Warren Rosser is known as a painter his large-scale works have been displayed throughout the world, and hes the chairman of the painting department at the Kansas City Art Institute. Yet the artists latest creations dont incorporate a single drop of paint.
Theyre made of fabric.
Starting about a year ago, I decided to change my medium, Rosser says. I began to use store-bought fabrics and started to make these fabric ... sort of constructions that in a way were like surrogates for paintings.
Rosser says he got inspired while fabric shopping with his wife. It just sort of dawned on me that I could use things that already existed to make the things I wanted to make.
When hes creating with fabric, Rosser says, he thinks about taste and who else would purchase the prints he sometimes snags from the clearance bin. The strange thing is, most of the stuff I buy for my artwork, I wouldnt give house room to live with, he says.
But good art should never blend in.
Starting tonight at 6, several of Rossers multidimensional pieces are on view at Review Studios Exhibition Space (1708 Campbell, 816-471-2343). The show, Fall Collection Made to Measure
, will be on display through October 19. Tonights opening reception lasts until 9. A gallery talk and walk-through begins at 1 p.m. Saturday.
Review Studios Exhibition Space
Sept. 14-Oct. 19, 2007