Rhythms of Jazz
New works by
Albert Duckett Gallery
Through August 30, 2015
The new exhibit by renowned artist, author and educator, Ted Rose, is called Rhythms of Jazz for a reason - it is a translation of movement onto canvas. However, it goes beyond painting to music and moves into the realm of relocation in space. Coming from a gymnastics background, Rose sees the movement of paint as a gymnast thinks through a movement from one location to a relocation of the body. Interpreting the movement in space is similar to what happens with the multiple rhythms and linear transformation of a melody in jazz. One rhythm begins, disappears underneath, reappears slightly altered, becoming more intense and complex - not your usual 4/4 time. And the same happens to the melody.
Acrylic on glass is layered so that movement happens inside out, and the final transfer to canvas leaves the earliest placement on top - showing the movement in retrospect. It uses space memory like a musician uses tonal memory or a gymnast traces his movement through space. Space becomes the active component and rhythm is key.
His opening talk will explore this philosophy and method through demonstration and dialogue with a jazz musician. This ought to be interesting and open up new perspectives of thought in painting!
Upcoming Gallery Exhibitions...
September 12 - November 7, 2015 - Katrina Fatigue, a lighthearted look at a heavy storm
November 10 - December 18, 2015 - Delta Churches and Southern Towns, photographs by David Wharton
January 5 - February 25, 2016 - TBA
March 1 - April 23, 2016 - Art by Mississippi Women, current works by members of the National Museum of Women in the Arts
May 3 - June 18, 2016 - Teen Art Show, art from Ocean Springs Schools