Photographs by Stu Rosner
October 14, 2014-January 8, 2015
A reception and informal talk with the artist will take place November 13, 2014 from 6-8 p.m.
The urban landscape has changed much since the era when “Post No Bills” was the rule of the land. Graffiti in the city is now commonplace and has taken hold globally. Stu Rosner has found an unexpected treasure in street art. Where some see the destruction of private property, Rosner sees a Pollock or a Chagall.
A series of Rosner’s photographs of graffiti called “Pentimento,” is featured at the Griffin Museum at Digital Silver Imaging, 9 Brighton St., Belmont, MA, on October 14 through January 8, 2014. A reception and informal talk with the artist will take place November 13, 2014 from 6-8 p.m.
Growing up in Greenwich Village, New York near his father’s store, Rosner learned that people should not put posters or advertisements on city walls. “For the most part people complied and buildings remained unadorned,” says Rosner. “In the decade that spanned the mid ‘60s-70’s, we began to see enormous social/political/cultural change due in part to the Vietnam War and opposition to same, the Civil Rights movement, political assassinations, sex, drugs, and rock and roll, the emergence of punk and the nascent stirrings of rap,” he says. “In New York, a thousand murals and tags bloomed; it was a phenomenon that spread internationally and quickly. Suddenly it was on walls, on entire lengths of subway cars, in doorways, on panel trucks; graffiti was ubiquitous. Public opinion was split between outrage and admiration.”
Stu Rosner splits his time between fine art and commercial photography. He resides in Cambridge, MA with his new rescue dog.
The exhibit is open to the public Mondays through Fridays, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
About the Griffin Museum
The Griffin Museum of Photography was founded in 1992 to provide a forum for the exhibition of both historic and contemporary photography. The Museum houses three galleries dedicated solely to the exploration of photographic arts: the Main Gallery, which features rotating exhibits from some of the world's leading photographers; the Atelier Gallery dedicated to showcasing the works of prominent, up-and-coming artists; and the Griffin Gallery, home to the extensive archives of Museum founder and world-renowned photojournalist Arthur Griffin.
About Digital Silver Imaging
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