JESSICA DEANE ROSNER
Stitching Mona / Manuscript:Word Drawings
OCTOBER – NOVEMBER 2016
Saturday, October 1, 6PM – 9PM
Saturday, 12PM – 5PM
Other Days By Appointment Only
PROVIDENCE, RI – Yellow Peril Gallery is pleased to present Stitching Mona and Manuscript:Word Drawings, two distinct exhibits by Jessica Deane Rosner, featuring an “intensely personal” installation about her mother’s state of mind and 13 narrative drawings about an unexpected crisis. The opening reception is Saturday, October 1, from 6PM – 9PM.
Stitching Mona is an homage to Jessica Deane Rosner’s mother, Mona Lenore Rosner (née: Udell). The ambitious installation – three years in the making – is the artist putting her mother’s words, sketches, crafts, dreams and thoughts, out into the world. “The installation will reveal the complexities and contradictions within her personality to exist side by side with a little help from me,” notes Rosner. “It will show some of the many sides of the person my mother used to be, before dementia took hold of her brain.”
In the rear gallery space, Manuscript:Word Drawings will illustrate the story and events that have altered Rosner’s life as they unfolded in real-time. “The drawings are a narrative version that allowed me to express what I felt during that time. The final three drawings are the entire story written in code that also appears in some of the other drawings,” she explains. “The exhibit opens just a little over one year after what happened, happened.”
According to Rosner, both parts of this exhibition are “intensely personal,” as is all of her work. “But the personal is universal as it represents daily thoughts and struggles we all have when dealing with issues ranging from family feuds to unrealized hopes and dreams to unexpected blows that arise in nearly every life,” she underscores. “We are all in this together.”
The opening reception for Stitching Mona and Manuscript:Word Drawings is Saturday, October 1, from 6PM – 9PM. The exhibition will conclude Saturday, November 12. This is Rosner’s first solo exhibition at Yellow Peril. Previously, she presented work with Yellow Peril at New Bedford Art Museum, Jamestown Arts Center and SCOPE Miami Beach 2014.
About Jessica Deane Rosner
JESSICA DEANE ROSNER primarily works on paper with ink, gouache, and marker to create labor intensive, intricate drawings. Within every series and across media that includes cloth and rubber gloves, she strives for control while allowing mistakes and accidents to remain visible, revealing a measure of fragility and humanity. Her work often incorporates text, giving it a diaristic quality. Rosner holds a B.F.A.from the Cleveland Institute of Art. Her works on paper are in public and private collections including the R.I.S.D. Museum of Art and Smith College. She has exhibited nationally at galleries and museums
including the DeCordova Museum, The David Winton Bell Gallery and Dorsky, L.I.C. Yellow Peril Gallery brought both her works on paper and embroidery to SCOPE, Miami. Rosner has been a fellow at the MacDowell Colony, NH, and at the V.C.C.A. in Amherst, VA. Her drawings are in the flat files of Pierogi Gallery in NYC and Carroll & Sons in MA. She is represented by Yellow Peril Gallery in RI, where she lives and works. For more information about Jessica Deane Roser, visit jessicadeanerosner.com.