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KC Rosenberg: Washed Away: The Bachelorette’s Ballad, Rather

September 2016

Rosenberg Washed Away 2016
KC Rosenberg: "Washed Away" (2016) acrylic on canvas with sewing 23 in. x 26 in. (photo by the artist)

A woman of the 21st century nods to Marcel Duchamp’s famous glass-panel installation The Bride Stripped Bare by Her Bachelors Even which was completed in 1923. For KC Rosenberg’s new installation and series of paintings entitled Washed Away: The Bachelorette’s Ballad Rather a construct is: a frame, a window, a song, and an audience-the installation invites a narrative but it is only complete through the viewer. Rosenberg has said further “There are some clues of a loss or RATHER resilience and emerging beauty.

The large installation centerpiece The Bachelorette’s Ballad Rather hangs in a grand gesture. Rosenberg’s objects are engendered gestures and the ballad could be “She is there day and night her vision insight and view emerging from the process.” A window removed from its simple original use has joined a more organic and complex world on canvas that has been stained and washed multiple times and marked in many ways. Rosenberg’s brush lines strings sewing color and puddles come together in ways that begin to form meaning. Some colors separate from the window as puddles on the floor sorted and piled. This is a reframing of the view from the ground up into the air. Though scrubbed and worn on the edges indelible colors remain in scraped and stained surfaces beautiful memories that can’t be removed.

KC Rosenberg is an Associate Professor and First Year Program Chair at California College of the Arts Oakland/SF. Solo Exhibitions include: dam’zel at Patricia Sweetow Gallery in San Francisco and California Sedimental Sentiments Introductions, Center for Contemporary Arts, Sacramento California. KC is included in the Alameda County Art Collection. She has coordinated exhibitions including Who’s the Fairest of Them All: Women Considering Social Justice in the Everyday at Hang Art in San Francisco. Rosenberg graduated with high distinction from the printmaking program at California College of Arts, won a residency at The Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture and was awarded her MFA in Studio Art from UC Davis CA.

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