Specific Gravity

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 4:00pmDrury Gallery

Exhibit by Samuel Rowlett

This solo exhibition includes a selection of Samuel Rowlett's recent work, which utilizes the concepts and materials of traditional painting as methods of exploring various relationships and forces at work on the landscape and the genre of landscape painting. Rowlett’s explorations result in objects that appear to have simultaneous utilitarian and aesthetic purposes, and also include a number of works threading together formal concerns and calling into question the conceptual responsibilities of the practice of painting. Samuel Rowlett’s work has been exhibited widely, including exhibitions at the Dorsky Gallery, New York, New York; the Boston Center for the Arts, Boston, Massachusetts; Nuit Blanche Art Festival, Toronto, Canada; and the California Center for the Arts Museum, Escondido, California. His work has been featured in The New York Times, The Boston Globe, The Hartford Courant, and other publications. Rowlett holds an MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art, and has received fellowships and residencies from Yale University School of Art, the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA), and the Vermont Studio Center. He was awarded a 2015 Artist Fellowship in Sculpture/Installation/New Genres from the Massachusetts Cultural Council. Rowlett is an associate professor of art at Landmark College in Putney, Vermont. His exhibit runs from January 22 to February 19, with a reception on February 11, from 4 to 6 pm, and an artist's talk on February 13, at 4 pm.

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