Mysterious Beauty

Photographs and Installations by Thomas Rose

January 16 through March 23, 2018 

“To my thinking gardens are structures that frame space to create place, organic elements, interposed with hardscape to create a primary narrative of shade and shadow. Shadows intrigue and beguile, they morph from the familiar to the magical, changing hour to hour.” Thomas Rose

Printed on Moab Kozo paper, Thomas Rose’s photographs of botanicals almost look like ink drawings. Further illuminating the mysterious beauty of the plant and its shadows is the spontaneous gesture of a drawing pencil dipped in sumi ink and incorporated into the compositions.

Thomas Rose is a visual artist whose artists books are in the Francis V. Gorman Rare Art Book Collection, Wallin Center, University of Minnesota. His multimedia works have been included in exhibitions in China, Korea, France, Italy, Sweden, Iran, and Poland as well as the United States, including: The Hirshhorn Museum and The Whitney Museum, The Walker Art Center, The Minneapolis Institute of Arts, the Frederick R. Weisman Museum. In 2000 Rose was named Fesler-Lampert Chair in the Humanities at the University of Minnesota for his collaborative work across disciplines.  

Exhibition Coordinator: Deborah Ultan, Arts & Architecture Librarian

Exhibit details

What: Mysterious Beauty: Photographs and Installations by Thomas Rose
When: January 16 through March 23, 2018; Exhibit reception: February 15, 2018
Where: Architecture & Landscape Architecture Library, 210 Rapson Hall

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