DCKT Contemporary is pleased to present BRION NUDA ROSCH’s first solo exhibition in New York. Deconstructing or rearranging the commonplace, ROSCH’s collages and sculptural works heighten awareness and jar the viewer out of an object or photograph’s sense of embedded context.

Mundane materials such as found book pages, wood, drywall and recycled house paint are slightly or humbly altered. Small adjustments, such as additions or subtractions to found book pages, create seemingly impossible situations. The collaged images create and negate form and content as well as the monumental and un-monumental. A painted stick or block rests on a pedestal, a symbol of importance and a sign that the object is a complete and finished work of art. Contradictions arise and the placement and arrangement of the objects are almost more important than the objects themselves. They are monuments for the everyday and homage to process.

An Object’s Significance Removed is a collection of objects found at 99 Cent stores or rescued from thrift stores. These objects once had significance yet are now devalued or discarded and their possible cultural significance is in question. Collected, gathered, covered in plaster and painted they now exist with an undefined meaning.

For the past decade, ROSCH has used turquoise in his work as a symbol of escape. His unique practice and humble vision influenced Pantone’s decision to name turquoise their Color of the Year for 2010. As Pantone writes, "Turquoise Transports Us to an Exciting, Tropical Paradise While Offering a Sense of Protection and Healing in Stressful Times.”

ROSCH lives and works in San Francisco. He is the recipient of a 2009 Artadia Award. He will be included in the upcoming group exhibition Ultrasonic V at Mark Moore Gallery (Santa Monica, CA). Previous solo exhibitions include Baer Ridgway Exhibitions (San Francisco) and Allston Skirt Gallery (Boston). Recent group exhibitions include Pool Gallery (Berlin), Dolphin Gallery (Kansas City) and San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art.

The exhibition will be on view at DCKT Contemporary, 195 Bowery (at Spring Street).

Summer Hours are Wednesday through Saturday, 11am – 5pm.

Please note that the gallery will be closed on July 3 & 4.

For further information, please contact Dennis Christie or Ken Tyburski at the gallery.



Art Critical

Brion Nuda Rosch

June 25 - August 28, 2010
Opens June 24, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Installation Views


Cut Face Rock Mask

Brion Nuda Rosch, Cut Face Rock Mask, 2010

Two Side Portraits, One Sticking Out Tongue

Brion Nuda Rosch, Two Side Portraits, One Sticking Out Tongue, 2010

Side Profile Portrait

Brion Nuda Rosch, Side Profile Portrait, 2010

It’s Been Told Before, A Hero To Some

Brion Nuda Rosch, It’s Been Told Before, A Hero To Some, 2010

Obstructed View Placed High

Brion Nuda Rosch, Obstructed View Placed High, 2010

Unknown Accomplishment Unknown Hero

Brion Nuda Rosch, Unknown Accomplishment Unknown Hero, 2010

Monument Looming Storm

Brion Nuda Rosch, Monument Looming Storm, 2010

Our Past Laid Out Before Us

Brion Nuda Rosch, Our Past Laid Out Before Us, 2010

Monument Positioning Itself

Brion Nuda Rosch, Monument Positioning Itself, 2010

Bright Eyes

Brion Nuda Rosch, Bright Eyes, 2010

Smoke Eyes

Brion Nuda Rosch, Smoke Eyes, 2010

Sunset Eyes

Brion Nuda Rosch, Sunset Eyes, 2010

Turquoise Removed

Brion Nuda Rosch, Turquoise Removed, 2010

Specimens of Turquoise

Brion Nuda Rosch, Specimens of Turquoise, 2010

Turquoise Added

Brion Nuda Rosch, Turquoise Added, 2010

16 Various Shapes Over 13 Stones

Brion Nuda Rosch, 16 Various Shapes Over 13 Stones, 2010

An Object's Significance Removed

Brion Nuda Rosch, An Object's Significance Removed, 2010

Monument Struck Cactus

Brion Nuda Rosch, Monument Struck Cactus, 2010

Unknown Monument

Brion Nuda Rosch, Unknown Monument, 2010

Balanced Significance

Brion Nuda Rosch, Balanced Significance, 2010

The Slow Lean

Brion Nuda Rosch, The Slow Lean, 2010

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