Blue Mountain Gallery
The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World and New Work
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by Rosemary Dunbar
February 24 - March 20, 2004
Opening Reception: Thursday, February 26, 5-8 pm
The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World are the influence and inspiration for an exhibition of new works by Rosemary Dunbar at Blue Mountain Gallery. The exhibition opens February 26 and runs through March 20. Included in the exhibition are seven pieces each representing one of the Wonders of the World. Also included in the show are six other pieces drawn from her series of maps, parks and chairs.
The builders of the monumental Seven Wonders were thoroughly convinced that their structures would withstand the test of time, yet, of the Seven Wonders, only the Great Pyramid of Giza survives to this day. The idea that, in fact, nothing is permanent and that we are only passing through in time was the basis for creating a series of pieces inspired by the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. The works in the exhibition are executed in oil on paper except for two of the pieces, which are oil on mahogany panel. Although each of the works features one of the Wonders, they also contain mapping elements, computer symbols, wind currents, architectural notations, notes and grid markings.
A sampling of the works from previous series of maps, parks and chairs, which are also composed of oil on paper combined with colored pencil, charcoal and collage, supplement the seven pieces comprising the main part of the show.
Rosemary Dunbar is a Minneapolis, Minnesota based artist who received her MFA from the University of Miami, Florida. She grew up in Los Angeles and has lived in San Francisco, New York, Washington DC, Miami and Buenos Aires. Her work has been shown in the Minneapolis Institute of Art and in New York.
Blue Mountain Gallery is located at 530 West 25th Street, between 10th and 11th Avenues, on the fourth floor. The Gallery hours are 11 to 6 P.M., Tuesday-Saturday.
For further information: contact Marcia Clark, Gallery Director, 646-486-4730
or Rosemary Dunbar, 612-381-9666, Rjdunbar@aol.com