AnArte Gallery is delighted to be hosting Brook Rosser’s opening of a colorful and exciting exhibition entitled “ The Peaceable Kingdom” on April 14, 2016 from 6-8pm! Margarita, Vino, Vodka, Lite Antojitos, Music and More! Art talk at 6:45 pm, all are welcome! A Portion of the proceeds will benefit the David Molak “Don’t Bully Me” foundation and “Los Compadres.”Screen Shot 2016-04-08 at 10.02.50 AM

Rosser states, “My latest series of paintings seek to to create a paradoxical yet harmonious dream-like realm. Inspired by flora, fauna, and especially my two dogs Chico and Cooper, the animals and flowers in these paintings are abstracted representations of local, and exotic species. Images are formed by paint, torn pieces of paper, metallic leaf, and other found materials and collaged and painted onto canvas and Plexiglas. My style of painting can be described as intentionally primitive but uniquely stylized. This allegorical body of work is directly influenced by Edward Hicks series, “The Peaceable Kingdom” originally created sometime between 1780 and 1849, Hicks series of paintings sought to represent an idyllic world where domestic and wild beast existed in a harmonious realm. The “Peaceable Kingdom” was influenced by a single biblical passage, ‘The wolf shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the young calf and the young lion and fatling together; and a little child shall lead them….’ Isaiah 11:6-9. Like Hicks, I dream of a perfect world where harmony, love and beauty reign supreme.”Screen Shot 2016-04-08 at 10.03.12 AM

Brook Rosser lives in San Antonio Texas and is a painter and Professor of Communication Design at San Antonio College. Brook received her BFA in Studio Art from the University of Texas at Austin and her MFA in painting and drawing from Texas Tech University. Brook’s paintings and drawings have been exhibited in both group and solo exhibitions as well as juried shows.

Her work has been exhibited at: AnArte Gallery, Carrington/Gallagher Gallery, Blue Star, University Autonoma de Mexico, Southwest School of Arts & Crafts, St. Mary’s University, the Lubbock Fine Arts Center, Texas Tech University, The University of Texas at Tyler, and Arizona State Universities Institute for Humanities and Research. Her work has been acquired for both private and corporate collections such as the University Hospital Health System’s Robert B. Green Research Facility in San Antonio, Texas and the Methodist Hospital in San Antonio.

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