The opening reception for Edward del Rosario‘s appropriately titled solo show, “Paintings and Drawings”, is this Thursday, April 12th from 6:00 – 8:00 pm at Nancy Margolis Gallery in NYC. Please stop by to say hi, hang out, and see Eddie’s beautiful and powerful work.
Edward has exhibited on both coasts of the United States and the little island state of Hawaii. His work has appeared in many publications including The New Yorker, Harper’s, and The New York Times Magazine. Edward is a former Parsons Illustration Program adjunct faculty member (Junior Drawing and Painting; Painting).
Domecile l, oil on linen/panel, 30" x 30", 2012
PS126 / Manhattan Academy of Technology is holding its annual Art13 Benefit Auction on Tuesday, June 21st. The auction helps to fund the school’s art program, as well as being an opportunity to showcase work by the students of school. The event is being hosted by Cey Adams of Def Jam records and will be held at Lombard-Freid Projects.
The auction includes work from current and recent Parsons Illustration Faculty members Melinda Beck, Gregory Benton, Edward del Rosario, James Gallagher, Jordin Isip, Tara McPherson and Chang Park as well as Illustration Alumni William Hatch Crosby, AJ Fosik, Hiro Kurata, Paula Searing and Hazel Lee Santino. Jordin Isip helped to organize the event and collect the work. Over 50 students from PS126 will also be featured in the exhibit.
Clockwise, starting at top left: Chang Park, Hiro Kurata, Edward del Rosario, Tara McPherson, Hazel Lee Santino, AJ Fosik.
Tickets are $20, or $10 for students. The auction runs from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. (bidding on items ends at 8).
518 West 19th Street
New York, NY 10011
More about the event.
Online gallery for PS126 students.
Some of the artwork donated for the auction.
Illustration Adjunct faculty member Edward Del Rosario passed along the word about a new exhibition which features his work. Here’s the official press release:
Heskin Contemporary presents New Narrative, a group exhibition curated by John Serdula, open thru October 16th, 2010.
Narrative painting has had a long artistic tradition that dates as far back as cave paintings. The imagery told a story. And the story was a fundamental and necessary aspect of the painting, until the early twentieth century. This is clearly exemplified in the American WPA murals. Personal, emotional, political, and spiritual experience was the core ingredient of that narrative.
By the end of the last century so much art had been infused with appropriated, sterile, pop iconography, it resulted in the art being blank and vacant. Now with the start of this new century and new millennium, there has been a different attitude towards painting. The New Narrative is an artist’s personal reflection of history with an added air of mystery.
There is a new trans-cultural timeless attitude, which integrates contemporary and historical references with images from the daily life of the artist. With references to romanticism, symbolism, surrealism and folk art, each artist is creating worlds of psychological and emotional vulnerability. It is this fusion that reflects a renewed approach to having narrative in painting.
The following fourteen international artists are from Germany, Great Britain, Sweden, Holland, Canada and the United States. This is the first time that these artists have been assembled to create the New Narrative:
Mamma Andersson • Sam Dargan • Ian Davis • Edward Del Rosario • Marcel Dzama • Matthew Fisher • Anthony Goicolea • Sherry Kerlin • Nikki Lindt • Ben McLaughlin • Jockum Nordström • Julia Oschatz • Simon Pasieka • Mary Jo Vath
443 West 37th Street Ground Floor
New York, NY 10018
Wednesday – Saturday 12 pm – 6 pm or by appointment
MIAMI IN NEW YORK
Nancy Margolis Gallery
Marie von Heyl
Edward Del Rosario (Parsons Illustration Adjunct Faculty)
and Kim Simonsson
January 15 – February 28, 2009
Here’s a sneak peek at a work by Mr. Del Rosario:
And here’s a statement from the artist:
My work is a dramatization of events caused by cultural liaisons. The drama is a cyclical tale of a power struggle between the progeny of cultural clashes. The tale examines the absurdity of the games played to secure power. The balance of power sways tenuously. Alliances are formed and players are enslaved or liberated. Comic or tragic, there is no goal other than maintaining power. Those in power define the rules of liaisons.
Great work, Eddie! So brave the snow and head out to the show’s opening reception tomorrow, January 15th, from 6:00PM – 8:00PM.
Nancy Margolis Gallery
523 west 25th Street (between 10th Ave and 11th Ave)
New York, NY 10001
Tuesday – Saturday 10am-6pm
If you’re in the Providence, RI area, you should check out this show, curated by Parsons Part-time Faculty Jordin Isip and featuring a host of narrative works by other Parsons Illustration folks, including:
William Buzzell (alum)
James Gallagher (part-time faculty)
Jordin Isip (part-time faculty)
Cat Lauigan (alum)
Liz Lee (alum)
Edward del Rosario (part-time faculty)
The grand opening is tomorrow night, October 30th and the show is up through November 30th so drop in and see it if you can. Congrats to Jordin and all the other artists and involved!
Last Second First
Rhode Island School of Design
2 Canal Walk, Providence, Rhode Island
Just in case you didn’t catch it, Adjunct Faculty Edward del Rosario did the cover for the New York Times Magazine last week, along with several other accompanying images. Here are two of the illustrations and you can check out the rest here. Way to go, Eddie!
Featuring: Aaron Baker, Erik Bluhm, Martha Colburn, Carl D’Alvia, Edward del Rosario, Echo Eggebrecht, Brent Green, Kirk Hayes, Asuka Ohsawa, Ruby Osorio, Hills Snyder, Rachell Sumpter & others.
Through July 3, 2008
237 Eldridge Street, South Storefront
New York, NY USA 10002
The gallery is pleased to announce the group exhibition Tenderly, which assembles paintings, sculptures, films, and works on paper by twelve artists who use dark humor, animation, simplified forms, and characters to soften some of life’s more dramatic, and often tragic, moments.
Eddie del Rosario’s (Brooklyn, NY) paintings often feature miniature people engaged in full-size power struggles and highlight the absurd games people are willing to play to obtain and preserve power within cultural clashes. Meticulously rendered with almost Renaissance-like glazes, his most recent series of contretemps depict unforeseen disruptive events, for example, a handsome young man pissing on the spring flowers while a fashionable young lady looks on.
ArtCal picked “Tenderly” as a top show and it’s only up for a few more days, so get out there and see it.
Congrats to Eddie!
“Contremps 1” study
Illustration adjunct faculty Eddie del Rosario has works featured in “Narrations,” an exhibition opening tonight, January 17th, at Nancy Margolis Gallery here in New York City. Here’s an excerpt from the gallery’s press release:
The Nancy Margolis Gallery is to exhibit works on paper by seven artists who create visual stories pulled from the subconscious, observations of reality, personal symbolism, and fictional fantasies. The simple materials, graphite, paint, and paper require little preparation for the artist to get started. The seven artists in Narrations are gifted draftsmen/women, and the work shows exacting concentration in spite of the spontaneous nature of the medium. Be they light and funny, dark and frightening, the outcome is carefully drafted minimalist drawings of quirky, strange, ambiguous scenes and figures.
Edward del Rosario, a Brooklyn based artist who received his M.F.A. from Rhode Island School of Design, is known for his paintings featuring miniature people engaging in full-size power struggles. Rosario’s work displays the absurd games people are willing to play to obtain and preserve power within cultural clashes. Del Rosario received a 2007 MacDowell Fellowship, and his work can be seen in the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.
If you are in the New York Area, make sure to stop by and see Eddie’s work, as well as all the other pieces on display.
January 17th – March 1st
Nancy Margolis Gallery
523 West 25th Street (between 10th Ave and 11th Ave)
New York, NY 10001
Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 10am-6pm