July 7 - September 2, 2018
Marshall and Winston Gallery
Since its inception in 1967, the Roswell Artist-in-Residence Program has provided more than 200 artists with the Gift of Time. Yet its influence extends far beyond its immediate grant recipients. The spouses, partners and family members who accompany grant recipients to Roswell have also benefitted from RAiR and its generous artistic community. Several partners of RAiR artists have been provided with their own studios, for instance, while others have recognized the year-long grant as an opportunity to create new work. While these artists may not always receive as much public attention as grant recipients, their creative practices are equally diverse and merit consideration. On view this summer, Parallax: A RAiR Connection Exhibition explores some of the program’s extended artistic connections by featuring the work of three artists: Emi Ozawa, Justin Richel and Maja Ruznic. Each artist is the partner of a current or former RAiR, and has an equally accomplished artistic practice. From painting to sculpture, wall installations to drawing, these three artists have highly distinct aesthetics, but all have been inspired by the Gift of Time.
Justin Richel, Tall Order (Bologna and Cheese) (detail), 2016-2017, silicone, urethane plastic, acrylic, 108 x 4 x 4 in. Courtesy of the Artist0.