Traver Gallery is honored to present a new exhibition of major works in stone and glass by acclaimed sculptor Jane Rosen. In this new collection, A Dog’s Life, Rosen celebrates the unique connection between humans and animals through time. Her studio mates and constant companions, her dogs Book and Mei-Rose, receive top billing but are but a gateway to a lifetime of artistic exploration and interest.
Knitting together glass, stone, and pigments, Rosen sculpts her material directly – carving, cutting, tinting, and burnishing the surfaces with the facility of a painter working canvas. Rosen’s methodology and her intense relationship with the mediums she works with are evident in her ability to capture the essential nature of her subject, revealing at once the inner essence of figure and material. Her sculptures capture an essential character, subtlety, and beauty, revealing a personal poetic relationship between animal and human realms. Through her work, she gives us access to that feeling of potency and asks us to quietly observe and protect that essential connection to our natural world.
Rosen was recently selected by the American Academy of Arts and Letters for inclusion in their 2010 Annual Invitational in New York, a prestigious exhibition juried by some of the greatest artists of our time. A masterful and sought after teacher, Rosen has taught at numerous elite institutions including the School of Visual Arts and Bard College in New York, LaCoste School of the Arts in France, Stanford University and the University of California at Berkeley. Rosen’s work has been reviewed in the New York Times, ArtForum, Art in America, and Art News. Her work has been exhibited across the United States and is in numerous public and private collections including the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, the Aspen Art Museum, the Brooklyn Museum, the Chevron Corporation, the collection of Grace Borgenicht, JP Morgan Chase Bank, the Luso American Foundation, the Mallin Collection, the Mitsubishi Corporation, and the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego.