Melinda Rosenberg: Two-Fold
October 14, 2021 – January 23, 2022
Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art
Melinda Rosenberg paints, cuts, and “folds” found wood to create abstract wall installations that intersect painting and sculpture. Her process begins with collecting scraps of wood found in old barns and lumberyards throughout rural Ohio. She then repurposes and alters the wood by painting directly on its surface before sanding,
cutting, and adjoining the various pieces together. Through this process, Rosenberg creates origami-like constructions where divergent pieces of wood meet in an unexpected, yet harmonious balance.
Collectively, Rosenberg’s formal geometries explore concepts of nature, architecture, and color. Her works bring into focus how the wood grain holds the memory of time and evidence of growth and decay. She reimagines the found raw material by incorporating subtle optical illusions that challenge the viewer’s sense of perception, creating pause and the space to witness what is really there.
[Image: Melinda Rosenberg, Pitch 27. Paint on Oriented Strand Board, cherry and found wood, 16″ x 22″ x 7″]