CEREMONIES, Acrylic and Collage on 4 panels, 20 x 66"
STRAND, Acrylic on Shop Rag, 16 x 14 1/2"
INVITEE, Acrylic on Shop Rag with transferred Silver Roof Paint, 15 x 11"
TRANSVERSING, Acrylic on 3 Panels, 36 x 72"
CAPABLE, Acrylic on Linen Panel, 16 x 16"
CAROUSE, Acrylic on Shop Rag with trasferred Silver Roof Paint, 13 1/2 x 14"
RISE, Acrylic on Linen, 12 x 9"
LATE NIGHT, Acrylic on Shop Rag with Transferred Silver Paint, 16 x 13"
ALLOWANCE 1, Acrylic on Panel, 30 x 20"
INITIAL, Acrylic on Shop Rag, with transferred silver roof paint, 16 x 12"
ALLOWANCE 2, Acrylic on Panel, 30 x 20"
ALLOWANCE 3, Acrylic on Panel, 30 x 20"
NAVIGATE, Acrylic and Collage on 5 Panels, 24 x 90"
CONFERRED, Acrylic on 3 Panels, 16 x 37"
FORTUNE TELLER, Acrylic on Canvas, 84 x 60"
INSISTENT, Acrylic on Canvas, 72 x 60"
ZENITH, Acrylic on Shop Rag, 15 x 13 1/2"
NAVIGATION, Acrylic on Canvas, 21 x 18"
UNFOLDING, Acrylic and Collage on Panel, 30 x 30"
INCOMING, Acrylic on Canvas, 48 x 30"
"Making navigational decisions is subjective to the individual and the inputs are sometimes contradictory. Through a combination of deliberate action and intuition the works hope to reflect back the myriad choices we all are confronted with on a daily basis." ~ Jason Rohlf
Milwaukee native, Brooklyn based artist Jason Rohlf returns with his new exhibition "Navigational Aids." Rohlf's quest to document his visual sensibilities continues in these acrylic and collage paintings. Vibrant and beautifully textured, Jason Rohlf's new paintings are a continued exploration of surface and color. Like a palimpsest the works' many traces of earlier layers are noticeable. Elements of collage and drawing are embedded in layers of varnish, obscuring lines and shapes that whisper secrets of their past lives. The end results are visual reminders or clues telling how important certain influences have been. Over the years his process allows the body of work to act as a stop action time line slowly revealing the newly favored elements and influences only to see them recede and evolve. Rohlf had work in MIAD's Coexist collage exhibit and the windows he was commissioned for by New York's Metropolitan Transit authority can be seen at the Mott Avenue subway station.
Navigational Aids will include large paintings and his popular "Shop Rag" works. This is Rohlf's 6th solo exhibition with Tory Folliard Gallery.