iROZEALb, Pod 222: The Reunion (Song of Solomon 5:10-11),
2013, acrylic, marker, ink, krink, and graphite on wood panel, 48 x 96 in.; Courtesy the artist and Edward Tyler Nahem Fine Art, New York
Fusing imagery and techniques from widely-varied sources — including American hip hop culture, traditional Japanese woodcut prints, comic books, and Byzantine icons — iROZEALb’s paintings, drawings, and mixed media collages examine the ways personal identity is shaped when cultural forces collide.
This exhibition focuses on her recent work, which reflects a developing interest in human intimacy. The show will include several existing paintings, two new works currently in progress, and a mural created on-site in the Riley CAP Gallery specifically for the exhibition.
The Karen and Doug Riley Contemporary Artists Project Gallery
A 500-square-foot space in the Scott Pavilion suite of galleries, the Riley CAP Gallery showcases nationally- and internationally-recognized artists, as well as emerging talent, selected by Joslyn curators. A rotating schedule of intimate, carefully focused exhibitions will examine how artists engage with the world and respond to the issues that challenge them creatively, bringing new perspectives on contemporary art to Nebraska.
Riley CAP Gallery artists will be invited to Joslyn for lectures and other public programs, giving audiences the opportunity to gain insight into creative processes and contribute to an expanded dialogue about new art. The first Joslyn gallery dedicated exclusively to living artists, the Riley CAP Gallery represents an important step in making contemporary art an even more integral component of the Museum’s exhibition programming.
Exhibition-related Events and Programming
Wednesday, April 23; doors open at 6 pm, program begins at 6:30 pm
Riley CAP Gallery Artist to Speak
Artist iROZEALb will return to Joslyn for the first time since her on-site creation of the scroll-like painting featured in her Riley CAP Gallery installation. She will speak about the exhibition and other current work during this presentation.