SIGN OUR GUESTBOOK
530 West 25th Street, New York, NY  Tue - Sat, 11am - 6pm
530 West 25th Street, New York, NY  Tue - Sat, 11am - 6pm
530 West 25th Street
Tue - Sat, 11am - 6pm
Katha Rossein
Roots and Wings
Agora Gallery
530 West 25th StreetNew York,NY
Previous Artist
  • Fantasy
Acrylic & Collage on Paper
29" x 41"   Fantasy
    Acrylic & Collage on Paper
    29" x 41"
    Katha Rossein

  • Arenita Azul fragment 3
Archival Dye Sublimation on Metal
36" x 24"   Arenita Azul fragment 3
    Archival Dye Sublimation on Metal
    36" x 24"
    Katha Rossein

  • Who by Brave Assent
Mixed Media
44" x 30"   Who by Brave Assent
    Mixed Media
    44" x 30"
    Katha Rossein

  • Letting Go
Acrylic on Paper
41.5" x 30"   Letting Go
    Acrylic on Paper
    41.5" x 30"
    Katha Rossein

Next Artist
Katha Rossein

KATHA ROSSEIN

Roots and Wings
March 2 – March 22, 2019
Reception: Thursday, March 7, 2019 6-8 PM

The compositions Katha Rossein paints overflow the pigments used to render them. Sometimes her paintings dissolve into near total abstraction; in others, the intimation of a body is rendered with a bright, pastel-like fleshiness that lends its contours a sensual gaiety. Working with various materials from painting to painting, the underlying impetus unifying her output is a sort of contemplative tranquility become fraught.

A sense of contrast, the simultaneity of different painterly styles, fills Rossein’s works. This owes everything to the densely layered application of the paint itself. The acrylic on paper piece, Letting Go, for instance, depicts a figure, perhaps in profile, centered on the canvas against a multi-colored backdrop. Looking at this piece, one notes how Rossein’s brushwork seems to wear at the paper, as though gesturing to a sense frustration or criticality toward the conventions she's putting to use (the female nude, etc.). At the same time, Rossein’s handling of paint creates a novel context for the appearance of a figure, like an embryo emerging into form. Whereas other painters depict figures, Rossein foregrounds the techniques that make figuration possible.