Pigeon-Stone Project at Continental Gallery presents an Art Talk featuring Jason Roskey and Patrick Rhodes
I (Daniel) bought one of Patrick’s pieces from this show, and think him a brilliant, intellectual artist. If you know me, you will know why if you read these artist statements. Hence this “double post:”
Dallas artists Jason Roskey and Patrick Rhodes have an exhibit entitled “Agenda Symposium” at the Continental Gallery, located inside the Continental Lofts Building, 3311 Elm Street in Dallas from December 5, 2005 to January 15, 2006. An Art Talk about their new work is slated for Thursday, January 12, 2006 from 6:30 to 8:30. Admission to the talk is free.
The conversation the Art Talk will host is what it means to live in a large urban landscape and how that affects the city’s residents and its environment. Jason Roskey and Patrick Rhodes will both speak about their work.
Roskey says this of his work, “I am interested in exploring power in contemporary societies and depicting how it affects land and cityscapes through a fictional narrative. My source material includes modern frontier settlement, media representation of extremist ideologies, environmental policies, new-urbanism development, cartography, landscape photography, 19th century American architecture, travel, commerce and embedded-values of American cultures. The fundamentals of my work reflect the outcomes of bureaucratic conferences and are meant to present the short and long-term effects these summits have on different classes of people in terms of geography; it is rural versus urban, wealth versus poverty, organic versus synthetic, cookie-cutter development versus historical architecture. I want my work to portray, with the same sense of romanticism of ancient landscape paintings, the potential destabilization of citizens and the environment through personal, political and corporate agendas.”
Roskey is a self-taught artist and Fort Worth native. He holds a degree in business from Texas Tech University.
Patrick Rhodes says this of his work, “Movement through the city is an individual and conscious act. The inhabitant chooses a direction and a path. Consciously he is aware of his decision to move. He encounters objects and arrangements along the way though, which directly affect his reaction. Through repetition of movement, formal relationships develop and the human brain adapts to its surroundings. One unconsciously grows to accept the parameters and functions of these objects and arrangements, which are the foundation of their experience and resulting response.”
Rhodes is a native Dallas resident who received a BFA in sculpture from Boston University.