Meet the Artist

Rosa Leff and Julia Clouser 

Friday Sept 28th 5pm-7pm

Join us for the unveiling of two new Exhibitions at the Bromo Seltzer Tower and chat with the artists

 "Then and Only" on the Lobby and Mezzanine levels 

"It  Was Always Summer" in the Resident Gallery ,2nd floor

Refreshments served

Then and Only

Date: Saturdays, Septemeber 28-January 25, 2020
Time: 11am-4pm

This series of paper cuts by Rosa Leff started as an exploration of home. As the collection expanded to include images of various cities around the globe, it became clear  to the artist that the work was actually a reflection of the interconnectedness of time, self, and place.  No matter how many times we dine in a favorite restaurant, stand on a particular corner, or wait at the same train station, our experience of these moments will be somewhat different each time. Each piece is hand cut from a single sheet of paper. The works featured in Then and Only are based upon photographs Leff took in Japan, China, Puerto Rico, Philadelphia, Portland Oregon, Orlando Florida, and Baltimore.

It Was Always Summer

Date: Saturdays, Septemeber 28-February 25, 2020
Time: 11am-4pm
Julia Clouser uses photography, text, and video to explore themes of perception, memory, and place. She questions how we perceive or fail to perceive moments in their natural context, and how this can expose the tension between the familiar fading and the unfamiliar appearing. Her recent work uses imagery appropriated from her grandfather’s 8mm family films shot in Florida throughout the 1960s and 70s. These films were shot on a camera that unexpectedly exposed the film outside of its standardized frame, creating moments existing only in the film’s margins. By appropriating the area where the image has bled out of the frame, Julia is creating a space for overlooked moments to be recognized through the labor of reading images.