KC Rosenberg: Nearby She Calls

July 22nd- September 2nd, 2017


In KC Rosenberg’s recent abstract works, she conjures up a re-occurring dream that made her question whether there is an intuitive shared space that exists past her being, similar to those who believe in talking to the dead. If this becomes the set understanding for this exhibition, then the conversation in the room of Rosenberg’s works could be channeling with the audience who stand in for the entities of roaming spirits. Her current works are based on proximity and associations providing an ether for the phenomena of interpretation. Her carefully considered color palette sets a scene where the paintings, objects and signs, live as characters within a poetic conversation between text and image. The reminder of the importance of the instant is in Rosenberg’s works. The artist uses the space to pose that there may be an intuitive strata, an elusive state of communication with present viewers, whether that be past, future or the present, concrete.

KC ROSENBERG is an interdisciplinary artist and an Associate Professor at The California College of the Arts. Her individual works are unapologetically in a woman’s perspective, as she is also aware of her roots in abstract expressionism and process-based practices. She is currently extending her interests into lyric writing for music as her work has often played with text-image associations. Rosenberg is also part of the RoCoCo, an artistic duo with Modesto Covarrubias that creates site specific installations. KC has been a member of Mercury 20 Gallery since 2014 with solo exhibitions that include: Washed Away, The Bachlorette’s Ballad Rather, and Casserole Night, Mercury 20 Gallery; dam’zel, Patricia Sweetow Gallery, San Francisco, California; Sedimental Sentiments, Introductions, Center for Contemporary Arts, Sacramento, California; and she is included in the Alameda County Art Collection. Rosenberg completed her MFA, in Studio Art, at The University of California, Davis (1994). She was awarded residency at The Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture (1993). She received her BFA in Printmaking with high distinction from The California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, CA (1987).