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Edward del Rosario: Paintings and Drawings at Nancy Margolis Gallery

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

Domecile l, oil on linen/panel, 30" x 30", 2012

Art13 Benefit Auction

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).

Lombard-Freid Projects
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.

Edward Del Rosario included in “New Narrative”

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

Congrats, Eddie!

Last Minute: Opening Reception for “Miami in New York”


Nancy Margolis Gallery

Works by:

Marie von Heyl
Eva Hild
Susan Jamison
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:


Modern I

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
Email: margolis@nancymargolisgallery.com
Tel:  212.242.3013

Gallery Hours:
Tuesday – Saturday 10am-6pm

Last Second First

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
ISB Gallery
Rhode Island School of Design
2 Canal Walk, Providence, Rhode Island

Eddie del Rosario work in “Tenderly” show at Sunday


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!

Edward del Rosario in show at Stonefox Artspace

stonefox artspace



George Boorujy
Jon Haddock
Avish Khebrehzadeh
Reuben Negron
Edward del Rosario (Illustration Adjunct Faculty)
Charmaine Wheatley

Curated by Kelly Lindner

Exhibition Dates: February 19 – April 15, 2008
Gallery hours: Monday – Friday, 12 – 6 pm
Location: 611 Broadway at Houston, Suite 405, New York, NY 10012

Eddie del Rosario’s work in “Narrations” at Nancy Margolis Gallery

del rosario for margolis
“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
Tel: 212.242.3013
523 West 25th Street (between 10th Ave and 11th Ave)
New York, NY 10001

Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 10am-6pm