ALISON ROSSITER’S LATEST EXHIBIT AT STEPHEN BULGER GALLERY
Story by Meaghan Collins
Alison Rossiter’s third exhibition at the Stephen Bulger Gallery entitled “Lost and Found” is not to be missed. The Mississippi born artist’s unique darkroom process turns found photograms into sensual and mysterious abstract images. Some of the photo papers she has collected are over 100 years past the expiration date printed on the packages, forming beautiful ethereal images that possess a strange sense of the transient ghosts of the original owners of the age-old darkroom papers.
The pieces are small and command you to focus closely in order to capture the minute detail. Some look very metallic while other have been painted on with little drips of paint.
The series is influenced by minimalist Richard Serra’s oil drawings and the colour field paintings of Morris Louis. Rossiter takes the atmospheric tones of these artists’ work and utilizes it to develop a soft, beautiful style of her own.
“Lost and Found” runs from September 22 – October 20, 2012, at the Stephen Bulger Gallery, 1026 Queen Street West.