November 14, 2015 – January 31, 2016
Cued By Color…Paintings and Mixed Media Work By Michael DesRosiers inaugurates Near::New, an ongoing program designed to bring contemporary art to the Lyman Allyn Art Museum. Drawn from the artist’s studio, this color rich exhibition reveals the innate nature of a process based aesthetic. Decades of material familiarity paired with innovative techniques are used by DesRosiers to probe the boundaries of the binary age, presenting a fresh take on the abstract idiom. Originating in color and executed over time, each work bespeaks the artist’s personal philosophy. Regarding his work DesRosiers states, “At least for me, a painting is a recorded performance brimming with pentimenti of accumulated dialogue spoken in pigment”.
An illustrated catalogue including a Director’s essay accompanies the exhibition.