Puzzled Creatures Exhibition:
Puzzles have long been a classic hobby of concentration and patience; however, they aren’t quickly thought of when it comes to art. The “Puzzled Creatures” exhibition presented by United Photo Industries & the Annenberg Space for Photography is here to change that notion. Artist, Claire Rosen’s stunning portraits of creatures in nature are paired with historic wallpaper from the Victorian era to create a well-balanced, multi layered composition. Rosen seeks out wallpapers that complement the featured animal but highlights the contrast between the wallpaper versus its natural environment. Working with United Photo Industries to develop a family-friendly interactive activity, her images will be printed on large puzzle pieces that are custom cut and printed. The puzzles are going to be spread out across the Photoville LA lawn for viewing and interaction. Placing the pieces outside and in an outdoor environment enhances the viewer’s experience as they slow down and begin to have an honest exchange with the natural world that Rosen is so fascinated by.
About Claire Rosen:
Claire Rosen is an award-winning artist whose elaborate constructions often feature anthropomorphic animals, archetypal heroines, or symbolic still-lives evoking the aesthetics of classical painting influenced by the Pre-Raphaelites and referencing the Victorian Era. The transportive images captivate with a fascination of the natural world and ideals of beauty.
Exhibited worldwide, from New York to Seoul, Rosen's work can be found in a number of collections. Her first solo museum show was at SCAD Savannah Museum of Art in Georgia (2013) and her work has been included in juried and group shows at Annenberg Space for Photography, Aperture Gallery, Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Consensus, MOPLA, PhotoPlace Gallery, with five consecutive years on the Photoville Fence in Atlanta, Boston, Brooklyn, Calgary, Houston & Santa Fe.