusionism.