Distal’s Musk: Rosy Keyser
October 31 – December 14, 2019
The haunting paintings of Rosy Keyser which comprise Distal’s Musk are constructed from ordinary materials: linen and canvas, aluminum paint, gravel, and sawdust combined into artworks that build on the ideas established by art brut and Action painting. Since 2017, Keyser has focused attention on the potential of these cantilevered aluminum paintings. These forms are not content to remain flush against the gallery wall: they angle outward and encounter viewers like ghosts or provocateurs. They refuse to remain passive and challenge notions of fixed illusionistic space. Raised in the Maryland countryside north of Baltimore and trained at Cornell and the Art Institute of Chicago, Distal’s Musk brings Keyser closer to her origins. Distal’s Musk runs at the Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture Oct 31-Dec 14, 2019.
Rosy Keyser (born 1974 in Baltimore, Maryland, United States) is a Brooklyn-based, American contemporary painter and sculptor, known for working in large-scale gestural, tactile abstraction. Frequently incorporating found detritus in her work such as beer cans, tarp, and sawdust, Keyser’s work investigates the tensions, instability, and transformations inherent in painting and sculpture. She is represented by CFA, Berlin and Maccarone Gallery in New York. Keyser has exhibited at institutions including Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota, The Zabludowicz Collection, London, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek, Denmark, and Ballroom Marfa, Texas, and has work in collections of several institutions, including The Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk, Denmark, The Maxine and Stuart Frankel Foundation, Bloomfield Hills, MI,The Portland Museum of Art, Portland, OR, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN, The Zabludowicz Collection, London, United Kingdom.
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