Faculty Exhibit: Threshold: Dana Roes
January 11 – February 16, 2013
Opening and Reception: January 11, 6 – 8 pm
Gallery Talk … Dana Roes: 7 pm
Dana Roes received her MFA in Painting from the University of Pennsylvania in 1993 where she developed her interest in abstraction as a means of creating psychological/intellectual spaces which suggest that the nature of reality is interactive and changeable. Her current body of work, Threshold, was created during a tumultuous period of transition. These paintings speak of the in-between: neither coming nor going, material nor immaterial, they evoke the satisfaction that can be found in transit and allow the viewer to become comfortable with the uncomfortable state of ambiguity before arrival.
During her studies she was invited to Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture where she had the opportunity to discuss her work with Gregory Amenoff, Per Kirby, Brice Marden, Ann Hamilton and Joan Semmel. She spent a year in Iceland on a Fulbright scholarship which culminated in an exhibition of her series, The Red Body at the Gallery Listamidstodim. Her work has been included in numerous exhibitions throughout the States as well as in Sweden, Australia, and China and she has been featured in solo exhibitions at the Fay Gold Gallery in Atlanta and the Larry Siroli Gallery in Chelsea. She came to Edison State in 2009 after teaching at Savannah College of Art and Design and Carnegie-Mellon and has been devoting much of her time to developing our Fine Art Program.