Posts Tagged ‘Rose Art Museum’

Meryl at the Rose

Tuesday, April 28th, 2009

Hundreds of people came to MERYL BRATER’s Memo­rial Exhi­bi­tion at the Rose Art Museum. We all believed that Meryl would live on at the Rose, and that many gener­a­tions to come would have the chance to know her through her art. To close the museum now would be a terrible blow to everyone who loved her – to everyone who trusted their trea­sure to the Rose.

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Judy Kensley McKie and Todd McKie

Friday, June 15th, 1990

In 1969, TODD and JUDY MCKIE painted banners with the signs of the Zodiac for Wood­stock, which people pulled down to use as tents and blan­kets in the rain. Judy began making furni­ture in the early 70s to furnish their apart­ment. One day she impul­sively carved two crouching figures into the arms of a butcherblock couch.

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Ruins at the Rose

Friday, December 8th, 1989

The 80’s began with big, shiny, self-confi­dent paint­ings, but they are ending with of shreds and tatters, and anxious premo­ni­tions of a ruined world. They reminded me of the ending of William Gibson’s science fiction novel Count Zero, when a bril­liant computer distills the few remaining frag­ments of a ruined civi­liza­tion into exquisite little construc­tions. Or these lines from a Shake­speare sonnet; “bare, ruined choirs, where late the sweet bird sang”.

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