Kate Horan and Alvin Rosser
The public is invited to the artists reception during
“Art After Dark” Saturday” on Sept. 9 from 6 – 9 pm.
The exhibit runs from September 7 through October 9, 2017
Kate Horan In her semi-abstract painting and collage, Kate Horan probes aspects of the cultural and social environment. In her words: “My passion is making figurative art. Through invention and observation, I create images that reflect the caring, contentious, vulnerable, elusive and complicated beings called human.” There is often a narrative in her work that calls for a story, or many, even if it’s only in the grasp of a hand or the degree of a smile. Horan did her graduate study at SUNY Buffalo and further study at The Art Student’s League and School of Visual Artin NYC. Her paintings are in collections throughout NY, NJ, PA, and nationally.
Alvin Rosser earned his MFA degree at Ohio University in 1953. While at OU he studied with Aaron Bohrod and Charles Burchfield. In 1953 he married and moved to New York where he worked for the Mutual Broadcasting Company as a visual presentations artist by day and studied painting with Hans Hoffman at night. From 1954 through 1960 he exhibited abstract paintings in many prominent galleries– Ward Eggleston, Roko, Koltnow, Caravan and the New York City Center Gallery.
In 1960 he moved to Sparta, NJ where he taught in the local school system. He joined the ARTery when it was first formed in 1999 and his work, which has been a favorite of visitors, are ‘tongue in cheek’ observations of people. Drawing on his abstract background, his technique has loose, simple brushstrokes and lines with lots of texture. He is uniquely able to capture the character of people with a minimalist’s touch.
He now resides in a Colorado retirement community with his own studio where he still paints in oil and watercolor, and sculpts in papier mache. Rosser is currently only represented by the ARTery Gallery and can also be seen by appointment in Colorado.
In his spare time Al dabbles in creative writing. His short story “A Lesson In Love” was published in I Thought My Father Was God, edited by Paul Auster in association with NPR’s National Story Project.