‘Overlooked/Underseen’ by Rosalie Rosenthal

We love to talk about our possessions. We’re either living with way too much stuff, à la “Hoarders,” or we’re discussing how to organize and live spiritually with the belongings we have left. But for some artists, another person’s trash can indeed be a creative treasure trove. Photographer/mixed media artist Rosalie Rosenthal’s exhibition “Overlooked/Underseen” is an exploration of her art supply closet. “This exhibition developed from the discovery of old matchbooks and toy figurines which were about to be discarded,” she states. “The process of transforming the collections comes from intense looking and a desire to fully investigate the physicality of the objects. In this way the expected and unremarkable aspects of a thing become remarkable.”


Huff Gallery, Spalding University
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‘Overlooked/Underseen’ by Rosalie Rosenthal

Jo Anne Triplett is the contributing visual arts editor at LEO Weekly. She’s a past member of the Mayor’s Advisory Committee on Public Art, was the content advisor on the Glassworks Building video, and has written for Louisville Magazine, Kentucky Homes and Gardens and the national publication Glass Craftsman. Jo Anne came to Louisville from Washington, D.C. where she worked as a researcher and writer for the Smithsonian American Art Museum.



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