Thursday, August 5, 2010 at 9:50 a.m.
Local architect and photographer Robert Roscoe will begin showing his recent work this Friday, August 6 through August 29 at the Rosalux Gallery in Northeast Minneapolis. With 30 years of architectural experience, Roscoe uses his eye for structure to focus on disintegrating landscapes within urban settings.
By employing this point of view, Roscoe puts forth insight into how our physical reality transforms over time, creating compelling pieces of visual art. This most recent display will be comprised of photographs entirely of the aging and fragmented corners of Barcelona, Spain.
Not only an architect and photographer, Roscoe
also has substantial experience in historical restoration around the Twin Cities. His efforts in designing re-uses for these older buildings allows him to see the beauty in structural materials that are decomposing due to weather, time and/or human indifference.
Perspectives like his help to shed light on the value in places or elements of our everyday settings that are often labeled mundane, ugly, or useless. From graffiti to piles of discarded paper, Roscoe
is able to capture something appealing in the way light, shadow, colors, and textures encompass an object or place.
Roscoe has been a member of the Rosalux Gallery
since 2003. An artist cooperative since 2002, the gallery has been home to painters, photographers, and mixed-media artists who explore their artistic expression beyond boundaries. Located at 1224 Second Street Northeast in Minneapolis, the Rosalux Gallery is open Thursdays and Fridays from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., and Saturdays from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.