"Ros-en-velopes: Missives and Enclosures from James Rosen" at Hanes Gallery
The exhibit Ros-en-velopes: missives and enclosures from James Rosen will remain on display at Hanes Gallery in Winston-Salem through the end of this month. The Master American artist came of age during the abstract expressionist movement, and his own work was heavily influenced by artist Mark Rothko. For years Rothko painted in oil using large canvases with vertical formats. It’s been said that Rothko hoped to overwhelm viewers, and make them feel "enveloped within" the painting. Hanes Gallery Director Paul Bright says James Rosen’s small transformed paper envelopes and what’s in them offer us a close view of Rosen’s personality. Jim spoke with David Ford by phone from his home in New York. He began by asking him if the size restrictions inherent in the envelope’s smallness actually gave him a sense of freedom.
Rosen's works are displayed at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Whitney, among others. Through the end of this month, you can see his work in the Triad. Rose-en-velopes: missives and enclosures from James Rosen continues at Hanes Gallery on the Wake Forest University campus through Monday, March 31st. That afternoon at 5:00, Hanes Gallery presents Correspondences: A Conversation with Jim Rosen. Jim’s talk is free and open to the public.