Flying Dragon Dancer, 2015
Poplar wood and aniline dye
74 x 48 x 36 inches

The 2nd Gordian Knot (Sexy Beast), 2015

Poplar wood

29 x 28 x 29 inches

The Red Line is the Rite Line, 2015

The Red Line is the Rite Line, 2015
Poplar wood and aniline dye
72 x 27 x 15 inches

And So It Begins, 2015
Poplar wood
42 x 14 x 14 inches

Upon Entering the Colosseum, 2015

Poplar wood and aniline dye

26 x 30 x 17 inches

Too Fucking Much, Uh?, 2013
Poplar wood and aniline dye
12 x 13 x 14 inches

Tai Chi Series: Single Whip, Classic Chanel Style, 2015

Poplar wood

28 x 32 x 25 inches

John Rose : KNOT CHAOS

September 8 - October 17, 2015

September 8 – October 10, 2015

Opening Reception: Saturday September 12, 2015 from 5-8pm

Artist Talk: Saturday October 3 at 12pm

Exhibition: September 8 - October 10, 2015

Exhibition extended through October 17, 2015

ROBERT BERMAN GALLERY is pleased to present Knot Chaos an exhibition of new poplar sculptures by John Rose. 

“This new group of works I call amalgams, mixtures of forms and imagery gleaned from many disparate sources. Over the years most of the works I have constructed have been grounded in the powerful fundamental compounds of our world, its still there as the basic structure the building blocks, if you like, of each piece as it goes through the process of construction.

The progression from there to the here and now has been the introduction of new ingredients to the mix, on recent travels I ingested more visual information,elevating my work to a new level.

Seeing, feeling, touching, smelling, hearing, tasting, all these elements of emotional response to old, smooth and worn, surfaces that have been used by myriads of people for thousands of years clashing against the brand new, hard, sharp and bright.

Making lots of mental notes, photographs only record so much, I remember the smell and noise of a market so much more vividly than just a snap.

Remembrances of places and things past, solid and quiet, loud and disorderly, fragile and tough.
In all the sinews and muscles of each work is evidence of movement, nothing is really still as per string theory, everything is vibrating. Chaos reigns.”

-John Rose