Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Hespe Gallery presents new works by Amberlee Rosolowich, beginning June 17 through July 26, 2014.  A reception will be held on Thursday, July 10 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. 

Amberlee Rosolowich presents the viewer with something that instantly transports them back to childhood experiences: wonder and magic. Her paintings remind us that we share the world with beautiful creatures that live in harmony with us, in a carefree, spontaneous way. Her current body of work focuses on the flocks and herds of animals that are united by their identity. Rosolowich renders groups of animals to comment not only on the power and beauty of their species, but also their dwindling numbers. A staunch conservationist, Rosolowich places a small innocent child in the image to remind us that animals too are to be cared for and cherished, just as a child is. Despite the great size of these majestic animals, the juxtaposition of the two evokes a sense of playfulness while illuminating the peaceful and gentle relationship between them. 

Born in Canada, raised in Hawaii, Rosolowich spent her days with her zoologist mother; daydreaming and wandering through the zoo, imagining its inhabitants were her friends and confidants. She received her BFA from the Academy of Art in San Francisco. Rosolowich has been featured in California Home and Design, Artslant and Juxtapose and was recently featured onthe cover of The Contemporary Art of Nature, Mammals; She has shown with Hespe Gallery since 2009. This will be her fourth solo exhibition with us.