Colleen Da Rosa

Luminous

April 26 - May 15 2019

Colleen DaRosa
Light Floats, 2019

Luminous at Lone Goat Gallery celebrates the study of light by local artist Colleen DaRosa. Her work in encaustic, Plexiglas and with paper offer a palpable experience of light at play. 

DaRosa's paintings highlight the translucence and lustrous quality of encaustic medium. Her Plexiglas sculptures exhibit radiant surfaces, glowing spaces and sharp edges. Lustrous reflections and variation in transparency and opacity capture and confound light's pathways. At night, these works operate as glowing objects of dynamic colour when lit by LED lights.

You may discern the Nordic aesthetic in Luminous. DaRosa’s motifs and architectonic devices echo the way in which the glow of light and natural forms seep into the fabric of Nordic design and architecture.

Ella Dreyfus of the National Art School has described DaRosa’s surfaces as ‘luminous and luscious…moments of saturated colour contrast with the absence of weight and the presence of light.’

DaRosa's light box series, Light Confections, are installed above The Coffee Grinder (in Lateen laneway near St. Elmo’s). The ‘Light Pools’ series, which forms part of her new Luminousexhibition, relates to a similar thematic, but here she seeks to amplify the presence of ambient light. In her relief paper sculptures the encaustic-saturation allows light to penetrate into pools of colour. 

Please join us at the opening of Luminous at Lone Goat Gallery on Friday 26 April at 6pm.

The exhibtion will run from April 26 to May 15 2019.